Things to Do in Brooklyn at Night
Whether you live in Brooklyn or are simply visiting, the question is never, "Is there something to do in Brooklyn?" It is always, "What should we do?" As the most populated district in New York City, Brooklyn is teeming with cool sights, attractions, and events every day of the week.
Parsing all the potential activities can feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, our team has dug through thousands of local events so that you can come up with the perfect evening plan. Here is our guide for the best things to do in Brooklyn on Thursdays and Fridays.
What to Do on a Friday Night
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of the oldest and most extensive collections of horticultural displays in New York. The gardens have significant displays of cherry trees, roses, and exotic plants. It boasts nearly one million annual visitors. You can visit the gardens on Friday until as late as six in the evening.
The Old Stone House is a reconstructed Vecht-Cortelyou House. Dutch settlers to the area initially constructed the home in 1699, and it later served as a hold for artillery during the Revolutionary War. Visitors can explore the extensive history of the house for free on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The New York Liberty. The Brooklyn Nets. An endless stream of musicians. You can find them all and more at the Barclays Center. Located a stone’s throw from Prospect Park, the arena has upcoming acts such as Iron Maiden, the Backstreet Boys, Kiss, and Shawn Mendes. Check out more listings or buy tickets at the Barclays Center events page.
What to Do on a Thursday Night
If there is one day to visit the Brooklyn Museum, make sure it is Thursday. The museum, which is home to more than 1.5 million pieces of art, stays open for an extra four hours on Thursdays. That will give visitors plenty of time to take in the works from Edgar Degas to Georgia O'Keeffe to David Bowie.
Keep the museum marathon going on a trip to The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Founded in 1899, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum was the first children’s museum in the United States, and possibly the world. Visitors can explore exhibits on Thursday afternoons and Sundays at pay-what-you-wish prices.
Grab some lawn chairs and some popcorn, and head down to Pier 1. Every Thursday during July and August, Movies With a View plays free films as part of their summer series. The event also includes the local food market Smorgasburg and pre-show DJs.
Enjoy the Night
Brooklyn has so many amazing places to visit that this list merely scratches the surface. The city is also home to Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Coney Island. There is also an endless amount of world-class culinary destinations from Roberta’s to Gertie to Apollonia.
Get the most out of your evenings around Brooklyn. There is entertainment waiting whether you want to go big at the Barclays Center or be budget-conscious with a visit to the Brooklyn Museum. The city is waiting to be explored.