Herbert Von King Park
Marcy Ave., Tompkins Ave., bet. Greene Ave. and Lafayette Ave.
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Lying in the heart of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, Herbert Von King Park is a lively town square with a storied history. Originally called Tompkins Park, Von King is one of the first parks in the history of Brooklyn, with a design submitted by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
Today, Von King Park remains a very active respite from the city grind, thanks to the involvement of a strong community that helped build a unique Cultural Arts Center. In addition to its fitness equipment and baseball field, visitors to Von King Park can immerse themselves in the arts, whether using an indoor dance studio or attending a free concert in an outdoor amphitheater.
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The amphitheatre at this culturally significant park is home to concerts and performances throughout the year.
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Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center
Effective April 11, 2015, the Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center will be closed until renovations are complete. Parks will continue to serve the Bed-Stuy community by offering quality activities during the exciting renovations to the Center. As part of this preserved programming, there will be a host of recreational activities on weekdays after school in April and May, weekends in May and June, and weekdays in July and August. The programs will range from fitness classes and arts, to bike riding and games for all ages.
- NYC PARKS JOINS GLOBAL APPAREL RETAILER UNIQLO FOR NEW PUBLIC ART CELEBRATION
- NYC PARKS ANNOUNCES SLATE OF SPRING AND SUMMER PUBLIC ART EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE CITY
- Von King Park Amphitheater Named In Honor Of Community Leader Almira Kennedy Coursey
- Citywide DCAS Accelerated Conservation & Efficiency Program (CNYG-2415MA1)
- Von King Cultural Arts Center Multipurpose Room Reconstruction
General Information: (718) 965-6567
Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Recreation Center: (718) 622-2082