03/01/18 3:16pm
Dakota the Dog had quite the adventure on the F Train! Via Patch

Dakota the Dog had quite the adventure on the F Train! Via Patch

Hey, Dumbo! Welcome to March. This month is women’s history month, and this Monday, Dumbo added a brand new women’s co-working and networking space known as The Wing at 1 Main Street. The space is decorated with work by female artists, sells food from female-owned food vendors, and features a library stocked with titles by female authors.

Speaking of building, a 12-story condo has secured funding to rise at 70 Schermerhorn Street.

But, not every project in town is getting funding. While neighborhood advocates have long pushed for reconstruction on the Brooklyn Heights section of the BQE, Governor Cuomo left funding for the project out of his most recent budget proposal.  (more…)

02/28/18 5:45pm
Ann Schaumburger, After the Storm, 2017,

Ann Schaumburger, After the Storm, 2017, via A.I.R Gallery

Hey art crawlers! The first of the month coincides with First Thursday this month, and DUMBO is awash in fantastic shows. Here’s the rundown of what you’ll see tomorrow as the ‘nabe’s galleries stay open til 8 to welcome you in! First Thursday kicks off at 6pm!

Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street) artists and curators will be in attendance, along with free wine and beer, as Made in MY Media Center presents “Light Year 35: Digital Fairy Tales: Chinese Stories.” This is the third installment of the Digital Fairy Tales series, which has appeared in multiple cities since 2016. The purpose of the series is to present archetypal material from different cultures and ask artists to respond in search of cultural commonalities.

C.A.N.V.A.S Gallery (145 Front Street) presents “Ultra Violet Pilot,” a unique take on art with visuals that are meant to stimulate your third eye under black light visual. The featured artist is the legendary “Rammer” Martinez who will be debuting his 2018 collection as well as a rare live painting for DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk and showcasing his legendary “Ramography.”

A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street) presents “New Work,” an exhibition of paintings by artist Ann Schaumburger, “Slow Motion,” an exhibition of new sculptures by Fellowship Artist Megan Pahmier, and “What the Lips Can’t Say,” an exhibition of new fiber works by Fellowship Artist Daniela Puliti.  (more…)

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…)