summer of fun

Live at the Archway

Music, art, drinks and magic under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.



Summer Thursdays | 6 - 8pm

+ Live music on stage

+ Dumbo artist in a pop up, solo show
+ Drinks at The Dumbo Station



Throwback to favorite shows from seasons past

Five summers of fun!

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

Time Out New York

Since our launch in 2015, Live at the Archway has presented more than 120 music + dance ensembles, in virtually every genre imaginable.

  • Brown Rice Family, our perennial favorites, here pictured at the Archway Anniversary Party in 2019
  • Fogo Azul, who have opened the season since our first in 2015, here pictured at the Archway Anniversary Party in 2019
  • Caique Vidal & Batuque, presented with Brasil Summerfest, in 2017
  • Gangstagrass in 2018
  • Mr. Twin Sister, who closed our opening season in 2015
  • White Wave Dance by Young Soon Kim, who has curated an evening of modern dance in the Archway for many years, here pictured in 2017
  • Los Cumpleaños in 2017
  • Los Hacheros in 2016
  • Gajin a Go Go in 2017
  • Yunior Terry and Son de Altura and a puppet fashion show led by Ana Ratner, both presented with the Center of Cuban Studies, in 2019.
  • The Hot Sardines, on stage in 2017
  • Nkumu Katalay and the Life Long Project Band opening season five in 2019
  • Janka Nabay in 2016
  • the Akie Bermiss Trio in 2018
  • Alsarah and the Nubatones in 2019
  •  Micheal Blume, acoustic style, in 2018
  • Underground System in 2017
  • Batuque da Lan Lanh, presented with Brasil Summerfest, 2017

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

Brooklyn Daily Eagle


Every week at Live at the Archway, we build a pop up gallery in the Archway, in a collaboration with Nathan Sinai Rayman, of GALLERY GALLERY GALLERY. Inside: a solo show. Outside: a coloring book-like interactive work between artist and public. Since 2017, The Gallery has presented 70+ visual artists!

The 2022 Season

The 2019 Season

Incredibly fun outdoor concert series!

Time Out New York

The 2019 Season
The 2019 Season

2018 Season

One of the coolest and most picturesque spots to see a show.

Time Out New York

The 2018 Season
The 2018 Season

2017 Season

The 2017 season brought  Hot Sardines, Nickodemus, Espiritu Gitano Ensemble, Gaijin à Go-GoUnderground System, 79.5, Brown Rice Family, Los Cumpleaños, Rhodes Rollins (presented with PopGun Presents), Hip Hop Dance Conservatory, Ola Fresca, Jah Pan, Ghost Train Orchestra, Los Chantas, Big Sky Works, and an evening of modern dance curated by White Wave to the stage.

In the Gallery, we presented artists Tom Fruin, Melanie Hope Greenberg, CAM, Zach Seeger, Vladimir Nazarov, Jaimie Walker, James Nazarov, Michael Farmer, Dale Kaplan, Damon May, Cara Lee Sparry, Michael Muster, Kylin O'Brien, Eleanor Alper, Nadia Ackerman, Tara Dixon, and Tanya Rynd.

2016 Season

The 2016 Season brought Ava Luna, Maku Soundsystem, salsa bands Los Hacheros and Conjunto Guantanamo, Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Janka Nabay, Tigue, Mary C and the Stellars, Lynette Williams, Beat Kaestli, Greg Humphreys, Bella Tonic, Brown Rice Family, a modern dance set by White Wave, a milonga with Stratos y el Trio de Arrabal, and an epic evening of performance by Madame T and the Starlights.

The 2015 Season

Our inaugural season ran from May - October 2015, and featured lots of local Dumbo talent along with Opera, brass bands, salsa, and a special show by Mr. Twin Sister.