The SONYA (South of the Navy Yard Artists) Stroll is by far one of my favorite events in the neighborhood. It's held annually every May, and is a free, self-guided tour of several art studios and exhibits by artists in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy. The range of art is pretty astounding, from sculpture to paintings to photography to jewelry. shelf with art

(I bought both the sculpture and the chihuahua painting at past SONYA Strolls.)

One of my favorite aspects is finding out that buildings you never before noticed are home to a large artist collective. Be sure to check out 35 Claver Place, an affordable live-work space for artists, and 122 Washington Ave near Park, which is interesting both inside and out and is always filled with cool treasures.

During the stroll, check out the photography exhibit put on by the Fort Greene Photography Organization, which will be up until May 31:


For more info and a downloadable map, visit the SONYA homepage.

This is one of the coolest ways to explore the neighborhood and is not to be missed!