Crown Heights

Crown Heights, a dynamic Brooklyn neighborhood, reflects a kaleidoscope of history and diversity. The neighborhood is celebrated for its historic brownstones and cultural institutions and museums found in the neighborhood. 

Today, it attracts a diverse demographic, including Caribbean and Hasidic Jewish communities. 

Visitors explore the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, savor Caribbean cuisine along Franklin Avenue, and attend events like the West Indian American Day Carnival. 

Neighborhood Highlights:

  • The Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic site and educational center in Crown Heights dedicated to Weeksville, one of the first communities in the United States for free Black people in the 19th century.
  • The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is the first children’s museum in the United States, and maybe even in the world dating back to 1899. The museum is an enchanting educational haven, captivating young minds with interactive exhibits, cultural exploration, and hands-on activities making it one of the best things to do in Brooklyn with kids.
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a horticultural paradise nestled in the heart of Brooklyn. Visitors can enjoy its stunning array of meticulously curated gardens and conservancies. It’s especially a popular place to visit during the spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom at the famed Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.
  • The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest of the museums in New York City with over 1.5 million works of art and cultural artifacts spanning ancient civilizations to contemporary works.
  • The Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights provides an interactive and educational experience for young minds, offering engaging exhibits that explore Jewish history, culture, and traditions.
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Crown Heights Guides

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