Brooklyn Botanic Garden: A 100 year old 52 acre oasis of calm in a busy city, the Botanic Garden is an international destination offering many unique and unusual features. There's a lovely outdoor cafe offering light meals. There's no better way to spend a peaceful restorative afternoon.

Prospect Park: Designed by Central Park creators Olmstead and Vaux, this 585 acres of rolling meadows and shaded hillsides and a 60 acre lake. Activities include horseback riding, pedal boating, guided tours, a zoo, miles of walking and biking paths and a cafe for light meals. A beautiful Beaux Arts boathouse hosts art and musical performances.

Founded in 1838, historic Greenwood Cemetery is one of America's first rural cemeteries. Greenwood offers 478 acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths. Such luminaries as Boss Tweed, Leonard Bernstein, and Horace Greeley are buried there. Guided tours are available.

Brooklyn Main Library: Completed in 1941, this beautiful Modern Classical style building houses a broad range of multimedia materials for adults and children, as well as a Black and Caribbean Library and Cultural Center.

Brooklyn Museum:
A 560,000 sq. foot Beaux Arts building contains world renowned permanent collections from Ancient Egypt to contemporary art. The museum, the oldest and largest in the US, offers a dynamic innovative center for learning through the visual arts.