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Arts et Musées
The Coney Island Museum is a small but informative museum dedicated to preserving the history of Coney Island. The museum features Coney Island memorabilia like the Steeplechase Horse, the Boardwalk Rolling Chair, Funhouse Distortion Mirrors, and antique souvenirs. Relics of old rides, including vintage bumper cars, bring you back to Coney Island's heyday. With a changing exhibition schedule that showcases items like Mermaid Parade photos, this museum's a bargain at 99 cents! A knowledgeable staff can answer any questions on Coney Island, and Coney Island historians hold an "Ask the Expert" lecture series on Sundays at 4 pm during the summer months.
Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, is the oldest Dutch House and a landmark in the city today. Established in 1937 it is the oldest surviving wooden structure in the country. Events and programs continue throughout the year. The museum was established to promote the interests of the Wyckoffs and they continue to do so via the museum and the books and reading materials brought out by them. This farmhouse museum gives a real live experience of working and living in a Dutch farmhouse.
As the name suggests, the Harbor Defense Museum preserves the rich history of the city’s coastal defense. One of the seventy museums in the country that is operated by the Defense Department, this museum is located in the immense Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. Among its rich collection, which spans the Revolutionary War and the Second World War, visitors will find US Army uniforms, weapons, cannons, and also art which has the military as its focus and theme. A good opportunity to get better acquainted with the extensive military history of the country, a visit here will be educational and informative. See the website for more information.
The Jewish Children's Museum, primarily geared towards elementary school-age children through the eighth grade, is a museum for children of all faiths. Visitors will experience Jewish history, values, and traditions in a manner that inspires an increased interest in Jewish culture. Permanent exhibits such as "Exploring Jewish Life" teach children about Jewish holidays and foods while "Exploring Jewish History" teaches children about the Land of Israel and the Holocaust. Kids can take a journey through Judaism on a miniature golf course where each hole represents a different stage of the Jewish lifecycle or test their Jewish knowledge in a Jeopardy-style game show quiz. School and youth group programs can be arranged.
Popularly known as RHV, Robert Henry Vintage Fine Art is committed to the cause of upcoming local and national artists by offering them the gallery space to hold their exhibitions at reasonable rates. Established in 2008 by the flamboyant duo of Robert Walden and Henry Chung, the center also focuses on unusual objects, furniture and antiques from the 1960's and 1970's. Drop by for a look at their exhibitions which change by the month.
Situated on the 4th floor of the Brooklyn Museum, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is an education and exhibition facility dedicated to feminist art. The center was established as a means to shedding light on the influence of feminism in terms of its cultural contributions and also to present feminism in an approachable and relevant manner. The center also includes a gallery dedicated to The Dinner Party; a gallery space for a regular exhibition schedule of feminist art, a study area with the best computer technology and also additional space for related public and educational programs.
Since the Museum opened in 1897, it has been one of the highlights of the city's cultural map. The exhibits are located in a building designed by architect Stanford White. Choose from among Pacific, African and New World art, Asian art, Egyptian and ancient Middle Eastern art. Also see the vast collection of decorative art, European, American and contemporary painting and sculpture. The collection of Egyptian art is vast, and the American section includes pieces by masters Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent. This place is a must-visit for those who are interested in historical art.
Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is a historic museum that brings to light Weeksville’s past as a vibrant African-American community. They host an array of concerts, lectures, presentations and events throughout the year, that are a big draw among locals and visitors alike. Take a tour of the establishment or attend a program for an intriguing insight into the Brooklyn’s 19th-century heritage.
If you are bringing your children to New York City and are unsure how to entertain them, look no further than this Brooklyn gem. The Brooklyn Children's Museum offers loads of fun for your tots, and is educational as well. Opened in 1899, it has been thriving ever since. Visitors enter the museum through an aquatic tunnel and immediately find themselves bombarded with exciting things to do: buttons to press, stories to read, animals to pet and more tunnels to explore! When hunger pangs strike, rush to the on-site café and grab a bite. You can also rent the museum space for private events and parties. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The 440 Gallery is a petite little art space in Brooklyn. Owned and managed by local artists, this space is where creativity is unleashed and experimentation is encouraged, to present final products that are truly brilliant. Though most of the works displayed here are done by artists who are members and managers of this gallery. Artists who are not members are also encouraged and invited for regular exhibitions. The art showcased is also sold, thus providing a wholesome support to the artists. Among the artists who are a part of the collective are Todd Erickson, Nancy Lunsford, Gail Flanery, and Tom Bovo. For more information please see the website.
The Old Stone House is an archetype of a Dutch stone farmhouse with a very rich history. The exhibit at the Old Stone House tells the story of The Battle of Brooklyn, which was the largest battle of the Independence War, and of the heroic acts by the Americans involved. OSH prides itself in being a part of Brooklyn's history and is involved in serving the community by conducting family friendly events. It also hosts cultural events like readings by young and emerging writers, acts by theater groups and concerts by jazz and rock bands. It is also used as an education resource and museum. The Center exhibit, the Battle Of Brooklyn, 1776, is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and to groups by appointment. They also rent their Great Room which is on the second floor for kids’ parties, weddings, concerts, lectures, bar mitzvahs and more. You can visit the website for more details.
The Morbid Anatomy Library is a private collection of odd little things, quaint artifacts, interesting books and a plethora of ephemera related to all things dead. Available for research, those interested can go through the bizarre round up on Saturdays between 2p and 6p. Of course, you may have a few nightmares, but the experience will definitely be worth it.