Tonight's Events in Dumbo (05Nov2009)

In addition to the 1st Thursday Dumbo Gallery Walk tonight, there are a few other happenings around the neighborhood:

1) The Tibet Center
When: Thursday, November 5, 2009, until 8pm
Where: 25 Washington Street, Suite 304

(Nagarjuna, Tibetan Applique Thangka, 18′ tall x 9′ wide. Photograph (c) Herman Velez /All Rights Reserved)

THE TIBET CENTER is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Center in NYC. It’s not a Gallery, but you are welcome to come and look around Thursday evening. On display is the 18 foot tall (rolled to 12 foot to mind the ceilings) Nagarjuna Applique Thangka that was commissioned for HH The Dalai Lama. Other Tibetan paintings of the Buddha, White and Green Tara’s, among other traditional pieces, are also on display.

Check out or for more information.

2) GUMBO (Gay. DUMBO. Party.)
When: Thursday, November 5, 8pm-2am
Where: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street (@ Water Street)

Hosted by Ben Harvey, Matthew Kelleher & Andrew Urankar

  • Music by DJ Josh Sparber
  • 2-4-1 drinks from 8pm-9pm
  • Free haircuts by the Galapagos resident stylist
  • Raffle prizes all night – proceeds benefit the Brooklyn Pride Center
  • Win a gift certificate and accessories package to BoConcept, a pair of tickets to a live performance at Galapagos Art Space
  • Doors open early for 1st Thursday gallery walkers

3) Takka Takka
When: Thursday, November 5 at 7pm
Where: Smack Mellon Gallery, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Smack Mellon presents Press Play, a free concert series held in conjunction with the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk*. While listening to the latest sounds from the best new local bands, enjoy a free beer tasting,
courtesy of Kelso of Brooklyn.

“Takka Takka offers just a sketch of a sound, letting their instruments trace a tune, and dance around the beat rather than pounding the rhythm home and filling in every inch of aural space…The result has made their music some of the most playful, light and evocative on the New York scene today.” – Jim Farber, NY Daily News