8/22 | Live at the Archway: Say She She & DJ Rashad Ringo Smith

Live at the Archway is DUMBO's signature series: featuring dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts for kids & kidults + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.



The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St. 


THE HEADLINER | AT 6:30PM. Say She She is a Brooklyn/London based soul band, with classic girl-group harmonies. Think dreamy discodelic with an injection of Bollywood.

Rashad Ringo Smith has been a persistent creative presence during modern urban music’s golden moments. Since his rise to prominence in hip-hop’s golden age, his beats have become must-haves for nearly every major hip-hop and R&B artist on the East Coast. Known for lending his talent to names that remain in the limelight, Smith is a paradigm of classy sampling and innovative production. With Uptown Records sessions keyboardist Avon Marshall, Smith formed the production duo Tumbling Dice, and the duo went on to become resident producers at the newly formed Bad Boy Records. He has worked on tracks for numerous chart-topping artists including Nas, LL Cool J, and Shabba Ranks. In 1995, he laid the beat for a remix of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “One More Chance,” one of the few remixes that would surpass the original version for radio playability. His repertoire has included production for Aaliyah, Fat Joe, MC Lyte, Das EFX, Yoyo, Slick Rick, Carl Thomas, En Vogue, 50 Cent, and Erykah Badu.

THE OPENER, FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART | AT 5:30PM.  Puppetsburg does interactive, contemporary puppet shows with artisanal, handmade puppets for children ages 4 months to 5 years old at various locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan. The 45 minute shows involve dancing, instruments, dress-up "photo-ops," and bubble time, followed by a puppet story. Regularly exploring concepts like counting, simple vocabulary, hygiene, and hipster culture, Puppetsburg features “celebri-puppet” guests in a unique show that is entertaining for infants, toddlers, and parents alike.

The Splendid Elephant show features Clementine rescuing Elephant, a new best friend from the zoo. To be fully prepared to meet her, young participants learn about the color grey, how to stomp, and above all, that an elephant never forgets the loyalty of a good friend.

THE ARTIST IN GALLERY CUBED | ALL NIGHT. Emily Caisip is a Brooklyn based artist. She studied Illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After moving to New York from Los Angeles to pursue a career in editorial illustration, her interests grew to include murals, fine art and textile design. She works primarily with ink creating works intricately drawn and inspired by nature.  

The drawings and paintings for “22” is an exploration of bold colors and shapes juxtaposed with the softness and melodic way that plants exist in our world.