6 Fun Things to do in Brooklyn

By Hannah Shakibai

There’s no reason to ever be bored in Brooklyn.

New York City’s largest borough is one of the most culturally diverse cities with a melting pot of food, art, music, and history. Brooklyn has endless possibilities to turn your routine weekend into a memorable Sunday.

Here is a list of 6 fun things you can do in Brooklyn.

Vintage Stores and Flea Markets

The Brooklyn flea market has two locations in Dumbo and Williamsburg where you can find old and unique antiques, furniture, and collectibles. Open year round on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm, you can find unique European furniture, and vintage clothing at an affordable price. 

 L Train Vintage, located in Bushwick, is a vintage/thrift store which will be able to find quirky, and even one of a kind pieces. In particular, one of a kind jackets will only cost you about 5 bucks! 

Admire Brooklyn Parks 

Taking advantage of the beautiful parks in Brooklyn is a great way to spend the day. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most overlooked parts of Brooklyn. It’s one of the most unique places to visit in NYC because of its stunning views of Manhattan, and interesting attractions such a vintage carousel and merry-go-round. 

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is another remarkable park in Brooklyn that includes 52 acres of over a thousands types of plants, and has notable spots such as the first Japanese inspired garden in the US. The Sakura Matsuri Festival also happens here every Spring where there is an incredible tree display of over 70 different tree species.

Day Trip to Coney Island 

Visiting Coney Island is often overlooked by many city goers. But it is definitely a great place to go because of not only the fun amusement rides for kids and families, but their fun concerts and movie nights. They are even in the process of a $100 million renovation!

Three new attractions are going to be put in place, in which two of the three rides have already been confirmed. The first is a new roller coaster called “Tony’s Express” and the second is a log flume ride called “Leti’s Treasure.” You definitely want to get to Coney Island to experience these new additions at one of Brooklyn’s most iconic places. 

Eat Delicious Food 

There is an endless variety of food options in Brooklyn, but one of the best is Smorgasburg, one of Brooklyn’s most popular food markets with over 100 vendors. Located right on the waterfront, you can enjoy the beautiful views while eating some of the most tasty foods. 

At Time Out Market New York, located in Dumbo, you can have whatever you’re craving. There are endless options to choose from such as ice cream, authentic Mexican cuisine, and even a new sushi concept. All these options are under one roof in which you can browse what you’re in the mood for, and have whatever you want!

Tap into Your Artistic Side

Visiting some of the top art locations in Brooklyn will definitely keep you entertained for the day. You will be able to find intriguing and impactful artwork at the Brooklyn Museum, some pieces including Egyptian and feminist-inspired art. It is much less crowded than popular museums in Manhattan, so you will be able to enjoy the art at ease. 

Brooklyn Academy of Music, otherwise known as BAM, hosts a variety of musical guests with differentiating genres. One of the most notable is hosting many opera groups such as the Howard Gilman Opera House. Seeing a show at BAM will make you fully immerse yourself into the cultural and artistic side of Brooklyn. 

Experience Lively Nightlife

House of Yes, located in Bushwick, is not the average nightclub. It includes eccentric shows which include aerialists, magicians, and dance groups. House of Yes finds far out ways to make a night out a memorable experience. 

If you want a more relaxed, but still fun time out, Spritzenhaus, located in Greenpoint, is a huge German-inspired pub that has one hundred taps of beer. They also have authentic German food to snack on while you’re drinking. Both House of Yes and Spritzenhaus will provide great night out experiences for anyone who wants to try something a little different than what they are normally used to.