BID Projects

For the past 10 years, the DUMBO Improvement District has launched a lot of ship, painted a number of triangles and worked with tons of community members to bring one of a kind experiences, installations and proposals to the neighborhood. From our DUMBO Test Kitchen program which taps local startups to create something magical in their own neighborhood to our public art works, form epic events like the World Cup viewings to our long term planning efforts like the Brooklyn Tech Triangle – we are always working on something special. Got an idea for a new project? We’d love to hear about it. Reach out to DUMBO at

About Live at the Archway 

A Performance Series as Enchanting as Its Venue Live at The Archway is a Weekly Cabaret Below the Manhattan Bridge — with free performances, interactive art experiences, beer & wine from our landlocked Lighthouse, and a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting from June through September. This series, brought to you by the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse, showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting an eclectic, dynamic range of music and performance genres over 17 weeks, including sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, modern dance from Italy, Afrobeat, swing dancing, flamenco, a special reunion by a Japanese DUMBO pop band and more. New this

About Test Kitchen 

Showcasing DUMBO's finest for the good of hood.

About Big Idea Week 

A DUMBO-style career week. Inspiring kids to think big and connecting our companies to local schools.

About Public Art 

The DUMBO Improvement District commissions public art works from local and world renowned artists. From our epic mural project, DUMBO Walls, to photo fences beneath the Manhattan Bridge, from large scale projections to temporary sculpture installations, our public art captures the imagination of visitors and residents alike and inspires the creatives who call DUMBO home. [gallery link="none" ids="17506,18857,5162,7023,12302,15426,9905,9168"]

About DUMBO Walls 

The BQE is transformed by amazing street art by Shepherd Fairey, Eltono, Momo, CAM, Stefan Sagmeister and more.