Cultural Institutions

Park Slope has many fine cultural institutions to boast of. Here are some of the best:

Park Slope Library Reading RoomThe Brooklyn Public Library central branch is right over the border from Park Slope at Grand Army Plaza, and there is also the Park Slope Branch at 6th Avenue and 9th street. Their website has the usual information: locations, hours, events, etc, and a wealth of information about the borough itself.

Prospect Park from aboveThe biggest draw, of course, the eastern border of Park Slope, and the namesake of the neighborhood is Prospect Park. Designers Olmstead and Vaux made their names designing the more-famous Central Park, but they considered Prospect Park to be their masterpiece, and it's hard to disagree.


Brooklyn Museum of Art new designThe Brooklyn Museum of Art is just past the central library and has a small but impressive collection and many exciting exhibits. The picture on the right shows what the museum will look like in 2005, after major renovations are finished. It is still open during the construction.


Brooklyn Botanic GardenBrooklyn Society for Ethical Culture can help solve problems.

Celebrate Brooklyn is a program every summer that sponsors concerts in Prospect Park.

Another great venue, on the other side of the Brooklyn Museum, is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. It's free on Tuesdays!

The Park Slope Civic Council lists these websites and many more cultural places.


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