Art + Culture

Live at the Archway: Jah Pan

This week at Live at the Archway, sink into summer with New York City’s preeminent steel drum band ensemble.

  • Jah Pan6:00pm
  • DJ DuctTape To follow
  • Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Michael FarmerAll night

Jah Pan is New York City’s preeminent steel drum band ensemble. The band is comprised largely of musicians from Trinidad and Tobago, the country that created steel drums, (or “pans”) and produces the vast majority of the world’s best players. Jah Pan’s steel drum, calypso musicians and reggae singers have performed all over the world, at events ranging from backyard parties to Presidential receptions, on NBC’s Today Show, at the U.S. Tennis Open, on television, in major motion pictures.

Michael Farmer was born in Montclair, NJ. He has been painting most of his life. He has had a studio in 68 Jay since 2007. He paints portrait, abstracts and landscapes in oil and watercolor.

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