About Brooklyn

New York City is a vibrant metropolis because it’s made up of so many individual, vibrant neighborhoods. These communities are the source of the city’s life, culture, and spirit. Through this interactive map, we hope to give you a glimpse into Brooklyn's diverse neighborhoods and provide information to help you experience New York City on a community level.

Brooklyn To use the map, click on the dots or community names below.
Please note that this is not a complete list of the neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
Maps used with permission of the New York City Department of City Planning. All rights reserved.
Brooklyn (BK) Communities:

Fun Facts:
  • Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs and is often jokingly considered to be the second most populous city in America, after New York City.
  • Brooklyn is home to the first museum in the world dedicated to children, The Brooklyn Children's Museum.
  • The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War, was fought in Brooklyn and is commonly referred to as the Battle of Brooklyn.

What's Happening:
January -MLK, Jr. Celebration Concert at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts; Coney Island Polar Bears New Year's Day Dip; Three Kings Parade
February -Purum; Act Now's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival; Winter Jam NYC in Prospect Park
March -Brooklyn Irish American Parade; Dine in Brooklyn- Restaurant Week
April -Joe Torre Little League Kick-off Parade; Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival
May -Haitian-American Day Parade & Spring Fest; United War Veterans Memorial Day Parade; Brighton 5 Street Fair; Cinco de Mayo Festival; Bayfest in Sheepshead Bay; DanceAfrica at BAM; Celebrate Brooklyn, Arts Festival; 5 Boro Bike Tour; Fleet Week
June -Sing for Hope's Street Pianos; Make Music NY; Puerto Rican State Parade & Festival of NY; Brooklyn Pride Week & Parade; NYPD T.A.'s Tour de Brooklyn; Brighton Beach Family Day; BoCoCa Arts Festival; Coney Island Mermaid Parade; Russian Heritage Week
July -July 4th Celebration Block Party; Annual Great Hot Dog Cook-off; Brooklyn Bodega's Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival; Gigilo Festival, Italian Fair; MLK Concert Series; Seaside Summer Concert Series; International African Arts Festival
August -Annual Universal Hip Hop Parade; Brooklyn Dominican Parade; Coney Island Dancers Disco Block Party; Back to School Health Resource Fair; Intergenerational Back to School Festival; Brighton Jubilee Festival
September -Brooklyn Book Festival; SS FDNY Let US Do Good Children's Fund Parade; West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival; DUMBO Arts Festival; Flatbush Frolic; Williamsburg International Film Festival (WILLiFEST)
October -Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade; Ragamuffin (Children's Costume) Parade; Red Hook International Film Festival; BAM Next Wave art festival; New York Botanic Garden's Chili Pepper Fiesta; NYC Food and Wine Festival; openhousenewyork Weekend
November -Brooklyn Road Runners Club Training Run, Prospect Park; ING NYC Marathon
December -Annual Brooklyn Holiday Spectacular; Dyker Heights Holiday Lights; Downtown Brooklyn Holiday Lighting Ceremony

NOTE: This list does not cover all of the events taking place in Brooklyn. For more information on the events listed above or additional Brooklyn events, find Visit Brooklyn online.

Visit the Citywide Events Calendar for the most comprehensive list of citywide events.

For more up-to-date information on what's happening in the boroughs, find CAU on Facebook and Twitter.

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