Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: Big Sky Works

This week at Live at the Archway, join in this unique, participatory circus experience–great for all ages!

  • Big Sky Works6:00pm
  • Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Cara Lee SparryAll night

The multidisciplinary community arts and performance space Big Sky Works brings its interactive circus show and workshop, STARSHIP HOOPERS, to DUMBO for a one night only performance. Members of the Heavenly Bodies–the Big Sky Works’ Hoop Troop–create a planetarium and build a solar system with the audience using hula hoops and spinning carpets, together with visuals by B.A. Miale. Big Sky Works was founded by Tanya Gagne, whose work has been produced at the Sydney Opera House, the Roundhouse in London, P.S. 122 in New York, The Mayan Festival in LA, and festivals throughout Argentina, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Europe.

Cara Lee Sparry came to New York City to study industrial design at the Pratt Institute in 1988, and she moved to DUMBO in 1992. An installation artist who also works in graphic design, she has previously designed exhibits for the United Nations and the Barney’s Christmas windows, as well as numerous other clients. Cara Lee is the co-founder, owner and designer of Superfine, which opened in 2001, and she also conceived of and designed The Lighthouse, the beer and wine kiosk beneath the Archway, which opened in 2013.

The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.

Live at
The Archway

Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

See the full lineup