Brooklyn’s art, culture, and creativity has been part of the global zeitgeist for years. But what really happens here, in that industrial Gowanus warehouse or quirky Park Slope storefront or cavernous Red Hook factory?
If you’re interested in the artists behind the art and the craftspeople behind the craft, we’d love to show you what goes on in your own backyard. Come on a Brooklyn Spaces Bike Tour and visit more than a half-dozen unique shops, museums, and experimental spaces, with private talks, demos, and discounts at each. Along the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the history of these buildings, the realities of the people who keep them alive, and the future of those trends the New York Times loves to “discover.” Don’t worry, we’ll also feed you: there will be a waterfront snack break by Trough Catering midway through.
Tour stops may include:
- Gowanus Ballroom
- Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
- Morbid Anatomy Museum
- The Robotic Church
- Hot Wood Arts
- Pioneer Works
- Ugly Duckling Presse
- Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
- Waterfront Museum
- De-Construkt Projekts
- Twig Terrariums
- Court Tree Collective
- Lite Brite Neon
You’ll be led around by two people who really love Brooklyn: Oriana, creatrix of Brooklyn Spaces, and Jonah, tour-guide progeny and native New Yorker. Come join us!
Tickets include access to all venues and a snack. BYO bike and lock.
Bedford + Bowery: “Follow Along as We Hit the Quirkiest Corners of Gowanus With Brooklyn Spaces”
Oriana Leckert has a lock on the quirkiest, coolest places in the borough. Now she’s teamed up with veteran tour guide Jonah Levy to make some of those Brooklyn spaces more physically and financially accessible.
This tour is for the people who live here and want to have a deeper, more beautiful understanding of their own home.
Doesn’t everyone want to get to know what’s in their own backyard?