01/03/18 5:19pm

Happy New Year, Dumbo! If you’re looking for some fun ways to get 2018 started, we’ve got the picks of the week right here.

Thursday 1/4

LIGHT YEAR 33: Textural Psychedelia @ Pearl Street Triangle (Water and Pearl Streets), 6pm, FREE,Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, More info

Friday 1/5

“Abortion” Opening Reception @ A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street), 6pm, FREE,This exhibition will feature over 70 artists who were given the opportunity to create work expressing their rage, acceptance, sorrow, ambivalence, and thoughts on abortion hoping to make an important contribution to our collective history. More info                                                        Kathleen Supové premieres “In the Deep Heart’s Core” @ Fulton Ferry Landing, 8pm, $20-$40. Buy Tix

Saturday 1/6

Book Launch: How to Stop Feeling Like Shit by Andrea Owen @ POWERHOUSE @ the Archway (28 Adams Street), 6pm, FREE, No-punches-pulled advice to women who want to stop undermining their own happiness once and for all, RSVP                                                           Rookie on Love @ Books are Magic (225 Smith Street), 5pm, FREE,Join us for a celebration of this new anthology with Tavi Gevinson and contributors including Hilton Als, Amy Rose Spiegel,
Diamond Sharp, Laia Garcia, Jazmine Hughes, Tova Benjamin, Danielle Henderson, Annie Mok, and Emma Straub! More info                                                                                                                                               The Beginning Choice @ A.I.R. Gallery (155 Plymouth Street), 1pm, FREE, a public performance by Parastoo Ahoon. More info

Sunday 1/7

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up! @ BKC (33 Washington Street), 11am, $84-$120, In five hours we’ll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up. From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we’ll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner. Buy tix                                                                                                            The Harvard Krokodiloes Benefit Concert @ The River Café (1 Water Street), 12pm, $300, The Harvard Krokodiloes will have their first ever performance at the River Café for a concert and brunch on Sunday, January 7th. The concert will benefit the prestigious and historic Dodge Y, originally founded as the Brooklyn Central YMCA in 1853. Buy Tix                                                                                                  Youth Night @ Superfine (126 Front Street), 7pm, NO COVER, Sunday Night Jazz and Americana series celebrates the young musicians from our Dumbo community to bring in the new year with a triple bill. More info                                                                                                                                                                        With Women Workshop: Reproductive Self Determination and Autonomous Women’s Health-Care @ A.I.R Gallery (155 Plymouth Street), 2pm, FREE. More info

Monday 1/8

2×24 @ Museum Quality NYC (59 Pearl Street), By Appointment, Catch the last day of Chantal Meng and
Moritz Lehner’s exhibit 2×24: 48 Images, 2 Time Zones, 6:00am ≠ 1:00am, London, New York. More info

Tuesday 1/9

After Work Pizza Party @ Lady’s (572 Fulton Street), 5pm, FREE, RSVP

 

10/05/17 4:19pm

(via Art in Dumbo)

Tonight, over 15 local galleries will stay open late tonight, hosting special events and receptions for October’s First Thursday Gallery Walk! It’s the perfect night to stroll around DUMBO and browse art. Plus neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for art lovers and appreciators!

RSVP for more info but not before checking out a preview of what is showing.

Four Weeks and Forty-Five Years (via A.I.R. Gallery)

A.I.R. GALLERY (155 Plymouth Street) is showing Joan Snitzer: Chromophore , Four Weeks and Forty-Five Years , and On the Other Side: Collaborative works by Patty Smith and Claire Fouquet (more…)

09/27/17 7:19pm

Dumbo will live up to its namesake when flying elephants descend upon Washington Street tomorrow (Thurs, 9/28) at The Great DUMBO Drop! For the first time ever, everyone’s favorite street for photos in Brooklyn will feature food and family fun during this new annual block party hosted by the Dumbo BID.

Starting at 6PM, mini dumbos will parachute down from rooftops onto Washington Street and depending on where it lands, you can win a $500 shopping spree in the neighborhood! All you have to do is adopt your own baby elephant for $20.

You can also expect some local fun in the festivities:

09/27/17 3:10pm

Folk music. Bluegrass. Country. These are not genres one necessarily associates with the Brooklyn waterfront. Until recently, Dumbo’s previous musical claim to fame was being the backdrop of the 1987 Bananarama video for “Cruel, Cruel Summer.” During the past three years, however, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival founder Jan Bell has worked to change that.

Photo by David Donohoe via Facebook

The sounds of fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and lots and lots of guitars echoed throughout Dumbo and Red Hook this past weekend, thanks to the festival, which started in 2015. This year, the 2017 Brooklyn Americana Music Festival consisted of more than 60 acts across seven stages and four days, kicking off with a sold-out gala last Thursday at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook–showcasing bands from as far away as Kansas (Truck Stop Honeymoon) and Indiana (Tim Grimm Family Band)–and finishing Sunday night with an afterparty at Dumbo landmark Superfine.

The Aching Hearts Play Pier 6 | Facebook

Over the weekend, performances took place in the Archway under Manhattan Bridge, at beloved Red Hook watering hole Sunny’s, Red Hook Bait & Tackle, 68 Jay Street Bar, and the picnic tables at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Shows started on Saturday and Sunday around noon and went, in some cases, past midnight. Local performers included 12-year old Little Nora Brown, the Brothers Brothers, the Chapin Sisters, Gangstagrass impresario Rench, and the Defibulators. (more…)

08/18/17 9:41am

 

FRIDAY 8/18

* Body Combat @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, 7pm, FREE, Be lead through a workout which combines upper and lower body moves using power training, muay thai and karate, More info
♫ Leos Do It Better @ Amarachi (189 Bridge Street), 10pm, FREE, More info

 

SATURDAY 8/19

* Green Team @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, 10am, FREE, Provide essential horticultural care to the Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants, More info
^ ACID TRIP: Travels in the World of Vinegar Demonstration @ DUMBO West Elm (2 Main St), 2pm, FREE, Author and photographer Michael Harlan Turkell will be demoing vinegary recipes and signing his cookbook, More info
♫ Absurdo & the Coyote @ Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition (481 Van Brunt St), 2pm, FREE, Absurdo & The Coyote are an Astoria-based folk- and philosophy- punk duo, More info (more…)

03/04/16 4:26pm
Wellth Launch Party at Powerhouse Arena

Jason Wachob interviewed by Charlie Knoles at Powerhouse Arena. Photo by Anders Krusberg.

A who’s who of the health-conscious came to Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday to attend the launch party of Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume, the new book from Dumbo resident and mindbodygreen founder Jason Wachob.

Wachob describes Wellth as “a prescriptive memoir where I share my journey from Wall Street to wellness entrepreneur, and also share simple tips from the best wellness experts in the world.”

A sold-out crowd of 200 listened to see Wachob being interviewed by Charlie Knoles, a Vedic meditation teacher, director of The Veda Center, and cofounder of the meditation event series The Path. (more…)