December 7, 2019 | 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Meet at BAM Plaza (marquee sign) Flatbush Ave. and Lafayette, Brooklyn, United States


The Brooklyn “Cultural District” continues to grow and change, with recent additions Center for Fiction and the Theatre for a New Audience, as well as renovations underway on the BAM Harvey Theater on Fulton Street. The promise of a major new cultural hub in Brooklyn is finally being realized. Institutions that have thrived here for years, such as MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts), Mark Morris Dance Center and Irondale Ensemble still contribute to the performing and visual arts footprint, exposing an entirely new generation to creative treasures.

Explore the past, present, and future of the district on this free 2-hr guided walking tour on Saturday, December 7, and learn how this concentration of venues and people is shifting the cultural landscape of the borough and the city. Over the course of 120 minutes, you will stroll through the timeless tree-lined streets of Fort Greene, past plazas and lively retail areas to view street art, new venues and where more than a dozen organizations have already made the Brooklyn Cultural District a venerable arts destination for performances of every type, large and small. Adding to the historical aspect, “pop-up” performances by artists from co-presenter American Opera Projects accompany the tour.


The tour stops at several historical Brooklyn locations.

Tour Leader Dr. Ron Janoff is a licensed tour guide, a professor of Classics, Coordinator of the Rockwell Place Community Garden in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, and a long-time Fort Greene resident. He has led walking tours of Brooklyn and Manhattan for more than 25 years.

The tours are free, but space is limited and advance registration is required; CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The group will meet at 11am in the large, open plaza area near the digital BAM marquee sign at Flatbush and Lafayette Aves.

Tours are led by expert guide Ron Janoff.

The Walking Tours of the Brooklyn Cultural District are co-sponsored by American Opera Projects (AOP) and FAB FULTON. AOP programming is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley, District 57, and NYS Council on the Arts.

For more information or questions about the tour, contact us: or 718-398-4024.

The 2019 Season of FAB FULTON Events is made possible by:


Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tours
Saturday, December 7
Time: 11:00am
Cost: FREE, with pre-registration


Meet at BAM Plaza (marquee sign)
Flatbush Ave. and Lafayette Ave.
11217 Brooklyn