This northern Brooklyn neighborhood is a performing arts hub, serving home to the borough’s institutions and dance spaces. The neighborhood is named after a previous war fort which was used both in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Fort Greene is home to many art spaces and galleries. Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Brooklyn Music School, both are famed institutions for cultivating the future performers and musical artists of America. BAM offers live shows and entertainment to showcase their many different dance styles. Paul Robeson Theater and Mark Morris Dance Center are spaces for future dancers to learn and develop their skills.
BRIC Arts is a multi-dimensional art space, known for showcasing artists in all mediums. The gallery also offers educational classes. Upstairs in the gallery is UrbanGlass, a primary spot for experimental glass works.
Fort Greene Park, originally called Washington Park, is Brooklyn’s second oldest park. Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park, acquired by the city of New York in 1836, is the borough’s oldest park. The Fort Greene Park’s Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument is a tribute to the 11,500 American prisoners taken by the British during the Revolutionary War. The bones of the prisoners are housed within the crypts of the monument.
Nearby Atlantic Terminal and Atlantic Center includes the LIRR, the LIRR ticket office, and subway connections into other parts of the city. The Atlantic Terminal also has a shopping center with various shops and department stores. Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets is also located close to Fort Greene.
Fort Greene is the perfect place to spend a night out with friends on the weekend. With many options of bars, pubs and clubs, one can party away until dawn. Dick and Jane’s offers and intimate, speakeasy feel perfect for a date or an intimate hangout among friends. Black Forest offers a perfect space for German beer in a beer garden space.