11/07/18 8:00am

Trying to eat a little healthier and a little cleaner this fall and winter? Well, we got you covered. The Brooklyn Bridge CSA is still accepting sign ups for their winter shares. Today is the deadline, folks. Don’t delay and act fast.

So, what’s in the box? The vegetables are a mix of cool weather field harvested vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, and storage vegetables.  The items per week may include: brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, kohlrabi, lettuce heads, bok choy, herbs, spinach, kale, and radishes. You can find last year’s full share contents here.

Plus, Brooklyn Bridge CSA is offering the 5 week winter share at full or partial memberships. The full share is expected to include 9-11 items and the partial share will consist of 6-8 of those same items. There are also shares available for cheese, soup, and winter fruit! Note: you must be signed up for a winter share in order to purchase one or all of the other three supplemental winter food shares.

Partial shares start at $126 and full shares start at $157.

Delivery days are on Tuesdays (see below) for 5 consecutive weeks, pick up in DUMBO. Register for a winter share membership here.

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…)

11/21/16 11:00am


Boost the arts in Brooklyn and find some affordable art for your own walls or a friend’s at the Brooklyn Arts Council’s annual art sale and holiday party in Dumbo. There will be snacks, cocktails, and the opportunity to purchase paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, and mixed-media works from Brooklyn artists for $350.

All the art is donated, and sales will benefit the Brooklyn Arts Council’s efforts to support local artists. The nonprofit celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. (more…)