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.
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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.
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.
Still new on the Brooklyn scene, Barclays Center opened with a Jay-Z concert in 2012 and is home to Brooklyn sports teams, the Nets and the New York Islanders. If basketball or hockey aren’t on your itinerary, catch a concert in the multi-purpose arena.
When it comes to Brooklyn music venues, BAM has been around the block. But don’t be fooled by its circa-1908 Renaissance Revival exterior. Inside, see progressive and avant garde performances including contemporary film, theater, dance, and opera.
The locals call it Baby’s for short and it’s all right if you do, too. While Williamsburg is known for its DIY spaces, this spot is anything but. Almost in spite of its polished design, Baby’s serves up experimental live music and a weekend brunch.