Created By: The American Opera Project
The Brooklyn Cultural District in Fort Greene has come to fruition in the past two decades as vacant lots and empty buildings have been occupied by more and more cultural institutions, making this one of the major arts destinations in the city and the world. Historian Ron Janoff leads this walking tour through two land-marked districts and the original vaudeville cultural district of more than 100 years ago--an important historical dimension. The experience is amplified through a collection of original songs related to the tour provided by Fort Greene's The American Opera Project.
Today, with help from numerous funding sources and with the addition of movie theaters, independent book stores, new restaurants, and new outdoor performance spaces, the Brooklyn Cultural District has emerged as one of the city’s largest and most innovative destinations for a year round creative experience.
Music: "If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)" (1926) - Player piano version. Composer: James P. Johnson
Produced by The American Opera Project and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.