June First Thursday Picks
June’s First Thursday Gallery Walk starts the summer season off with major programming. Our picks below:
- At 8:00PM, stop by The Archway to immerse yourself in a nearly hallucinatory experience with the delicious sound of Brooklyn’s own sci-funk group Girls like Bass, presented by the Brooklyn Arts Council. Formed in 2010, Girls Like Bass is a collaboration of musicians, songwriters, visual artists, costume designers and dancer/choreographers. They will be accompanied by the fantastical and flamboyant NYC dance company AlieNation, along with visual artist Glowing Pictures, who created the visuals for two of the Beastie Boys’ world tours, and is currently the resident visual designer at New York’s hottest museum party, One Step Beyond. Your senses will be abuzz with this surreal, haunting,and beautiful blending of music, lights and dance so do not miss it!
- Look up for the lighting of DUMBO-based artist Tom Fruin’s Watertower. The sculpture, which sits atop 20 Jay Street, is a tribute to New York City’s iconic water tower and is made from brightly colored pieces of salvaged plexiglass. It is viewable from the parks and streets of DUMBO, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan. It can be enjoyed both day and night too thanks to the Arduino-controlled light sequence designed by Ryan Holsopple – just look up! Watertower will reside over DUMBO for the next year.
- Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Sunset Bhangra - their annual sunset fundraiser featuring live entertainment, Indian inspired food, specialty cocktails and a silent auction on Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Thursday starting at 7:00PM. Funds raised go to support FREE public programming in the Park.
A full First Thursday Itinerary, complete with bar and restaurant specials, is available through The DUMBO Decoder.