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
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…)
Hey Valentines, Galentines, and pals of all sorts, here’s your pre-Valentines week!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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…)
Hey Dumbo, welcome to February! Here’s what’s on tap this week.
First Thursday Gallery Walk @ participating galleries, 6pm, FREE, More Info
A Party in Honor of St. Valentine @ Thea Grant Shop (63-b Pearl Street), 5pm, FREE, swing by for bubbles, live music, entertainment and a heart for all your valentines, more info
Poetry’s Musical Bloodline @ Cave Canem (20 Jay Street 310-A), 6:30pm, $10, a master class exploring the historic connections between music and poetry, with particular interest in music of the African diaspora, more info(more…)