WHITE WAVE’s annual GALA celebrates their opening for the Fall Season. There will be performances by six stellar contemporary dance companies, enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner of Korean specialties, and dance the night away to a live music party.
Performances by Antonio Brown, OUI DANSE/Brice Mousset, Kuperman Brothers, Billy Bell / Lunge Dance Collective, Buglisi Dance Theatre and WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company. Live DJ by The Bacchanal will inspire you to move with uninhibited expressions of dance.
The Opening Night GALA begins with opening remarks by Mr. John Ryan, WHITE WAVE’s most revered and honored benefactor and longtime friend, as well as their theater’s namesake. Dr. Ludo Scheffer and Mr. Ken Park will both be honored this evening for their devotion and dedication to WHITE WAVE Dance.
GALA Opening Night / 2013 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7pm
at WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater
25 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
7:00pm Honoree Ceremony & Performances / 8:30-10:30pm Dinner Party with Live DJ and Dancing
WHITE WAVE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
There’s a stoop sale in Dumbo on Saturday, September 21 from 10am-3pm. There will be lots of kids clothes, kids shoes, toys, books, kids gear, adult clothes, adult shoes, kitchen items, electronics, gadgets, and much more. If you have any questions or would like to set up your own table, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: You can find us on the East sidewalk of Front Street – between Pearl street and Adams Street (right under the Manhattan Bridge)
We posted about Brooklyn Poster, the illustration of the Brooklyn Borough by Blankslate a few weeks ago. There’s a lot of details packed into the poster. We zoomed into the Dumbo/Downtown Brooklyn area above, which includes 1 Main Street (Clocktower), 306 Gold Street (Oro Condo), 343 Gold Street (Avalon Fort Greene), 150 Myrtle Ave (Toren Condo), One Hanson Place (aka Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower).
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, in a joint collaboration with Studio in a School, will present The Ship of Tolerance, in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 27, 2013 as part of the 17th annual DUMBO Arts Festival. The work will remain on view on the Brooklyn waterfront until October 8th.
The Ship of Tolerance is a globally celebrated project dedicated to educating and connecting children from different continents, cultures, and identities through the universal language of art. It successfully first launched in Siwa, Egypt in 2005 and was then created in Venice, Italy; San Moritz, Switzerland; Sharjah, UAE; Miami, FL; and Havana, Cuba. The Ship of Tolerance will also premier in Moscow in early September. This project was awarded the prestigious Cartier Prize for the best art project of the year in 2010.
Jay Street foot bridge and plaza. Courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park
Back in June, Brooklyn Community Board 2 unanimously (8-0-0) voted to recommend a plan to construct a plaza at the foot of Jay Street in Dumbo. The plan is being presented today to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), as the area is within the DUMBO Historic District. [UPDATE: Community Board 2 voted 34 in favor, one opposed, one abstention (34-1-1) to recommend LPC approve the application.]
Above is a rendering from the presentation.
Last month, the end of Jay Street was put to use with a pop-up beach. This proposal will create a new permanent plaza space to serve as the northern entrance into Brooklyn Bridge Park, next to the 10 Jay Street building, reinstall existing Belgian blocks, preserve the original tracks (which were part of the Jay Street Connecting Railroad between 1904 and 1959, moving freight cars from carfloats on the East River to the industrial buildings and warehouses), and install a connection to a new pedestrian bridge connecting to the John Street development site into Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The Jay Street land bridge and plaza is on the LPC agenda for September 24, 2013:
For more details from the presentation, click more below.