15 weeks of fun

Live at the Archway

A Performance Series as Enchanting as Its Venue.

The DUMBO Improvement District is giving us yet another reason to be stoked for open-air entertainment.

Time Out New York

Live at the Archway is presented with generous support from green desk,

DUMBO’s native co-working space.

The 2017 Season

Our third season of Live at the Archway brought hundreds of happy DUMBOnians and visitors out Thursdays in 2017 to experience the Archway come alive with music and art–from Cuban salsa, flamenco and New Orleans hot jazz, to Indie afrobeat, modern dance, psychedelic soul, J-Pop and yes, even a hula hooping circus!

In 2017, we introduced The Space Station, a pop-up gallery presented in partnership with DUMBO-based gallery TFNF. Each week, a different DUMBO artist exhibited their work, and invited the public to collaborate on an interactive piece wrapped around the outside of the gallery.


Season three was co-curated and produced by Tanya Rynd of Superfine. 

Live at the Archway reflects the neighborhood's diversity and its commitment to the arts.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The shows!

Cumpleanos With Balloons
June 8: Los Cumpleaños

We kicked off Live at the Archway with an energetic, danceable, one-of-a-kind musical experience–with Fogo Azu, an all-female Brazilian drumline, psychedelic cumbia from Los Cumpleaños + live art with Tom Fruin (of Stained Glass Watertower fame!)


RhodesRollins
June 15: PopGun Presents Rhodes Rollins

We teamed up with the awesome guys behind PopGun Presents to bring you Rhodes Rollins' Americana-inspired pyschedelic rock, plus live art making with illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.

What the Press is Saying

"DUMBO Improvement district is giving us yet another reason to be stoked for open-air entertainment." - Time Out New York

Live at the Archway is Above & Beyond in the New Yorker.

"If you’re looking for somewhere to kick back and enjoy the cooler sunsets through September, find your chill vibes Live at the Archway in DUMBO." - Metro US

"The only thing that beats an outdoor concert is a free outdoor concert." - SpoiledNYC

"A great way to unwind after a workday." - ZealNYC

And top hits in the New York Times, Untapped Cities, Paper Magazine, Brooklyn Paper, Brooklyn Vegan, Art Haps, Ariana's List, PureWow, Brokelyn, Brooklyner, Mommy Poppins, Mommy Nearest and more!

The 2016 Season

Our second season of Live at the Archway brought hundreds of happy DUMBOnians and visitors out every Thursday to experience puppetry, sizzling salsa, swing bands, Sierra leon bubu ensemble, alt-classical percussion, Colombian cumbia, some epic video projections, and more. Season two was co-curated and produced by Tanya Rynd of Superfine.

The Manhattan Bridge Archway is the place to be on Thursday evenings this summer

Time Out New York

What the press is saying

"Listening to a band under the Manhattan bridge at The Archway should be on everyone's NYC bucket list." - Alexandra Farrington

"Enjoy some of Brooklyn's top talent at Live at the Archway in DUMBO." – Viewing.Nyc

"It’s the best place to be every Thursday night." - South Brooklyn 

And top hits in the New York Times, Brooklyn Paper, Brooklyn Vegan, am New York, Village Voice,  Brooklyn Rail,  Oh My Rockness, Ariana's List, Brokelyn, Mommy Poppins, Mommy Nearest and more!

The 2015 Season

The first season of Live at the Archway was launched in 2015 as a joint effort of the DUMBO Improvement District and Superfine restaurant. Every Thursday from May through October, the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge came alive with free performances! From Cuban salsa to indie pop, brass bands to Afro Brazilian outfits, old school punk to New Orleans style jazz and even an opera ensemble, Live At The Archway brought the neighborhood together, presenting local talent and celebrating local companies.