New York City > Brooklyn > Boerum Hill BAM 30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, New York 11243 718-636-4100 www.bam.org Brooklyn Academy of Music is Brooklyn’s oldest center for the arts, dating back to 1861. It is a leading New York City institution in the fields of visual art, dance, music, film, theater and more. BAMcafe Live offers free weekend shows, highlighting burgeoning rock, jazz, R&B, pop musicians and more. Hank's Saloon 46 3rd Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-625-8003 www.hankssaloon.com The old-time landmark boasts country karaoke with live bands on Monday night, honkytonk with Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers on Sunday night, as well as various music acts throughout the week. The length of the bar runs the size of a double-wide, with a cutout stage in the back.