8/23 | Live at the Archway: Los Habaneros

This week, get ready for a "...a joyful, gyratory salsa celebration..." (so says Time Out New York.) Plus, get up-close with a live art experience led by artist Robin Kang. It's happening at Live at the Archway.

TODAY AT #LiveAtTheArchway

  • ON STAGE: Los Habaneros 
  • IN THE GALLERY: Robin Kang 

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. The explosive Los Habaneros mix musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, transcending traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is comprised of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians, including director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante. Los Habaneros have toured in Peru, Canada, Qatar, and throughout the United States. They have played at the Kennedy Center for the Arts as official performers for TEDMED, the American Folk Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BB King Blues Club, Subrosa, BAMCafe, The Green Space, Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), Le Poisson Rouge, The Bronx Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, Live at the Gantries, Roulette, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Taj, and many others. THE 

ARTIST. Inspired by her southwestern upbringing, Robin Kang reinterprets the tradition of weaving within a contemporary context. Utilizing a digitally operated Jacquard hand loom—the contemporary version of the first binary operated machine and argued precursor to the invention of the computer—she hand weaves tapestries that combine ancient symbolism, computer related imagery, and digital mark making. Kang has exhibited throughout the US, Canada, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. Recent institutional shows include the Queens Museum, the Essl Museum, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the U.S Embassy in Saudi Arabia and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among others. Kang is the founder and director of Penelope, a artist-run project space in Ridgewood, Queens, and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Fiber and Material Studies Department at Tyler School of Art.

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!