The Archway

DUMBO has played host to festivals, art exhibits, concerts, film shoots, lectures, and much more. With its breathtaking views, historic charm and flexible spaces – DUMBO is a remarkable, cinematic backdrop to any event.

The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in particular is a spectacular venue, available for events, markets, art exhibitions, commercial photography shoots and filming. One subway stop from Manhattan and just off of the BQE, The Archway is easy to get to from Brooklyn, Manhattan and beyond. A major tourist destination and cultural hub, DUMBO has thousands of local residents and even more daily workers ready to stop by The Archway.

  • Features of the space include:
    It’s one of the only covered outdoor spaces in New York!
  • 7000 sq ft of covered area; potential combination with the Pearl Street Triangle and Anchorage Place for a total of more than 15000 sq ft.
  • Power sources and lighting.
  • Surfaces ideal for projection.
  • Free WiFi.
  • A beer and wine kiosk!

Download a sitemap of the Archway and Pearl Street Triangle here.

Interested in proposing an event or shooting in the space? Email with your name, organization, proposed date of event or shoot, proposed locations (if known), and a brief write up of the event or shoot. Fees vary depending on type of event, schedule and resource requirements,and all activities require insurance and are subject to NYC permits. Please note, all events must be free and open to the public. Ticketed events, weddings and all other private events will not be considered.

Looking for indoor event spaces in DUMBO? Maybe it’s a cocktail party at Smack Mellon (a loft space that once was a boiler room for other buildings in the neighborhood), or a wedding at 26 Bridge (a former metal factory renovated and lined with the original brick walls). In any case, check out our roundup of available event spaces. Note, the BID does not manage these locations; you should contact them directly.