Join artist, educator, and tour guide Rich Garr for a walk around the neighborhood to explore the hidden art along the Gowanus Canal.

The walk will begin in Carroll Gardens at Brooklyn Habitat, 405 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

Learn more about Rich, his work, and sign up for his programs here.


Brooklyn Improv Training will host outdoor Park Jams, bi-weekly improv sessions at Washington Park.

Part hang out, part workshop, part exchange- these sessions are open to all players with a bit of improv training under their belts. Ages 18 & up.

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Space is limited, register now!

Park Jams will be moved online to Zoom in case of inclement weather.

Sing, Dance, Act, and Compose an Original Song! Our friends at Together in Dance have created musical theater programming in NYC public schools for over 15 years. Their veteran Teaching Artist, Sabrina Chapadjiev is excited to use new technology to help your child continue their love of musical theater.

In this virtual, intensive summer camp for children ages 9-12, students will:

  • Learn a Broadway song with choreography

  • Write an original song with the teaching artist

  • Participate in theater games that engage the body and mind

  • Connect to a new theatrical ensemble

  • Help create an audio recording of the ensemble’s original song

  • Have fun!

The Camp will meet from 1 pm to 3 pm from August 17-21 and August 24-28. $180 per week.

Register here.

Our latest contemporary art exhibition Brooklyn Utopias: 2020 will open with an Instagram Live @oldstonehousebklyn reception.

Details for our in-person reception and gallery hours are coming soon.

Utopia: An ideal place or state, usually imaginary; any visionary system of political, social, environmental, or moral perfection

  • What would characterize a Brooklyn Utopia?
  • What is the role of artists in creating a more ideal Brooklyn?

Brooklyn Utopias: 2020 will address Brooklyn’s past, present and future by inviting artists to consider differing visions of an ideal Brooklyn, or imagine their own. Participating artists also explore how Brooklyn has continued to change over the past 10 years, and if/how it can serve as a model for urban and American living on a national scale as we navigate a global pandemic in a time of unprecedented social, political and environmental turmoil. Brooklyn Utopias also addresses the possibilities (or limitations) of art in creating a better world.

Brooklyn Utopias: 2020 corresponds with the 10-year anniversary of the original Brooklyn Utopias? exhibitions series developed by curator Katherine Gressel and presented at both OSH and Brooklyn Historical Society in 2009-2010.

Participating Artists: Asha Boston, Elan Cadiz, Fontaine Capel, Nate Dorr and Nathan Kensinger, Diane Exavier, Tamara Gayer, Amir Hariri, Anna Lise Jensen, David Kutz, Robin Michals and Lynn Neuman, Jan Mun, Iviva Olenick, Rochelle Shicoff, Jody Wood, Ezra Wube, Betty Yu.

Artist Selection Committee: Heather Bhandari, independent curator and co-founder of the Remix Project and the Art World Conference; Desiree Gordon, Director of Programs and Strategy, Brooklyn Arts Council; Katherine Gressel, Contemporary Curator, Old Stone House & Washington Park; Kim Maier, Executive Director, Old Stone House & Washington Park; Maggie Weber, Director of Education, Old Stone House & Washington Park; and Harry Weil, Director of Public Programs & Special Projects, Green-Wood.

Brooklyn Utopias: 2020 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Image credit: Ezra Wube.