Based on the success of the Open Streets and Open Restaurants programs, the City is launching Open Culture to bring live theater, dance, music and more to the streets of Brooklyn. Open Culture is a new free permit type available for ticketed performances outside. Arts and cultural institutions, as well as entertainment venues, will have the opportunity to secure a permit for single day, socially distanced performances from March to October.

The following streets in our neighborhoods have been assigned for live performances:

Cobble Hill
  • Sackett Street BETWEEN Nevins Street AND 3rd Avenue

Boerum Hill

  • Douglass Street BETWEEN Bond Street AND Hoyt Street

Prospect Park

  • Prospect Park West BETWEEN 1st Street AND 2nd Street


  • Sackett Street BETWEEN 3rd Avenue AND 4th Avenue
  • Degraw Street BETWEEN Third Avenue AND Fourth Avenue

Downtown Brooklyn

  • Hoyt Street BETWEEN Schermerhorn Street AND State Street
  • Bond Street BETWEEN Livingston Street AND Fulton Street

Fort Greene

  • Fort Greene Place BETWEEN Lafayette Avenue AND Hanson Place
  • St. Felix Street BETWEEN Fulton Street AND Lafayette Avenue
  • St. Felix Street BETWEEN Hanson Place AND Lafayette Avenue
  • Hanson Place BETWEEN South Portland Avenue AND South Elliot place
  • Hanson Place BETWEEN South Oxford Street AND South Portland Avenue


  • Main Street BETWEEN Water Street AND Front Street
  • Adams Street BETWEEN Sands Street AND Prospect Street
  • Dock Street BETWEEN Front Street AND Water Street

Find out more here.