Art + Culture
From gallery shows and BQE murals, to residencies, recitals, sculptures, theater + more.
The Cultural Calendar
We look forward to these every year.
The Great Dumbo Drop | May
Brooklyn's most iconic block party, featuring fun, food and thousands of tiny flying elephants. It's a spectacle not to be missed, on the last Friday of September.
Live at the Archway | Thursdays, June-August
A performance series as enchanting as its venue! Live at the Archway is one of Dumbo's signature series, presenting live music + spectacle openers + a pop up gallery with a rotating solo show + interactive art components every Thursday in the Dumbo Archway all summer. Free, and all ages!
Photoville | June
Photoville, NYC's premier free photo festival produced long-time Dumbo artists, takes over Brooklyn Bridge Park and other borough spaces with hundreds of photography exhibits and events for two weeks every Fall.
St. Ann's Warehouse | Year Round
St. Ann’s Warehouse has played a vital role on the global cultural landscape as an artistic home for international companies of distinction, American avant-garde masters and talented emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale – for more than four decades!
Pictured here, Taylor Mac's 2016 24 hour History of American Music.
Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies with a View | Thursdays, July & August
Movies With A View takes place Thursday evenings in July and August on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.
The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival | September
Three Days. Seven Stages. And 70+ of the best Americana, blues & roots bands. Free, and all ages, all over Dumbo.
The Brooklyn Flea | Sundays April-October
Part vintage bazaar, part old fashioned town square and part food bonanza, the Brooklyn Flea pops up in the Dumbo Archway with 80+ vendors every Sunday from April to October.
Light Year | Monthly on First Thursday
A monthly, curated video art exhibit, Light Year is projected onto the biggest of screens-the Manhattan Bridge-on the first Thursday of every month.
Since its launch in 2015, Light Year has hosted the work of over hundreds and hundreds artists and curators from around the world.
Dumbo Open Studios | Spring
An annual highlight! 125+ artist studios open their doors for one epic art weekend.
First Thursday Gallery Walks | Monthly on First Thursday
Pop in and out of a dozen galleries in Dumbo on our monthly gallery walk.
"The Dumbo Archway is the best place to see a show" -- Time Out New York
Live Music. Spectacle Openers. Interactive Art. #DumboWeisse, our custom beer, on tap. Thursdays. All Summer.
The Dumbo Improvement District is giving us yet another reason to be stoked for open-air entertainment.
Time Out New York