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…)

12/15/17 9:34am
Items from the film's original opening. Via the Brooklyn Museum

Items from the film’s original opening. Via the Brooklyn Museum on Twitter

DUMBO was in the spotlight on Thursday, December 7, when Ken Burns returned to the Brooklyn Museum for an event showcasing a beautifully remastered version of his first film, Brooklyn Bridge (1981).  The documentary, which premiered at the Brooklyn Museum after 5 years in the making, tells the inspiring and quixotic tale of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, a monument so practical in purpose, so large in scope, so stunning in beauty, and so enduring in significance, that it spans not only the East River but also the world as an icon of human ingenuity, civic responsibility, and artistic excellence.

Burns’s film explores the private genius of the bridge’s creators — John, Washington and Emily Warren Roebling — who engineered the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time, the public euphoria that gripped New York when the bridge opened to the public in 1883, and the bridge’s subsequent effect on the city. To do it, he pioneered a style of photography and storytelling now known, via an off-screen assist by Steve Jobs, as the Ken Burns Effect(more…)

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…)

08/25/17 11:55am

FRIDAY 8/25

* Free Admission Roller Skating! @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, 3pm, FREE, Weekly 3-6pm FREE admission roller skating is happening from 3-6pm with $6 skate rental, More info
# Tambour Tasting @ Amarachi (189 Bridge Street), 6pm, FREE, Sample some Tambour West African Palm Liquor, More info

SATURDAY 8/26

# BESLS & IPLA Welcome BBQ @ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5, 1pm, FREE, Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society is holding their Annual Welcome BBQ in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Law Association, More info

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01/17/17 3:00pm

If you’re in search of an evening to take in some cool art displays, check out the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk.

Dumbo’s art galleries are open to the public later than usual on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. The galleries have special events and receptions for participants on the walk, and area restaurants and bars offer deals and discounts.

The event allows Dumbo to show off its arts community, an important part of Dumbo for decades. Artists began to move in after the deindustrialization of the area in the 1970s, and even after the neighborhood’s transformation in the past decade or so, many still continue to work or live in the area.

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