7/12 | Live at the Archway: Brown Rice Family

Back by popular demand, Brown Rice Family takes over Live at the Archway with their feel good, distinctively organic, world roots music experience. Plus, get up-close with a live art experience led by DUMBO-based artist Samuel Jablon. It's all happening at Live at the Archway.

TODAY AT #LiveAtTheArchway

  • ON STAGE: Brown Rice Family + DJ set by Dan Edinberg
  • IN THE GALLERY: Samuel Jablon 

Live at the Archway is always free, always all ages, and always 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 BAND. Guided by a strong belief in life’s natural flow, Brown Rice Family gives listeners a distinctively organic world roots music experience, encompassing reggae, hip-hop, afro beat, jazz, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk music. Comprised of eight members hailing from Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the US, the members’ diverse national backgrounds set the stage for a musical journey that straddles ancient and contemporary global sounds.

THE DJ. Dan Edinberg is a producer, composer, and bassist residing in Brooklyn.  Active in the music community for the last 20 years, he is most known as bassist/keyboardist/vocalist with The Stepkids, the psychedelic soul trio singed to Stones Throw Records.  Drawing from a wide array of influences including jazz, r+b, hip hop, disco, electro, 1980’s house music, afrobeats, and reggae, you can expect the unexpected during his DJ sets.

THE ARTIST. Samuel Jablon is an artist and poet who lives and works in New York City. Jablon received his MFA from Brooklyn College/CUNY (2013) and his BA from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado (2009). Jablon’s work explores the discursive and sensual visuality of art and poetry. He has presented projects, performed, and or exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, The Queens Museum, Hauser & Wirth, Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Kitchen, Artists Space, and Yours Mine & Ours. Solo exhibitions include Freight + Volume (NY), Arts + Leisure (NY), and Diane Rosenstein (LA). His work has been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail and others.

THE GALLERY. Every Live at the Archway, Tfnf’s The Space Station pops up in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge  Brainchild of artist Nathan Sinai Rayman and with a footprint of only 32 square feet, Tfnf’s The Space Station replicates (in flat pack, modular, franchisable form) his DUMBO gallery This Friday or Next Friday – “likely the tiniest, most inconsequential gallery in NYC, maybe on the face of the Earth”. Each week, we present an exhibition featuring a DUMBO-based artist and invite the public to create a collaborative piece with the artist over the course of the evening.


Looking for more? View the full Live at the Archway schedule!