02/20/18 12:47pm

Tuesday 2/20

Brooklyn Book Launches @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, more info

Dumbo Innovators meet-up: Narratively @ Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street), 6:30pm, FREE, networking, Q+A, Free Beer and Tacos, more info.

Wednesday 2/21

Essential Lightroom @ BKC (33 Washington Street), 6PM, $175-$250, buy tix.

Book Launch: The Invention of Ana @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, brimming with youthful brio and irresistible humor. this story chronicles a young man’s friendship with a most peculiar artist, more info

Thursday 2/22

The Dreamers: A Photo Exhibit @ C.A.N.V.A.S (145 Front Street), 6pm, FREE, a photo exhibit featuring West Indian DACA from the Caribbean, more info

Book Launch: New York Breaks Your Heart @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, This book of photos reveals ordinary New Yorkers at their most peaceful, joyful, distracted, anxious, expressive, and at their most fleeting — bringing the texture of the city to vivid life, more info  (more…)

02/15/18 3:00pm

A seal basks in the Sun a Brooklyn Bridge Park. Via patch

Happy Valentines Day, Dumbo! Were you getting cozy in Romantic environs of Brooklyn Bridge this weekend? Well, we’re betting some people did since our very own River Cafe was named one of the most romantic restaurants in the country by Open Table.

But, diners were not the only ones basking in the glory of Brooklyn Bridge Park. In fact, an intrepid seal spent hours catching some rays on Pier Two! 

That’s not the only time Pier Two was in the news recently. On Monday, Brooklyn Bridge Park put out a call for proposals for contracting at the site. A spokesperson for the park explained that the 3.4 acre addition to Brooklyn Bridge Park will feature a large lawn and water garden.  (more…)

02/07/18 5:01pm

Hey Valentines, Galentines, and pals of all sorts, here’s your pre-Valentines week!

Wednesday 2/7

Zadie Smith: Feel Free w/ Wesley Morri @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church (157 Montague Street), 7pm, $35, more info

Williamsburg History and the Rise and Fall of the Sugar King @ Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street), 6:30pm, FREE, join historian and author Geoffrey Cobb for a visual presentation and discussion on the early history of Williamsburg, and “The Rise and Fall of the Domino Sugar King,” more info

Book Launch: Slutever @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street) 7pm, FREE, a call-to-arms, a confessional memoir, a slut manifesto, as told by a hedonistic, sex-radical libertarian slut in a pink PVC mini dress, more info.

Thursday 2/8

Red Ink Series: ENVY @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, this dynamic series focuses on women writers, past and present, more info

Business Model Innovation Workshop @ Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street), 6pm, $35-$50, buy tix.

Black History Everyday @ NYU Digital Future Lab (20 Jay Street, Suite 313), 5pm, FREE, focus on important but underrepresented visual artists of the African Diaspora, more info

Friday 2/9

A Black History Month Tribute to Haiti @ Commons Cafe (388 Atlantic Avenue), 7pm, FREE, After each monthly performance of poetry, music, dance, and/or video/film FYAH company members will facilitate a youth panel discussion to address the issues presented each evening, more info

Saturday 2/10

Mardi Gras Party @ Superfine (126 Front Street), 7:30, No Cover, there will be beads and balloons galore and a New Orleans second line wending its way through the Superfine crowd, make reservations.

Unlearning Dystopia: Ecotopias @ Art in General (145 Plymouth Street), 4pm, FREE, a public program series elaborating on the utopian ideals present in Art in General’s New Commission by Zach Blas: Contra-Internet, more info

BKC Open Group Show + Print Sale: “Community” @ BKC (33 Washington Street), 6pm, Free, more info.

Olivia Block / Drew McDowall / Lea Bertucci @ Issue Project Room (22 Boerum Place), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix

Sunday 2/11

Featherweight Kids Class @ Shadow Box (55 Prospect Street), 2pm, $34, During the 45 minute class, kids ages 8-16 will learn proper technique for basic boxing punches to use on a heavy bag. The class is led by a highly-trained SBX Instructor, who guides students through various games and exercises to build body awareness, coordination and sharpen concentration skills, buy tix

Book Launch and Kids Craft Event: How to be a Fashion Designer @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street), 2pm, FREE, design, style, and accessorize clothes with this fun guide full of practical fashion design ideas for kids, more info

Mosaic Cycles Social @ Redbeard Bikes (69 Jay Street), 4pm, FREE, more info

Monday 2/12Br

Valentine’s Day Event: Deviant Desires @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, Bestselling Deviant Desires: A Tour of the Erotic Edge—the classic exploration of niche kinks, sexual misfits, and DIY fetish—is now back, revised and updated! More Info

Tuesday 2/13

Brooklyn CraftJam @ Empire Stores (53-83 Water Street), 6:30pm, $45, we’ve got everything you need right here, including a colorful selection of threads, fabrics and supplies. We have also a selection on beginner friendly embroidery patterns with Brooklyn inspiration! Buy tix

 

 

02/02/18 1:55pm

The crowd was captivated by the stunning visuals at the Made in NY Media Center

Last Night, Dumbo turned out for the first after-hours art crawl of the new year. Participating galleries stayed open til 8pm offering a visual feast as well as a little light fare. Artists and makers were on hand to discuss their work, and welcome viewers into their studio spaces. We got in on the fun and snapped a few pics of the exciting work on view. Check out photos below!  (more…)

02/01/18 11:06pm
Controversial Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park via Patch

Controversial Condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park via Patch

Hey Dumbo, welcome back to our bi-weekly local news feature, Hometown Headlines! This time around, there’s lots in the press about Real Estate development in our lovely borough. To start, Two Trees, the development firm that has reshaped DUMBO and Williamsburg is now setting its sites on Gowanus, buying up sites along the Gowanus Canal, for over $100 million.

And DUMBO itself is getting a little TLC. Mount Sinai has opened a State of the Art Urgent Care center at 110 York Street.

Meanwhile, The former Watchtower Building will be transformed into a high-end office space and retail complex.   (more…)

02/01/18 5:17pm

Hey Dumbo, welcome to February! Here’s what’s on tap this week.

Thursday 2/1

First Thursday Gallery Walk @ participating galleries, 6pm, FREE, More Info

A Party in Honor of St. Valentine @ Thea Grant Shop (63-b Pearl Street), 5pm, FREE, swing by for bubbles, live music, entertainment and a heart for all your valentines, more info

Poetry’s Musical Bloodline @ Cave Canem (20 Jay Street 310-A), 6:30pm, $10, a master class exploring the historic connections between music and poetry, with particular interest in music of the African diaspora, more info  (more…)