TRAVEL // WE WENT TO THERE: Hey there, Brooklyn!

Billy, Jessica and Caitlin will be in Brooklyn at Renegade Craft Fair reppin’ Son of Sailor this weekend. We did a little research in advance (read: looking at all the cool new places we want to visit). Here’s the first part of our informal guide to key places to visit in Brooklyn this summer:

Cloak and Dagger

(Cloak and Dagger // Credit: shopikon.com )

Voted by New York’s L Magazine as the “Best New Women’s Store” in Brooklyn, Cloak and Dagger is a combination vintage store, upscale retailer and apothecary. We’re down with all of these things. The boutique carries Karen Walker and Lauren Moffatt, as well as Brookelynn Starnes’ line, the owner of Cloak and Dagger.

Brooklyn Museum

(Brooklyn Museum // Credit: museums.findthebest.com )

While this is more a tour-guide friendly suggestion, the Brooklyn Museum truly does kick ass. It’s one of the oldest and largest art museums in the country and beautiful Prospect Park is close by. For a full list of current exhibitions, visit here. The El Anatsui exhibit with soaring metal and wood sculptures is reason enough to visit. Visit this incredible museum and then hang out in lovely Prospect Park after. Make a day out of it and catch a Celebrate Brooklyn! show after featuring bands this summer like The Roots and Theophilus London.

Powerhouse Arena

DUMBO’s Powerhouse Arena couldn’t be more acutely named. What started out as PowerHouse books in 1995 grew into a gallery, boutique, book store, performance and events space. The space fuses pretty much any creative form of expression one can think of under one soaring 24-foot ceiling. Events such as The Creators Project (a VICE magazine/ Intel collab) and VH1 Hip Hop Honors week have been hosted in this unique space.

Look out Thursday for part 2 on places to hang in Brooklyn this summer, whether you’ve been before or are looking for something new to see this time around.

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