Weekend Events in Dumbo (June 12-14)

Brooklyn Bridge Park

(Under the Brooklyn Bridge, where the Brooklyn Bridge Flea will take place on Sunday)

1) Friday: The Brooklyn Invitational

There will be an art show/concert in Dumbo on June 12, from 10:30am – 6:00pm. In the morning and we will be hosting a variety of local Brooklyn bands (Motel Motel, Kittens Ablaze, Tony Castles, Forest City, Eskalators and Forensics). Further we will have murals, sculptures (18 ft hand carved wooden skeleton), paintings, interactive art installations and live graffiti under the archways right outside our venue (155 Water Street) (the canvas that the graffiti will be on will be raffled of at the end, or possibly donated).

This will be a unique event that showcases different types of art. See brooklyninvitational.blogspot.com for a preview.

2) Friday: Thekla Ehling/Etsuko Ichikawa at Randall Scott Gallery

Artist’s Reception, June 12th, 7pm-9pm at Randall Scott Gallery, 111 Front Street #204

Thekla Ehling is based In Köln, Germany, this is her first solo exhibition in the United States and corresponds with the release of her book, Sommerherz. With a blaze of fire and smoke, Etsuko Ichikawa applies a methodically shaped piece of molten glass directly to heavy stock paper. Her large scale “Glass Pyrographs” carry the action of painting, as she works her paper surface from all angles, allowing the molten glass to burn into her medium.

3) Saturday: ARTSCAPISM

The Sound of Art announces the launching of ARTSCAPISM, a weekend-long art extravaganza that begins on Friday, June 12th at 6 PM in Washington Heights and culminates on Saturday, June 13th at Midnight in Dumbo.

ARTSCAPISM is an SOA first; 2 extraordinary art events taking place back to back – one on Friday night entitled BUENA SUERTE SERIES featuring the work of the illustrious M. Tony Peralta at the Uptown Boutique PROBUS and the other on Saturday showcasing the work of none other than Craig Anthony Miller at his new abode in Dumbo aptly named CAM’S CRIB. ARTSCAPISM is an all out weekend art bender that traverses Manhattan and Brooklyn in the matter of 2 days. One event will righteously holler “hope” from the heights of Northern Manhattan while the other celebrates new beginnings from the depths of Planet Brooklyn.

The BUENA SUERTE SERIES is an artistic riff on the hopeful imagery of “belones” – the votive candles cherished by Latinos. This exhibit, held at PROBUS, goes hand in hand with the launching of a collection of T-shirts that bare the same motifs as the artwork. There will be an after party for this event held at the LOCKSMITH BAR. Not to be outdone, Mr. Miller will be hosting CAM’S CRIB, a “down-home-house-warming-get-together”, with his art as the focal point. This intimate affair will welcome SOA patrons as family to christen the artist’s new digs. This event will be introduced with an outdoor picnic at 4 PM before the function begins at 6.

For more information: info@soundofart.net

BUENA SUERTE Series Friday – 06.12.09
EXHIBIT: 6pm-9pm
Probus : 714 w.181st St.(btwn. Broadway-Ft. Washington)
AFTER PROBUS: 9pm-12am
Locksmith Wine Bar: 4364 Broadway (btwn. 191st -192nd)
Saturday – 06/13/09
Empire Fulton State Park(BK Bridge Park)
*if weather permits
EXHIBIT: 6pm-12am
135 Plymouth st., studio 212
AFTER CAMs CRIB: 12am ’til breakfast
The Rebar: 147 Front Street at Jay St.

4) Sunday: Wellness Lounge Open House Party

Sunday June 14th 1-4 pm
There will be complimentary chair massages, skin care demonstrations, goodie bags and refreshments will be served. RSVP at (718) 875-1514. Wellness Lounge is located at 133 Water St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

In addition to our chiropractic, massage, and nutrition services, we are now offering holistic skin care. We use biodynamic Dr. Hauschka skin care products in all of our facials. Treat your self or a friend– gift certificates available!

Business Spotlight: Wellness Lounge

5) Sunday: Brooklyn Flea Launches Under the Bridge on Sunday

Not only will Brooklyn Bridge Flea feature the Brooklyn’s top vintage, antiques vendors, artists, and artisans, but will include new food vendors Red Hook Lobster Pound (they will begin serving lobster rolls made with fresh Maine lobster on Sunday, June 28) and Stumptown, the top Portland, OR, coffee roaster. “Flea favorites Rick’s Picks, McClure’s Pickles, Fine + Raw Chocolate, Blue Marble Ice Cream, People’s Pops, Early Bird Granola, and Whimsy + Spice will be selling every week. And more exciting food news will be announced in coming weeks.”

At 1:00pm this Sunday, June 14, a press conference celebrating the Flea’s expansion will feature Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Council Members Tish James and David Yassky, and other local officials. The Bridge Flea is right next to River Cafe, and you can use 22 Water St. for GPS and online maps. Take the A/C to High St., 2/3 to Clark St., or F to York St. (11am-6pm).