Live at the Archway: 2016

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

Live At The Archway brings the neighborhood together, presenting a curated season of live performances and interactive art in a magical, only-in-Dumbo setting.

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.


What the Press is saying!

“The Manhattan Bridge Archway is the place to be on Thursday evenings this summer” – Time Out New York

“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!

About Live at the Archway: Los Hacheros 

"At the risk of being mistaken for hyperbole, “Bambulaye” navigates a level of interaction many bands will go their entire existence without attaining."–The Vinyl District

About Live at the Archway: Mary C and the Stellars 

"Powerhouse vocalist Mary C - Soulful, Blues-Drenched voice calls to mind Amy Winehouse or Joss Stone!"–Elle Magazine

About Live at the Archway: Lynette Williams 

"A truly beautiful voice, blends beautifully soul, pop and jazz influences."–Deli Magazine

About Live at the Archway: Conjunto Guantanamo 

"One of the most wonderfully compelling Latin bands in New York City."–The New Times

About Live at the Archway: Tigue 

"An imaginative, distinctive, hypnotic yet kinetic blend of indie classical."–New York Music Daily

About Live at the Archway: M.A.K.U Soundsystem 

"Punk, funk and jazz via Afro-Colombia and Queens: that's the driving and gritty energy of M.A.K.U. Sound system."–Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR

About Live at the Archway: White Wave 

Extremely well crafted, visually stunning, emotionally rich work.–Backstage

About Live at the Archway: Brown Rice Family 

"Brown Rice Family is bridging cultures together while creating a fun atmosphere within improvisation. Amazing." - Vogue Japan

About Live at the Archway: Ava Luna 

“Equal parts brain and soul, pairing tricked-out synth work with Motown- inspired dance grooves.”–The New Yorker