The MoMA’s sister museum for contemporary art has a must-see installation by James Turrell, an artist who is interested in the mind’s theta state. It’s a room of changing colors meant to trigger brain-wave entrainment into deep relaxation. About 30 people are allowed in at one time, and there are wooden benches all around to relax on. There is an open window in the room, so if the weather is bad don’t come out here to see it. They’ll close the installation.
Offshoot of Manhattan's MoMa (Museum of Modern Art), located in adjacent Long Island City. Check hours of operation during COVID-19.
In the summer they host live outdoor DJ events every month. Not quite in Williamsburg but really close (Long Island City).
A young, hip art institution in a former school building dedicated to contemporary art.
State / Provincial Park
“Beautiful urban "park" featuring a promenade with stunning views of Manhattan. Located in nearby Long Island City.”
“An Astoria favorite! Adjacent to Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is an active filming location still. Check hours of operation during COVID-19. ”
“Museum is a very peaceful space, especially on the weekdays! Not many tourists come to this museum because of the location, but from here, it's a quick Uber ride!”
“Unique park with rotating sculpture installations located on the East River with views of Manhattan. Located across the street from Chateau le Woof, this makes for a perfect picnic spot if you grab coffee, drinks, and nosh from them!”