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First Acoustics is an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Brooklyn. We depend on charitatable donations, in addition to ticket and merchandise sales, to help support our concerts and other operations. If you would like to help, please click on the button below. All donations are deductible from taxable income to the extent permitted by law.

Travel Directions

First Acoustics is located in Brooklyn Heights, a beautiful residential neighborhood that adjoins downtown Brooklyn and is just across the East River from the Wall Street area.

By Subway

Brooklyn Heights is very well served by the New York City subway system. The 2, 3, 4, 5, N and R trains all stop at COURT STREET/BOROUGH HALL. From Court Street/Borough Hall, walk north on Cadman Plaza West one or two blocks. Turn left on Pierrepont Street. Walk west two blocks to Monroe Place and you are there!

For more information on subway and bus service, we recommend you go to and plug in the destination "50 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201".

Driving Directions

From south Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey, Queens, Long Island, the Bronx, Westchester County or upstate New York, take the Brooklyn Queens Expressay to Brooklyn Heights. Exit at Cadman Plaza/Brooklyn Civic Center. Go south on Cadman Plaza West. Turn right on Clark Street. Go west one block. Turn left on Monroe Place. Go south one block to the corner of Pierrepont Street and you are there!

From Manhattan, take the Brooklyn Bridge. Exit at Cadman Plaza. Go south on Cadman Plaza West. Turn right on Clark Street. Go west one block. Turn left on Monroe Place. Go south one block to the corner of Pierrepont Street and you are there!

For driving directions from anywhere, you can always plug the destination "50 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201" into your favorite map and directions program such as Google Maps or Yahoo Maps.

Parking and Restaurants


Brooklyn Heights is a busy city neighborhood and on-street parking is always at a premium. You can generally find an on-stret space if your're willing to look, but you should allow some extra time. Most of the meters are active until 7 p.m. Private parking garages are also available nearby.


Good restaurants are abundant throughout Brooklyn Heights. Why not plan to come early and have dinner in the neighborhood! The closet restaurants to First Acoustics are on Montague Street, one block south, and on Henry Street one block west. There are also many restaurants on Smith Street running south from Atlantic Avenue.


Admission to our concerts is by ticket only. Tickets purchased in advance on this website or by phone will be mailed to you. However, seven days or less before the concert date, advance purchase tickets will be held at the door. If you purchase online within seven days of the performance date, please bring your PayPal receipt to claim your tickets at the door. There is a surcharge of $5.00 per ticket for tickets purchased at the door. First Acoustics reserves the right to revoke the license created by a ticket at any time for any reason by refunding the ticket price.


The McKinney chapel is freely accessable, since the entrance is at sidewalk level. The sanctuary, however, is accessable only via outdoor steps. Also, the restrooms are located in the lower level of the building, which is also accessable only via stairs. If you have concerns about accessability, please call our Box Office at (718) 288-5994 and we will try to make special arrangements.

House Rules

We seek to maintain a "listening room" atmosphere for enjoyment of serious music performances.

Please do not bring any food or beverages to the concert. Beverages and snack items will be sold before the performance and during intermission.

Photography and sound recording are not permitted during performances except by special permission.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Church building.