Live at the Archway: 2017

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

Our third season of Live at the Archway brought hundreds of happy DUMBOnians and visitors out every Thursday 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!

This year, 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.


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

“[Live at the Archway] reflects the neighborhood’s diversity and its commitment to the arts.” – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“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!

About Live at the Archway: PopGun Presents Rodes Rollins 

This week at Live at the Archway, we're teaming up with the awesome guys behind PopGun Presents to bring you Americana-inspired pyschedelic rock, plus live art making with illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg. PopGun Presents: Rodes Rollins6:00pm DJ DuctTapeTo follow Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Melanie Hope GreenbergAll night THE BAND: Rodes Rollins is a psychedelic rock, Americana-inspired singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn. Hailing from Colorado, Rollins draws much of her storytelling inspiration from western landscapes and sounds, and likes to refer to her music as “cowgirl poetry”. Rollins released her debut

About Live at the Archway: 79.5 

“...honeyed vocalists, street flautists, and psych guitarists…” -- The New Yorker

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: Ola Fresca 

“Brilliant. Thrilling. The groove never stops.” -- Billboard

About Live at the Archway: Ghost Train Orchestra 

“There hasn’t been big band music as exciting as this since forever.” -- New York City Jazz Record

About Live at the Archway: Los Chantas 

A milogna in the Archway: infusing classic tangos with new life.

About Live at the Archway: Hot Sardines 

“...leaders of New York’s vintage jazz revival.” -- CBS This Morning: Saturday

About Live at the Archway: Gaijin à Go-Go 

“...shimmy their frilly, shiny, booty-twitchin’ electronica…” -- The Village Voice