Best Things to Do In Brooklyn

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Summer greenery at McCarren Park

776 Lorimer St 6 min. walk

Step off the pavement and into the green space that is McCarren Park. The hustle of Williamsburg fades away at this popular 35-acre Brooklyn park, ideal for a relaxing picnic or a friendly game of basketball or soccer with the locals.

Interior of bookstore, McNally Jackson

76 North 4th Street 8 min. walk

Founded in 2004, McNally Jackson is one of the most famous independent booksellers in lower Manhattan. Their new Williamsburg outpost brings a literary touch to the neighborhood, where you can shop for bestsellers or attend talks by authors and writers.

Interior of MNDFL

208 N 8th St 9 min. walk

Take a deep breath and learn the art of meditation and relaxation from the professionals at MNDFL. This trendy New York wellness studio has a wide range of classes designed to address your physical and emotional stressors.

Interior of the Museum of Food and Drink

62 Bayard St 9 min. walk

Discover exhibits you can eat at MOFAD, the Museum of Food and Drink. Whether you’re a foodie, a chef, or somewhere in between, come to this Brooklyn museum hungry to learn about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us.

Concert inside the Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 North 6th St 7 min. walk

In the 1990s, Manhattan was the epicenter of indie rock. By 2002 it had shifted east, to the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Head to this Brooklyn music venue any night of the week for headliners topping the indie charts.

Interior of National Sawdust

80 N 6th St 7 min. walk

Emerging and established artists share their music with serious music fans at National Sawdust, a Brooklyn music factory where composers and musicians can share their work. Stop by to hear from New York’s up and coming artists.

Interiors of a theatre inside Nitehawk Cinema

136 Metropolitan Ave 12 min. walk

This week, take movie night to Brooklyn. In addition to their regular programming, Nitehawk Cinema curates a monthly Signature Series, focusing on a selection of films of a specific genre. After the movie, keep the fun going at the downstairs bar.

Wall of enamel pins at Pintrill

231 Grand St 16 min. walk

Browse the eclectic accessories at Pintrill, a boutique shop that creates pins designed to capture the zeitgeist of contemporary culture. The combination of humor and self-awareness makes the selection of pins a standout Brooklyn souvenir.

Interior of Porter James New York

116 Franklin St 10 min. walk

Perfect your city-chic aesthetic at Porter James of New York and its vintage and modern home decor. Whether you’re totally refurnishing or looking for a piece or two, the collection at Porter James will give your living space an authentic New York vibe.