In the Neighborhood
Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
More than just a spot to catch area performances by nationally touring artists like Jason Mraz, Bobby McFerrin and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts also offers young people affordably priced opportunities to see important performances and take part in arts education initiatives.
Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church
First built in 1654 after a commission by Governor Peter Stuyvesant, the Flatbush Reformed Church has had several iterations in the last 350-plus years, but the site itself still holds the record for the longest continuous use for religious purposes in the City.
Outdoors & Recreation
Encompassing 798 acres, Brooklyn's largest park has something to offer for every outdoorsman (-woman and -child): bike paths, baseball fields, bocce ball, nature trails, playgrounds, a 210-acre golf course and even a place to launch boats and kayaks in Jamaica Bay.
Flatbush Description: This sit-down restaurant, enlivened by a soundtrack of Haitian music, is a local gathering spot for Flatbush’s vibrant Haitian community; regulars longing for an authentic taste of the homeland flock to La Déesse on Sundays for pintade, a traditional dish of guinea hen served with Haitian black rice.
Spas & Wellness
Third Root Community Health Center
This innovative, forward-thinking community health center in the Flatbush/Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn offers holistic medicine, acupuncture and massage treatments at remarkably affordable prices.