See what subway travel looked like in the old days by boarding vintage cars and city buses, walking through old turnstiles, and exploring any of the mass transit exhibits. The museum itself is located underground, in an actual 1936 subway station. You can even take a tour of the now-defunct City Hall station, with its vaulted tile ceilings and chandeliers.
Conceived by two readers and artists calling themselves the House of Screwball, the Tarot Society is an art gallery, alternative performance space, and divination room in Brooklyn. They combine special events with Tarot, Astrology, and Palmistry readings in their unique space, as well as appearing at other events around town.
4 Charles Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Gallery hours & walk-in readings: 12-8 Wed – Sat / 12-6 Sunday
Hell Phone is a retro-chic cocktail bar and crêperie that you get to by entering through, you guessed it, a phone booth. Specifically, a red phone booth inside of the Ange Noir Cafe in Bushwick.
247 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
American & French Fusion, Live Music
Catland aims to be THE destination for Brooklyn witches, mystics, yogis, and otherwise occult-minded. The storefront boutique specializes in talismanic texts, spell supplies, and related esoterica. Spellworkers, diviners, and occult teachers can be consulted in the shop. The connected event space and backyard garden play host to a variety of events, including rituals, workshops, and parties.
987 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Free to visit! Prices of events, workshops, and readings vary.
At first a dilapidated mansion that neighborhood kids referred to as “the haunted house,” Akwaaba Mansion was extensively renovated into the glorious 1860s Bed and Breakfast – filled with Afrocentric touches and antiques – that it is today.
Sci-fi nerds, prepare yourself for one of the coolest geek-chic bars around. The Way Station is a steampunk bar with a bathroom that replicates TARDIS, from Doctor Who (the wall is even autographed by Matt Smith, the show’s star). The cocktail names even reference shows like Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica.
Gowanus Canal has long had a reputation for being one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States. In 2010, it was even labeled a Superfund site. In spite (or because) of this, Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is offering self-guided canoe tours with the goal of educating people about its history as a busy cargo transportation hub, and its future with environmental cleanup efforts.
“Authentically inauthentic” Japanese and Jewish fusion restaurant brought to you from the creative minds of Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi. Features items like the “lox bowl” and the “sake kasu challah.”
A non-profit institution dedicated to celebrating and exhibiting artifacts like memorial artworks, medical moulages, wax embryological models, natural history specimens, and artworks from around the world.