October First Thursday

It’s the moment we’ve all be waiting for: the walls are built, the paint has dried, the work’s been hung. For DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk October 1, all of DUMBO’s amazing galleries will be open for business in their shiny spaces! We’ve got twelve galleries, four neighborhood spots, and the work of eighteen artists on display. Galleries will stay open ’til 9 – plenty of time to scope out new art and pop into one of DUMBO’s small shops. That’s right, beginning October 1, most retail in DUMBO will stay open until 9pm every Thursday for DUMBO After Hours!

And there’s more: Light Year is taking us on a journey from video art to VJing with a collection of videos that explore the dynamic relationship between contemporary video art, sonic art, live performance and cultural reflection. Projections start at dusk in Pearl Street Triangle and continue until 10pm.

Under the Archway we’re celebrating DUMB’Oktoberest with lager and sausage and a side of Sturm und Drang. We’ve got a #LiveAtTheArchway performance by the irreverent Opera on Tap, tasty eats by Landhaus, and of course, beer (+ wines, and bites) from The Lighthouse.

All events are open to the public; most events listed here are free.

miggy buck

Miggy Buck: October First Thursday

Miggy Buck


Master Plan: October First Thursday

Master Plan is an exhibition by organization Paper Jam Press Paper Jam Press is founded on the love of the process of printing and generally being happy. The posters are hand-printed in San Francisco on Vandercook letterpress, turn-of-the-century wood type letters that don't quite match. (They like it that way) Paper Jam Press was founded in 2009 by Arianna Orland as a homage to truth, love, typography and music.


Retail Open House: October First Thursday

Natchie is a singer/songwriter and she draws her songs!


Spirited Art: October First Thursday

We'll be pouring samples of a local spirit with local art on view. Don't miss it!

Creative Bloch

Tenacious Textures: October First Thursday

Selections from the Collection of Joe Bloch will be on display including Anatomy and Architecture. Prints and other exclusive merchandise will be available for purchase for this event.


Tokyo International Photography Competition 2015: October First Thursday

A photographic exhibition celebrating the artists selected for the 3rd annual Tokyo International Photography Competition. The theme of the 2015 exhibition is "the Human Condition".

arch tony

Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm and Jeskyne: October First Thursday

Smack Mellon is pleased to present two solo exhibitions, Karin Giusti’s monumental installation Honorem: Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm and Michael Kukla’s first large scale site-specific project Jeskyne.

sculptors guild

Structure: October First Thursday

A solo exhibition by Michael Wolf, investigating the dichotomies of permanence and transience and sheltered vs. exposed. In the sculptures Wolf has been exploring archetypal forms of architectural structures and the sculptural possibilities of the forms. He has examined how openings can pierce and divide the structure, allowing shadows to be created that move with the changing light of the day.

minus space

The Gray Question: October First Thursday

MINUS SPACE is delighted to launch its thirteenth year with the solo exhibition Gabriele Evertz: The Gray Question. This is the Brooklyn-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a suite of new large-format paintings investigating the color gray.

masters projects

This Ain't Main St: October First Thursday

To celebrate the launch of it's new location at 91 Water Street in Brooklyn, New York, Masters Prj is proud to announce a group exhibition, This Ain't Main St, curated by Todd Masters. A variety of media will be shown—painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, whatepaste—and a number of artists represented: Shepard Fairey, KAWS, Banksy, Massimo Vitali, Skewville, Kris Chatterson, Nick Flatt, The Yok, Sheryo & Amze Emmons.


Paraspace: October First Thursday

"the condition of hyperspace [that] is itself insane" - Barry Malzberg, Galaxies Participating Artists: Alfredo Salazar Caro, Andrea Wolf, Anton Marini & Danielle Ezzo, CHiKA, [DNASAb], Katie Torn, Nicolas Rupcich, Rosa Menkman, Sarah Rothberg

max de estebam

Heads Will Roll: October First Thursday

Heads Will Roll is the fourth and final installment of Max de Esteban’s challenging and provocative Propositions series—a long term and rigorous investigation of society’s embracement of technologies, in particular, the dawn of the bio-cybernetic era.

Archway Lighthouse

The Archway Lighthouse is a seasonal beer and wine concession stand in The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge created by Superfine's Tanya Rynd & Cara Lee Sparry. The Lighthouse season runs from April to October, Wednesdays - Sunday, Noon to 10pm.