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About Conservancy Currents Spring Cocktail Party 

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Currents invite you to welcome spring with their eighth annual cocktail party at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Admission includes one drink, beautiful bites, and the best views in Brooklyn! There will also be a chance to win special raffle items from your favorite local Brooklyn vendors. Proceeds benefit the Conservancy’s 600+ free events and activities in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

About Priscila De Carvalho: Before Now 

Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is pleased to welcome Before Now, a new, site-specific installation by artist Priscila De Carvalho. The Brazilian-born, New York-based De Carvalho took inspiration from the park’s natural and built environments as well as the area’s history to create the original work. The installation consists of intricate, colorful murals along the walls of 99 Plymouth’s entry gallery, as well as captivating light box drawings displayed in its Community Room.

About HELEN SEAR: Wild Flower Arrangements, View Finder and Becoming Forest 

Klompching Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of outstanding new artworks, by the acclaimed British artist, Helen Sear. The exhibition features 'Wild Flower Arrangements', 'View Finder' and 'Becoming Forest' – all completed following Sear's successful representation of Wales, as a solo exhibiting artist at the 2015 Venice Bienale. Writer and curator, David Campany, has described Sear as "one of photography's foremost innovators. For her the medium is one of magic as much as realism. It is never pure, fixed or entirely knowable. Each new series presents a new set of challenges that offer up her fascination with craft and

About Digital Fairy Tales: Album Two 

Curators Leo Kuelbs and Sandra Ratkovic present “Digital Fairy Tales: Album Two,” the second set of visual + sound pieces inspired by old German tales collected by Xavier von Schönwerth in the early 19th century. This presentation of weird and wonderful tales will bring ancient archetypal contexts and references into the 21st century. By creating this bridge through time, “Digital Fairy Tales” will reveal and enliven commonalities of the collective subconscious covering the 150-year period in question and beyond. Also, through the use of digital media, notions of storytelling are allowed to evolve, just as they have throughout history. “Digital

About SVA Art Squad + CREATIVEBLOCH: A Student Exhibition 

Come see some of the best work from the School of Visual Arts as over 25 art students make their first public exhibition. This is an exclusive event at CREATIVEBLOCH. If you would like to support the show, visit creativebloch.com/contribute Exhibition ends March 31st.

About Haley Morris-Cafiero: Wait Watchers 

For Wait Watchers, Haley Morris-Cafiero set up a camera in a public area and photograph the scene as she perform mundane tasks while strangers pass by her. She then examined the images to see if any of the passersby had a critical or questioning element in their face or body language. Haley considers her photographs a social experiment as she reverse the gaze back on to the stranger and place the viewer in the position of being a passive witness to a moment in time. She places the camera on a tripod and takes hundreds of photographs. The resulting images

About Robert Swain: Color as Color 

MINUS SPACE presents the exhibition "Robert Swain: Color as Color". This is the New York artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery and it features a suite of new large-format color grid paintings.

About JIM DOW: EAT & DRINK 

Using an 8x10” view camera, Dow painstakingly photographs the light, the atmosphere, the colors, of America’s dining options.  The alluring glow of neon beckons.   His signature style elevates and ennobles these quirky locales.

About Shanti Grumbine: ZEROING 

Smack Mellon is pleased to present Shanti Grumbine’s intricate cut-paper works, silkscreens, and sculptures. The chosen works coalesce around the theme of Zeroing, which refers to the recalibration of value as well as the action of aiming a gun at a target.

About GREASE RUST SOOT SWEAT: Linda Herritt 

Smack Mellon is pleased to present Linda Herritt’s site-specific installation, Grease Rust Soot Sweat. Based on a portion of Buckminster Fuller’s list of impactful inventions, the large-scale, text-based piece exists as a three-dimensional diagram, undulating off Smack Mellon’s largest wall.

About Janice Caswell: Teeter 

Janice Caswell's work begins with structures found in the manmade landscape, in particular, things that are slightly odd or awkward, show signs of wear, and that reflect the conditions, intentions and inventiveness of the people who made them. Her mixed-media works are inspired by the thousands of such forms she encountered, documented, and filed away in a mental library of angles, patterns, and plays of light and shadow.

About Elizabeth Hoy: Why does it end here? 

Why does it end here? is an exhibition of assemblage sculptures and abstract landscape paintings by Fellowship artist Elizabeth Hoy. The exhibition explores ways of perceiving the built environment and overlooked landscapes, painting as a medium, and environmental destruction and renewal. Hoy paints on location at EPA-designated Superfund sites in New York, Vermont, and Maine. As defined by the EPA, a Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment.

About 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips 

Kneehigh bring their full arsenal of live music, puppetry, dance and visual hi jinx to this brand new adaptation of the original novel by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse). Directed by Emma Rice, (now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe) 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is the true story of British townsfolk and the African American soldiers sent to rehearse the Normandy invasion from their shores. Seen through the eyes of a little girl and her beloved cat, 946 overturns everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. Suitable for ages 7+

About Postcommodity: Coyotaje 

Art in General presents a newly commissioned installation by Postcommodity, marking the collective’s first solo exhibition in New York. Composed of artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, Postcommodity’s multidisciplinary practice reveals and examines Indigenous cultural narratives and their relationships to broader social, political, and economic dialogues and actions. For the exhibition Coyotaje, Postcommodity continues its several years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands, highlighting the complex dynamics between US Border Patrol, the communities living in the San Pedro River Valley region, and individuals moving across the border.

About Spring Spruce Up & Cutback 

Spring Spruce Up & Cutback volunteers enjoy the outdoors and getting their hands dirty as they help prepare the park for a new growing season. Volunteers, with various levels of experience, support BBP Gardeners by cutting back overwintered grasses and perennials, removing winter debris, and helping tidy up the planting beds. To participate and get details on the meeting location, please register in advance. Volunteers can register here. Groups with 10 members or less are welcome to join our Spring Spruce Up & Cutback sessions on Fridays. Space is limited. Please contact Volunteer Manager, Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

About Recess Rockstars: Recess d.u.m.b.o 

Get ready to ROCK at Recess! Dress up like a rockstar and come join the Recess band. Can you rock the mic and dance all night? Drop-off events are from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Pizza and an art project are included with every event. Evening events are available for kids ages 2.5 to 7 years old. (Children should have prior separation experience!) Limited space is available. RSVP is required!

About Bargemusic Masterworks Series 

Bargemusic is New York City’s floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a “wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics.” Experience why critics call Bargemusic “the perfect chamber-music hall” and why artists say it is “unlike any other place in the world to perform.” Masterworks Series Schumann Davidsbundlertanze, Op.6 Carnaval, Op.9 Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

About Bargemusic Masterwork Series 

Bargemusic is New York City’s floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge into a “wonderfully intimate wood-paneled room with thrilling views of lower Manhattan and excellent acoustics.” Experience why critics call Bargemusic “the perfect chamber-music hall” and why artists say it is “unlike any other place in the world to perform.” Masterworks Series, “Politically Inspired: Chopin and Rzewski” Chopin Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1 Mazurka in C Major, Op. 68 No. 1 Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67 No. 2 Mazurka in A minor,

About Collectors Reception: Helen Sear 

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is hosting a Collectors Reception on Saturday, April 1st, 10am–1pm. Art buyers are invited to attend the reception, and meet the gallery owners Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, who will be on hand to share insights and information about the artworks of internationally-acclaimed artist, Helen Sear. Sear’s newest artworks are currently on view through April 28th. Writer and curator, David Campany, has described Sear as "one of photography's foremost innovators. For her the medium is one of magic as much as realism. It is never pure, fixed or entirely knowable. Each new series presents a new set

About Reading: The Adventures Of Feather Man by Sam Wylde At Berl’s Poetry Shop 

Come to the reading of Sam Wylde's first book "The Adventures of Feather Man! Nadia Ackerman of Natchie's 10 year old nephew is coming to DUMBO from Melbourne, Australia to do a reading from his first book at Berl's Poetry Shop.

About Book Launch: The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon by John Joseph 

Acclaimed lead singer of CRO-MAGS John Joseph launches his autobiography, The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon, in which he unmasks his life of overcoming adversity through fitness, eating right and hardcore punk. RSVP

About NYRR Open Run 

EVENT INFORMATION New York Road Runners invite you to join their free Tuesday night Open Runs! Whether you’re a first time runner, a seasoned marathoner, or you prefer to walk, you’re welcome along. No need to register in advance; sign-in takes place on site. Volunteers track the timing and marshal the course, but please leave your valuables at home as bag check is not provided. To participate, meet on the path south of Fornino at Pier 6 at 6:45pm for registration. The run begins at 7:00pm and the course comprises a full 5K. NYRR Open Runs are open to all

About Book Launch: Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice by Colum McCann 

Renowned author of Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann, celebrates the release of his latest book, an inspiration examination of storytelling and living. RSVP appreciated: RSVP@powerHouseArena.com

About Brooklyn Book Launch: Marlena 

Julie Buntin’s searing debut novel MARLENA tells the story of two girls and the feral year that cost one of them her life, and defined the other’s for decades. Alive with an urgent, unshakable tenderness, Julie Buntin’s Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink. RSVP appreciated: RSVP@powerHouseArena.com For more info, visit their event page.

About HELEN SEAR: Wild Flower Arrangements, View Finder and Becoming Forest 

A selection of 15 photographic artworks, from three series—Becoming Forest, View Finder and Wild Flower Arrangements—will be exhibited February 22–April 28, 2017. The exhibition celebrates Helen Sear’s most recent artistic endeavors, following her successful exhibition as a solo artist at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

About Karin Malpeso: Spring Alum Artist Talk 

The New York Studio School Dumbo Sculpture Studio presents the work of Alum Karin Malpeso. Exhibition ends April 14th.

About Light Year 24: Passenger Moments 

LIGHT YEAR 24: PASSENGER MOMENT Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge Thursday, April 6 6 - 10pm In the Pearl Street Triangle (Water St & Pearl St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn Curated by Luchia Meihua Lee, the Executive Director of the Taiwanese American Arts Council Artists: Meng Chih Chiang, Jeremiah Teipen, Poyen Wang, Chinchih Yang, and Rosalie Yu + Alon Chitayat Passenger Moment is a title which designates reacting to a system of thought that is based on life. As humans, we are confronted with a transitory existence that is relative to the world when we arrived. Included in this exhibit are five artists

About Stuart Wallace: RAW 

CREATIVEBLOCH is proud to present Stuart Wallace: RAW. RAW is a series in which Stuart explores layered watercolors on RAW recycled canvas. Through experimentation and use of watercolor in an unconventional means, Stuart investigates the medium through a visionary process leaving him with surprises both intended and unintended. The bold compositions use vibrant colors with a careful balance of saturation and dilution, incorporating dreamy, dripped white spaces to provide a visual rest for his audience, sure to delight the viewer. Join the opening of RAW! Wine will be served. TO RSVP for the event, please register here.

About Shanti Grumbine: ZEROING 

Smack Mellon is pleased to present Shanti Grumbine’s intricate cut-paper works, silkscreens, and sculptures. The chosen works coalesce around the theme of Zeroing, which refers to the recalibration of value as well as the action of aiming a gun at a target.

About Dan Lam, Jaz Harold, and Yunjung Kang: Growth 

Growth is a three-person exhibition featuring Dan Lam, Jaz Harold, and Yunjung Kang ー young artists whose work is informed by organic forms and physicality of the human body. Oozing and bulbous, plush and sensuous, neon and pastel, their work explores the themes of dualities of attraction/repulsion, nature/artifice, grotesque, sexuality, and perception of beauty.

About Postcommodity: Coyotaje 

Art in General presents a newly commissioned installation by Postcommodity, marking the collective’s first solo exhibition in New York. Composed of artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, Postcommodity’s multidisciplinary practice reveals and examines Indigenous cultural narratives and their relationships to broader social, political, and economic dialogues and actions. For the exhibition Coyotaje, Postcommodity continues its several years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands, highlighting the complex dynamics between US Border Patrol, the communities living in the San Pedro River Valley region, and individuals moving across the border.

About Expanded Cinema, Vol. 2 

The Expanded Cinema, Vol. 2 showcase brings 8 of the works from the NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program’s 2016 Big Screens class to the Made in NY Media Center Center by IFP. Curated by Todd Bryant and Mimi Yin and featuring additional works by guest video artists from the Expanded Cinema Collective, April’s show brings some inspiring pixel origami to DUMBO for a month-long engagement.