Cultural Sites

Trans Pecos


This community center, art and music venue advertises itself as a space for all ages, and true t this message there seems to be something here for everyone. They host a live music show almost every single night on their main stage, a spacious bright area with plants hanging from the ceiling and walls. Additionally, the venue boasts a backyard area with more tables and fairy lights in the evenings. On Saturdays and Sundays they have community yoga classes with a suggested donation of 5$, and other days they have pop-gym self defense classes, as well as other more sporadic events as per the schedule, including a computer coding class and various community part events celebrating punk culture. Stop by and see what events interest you.

Trans Pecos is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385

The Footlight


The Footlight, which has been in business for almost two years, is a deceptively large venue for local bands and artists. The space promotes the works of a local artist every month, in addition to hosting a band or show every night. On the nights without an official show, the venue has an open mic night and a comedy night, or else the owner will throw a movie marathon on the projector and serve popcorn, free of charge. The unpretentious bar ares is a great place to meet locals or else try one of their many great beers on tap.

The Footlight is located at 465 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood NY, 11385.

BM Pottery Studio


This studio, just off from the Seneca Ave subway stop, is modest beneath a big yellow awning. A small space offering classes to any age group and skill level, this studio was founded on the ethos that everyone has some artistic talent that should be nurtured. They offer classes in painting, drawing, visual Art/ceramics/pottery, wheel throwing (for plates, bowls, cups, vases), and hand-building classes (for coil, pinch, and slab wares or sculpture). The studio also sells art kits and independent study time in the studio, birthday party packages, and individual intensive classes for those more serious about learning the craft.

BM Pottery Studio is located at 1702 Gates Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385.

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  1. BAR: Bad Old Days on Woodbine
    Plants: Water and Light on 708 Cypress Ave across from Saint Seneca store.
    New coffee shop: Café M on 709 Seneca Ave right of M Seneca station serve Organic coffee and tea,
    Café Esencia On 68-38 Forest Ave
    Gwendolyn’s Corner Shoppe on 818 Woodward Ave
    Old Coffee shop: Rudy’s Pasty shop on Seneca Ave & Myrtle Ave
    Buttah on 377 Onderdonk Ave
    Grimaldi Bakery on 2101 Menahan St
    New Restaurant: Phurya (Tibetan) on Myrtle Ave and St Nicholas Ave
    New Shop: Stay Forever on 818 Woodward Ave

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