See and Be Seen

Annual Meeting

Each year, hundreds gather to hear what's coming up in the neighborhood, meet fellow Dumbonians and celebrate local rockstars. Not. To. Be. Missed.

2018 ANNUAL MEETING

On Wednesday April 25, 2018, 200+ members of the DUMBO Improvement District turned out to the Dumbo Loft to celebrate all things DUMBO. They sampled treats from VHH Foods, SUGARCANE raw bar grill, Smile to Go, and Bluestone Lane, enjoyed La Catrina's lovely flower arrangements, and celebrated all of the DUMBO Dozen and Magic Feather recipients.

Once a year we gather for a deep dive into this fantastic community.

Alexandria Sica - Executive Director - the Dumbo Improvement District

ICYMI: Alexandria Sica’s State of the Neighborhood Address

DUMBO BID Executive Director Alexandria Sica welcomed everyone and began her address with a headline that actually appeared in The New York Times last summer: Dumbo Stakes Its Claim as a Dining Destination. *mic drop*

She told the story of how we got there— starting with the opening of Empire Stores— and announced two exciting additions coming soon!

Next up, Ms. Sica introduced all of the fantastic new businesses that have opened in DUMBO since our last Annual Meeting.

The next portion of the presentation focused on neighborhood improvement projects that we're so excited about— including building out Bridge Park 2, transforming the plaza under the Brooklyn Bridge, and restoring DUMBO's Belgian Blocks.

Plus, more people, companies, and events that set DUMBO apart and a look ahead at fun events happening this summer!

Read about our 2018 Magic Feather and DUMBO Dozen awardees here.

Get all the photos from the event here.

Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors, The Dumbo Loft and Green Desk!

2017 ANNUAL MEETING

On January 23, 2017 (despite the insane weather), 250+ members of the DUMBO Improvement District packed the Etsytorium in Etsy’s stunning new DUMBO Heights offices to celebrate all things DUMBO. They sampled treats from Bluestone Lane and Forager’s, enjoyed music by Turntable Lab’s DJ Keat Teoh, and celebrated all of the DUMBO Dozen and Magic Feather recipients.

Read about our 2017 Magic Feather and DUMBO Dozen awardees here.

2016 Annual Meeting

May 19, 2016, members of the DUMBO Improvement District packed the Archway to celebrate ten years of the DUMBO Improvement District. 350+ enthusiastic DUMBOnians showed up, donned SoundOff headsets, toasted our decade with beers from the Lighthouse, enjoyed performances by DUMBO artists, and celebrated all of the DUMBO Dozen and Magic Feather recipients.

"The before and after of DUMBO is really something!" said Executive Director Alexandria Sica as she showed images of the Archway and Pearl Street Triangle before they were transformed into plaza spaces, the BQE before it was covered with DUMBO Walls, and many other great works of the organization over the last ten years.

Read about our 2016 Magic Feather and DUMBO Dozen awardees here.