6/14 | Live at the Archway: Ljova and the Kontraband

Celebrate the opening of Live at the Archway and kick off World Cup 2018 with the magical musical stylings of Moscow-born Ljova and his band! Plus, get up-close with a live art experience led by DUMBO-based artist Katie Hector.

TODAY AT #LiveAtTheArchway

  • ON STAGE: Ljova and the Kontraband
  • IN THE GALLERY: Katie Hector

Live at the Archway is always free, always all ages, and always rain or shine


The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.


THE BAND. Ljova and the Kontraband brings together influences from classical, klezmer, tango, jazz and Gypsy music, and features Moscow-born composer, arranger and violist Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, together with his close collaborators on accordion, bass and percussion, and vocalist Inna Barmash. The group has made appearances throughout the US, including performances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and appearances in Canada, the UK, and Taiwan.

THE ARTIST. Katie Hector is a multimedia artist whose work addresses themes such as interfaces, performative gesture, and the internet. As well as maintaining a studio practice Hector has worked to organize, fundraise, and curate a variety of projects, which include group shows, international exhibitions, collaborative installations, and pop up events. She is the co-director of Sine Gallery an artist run platform focused on showing emerging to midcareer artists. She received her BFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and currently works and resides in New York City. Katie Hector’s studio practice has gained her recognition through scholarships, residencies, and awards some of which include the 2017 Picture Berlin International Artist Residency, 2016 Merit-Based Scholarship from Urban Glass, the 2014 Scott Cagenello Memorial-Prize, and the 2013 Ruth Crockett Award.

THE GALLERY. Every Live at the Archway, Tfnf’s The Space Station pops up in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge  Brainchild of artist Nathan Sinai Rayman and with a footprint of only 32 square feet, Tfnf’s The Space Station replicates (in flat pack, modular, franchisable form) his DUMBO gallery This Friday or Next Friday – “likely the tiniest, most inconsequential gallery in NYC, maybe on the face of the Earth”. Each week, we present an exhibition featuring a DUMBO-based artist and invite the public to create a collaborative piece with the artist over the course of the evening.


Looking for more? View the full Live at the Archway schedule!