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WElCoME To THE 2010

The Dumbo Arts Festival is a feast for the senses that attracts 100,000+ visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 500 artists, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages, 100 programming partners. Beginning Friday night, September 24, and continuing through Sunday, September 26, art revelers can enjoy: visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street; musicians, dancers, poets, performance and circus artists throughout the neighborhood, on street corners and sidewalk stages, in the park and even in the river; communing with instrument makers in workshops; hearing from tech gurus about the latest advances; and joining walking tours to hear city historians share little-known stories of the neighborhood. There’s steampunk, spectacle and performance art, drum circles and parades, and plenty to engage children as well. The Dumbo Arts Festival will be as smart and sophisticated as the city’s creative community itself, real and flavorful, with grit and polish. Come on out and experience it for yourselves. Best regards, Zannah Mass, Karen Dalzell & The Dumbo Arts Festival Team

The Dumbo Arts Festival spans the neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, including the Waterfront. Parking is scarce and public transportation is encouraged, though if driving, use 45 Main Street as a GPS terminus. Biking or walking over either bridge is also a great way to arrive from the west.

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nelson Hancock Carol Salmanson
111 Front St (outside suite 204). In All That’s left, we see LEDs boxes embedded in reflective sheeting transform empty industrial space with color and technology. carolsalmanson.com

most JUrieD proJeCts are on VieW from friDay 6-9pm, satUrDay anD sUnDay 12-6pm Edward Schexnayder*
The unknown Knowns reminds visitors of the absent presence of the homeless through a collection of shrines scattered throughout DUMBO. edwardschexnayder.info 20 Jay St (Suite 356). Question whether a self-portrait can ever represent your true self. In That’s (not) me, visitors can take self portraits and walk away with instant prints. nelsonhancock.com

best Outdoor public Art Installation, best Indoor public Art Installation and best Open Studio will be judged by a professional jury. The winner of each will receive $1,000. The Grand prize winner will receive a donated studio in a building owned by Two Trees, free of rent for one year.

nora Herting
55 Washington St (3rd Fl elevator bank). In Face of brooklyn, see the changing face of DUMBO through this photo series of the neighborhood’s past and present artists, business owners and residents. noraherting.com

Ken Solomon
55 Washington St (4th Fl elevator bank). Video projection in One Shake and It’s Gone traces the architectural history of DUMBO by using a format that recalls an Etch A Sketch, highlighting the changing face of the neighborhood. kensolomon.com

Sasha Sumner*
Using the image of a mosque built 4,000 years before the Manhattan Bridge, Arches and bridges will transport viewers to another place and time. vimeo.com/sashasumner

Sean Capone’s Floral Wall: Skull & Void

Allison Berkoy
30 Washington St (loading dock). Wake up gauze-covered dummies to hear about their dreams, nightmares and inability to remember in Asleep #3. berkoy.com

Fawad Khan
55 Washington St (5th Fl). American muscle consists of non-narrative animations that focus on industrial New York: automobiles, construction materials, broken glass and orange netting. fawadkhan.com

leonard Ursachi
81 Front St. Evoking every town and city that has vanished under water, Rise and Shine is an aquarium that contains a model of an island that is alternately drowned and resuscitated as water repeatedly rises and falls. pendulums 2 is a video projection documenting pendulums that have stopped marking time. ursachi.net

notations serve as a reminder of the origin of the buildings and other structures we use every day: the design and the designer. mahanjavadi.com

Hidemi Takagi
Roving. Sample various cultural ephemera from around the world at “Cultural Stand” blender, a lens into New York’s immigrant communities and cultures. hidemitakagi.com

Suzanne Broughel
brooklyn bridge park (pier 3, York St off of Jay St). The Dumbo X Games: The Jump-shot Shoot money Cup Without money gives you a chance to advise the artist on how to make the perfect jump shot and receive an original, hand-painted T-shirt.

55 Washington St façade. The number 2,629, representing the number of take-out meals consumed every second in the U.S., is constructed from single-use take-out containers for the exhibit Take-less. mslk.com

lucia Warck-Meister
Roving from Anchorage to the shore line. High Tide recalls rising and falling tidewaters through performances with droplet-like bubbles. luciawarckmeister.com

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo*
Consider the human life-cycle, personal space, entrapment and cultural chronicles in Garden, a video sculpture in which 50 tiny video-projected people are presented in glass bottles, much like insects captured in jars. gabebc.com/Animalia.php

Chris Mottalini
55 Washington St (Suite 319). The photographs in After You left, They Took It Apart (Demolished paul Rudolph Homes) document three homes designed by experimental Modernist architect Paul Rudolph just before their demolition. mottalini.com

Seldon Yuan
111 Front St (Suite 212). In vacuum/ plenum (the Cotard delusion, invisibility, and other gravities), the viewer becomes an inadvertent performer as they are unable to catch their own reflection while in the house of mirrors. seldonyuan.com

Sean Capone
manhattan bridge Anchorage. Floral Wall: Skull & void will transform the Manhattan Bridge with an array of floral motifs highlighting its unique architectural space. seancapone.com

Roving. Taking cues from Yoko Ono’s book of instruction and drawings, Grapefruit, Olek invites you to shake hands with Crocheted painting to Shake Hands #, a performer whose personal, sexual and cultural identity is masked by crochet. agataolek.com

Jennifer Williams
Scaffolding on Front St between Washington St and Adams St. [flo] #5 creates order within the urban chaos and illuminates the neighborhood’s distinctiveness. jennifer-williams.com

Ranjit Bhatnagar
55 Washington St (lobby). In misericordiam, an old accordion hangs in space, suspended from cords and cables. It twitches and shudders, comes to life and plays a mournful tune. moonmilk.com

KS Rives*
before I die I want to... is a collection of photographs with statements from people answering that exact question. beforeidieiwantto.org

Erin Rachel Hudak
Tobacco Warehouse, 26 New Dock St (at Water St). A statement that may hide one’s true feelings, this installation of 3-D letters cut from recycled corrugated plastic assures us, “Everything Is Fine.” erinrachelhudak.com

Apisak ‘M’ Vithyanond*
Viewers can digitally paint their own body trails in Human Graffiti. m-apisak.com

Anne percoco
main St park. Find rest and relaxation in Canopy, where you’ll encounter camouflaged sleeping bags made from thousands of printed leaves culled from botanical print fabrics of varying colors and textures. annepercoco.com

Eric Corriel 6
81 Front St. A reminder of Brooklyn’s susceptibility to rising tides caused by global warming, Dumbo underwater is a video installation that imagines what DUMBO might look like underwater. ericcorriel.com

Ahron Weiner
55 Washington St, scaffolding along Adams St. Photographs of decaying outdoor ads from around the world provoke questions about the universal language of advertising and the afterlife of ads and products in AdInfinitum©. ahronphoto.com

Mahan Javadi & Bruno Billio
45 main St (lobby). Ambient vibrations visualizes our subtle interactions and interrelationships with built environments through clever use of technology. mahanjavadi.com


Ed purver
The Archway under the manhattan bridge. With each rumbling train passing overhead, the Manhattan Bridge Archway will be slowly transformed from a solid tunnel of ice to a melting glacier full of cracks, through photos of a Norwegian glacier taken by Monica Ruzansky in Nesting. edpurver.com

Tai Hwa Goh
45 main St (lobby). lull is an experimental installation of prints made by traditional techniques such as intaglio and silkscreen. taihwagoh.com

Seth Wulsin
81 Front St and 45 main St (loading dock). In Animas, 3-D portraits shift and change depending on the distance and angle of the viewer. sethwulsin.com

Mahan Javadi, Salome nikuradze & novka Cosovic
lucia Warck-Meister Around 45 main St area. public Notations’ full-scale architectural

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most exhibitions are open friDay 6-9pm, satUrDay anD sUnDay 12-6pm

A.I.R. Gallery & pillow Culture
55 Washington St. In pillow pageant, 16 artist-designed pillows are on display and are accompanied by films inspired by U.S. Patents. blog.pillowculture.com

Melville House: Geometry and Gesture
145 plymouth St. New work by artist Chris Walsh. mhpbooks.com

The Work office (TWo)
45 main St (Suite 800). Katarina Jerinic and Naomi Miller, project artists. A multidisciplinary art project disguised as an employment agency. theworkoffice.com

Chul-Hyun “Charlie” Ahn’s Well
55 Washington St (lobby). Glancing into the sculpture, Well, creates the unsettling illusion of looking into an endless abyss devoid of human presence. Permanent installation commissioned by Two Trees.

new York Foundation for the Arts
111 Front St (Suite 214). NYFA Artists Crossing Over: Featuring artists representing NYFA’s diverse programming. nyfa.org

The Triangle Artists’ Workshop program*
An intense two-week studio session for an international group of 30 professional visual artists that culminates in an exhibition. The workshop’s mission is to create an environment designed to maximize exchange, stimulate new ideas and encourage experimentation. triangleworkshop.org

John parker & Johnny Moreno, Sweet Crude
81 Front St. A multichannel video installation that visually interprets the quantity of flow from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with light and movement.

Collective Art’s First Thought*

Collective Consumption
20 Jay St (Suite 1019). Curated by Claire Sexton and Christina Vassallo. Everyday objects highlighting existing relationships between consumers and discarded goods. randomnumber.nu

new York photo Festival
The powerHouse Arena, 37 main St. Capture brooklyn, a juried exhibition of contemporary photography, seeks to capture the spirit and essence of Brooklyn as New York City’s new epicenter of literature, music, art and photography. capturebrooklyn. nyphotofestival.com

Triangle Arts Association; Space: The mother of Invention*
See artists whose work benefits from negotiating the struggle for space in Brooklyn.

Dorje ling Buddhist Center
98 Gold St. A Celebration of buddhist Arts and Crafts: Art by Monks of Palgyalwa Jonangpa Takten Shadrup Choeling. littlelama.org

no longer Empty
111 Front St (Suite 200). Curators: Manon Slome, Jodie Dinapoli and Keith Schweitzer. Artists will reference DUMBO’s industrial past and its recent renovation and transformation. nolongerempty.org

under The Radar: A Group Exhibition of UnderRepresented Artists Who Deserve More Attention
111 Front St (Suite 204). Organized and Curated by Marc Dennis. marcdennis.com

Gleason’s Gym boxing art at its best
77 Front St (2nd Fl). Where boxing meets fine art; where the physical meets the spiritual and cerebral. gleasonsgym.net

E-Xchange, curated by Rachel Vancelette*
Artists will present their definition of today’s adaptation of the “pen pal” metaphor.

Features 16 international multidisciplinary artists brought together by NYFA’s 2010 Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists.

Jane’s Carousel
56 Water St. A magnificent, fully restored 1922 Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel is on view in this gallery space until it is moved to its permanent home in Brooklyn Bridge Park, where it will be housed in a pavilion designed by Jean Nouvel. janescarousel.com

112 Water St. Curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy. Presented by Dumbo Arts Center, new contemporary video art screenings and installations. Live projector performances by Wet Gate, Bruce McClure, Luis Recoder and Sandra Gibson. videodumbo.org


James Stanley, outer Cape: New art from provincetown*
20 Jay St (Suite 316).

league Treatment Center/lAnD
67 Front St. In lp’s REbORN, classic album covers are transformed and recreated by artists. leaguetreatment.org

The Center for photography at Woodstock
55 Washington St (Suite 453). This extensive photography exhibit features work by Wendy Ewald, Ed Kashi, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gerald Slota, Susan Meisales, Martin Munkacsi, and many others.

*Location and other info Tbd, please check Festival website for more information.

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Target assault by Screamachine, Gearoid Dolan
various locations around the manhattan bridge. A series of visual “assaults” on iconic structures around NYC by a weaponless naked figure in the form of an animated digital projection emanating from a high-powered proprietary projection device built and operated by the artist.

plastic Flowers don’t die, Simone Couto-Kaplan
Jay St between York and prospect Sts Plastic flowers are woven into wires of an industrial synthetic green fence, transforming it into a vertical garden. Passersby can participate by adding flowers.

Illegal Art
York St and Front St fence. mEmorial draws inspiration from memorials and vigils that commemorate sudden death with photographs, notes and objects. The work provides an opportunity for the living to commemorate themselves by creating a tribute to represent their lives. illegalart.org

leonard Ursachi’s pendulums

leo Kuelbs Collection
various sites near the manhattan bridge anchorage Curators Leo Kuelbs and Adam Nankervis present The Endless bridge, a multi-channel, video art event that explores the notion of transition as a permanent state. An international roster of artists includes Farkas FlRyan Uzilevsky, Christine Schulz and Vadim Schaeffler. leokuelbscollection.com

no longer Empty
Outside 25 Washington St and 55 Washington St Murals: NLE curates site-specific installations on scaffolding by artists Helen Dennis, Logan Hicks, Sofia Maldonado and Chris Stain that unite NLE-curated indoor and outdoor spaces.

A.I.R. Gallery & PILLOW CULTURE present Jennifer Zackin’s Aftershock, an installation assembled from hundreds of oilabsorbing hair booms into creaturelike forms that resemble the colorful sea life they’re designed to save. jenniferzackin.com

Rabbit Movers presents Another Art Attack*
Outside RAbbITHOlESTuDIO on Washington St in the RAbbITmOvERS mobile art gallery. rabbitmovers.com

Wet Exit, Janet Biggs
main Street park, East River off main St Presented by Smack Mellon, Wet Exit merges the fierce athleticism of fighting kayaks with pounding drumbeats and the siren-like screams of a violinist amongst a landscape of large-scale video projections. Musicians, dancers and kayak polo players will perform against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline beneath the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. smackmellon.org.


Serving DUMBO for over 20 years!
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Curated by patrick Derivaz FRI SEpT 24
7pm Earth people Earth People cross boundaries between jazz, Latin, world music, rock, electronic, free, funk, classical and the unclassifiable. earthpeople.tv 6:30pm les Chaud lapins Les Chauds Lapins present French songs of the 20s–40s, an epoch when American jazz and swing was being absorbed into the witty, passionate, highly melodic tradition of French popular music. leschaudslapins.com 8pm Tom Verlaine with Billy

Fri & Sat: 8pm; Sun: 3pm

Curated by Bargemusic, a floating concert hall, Fulton Ferry Landing Tickets $15–$40 718-624-2083 bargemusic.org to interpreting “Old Time Southern” music. strungoutstringband.com 4pm Jesse lenat Brooklyn-based Lenat, who opened Farm Aid 2007, performs the music of Woody Guthrie and Jeff Buckley. 5pm Jan Bell Jan Bell of the acclaimed band, The Maybelles, will be performing her signature alt-country tunes. janbellmusic.com 6pm Shotgun party This party melds swinging, sultry jazz with a dancehall sensibility. shotgunfiesta.com 7pm Will Scott Scott was nominated for the Independent Music Awards “Best Blues Album” in 2010, and now he’s set to tear up the Tobacco Warehouse with his signature style of blues. willscottmusic.com

3:45pm Julia Joseph Joseph has fashioned a collection of refined and quietly bewitching songs that blossom beyond the confines of traditional folk to embrace the dynamics of jazz and blues. 5pm Conjunto Guantánamo This Afro-Cuban band pairs lively percussion, pounding syncopated bass lines and brazenly exotic trumpet melodies with Pepito Gomez’s smooth and dynamic lead vocals. conjuntoguantanamo.com

2–5pm Duncan Emck* Emck will demonstrate how to properly cut a violin scroll. 3pm Dean Bowman* Specializing in traditional black spirituals, Bowman will sing, discuss his work and the history of black spirituals. Please RSVP in advance to info@dumboartsfestival. com. DeanBowman.net

mARCHING bANDS Himalayas*
Sat pm, procession starts on main St at plymouth St With an ever-changing cast of characters, a songbook of today’s freshest composers and a penchant for smashing genres, Himalayas is a spontaneous marching band celebration.

Ficca & patrick Derivaz
Tom Verlaine is a singer/songwriter/ guitarist best known as the frontman of Television—a band widely credited with establishing punk and new wave. He’s joined by former Television band member Billy Ficca on drums and Patrick Derivaz, a composer/producer who has worked with John Cale, Will.I.Am, Philip Glass and Jeff Buckley. patrickderivaz.com 10pm The prodigals One of the foremost Celtic rock bands in the U.S., The Prodigals masterfully fuse Irish traditional music with rock and jazz. prodigals.com

SuN SEpT 26 oNLy
11am patrick Derivaz mick management’s recording studio, 35 Washington St (at Water St). Derivaz will share his extensive music background, guiding attendees through the basics of record engineering. Please RSVP in advance to info@dumboartsfestival. com. patrickderivaz.com 12pm Martha Mooke* Electro-Acoustic Violist/Composer Martha Mooke offers up sounds, insights and hands-on opportunities to explore new approaches to string playing. 1pm Sam Zygmuntowicz 38 Water St. World-renowned violin maker Sam Zygmuntowicz gives a presentation that explores how high-tech ways of analyzing violins and their sound. 4pm Shahzad Ishmaily* Composer and musician Shahzad Ishmaily will offer kids a glimpse into the art of making music. 5pm David Gage, Gage String Instruments* Master Luthier David Gage offers a workshop/demo on string instruments with a focus on amplification for basses and celli.

Great Small Works
Sat Sept 25, 7–7:30pm, parade starts at 45 main St and ends at foot of Jay St Great Small Works will launch its 15th season in style with a street procession through DUMBO, featuring acute ambulatory spectacle and raucous brass band soundings that will wind through the neighborhood.

SuN SEpT 26
12pm Balthrop Alabama Balthrop Alabama straddles the line between antebellum and anti-folk, reconstructing indie pop. balthropalabama.com 1pm Avram pengas &

SaT SEpT 25 & SuN SEpT 26
1pm Sat & 3pm Sun Joe Brent* A faculty member at Mannes School of Music and leader of the Joe Brent Quartet, Brent will give an interactive workshop for all ability levels focusing on instrumental improvisation. Please RSVP in advance to info@dumboartsfestival.com. 2–5pm Sadowsky Guitars 20 Jay St Guitar maker Roger Sadowsky will help explain the process of guitar-making. sadowsky.com 2–5pm Bill Hampton* Hampton will demonstrate how he makes instruments as stunning and varied as dulcimers and banjos. 2–5pm Dolphy Hazel* Dolphy Hazel fabricates wooden drums out of a range of beautiful and often rare woods.

the noga Group
A skilled musical arranger, Pengas creates music rooted in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. avram.pengas.com 2pm Rob Schwimmer A founding member of the highly acclaimed Polygraph Lounge, Schwimmer is a composer-pianist and thereminist who has performed and recorded with many music icons. robschwimmer.com

DRum CIRClES Drum Circle
Sat Sept 25, 12–2pm FREE, Tobacco Warehouse Andre Martinez-Reed will be joined by various drum masters to lead a drum circle in the NYC tradition.

6pm Soh Daiko The taiko (Japanese drums) tell stories in music and dynamic dance movements, developing out of ancient agricultural rites and music from shrines and temples. sohdaiko.org

Shamanic Circle
Sun Sept 26, 2–4pm FREE, Cadman plaza NYSC seeks to promote earth-honoring living in ways that foster environmental, social and spiritual balance. nyshamaniccircle.org

Curated by nYFA SuN, SEpT 26
4–6pm The nYFA Collection,

Curated by Ulises Beato SuN SEpT 26
12pm Heavy Birds Melding the cello with rollicking guitars, the Heavy Birds are as haunting as they are rocking. 1:15pm VIaL Reminiscent of late 1970s and early 1980s classic rock, VIAL’s raw energy and explosive sound has been dubbed Brooklyn’s true underground rock experience. 2:30pm no Surrender Blending hip-hop, electro, soul, synth-pop and indie-rock, No Surrender has all of the bases covered.


25 Years of new York new Music
Celebrating the launch of this first CD representing 25 years of music awarded by NYFA. Various artists will perform. nyfa.org


SaT SEpT 25 oNLy
2–4pm Daniel Fishkin* Fishkin builds instruments of his own creation in order to listen to fantastic sounds. 2–5pm Stefan Bauni* Bauni will show various violins in different stages of completion. bauniviolins.com

Curated by Jan Bell SaT SEpT 25
Soh Daiko Drummers 3pm Strung out String Band A six-piece acoustic band dedicated

3pm Rob Schwimmer A founding member of Polygraph Lounge, Schwimmer is a composerpianist and thereminist who will offer a theremin demonstration. robschwimmer.com

Mecca Bodega

*Location and other info Tbd, please check Festival website for more information.

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A series of free outdoor concerts curated by the Dumbo Arts Festival music Advisory board

sponsoreD by aValon fort Greene. branD-neW brooklyn rentals SATuRDAY
Main St @ plymouth St
Rain plan: 45 main St loading dock

Buzzito’s @ Fulton landing

Front Street pizza @ Washington St

F Train Corner: Jay & York St
Rain plan: 20 Jay St loading dock

12 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm

Paul Mueller
(hammered dulcimer & drums)

Opera on Tap (opera) Flutronix
(electro-acoustic flute duo)

12 1pm 2pm

Renard Harris
(blues harmonica)

(indie pop/folk/rock)

Mecca Bodega
(hammer dulcimer & drums)

Remy de Laroque (alt folkrock)

Lawrence Rush (motown
classic soul, rock & roll)

Acrobuffos (circus arts) TBA* TBA* Acrobuffos (circus arts) Stumblebum Brass Band

North Sky Cello Ensemble

Stumblebum Brass Band

Chris Bergson (blues) Daniel Reyes Llinas (electic) Stumblebum Brass Band

Cathy Grier/NYC Subway Girl 3pm
(folked-up blues)

Sean Grissom (Cajun cello) Irving Louis Lattin
(R&b, pop)

Rubin Kodheli/Blues in Space (avant-garde rock) Dean Bowman
(avant-garde gospel)

4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm

Heidi Kole (motown,
old R&b, soul)


Robert Ross (blues) TBA*


Adam Matta
(human beatbox)

Main St @ plymouth St
Rain plan: 45 main St loading dock

Buzzito’s @ Fulton landing

Front Street pizza @ Washington St

F Train Corner: Jay & York St
Rain plan: 20 Jay St loading dock

more Sidewalk Series Features
The streets of the neighborhood will come alive as various art installations and performances punctuate the Festival’s scheduled programming. On Clumber Corner in particular (located on the corner of Washington and prospect Sts), Festival attendees can take in live street performances from the likes of the Stumblebum Brass Band (12pm Saturday), the Underground Horns (1pm Sunday) and the Raya Brass Band (4:30pm Sunday) throughout the weekend. Check dumboartsfestival.com for Raya more information. Brass Band


J Walter Hawkes (trombone,
ukelele, swing)

Joseph Brent Quartet
(classical/jazz with mandolin)


Martha Redbone (gumbo of
traditional Native American, soul, rock, funk, jazz, blues)

Peter Cobb & Leon Boykins

1pm 2pm

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Chopin in Song/Polish Theatre Institute (classical) Knox Chandler
(eclectic guitar)

Jon Colman
(folk-based rock)

1pm 2pm

Jason Green (latin, jazz, blues, bluegrass) Sei Koizumi
(Japanese instruments & sound effects)

TBA* Yellowbirds/Sam Cohen
(art pop, cowboy-esque melodies)

(bass & voice duo)





Dev Avidon w/ Ben Rosenblum
(original jazz vocals & piano)

Najib Bahri (North African)


4pm 5pm 6pm

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Natural Expression
(rhythm band)

TBA* Brad Farberman (guitar) Erin & her cello (French pop,
jazz, blues & humor)

4pm 5pm 6pm

Lawrence Rush (motown classic soul, rock & roll) TBA* Ricky Orbach/Kohane of NY
(alt Jewish rock)

Cathy Grier/NYC Subway Girl
(folked-up blues)

TBA* Gregory Grene (accordion,
Celtic rock)

Osekre (reggae)

*act and other info Tbd, please check Festival website for more information.

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Acrobuffos: Waterbombs!
Saturday, 2pm & 5pm, main St outdoors. Draw your swords! A hysterical water balloon gladiator show with comic antics, flying water balloons and loud opera music. Great for all ages. St (Suite 512). Artist and author Samantha Cotterill, otherwise known as mummysam, leads a free sewing workshop. & Chris from Robots Will Kill, Royce Bannon & Celso from Endless Love Crew (ELC) mightytanaka.com, gleasonsgym.net

Yard Sale: new Footfalls*
Based on Kaca Calan’s play, featuring Tajna Tanaric in a symphony of two voices and one body. theatertas.com

Brooklyn Historical Society
Sun 1pm & 2:30pm, 718-222-4111. meet outside the York St F train station. A one-hour tour of DUMBO’s architecture and industrial history with one of Brooklyn’s leading historians, Francis Morrone. brooklynhistory.org

The Galapagos Floating Kabarette
Sat 10pm, $10, 16 main St. Part cabaret, part burlesque and part variety, each show features some of the best performers from NYC and beyond. galapagosartspace.com

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Sunday, 1pm & 4pm, main St outdoors. Surprise fun to come from this talented circus arts troupe.

MUSIC-THEATRE GRoUp presents Risa Jaroslow’s Dance Co., with music by Robert Een in THE paRTNER pRoJECT
Sat 3pm, Sun 4pm, 10 Jay St (9th Fl). viBe Theater girls share poetry, songs and scenes about what it really means to be a teenage girl in New York City.

Sept 24-26, 12-8pm, 68 Jay St #101. Aimee g, Mel en Stel, SAMOY LENKO, Radka Design, & b.spoke reinterpret William Strunk Jr’s 1918 The Elements of Style. trunkbrooklyn.com

A.I.R. GAllERY 111 FRONT ST #228 Road Work
Like every construction project, Road Work will be ongoing with intermittent activity and special “pop-up” performances during the festival.

Janet Biggs’ Wet Exit
FREE. See Other Exhibitions & Installations: Outdoors. smackmellon.org

Great Small Works: pre-Spag Sunset procession
Sat 7–7:30pm. procession lift-off: 8–10pm, dinner at 10 Jay St (9th Fl). Featuring acute ambulatory spectacle and raucous brass band soundings before GSW’s signature Spaghetti Dinner. Procession begins at the foot of Main St.

lucia Warck-Meister: High Tide
See Juried section. luciawarckmeister.com

bOSE pACIA GAllERY 163 plYmOuTH ST material Witness: Bari Kumar & Mondongo
material Witness presents the works of LA-based Kumar & the Buenos Aires-based collective, Mondongo. bosepacia.com

See Juried section. agataolek.com

Stephanie Bok’s What Happened*
The same personal story is told by multiple actors of varying ages, ethnicities, body types. Does the meaning of the story change depending on who tells it?

Steampunk Salon Saloon
Sat & Sun, The underwater lounge, 66 Water St. A celebration of steampunk culture, fashion and craftsmanship. Schedule: on Display: Tsirkus Fotografika, Vintage Photographer 3pm: G.D.Falksen presents Steampunk 101 (Author, Historian) 4pm: August Wahnsinger Steampunk Presentation (Scholar, MC) 6pm: Psyche Corporation Music 7pm: (Sun only) Lola Lola Dance Theatre’s Tethered brooklynindiemarket.com

Chin Chih Yang: broken mind*
Fri–Sun 6–9pm, outdoors. Both roving video projection and interactive performance, broken mind involves the casting of projection imagery, like a hallucinatory mist, to express the reality of human involvement in the world.

A marching band experience like no other. With an ever-changing cast of characters, a songbook of today’s freshest composers and a penchant for smashing genres, Himalayas is a spontaneous, organic, ephemeral pleasure-filled situation.

Bubby’s 7th Annual pie Social
Sun 12–3pm, bubby’s, 1 main St. Each year, Main Street in Brooklyn overflows with an assortment of pies created by local bakers. Bubby’s invites foodies of all ages to bring a pie to share. bubbys.com

paintings and Works on paper, Mimi oritsky
With The pool Series, Oritsky’s focus represents the departure from the aerial viewpoint to ground level.

bROOKlYN ARTS COuNCIl/ bAC GAllERY 111 FRONT ST #218 otto Neals/Emmett Wigglesworth: Kindred Spirits, Forging Forward
Two Brooklyn art icons present work focused on people of African ancestry, seeking to show their humanity, beauty and power. brooklynartscouncil.org

planes, Regina Granne
An exhibition of paintings, drawings and painted paper airplanes continues this artist’s involvement with the issues of war not as a polemic against it, but as a commentary on its devastating results. airgallery.org

nung-Hsin Hu’s Sushi*
Combines performance and sculpture when two pieces of giant sushi displayed in a street window with artists as raw fish comment on identity and perceptions. nunghsinhu.com

The Woods, a sensory immersive, participatory project brings audiences on a journey to explore their ideas of sensation, adventure, expectation and discovery. chashama.org

Sun, bluegrass brunch & music 7–11pm, 126 Front St. Tanya Rynd’s art, DJ Mello & DJ Fonzi dance parties.

Andrea Cote & Michael Drisulla’s Clay*
Outdoors on main St. A participatory performance that playfully presents an artist in a public setting. Sit to have your portrait sculpted out of clay and witness it being transformed into the next model’s visage.

Kunsthalle Galapagos and Schroeder, Romero & Shredder: Rod Verplanck: Exploring the Surprising power in your Self Importance
Fri 7:30pm, Galapagos Art Space, 16 main St. World-renowned inspirational speaker Rod Verplanck shares his system for selfactualization. kunsthallegalapagos.com

almacen unlimited art Gallery Form, Color and beyond, Yuli Geszti
(Suite 222) In her paintings, Geszti shows the creation of a more visual side of the universe opposed to our day-to-day lives. Her work comes to tridimensional volumes on canvas with the simple aid of brushes and paint. almacen.com.br

DumbO ARTS CENTER 30 WASHINGTON ST Gair No. 1, Reina Kubota and Hang Xu
A site-specific installation: huge separations of cardboard boxes will create an elaborate maze. dumboartscenter.org

Tableau Vivant of the Delirium Constructions part II; MiniTableau #5
FREE, Sat 7:30–9:30pm, The powerHouse Arena, 37 main St. A fine art/performance/photographic/ musical project that brings unlikely characters into the same space to explore implausible interaction. A contemporary spin on the Tableau Vivant directed by Sarah Small. powerhousearena.com


GIACObETTI pAul GAllERY 111 FRONT ST, #220 3 storeys, Crystal Gregory, Daniel Clapp, JiYe Kim
Gregory explores boundaries of architecture and motif. Clapp and Kim present new video on the experience of observation and our relationship with the screen itself. giacobettipaul.com


Sat 12–2pm & 5–7pm, The powerHouse Arena, 37 main St. Experience Creative Cricket Cuisine with Brooklyn’s “bug chef” and artist Marc Dennis.

Mighty Tanaka at Gleason’s Gym—The Rumble Room: Street art battles
Sat 12–6pm, 77 Front St. A virtual artistic boxing match, featuring some of NYC’s top street artists: 2Esae & SKI from Urnewyork, Veng

AmOS ENO GAllERY 111 FRONT ST #202 prinzessin, Monica Bauer*

Etsy Craft night
Fri 4–8pm, Etsy labs, 55 Washington

Hidemi Takagi: “Cultural Stand” Blender
See Juried section. hidemitakagi.com

august Wahnsinger by Tyrus Flynn

*Location and other info Tbd, please check Festival website for more information.

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HENRY GREGG GAllERY 111 FRONT ST (SuITE 226) Invocation
André Martinez-Reed is a prolific painter, musician and photographer inspired by studies of Claude Levi-Strauss, who said, “A mask represents neither a human nor a god, but…serves as an intermediary between man and god.” henrygregggallery.com


Fri, Sept 24, 6:30pm, $8. Central Booking’s Artist presentation Series begins the new season with Miriam Schaer. Prepare to think about books as you never have before. centralbookingnyc.com


SmACK mEllON 92 plYmOuTH ST Two Solo Exhibitions: eteam, Gallery Cruise; Charlotte Schulz, The uneven Intensities of duration
Artists’ reception: Sept 25, 5-8pm, 92 plymouth St Eteam will transform the front gallery of Smack Mellon into a cruise ship tea room. In the back gallery, Charlotte Schulz’s delicate charcoal drawings depict psychological topographies that stretch and multiply. smackmellon.org

KuNSTHAllE GAlApAGOS 16 mAIN ST (3RD lEvEl) Look for the dream that keeps coming back, Ryan Humphrey
For its inaugural exhibition, Humphrey has created an installation that is a riot of color and pattern, which uses pop-culture references like heavy metal, skate culture, BMX bikes and hip-hop in an exploration of the tension between high and low culture. kunsthallegalapagos.com

Visual poetry Marathon: Jessica Elsaesser, Ariel Kalinowski & others*
Sat, Sept 25, and Sun, Sept 26, 2–6pm. Members of Central Booking’s Visual Poetry Workshop will read from their cross-genre works in two marathon four-hour sessions. centralbookingnyc.com

Amir parsa, Kantô X.2 – dumbo Farinato*
Dekalogue 2: This scriptage, an ambulatory literary piece, is the latest kantô from Amir Parsa’s ongoing Open Epic, his experimental investigation into the writing of the Iranian revolution and its legacy.

Jonathan lethem Recipe for a Jam Session, with guest musicians. Sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation. cavecanempoets.org

SpRING DESIGN&ART 126A FRONT ST breaking the mold, curated by Anna Cosentino and Steve Butcher
Atelier NL; Ineke Hans; Ron Gilad; Larens van Wierengen. Exploring interaction between conceptual and functional design. spring3d.net

mAGASIN TOTAlE 10 JAY ST (SuITE 724) Still life photographs, Ira Fox
Launching from a negative depicting a sunflower, Fox explores other plants in this inverted form and digitally paints each back to life. magasintotale.com

Get connected
With so many events jammed into one weekend, it may prove difficult to choose which events to attend and which exhibits to see. Stay up-to-date with the Festival online on Facebook, at dumboartsfestival.com and on Twitter @dumboartsfest. Close to you*
The Brooklyn Ballet Company presents a new work that juxtaposes professional ballet dancers alongside remarkable pop and lock artists. brooklynballet.org

KlOmpCHING GAllERY 111 FRONT ST (SuITE 206) a New Kind of beauty, phillip Toledano
An exhibition of provocative portraits that address the concept of human beauty and the quest for perfection through plastic surgery. klompching.com

umbRAGE GAllERY 111 FRONT ST (SuITE 208) In Discussion With Teun Voeten
Teun Voeten, photographer of Tunnel people, and James Wellford, senior photo editor at Newsweek, will have a discussion/debate: “Social Documentary Photography in an Age of Indifference.” umbragegallery.com

Joshua Wolfe & nASA Scientist Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Climate Change: picturing the Science*
White Wave Dance A panel discussion on the roles of art and science in portraying the consequences of the climate’s trajectory to the wider public.

Big City press & Kehrer Verlag In Association With Klompching Gallery*
Sat, 7–9pm. The U.S. book launch for Highjacked volume 2: Australia/ Germany, this event will focus on the depiction and representation of the young, the boundary-riding and fringe-dwelling. klompching.com


THE pOWERHOuSE ARENA 37 mAIN ST paperback launch party, Reading, Q&A and Signing for Chronic City by Jonathan lethem
Fri Sept 24, 7–9pm. Meet the author of motherless brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude. powerhousearena.com


KRIS GRAvES pROJECTS 111 FRONT ST (SuITE 224) The Third Landscape, Andreas Gehrke
Gehrke, a self-taught photographer was born and raised in (East) Berlin during the Cold War. krisgravesprojects.com


vII pHOTO 28 JAY ST Island of the Spirits, John Stanmeyer/VII
Deeply layered exhibition on Balinese spirituality and mysticism photographed over five years by John Stanmeyer during his time living on the Southeast Asian island. viiphoto.com/exhibitions.html


Thur, Sept 23, 7pm–Sun, Sept 26 (Grand Finale: 8–10pm). Fri Sept 24 only, 6:30pm. John Ryan Theater, 25 Jay St. Outdoor performances will be held at Main Street Park and sitespecific performances at various locations. whitewavedance.com

CAvE CANEm 20 JAY ST (SuITE 310-A) Recipe for a Jam Session with E.J. Antonio & guests
FREE, Sat, 3-5pm E.J. Antonio performs poetry from her debut album, Rituals in the marrow: E.J. Antonio

*Location and other info Tbd, please check Festival website for more information.

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FamILy pRoGRammING

11am & 2pm

The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre
45 main St (Suite 800). Johannes Dokchtor Faust combines masterful animation, new vaudevillian puppetry, fireworks and lively “penny-dreadful” dialogues. 12pm

Peas and Pickles
Gourmet Food Market
DUMBO, Brooklyn 718-488-8336

45-55 Washington St

luAnn Adams—Music & Storytelling for Kids
Jane’s Carousel The Art Garage, 51 main St. LuAnn Adams will perform award-winning storytelling programs. 12–1pm

Free delivery Open 24/7

FRI–SuN, SEpT 24–26

Jane’s Carousel
56 Water St. A magnificent, fully restored 1922 Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel is on view until it is moved to its permanent home in Brooklyn Bridge Park. janescarousel.com

learn the basics of making pop-up books from ubiquitous, recycled and found materials. Each team will leave with a completed project. marquisstudios.org 2pm & 5pm

White Wave Dance: Kids Can Dance
main Street park. Class session of hip-hop/B-boy and modern dance on the waterfront for kids of all ages. whitewavedance.com 3pm

Sushi bar, salad bar, deli, grocery, dairy, produce, frozen food, beverages, beer and more!
What sets us apart is our dedication to great service, the friendliness of our staff, our commitment to the freshest produce and a wide range of gourmet, organic and natural products. We are looking forward to becoming your favorite local food market.

Acrobuffos: Waterbombs!
Outdoors at main St & plymouth St. A hysterical water balloon gladiator show with comic antics, flying water balloons and loud opera music. 3–5pm

SaT SEpT 25 & SuN SEpT 26

Rob Schwimmer
Galapagos Art Space, 16 main St. A theremin demonstration with the musician and composer. robschwimmer.com 4pm

37 main St. Discover Makedo from Australia, a reusable connector system for creating amazing objects from recycled materials. Build your own creation to win a Makedo kit. powerhousearena.com

The Dumbo Kite Flying Society
brooklyn bridge park near main St entrance. Kites supplied. galapagosartspace.com 10am–5pm

Shahzad Ishmaily—Music Workshop for Kids
55 Washington St. The composer and musician offers kids a glimpse into the art of making music.

The Art Garage
51 Jay St. Artist Kate Fauvell and friends host a free-for-all painting experience alongside Jesse Neuman’s Musicworks at 3pm. musicworksnyc.weebly.com

Unlock the City
Experience everything that’s happening in the city that never sleeps with Time Out New York’s mobile app for iPhone and Android. Use it to find the latest concerts, clubs, exhibits and shows, as well as nearby places to eat and drink in NYC.

SuNday 9/26 oNLy

Brooklyn Ballet*
10am, family ballet class; 10:45am performance and class. Brooklyn Ballet Company and Youth Ensemble perform Close to You, the company’s latest ballet/street dance mix, followed by a “popping” class hosted by Supreme. 11am–12pm

SaT SEpT 25 oNLy
20 Yogi Beans Morning Family Yoga
9–9:45am (ages 2–4) 10–10:45am (ages 5–7) St Ann’s Warehouse. yogibeans.com 12–4pm

Do it freewnload dial *! Simply (**86 *TONY 6 your 9) from iPhon e.

pop Up! A Book-Making Workshop for Children and Families
The Art Garage, 51 Jay St. Polina Porras will lead a workshop for parent-child or family teams to

Comic Book Artist Workshop with Christine norrie and Friends
51 Jay St. Christine will help guide children as they tell a story through a set of comic book style illustrations. christinenorrie.com

Acrobuffos: Waterbombs!

*Location Tbd, please check Festival website for more information.

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Founding Sponsor Festival Sponsors

Festival Supporters

786 Iron Works, Danica Group LLC, KG Konstantine Corp., Katz Metal Fabricators Inc., Peter Forman Roma Electric Corp. All-Safe LLC, Architectural Hardware, BoConcept, Bubby’s, Buzzito’s, Choice Market, City Elevator, Digital Imaging, ECM-NY, Front Street Pizza, Galapagos Art Space, Gleason’s Gym, Greschlers Inc., Journey, Marquis Studios, Peter Forman, powerHouse Arena, PS Bookshop, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Superfine, Trader Joe’s, Underwater Lounge

Friends of the Festival

official Media Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsors


Jane Walentas and the Prize Jury; NYPD 84th Precinct & CA Officers Sal Ferrante & Freddy Mitchel; DAC; MUNY; RICE. Festival Advisory Board: Visual Art Subcommittee: Marc Dennis (Chair), David Baskin, Nana Deleplanque, Amanda Friedman, Richard Gary, Kathleen Gilrain Elizabeth Grady, Kat Griefen, Debra Klomp Ching, Elodie Mailliet, Zannah Mass, Mick Murray, Lorie Novak, Fran O’Neill, Kwabena Slaughter, Manfred St. Julien, David Terry, Sarah Walko Music Subcommittee: Patrick Derivaz (Chair), Rachel Chanoff, Bob Cilman, Nana Deleplanque, Robert Elmes, Aaron


Friedman, Cathy Grier, Danny Kahn, Sam Kinken, Andre Martinez-Reed, Zannah Mass, Michael McDonald, Peter McDowell, Janine Nichols, Jack Walsh, Eli Wolf, Diane Wondisford, Blake Zidell Theater, Dance, performance Art Subcommittee: Rachel Chanoff, Robert Elmes, Esa Nickle, Bruce Rayvid, Laura Roumanos, David Terry Digital Summit Subcommittee: Vikram Bhaskaran, Anthony Cospito, James Cospito, Chad Dickerson, Chris Fohlin, Sam Lessin, Steven Levin, Jacob Robbins, Brian Storm, Tucker Viemeister, Kaitlin Villanova, Andrew Zarick, Ariston Anderson, Wayne Ashley And all participating artists, curators, venues and volunteers; and our talented, tireless staff and partners: Festival Interns: Andrew Knutson,

Michon Ashmore, Elizabeth Dickey, Lizzie Hughes, Anna Komar, Wei Lai, Stephanie Marden, Elizabeth Vautour Strut: Digital design and online strategy by James and Anthony Cospito, strutnyc.com Rubenstein Associates: Public relations and media relations by Barbara Wagner and Jocelyn Aframe Two Trees: The Walentas family, Two Trees’ staff: George Pastor’s team, Caroline Pardo’s team, Anna Albanese, Samara Rifkin, Sam Charney, Liz Lagana and Nora Mattingly Dalzell productions: Festival Co-producer Karen Dalzell and her team: Santo D’Asaro, Daniel White, Frank Riley, Erica Finkelstein, Lina Petrova, David Hoffman, Ana Constantino and support staff. Dalzellproductions.com

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In the neighborhood


that where artists go, shops, restaurants and high-end condos follow. As early as the 1970s, creative types lured by Dumbo’s affordable loft spaces colonized the former industrial center, once home to all kinds of manufacturers, including Brillo and Benjamin Moore Paint. These days, cheap rent is scarce, but an array of excellent eateries and interesting retail has taken root among the studios and art spaces. Culture and consumerism aside, the compact enclave now contains a burgeoning natural resource in the expanding Brooklyn Bridge Park, which not only commands some of the most stunning views in the city, but also offers refuge for diverse local wildlife (and we’re not talking about the crowd at reBar). While you’re in the neighborhood, it’s worth strolling a few blocks east to Vinegar Hill, near the Navy Yard. Once a bawdy patch occupied by Irish dock workers that earned the moniker Hell’s Half Acre, it’s now a strangely sleepy backwater with stretches of wellpreserved early-19th-century row houses, repurposed storefronts and a tucked-away restaurant. Turn the page for our pick of the best places to eat, drink, shop and chill out in the area.

Every new Yorker knows

ten different rices, including Bhutanese red rice, Thai black rice steamed in coconut milk, and straightforward brown and basmati. Park benches double as seating in the warehouselike space, or you can grab a table on the pretty, flower-filled patio. 81 Washington St between Front and York Sts (718-222-9880, riceny.com). Daily noon–11pm. Average main course: $10.

Beyond the wrought-iron gate and stainedglass windows of this Time Out New York Eat Out Award–winning gastropub, tattooed artists and condo owners savor delectable American microbrews (like Ommegang Rare Vos) and heady Belgian quaffs (such as Delirium Tremens). In addition to more than 100 bottled beers, 15 taps dispense a changing selection. The suds-averse will be content with organic wines and plates of Spanish-inflected tapas. Owner Jason Stevens recently added ReRun (reruntheater. com)—a 60-seat movie theater. Viewers can snack on gourmet concessions, such as bacon- or duck-fat-doused popcorn, while watching $10 indie flicks. Cocktails include movie-themed creations like the Drive-in (Southern Comfort, rum, peach schnapps and cranberry juice). 147 Front St between Jay and Pearl Sts (718-766-9110, rebarnyc. com). Daily 11am–4am. Average drink: $6.

The River Café


Almondine Bakery
Pastry chef–owner Hervé Poussot offers expertly made Gallic goodies including croissants, tarts and classic pastries such as éclairs and napoleons in this, the first of his two Brooklyn shops. Light dishes—sandwiches, soups, salads and quiches—are also available. 85 Water St between Main and Dock Sts (718-7975026, almondinebakery.com). Mon–Sat 7am–7pm; Sun 10am–6pm. Average pastry: $4.

Jacques Torres Chocolate & Jacques Torres Ice Cream


With a prime parkside spot between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the spacious offshoot of the Tribeca standby serves crowd-pleasing fare—fluffy stacks of pancakes, burgers, mac and cheese—in a similarly casual milieu. Dessert is still all about pie—Bubby’s started as a pie company—such as the apple-whiskey with pecan crumble, packed with seasonal New York State varieties, and served in generous wedges. The family-friendly brunch draws crowds on weekends, but it’s wise to call beforehand because the postcard-worthy views make it popular for private events, and be sure to bring cash because the place doesn’t accept plastic. 1 Main St between Plymouth and Water Sts (718-222-0666, bubbys.com). Mon–Wed 8am–10pm; Thu, Fri 8am–11pm; Sat 9am–11pm; Sun 9am–10pm. Average main course: $18.

The only thing that beats a decadent piece of chocolate is one that comes fresh off the conveyor belt. At the Dumbo shop, you can peer through glass windows to watch the action in the factory. In addition to assortments, truffles and bars, Torres creates more unusual confections such as chocolate-covered cornflakes and Cheerios. If you’d rather sip your chocolate than munch on it, indulge in the famously suave, rich hot chocolate. At the adjacent seasonal ice cream store (usually open until midOctober), the flavors are largely inspired by Torres’s chocolate collection: Rum Caramel Swirl plays off his Liquid Caramel bonbon, while the Wicked Chocolate ice cream uses the same Mayan spices as his Wicked Hot Chocolate. Jacques Torres Chocolate, 66 Water St between Dock and Main Sts (718-875-1269). Mon–Thu 9am–8pm; Fri, Sat 9am–9pm; Sun 10am–8pm. Average chocolate: $1.50 • Jacques Torres Ice Cream, 62 Water St between Dock and Main Sts (718-875-1269). Mon–Thu, Sun 1–8pm; Fri, Sat 1–9pm. Average ice cream: $4 • mrchocolate.com.

The River Café opened in 1977—long before Brooklyn gained its foodie reputation. The romantic waterside eatery, which could easily skate by on its gorgeous views of downtown Manhattan, has spawned a lengthy list of great chefs, including Charlie Palmer (Aureole), David Burke (davidburke & donatella) and Rick Moonen (RM, Oceana). Current chef Brad Steelman lives up to his predecessors with two exquisite prix-fixe menus: three courses (you choose) or six courses (he chooses). Stellar dishes include the signature oysters (glazed with hollandaise, bacon and caviar), rack of lamb or lobster specials. For dessert, few can resist the chocolate marquise Brooklyn Bridge, shaped like its sparkling namesake. 1 Water St at Old Fulton St (718-522-5200, rivercafe.com). Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5:30– 11pm; Sat, Sun 11:30–2:30, 5:30–11pm. Three-course prix fixe: $98. Six-course prix fixe: $125.

Five reasons to visit Brooklyn Bridge Park
Been meaning to check out the much-talked-about BBP? The festival may provide the incentive you need, but the growing green strip isn’t short on attractions. While stretches are still off-limits, you can wander among Pier 1 (2 Old Fulton St at Furman St), Pier 6 (Furman St at Atlantic Ave), the Main Street Lot (1 Main St at Plymouth St) and Fulton Ferry Landing (Old Fulton St at the waterfront). At 9.5 acres, Pier 1 is BBP’s largest and most happening stretch, with two lawns, tree-lined walkways and the new freshwater gardens and salt marsh. A protected walk-andbikeway now connects it to Pier 6. The views are loftier Of course, this stretch of Brooklyn waterfront has always offered unparalleled Manhattan-skyline vistas, including the intoxicating view between the bridges at the Main Street Lot and the Cove, but you can now get an elevated view across the water from Pier 1’s Granite Prospect, a set of stairs fashioned out of more than 300 pieces of granite salvaged from the scrapped Roosevelt Island Bridge project. You might spot a heron The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers several educational programs spotlighting species and plant life that thrive in the East River and Hudson River Estuary (see brooklynbridgepark.org). The Cove is home to crabs, bluefish, geese and ducks, among other creatures, and Kara Gilmour, director of education and stewardship at the BBPC hopes the just-completed salt marsh between Piers 1 and 2 will bring more bird life. “Already in the park, we see a lot of double-crested cormorants and there’s potential to attract a great blue heron,” she says. There’s also an oyster garden containing 450 bivalves to aid water filtration—in a secret location to elude poachers. You can drink here! Concessions go beyond hot dogs and pretzels: Organic ice cream, courtesy of cult favorite Blue Marble, is available at the south end of Pier 1 Promenade daily (and also near the ferry dock on Pier 6 Fridays and Sundays); an outpost of Marc Murphy’s sleek take on a seafood shack, Ditch Plains Drop-In, dispenses lobster rolls and more at the Pier 1 Gatehouse; and the wine bar on Pier 1 Plaza has made boozing in the park a viable option. It’s sustainable Not only has the park been created using recycled fill from the MTA’s East Side Access Project and salvaged granite and wood, it employs a super-green stormwater system. Pier 1’s freshwater gardens, fed by a weir system, are the most visible element, says Regina Myer, president of Brooklyn Bridge Park. “The water is cascading down these weirs and constantly recirculating as sediments and pollutants are removed by the garden’s plants. This captured stormwater is used to irrigate our plantings and trees on Pier 1,” she explains. “It’s a beautiful visual amenity, but it’s also providing a critical function for the maintenance of the park.” There’s plenty of kids’ stuff Kids swarm Pier 6’s 1.6-acre playground for the ropes and swings of Swing Valley, the 20-foot-tall Slide Mountain jungle gym and the enormous, 6,000-square-foot Sandbox Village. They can also pick out their favorite horse on Jane’s Carousel, the restored 1922 merry-go-round currently on view at 56 Water St between Dock St and Main St (janescarousel.com). It’ll be another year before they can ride it, but come summer 2011, the carousel will move to a Jean Nouvel–designed pavilion in Empire–Fulton Ferry State Park. Although the kayaking season at Pier 1 doesn’t officially start up again until the spring, keep an eye on the park’s website (brooklynbridgeparknyc.org) for possible additional dates in the fall.

68 Jay St Bar



The owners of this loftlike restaurant and bar are keen pool players—which explains the orange-felt-topped pool table that customers can use for free—and the space hosts rotating art shows. But the real attraction at this popular spot, which celebrates its tenth birthday this fall, is chef Laura Taylor’s daily-changing menu, incorporating local Greenmarket ingredients. There are some constants, though: The tender fillet steak au poivre, pasta with housemade sausage, seasonal salads and vegetarian soups are favorites with regulars. On Sunday, the Southwesternthemed brunch, accompanied by live bluegrass, is a huge hit. 126 Front St at Pearl St (718-243-9005). Tue–Thu 11:30am–2am; Fri 11:30am–4am; Sat 2pm–4am; Sun 11am–2am.

On Dumbo’s somewhat slummo side is a surprisingly mellow bar with soft lighting and a relaxed, country atmosphere. (Sit on the bench outside for a few minutes and you’ll see that the surroundings are neither relaxed nor country.) The artist-owner is a self-proclaimed oenophile who offers more than a dozen wines by the glass and fruity sangria with a kick. The folksy bar also hosts singer-songwriter acts on Wednesdays and Saturdays (plus Friday during the festival). If you expect more of a local meeting place than a colorful pickup scene, then you’ll be satisfied. 68 Jay St at Water St (718-260-8207, 68jaystreetbar. net). Mon–Thu, Sun 2pm–1am; Fri, Sat 3pm–2am. Average drink: $6.

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Water Street Restaurant & lounge

No wonder the locals like this place: It has 22 beers on tap, good food and bartenders who take the time to get to know their customers. The upper level of the former spice warehouse has enough room to pack

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The tourist hordes haven’t ruined Grimaldi’s, whose pedigree—going back to Patsy Grimaldi’s first job at his uncle’s pizzeria in 1941—assures it guidebook coverage. The jukebox still honors Sinatra, the waitstaff is gruff, and, while the antipasto left us cold, the thin-crust pizza has an ideal mozzarella-to-sauce ratio. Desserts, though, recall the line from The Godfather: Leave the cannoli. It’s tourist-grade. 19 Old Fulton St between Front and Water Sts (718-858-4300, grimaldis.com). Mon–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri 11:30am–midnight; Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–11pm. Average pizza: $16.

Just a dough toss from Grimaldi’s is this pie contender from Hartford pizza maven Louis Termini (Luna Pizza). Aside from a selection of small plates (meatballs!) and salads, the menu is mostly devoted to thin-crust and Sicilian pies. Special versions include toppings such as white clams or seasonal greens like baby dandelion and chicory. Drinks skew local with Brooklyn and New York State brews (Sixpoint, Kelso, Brooklyn Brewery)—in case the East River views aren’t enough to remind you of where you are. 4 Water St between Dock and Old Fulton Sts (718-522-2100, ignaziospizza. com). Mon–Fri 11:30am–10pm; Sat, Sun noon–10pm. Average pizza: $20.

Vinegar Hill House


A tricky place for the indecisive, Rice offers an array of savory toppings (grilled shrimp satay bathed in almond-peanut sauce, ratatouille, vegetarian meatballs). Mix and match them with your choice of

Co-owner Jean Adamson, who was at LES success story Freemans before opening Vinegar Hill House in November 2008, has recently relinquished the kitchen to new chef Brian Leth (Allen & Delancey, Prune). But the weekly changing menu still focuses on seasonal comfort foods. A tender butternut-squash tart with robust farmstead blue cheese was made memorable by golden, flaky pastry; wispy ribbons of pappardelle were coated with a sweet rabbit-and-bacon ragù. The cozy, tavernlike restaurant, located in the forgotten namesake Brooklyn neighborhood, doesn’t take reservations for parties under six, but waiting in the secluded back garden with drinks is a pleasure. 72 Hudson Ave between Front and Water Sts (718-522-1018, vinegarhillhouse. com). Mon-Thu 6–11pm; Fri 6–11:30pm; Sat 11am–3:30pm, 6–11:30pm; Sun 11am–3:30pm, 5:30–11pm. Average main course: $16.


Vinegar Hill House


in a large crew comfortably. Windows along the back wall offer a fishbowl view into the downstairs performance venue, appropriately named the Underwater Lounge. Phishbacher, the house jazz trio, plays on Wednesdays, and various DJs take the stage on Fridays. 66 Water St between Dock and Main Sts (718-625-9352, waterstreetrestaurant.com). Sun–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight. Bar 11am–4am. Average drink: $9. Average main course: $15.

Baxter & liebchen
Curb your expensive eBay addiction to all things Eames with this Danish furniture source’s pristine midcentury designs. Its barebones showroom brims with clean-lined rosewood cocktail tables, Hans Wegner oak sofas and Jetsons-esque lamps, and its frequent sales save you from the pitfalls of incessant bidding wars. 33 Jay St at Plymouth St (718-797-0630, baxterliebchen. com). Tue–Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm.

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No matter what the season, you can do your wardrobe-picking at this Dumbo spinoff of Prospect Heights boutique Redberi. The spare, whitewashed interior is stocked with women’s threads hand-selected by owner Suewayne Brown. Luxe takes on the basics come courtesy of lines such as LaRok, T Luxury and Twinkle By Wenlan. 143 Front St between Jay and Pearl Sts (718-422-7724). Tue–Sat noon–8pm; Sun 11am–7pm.

This five-designer collective showcases locally made furniture, clothing and accessories in a gallery-like space. Original garments include Aimee g’s reversible print dresses ($323), Samoy Lenko’s architectural wrap vests ($168) and Mel en Stel’s wool jackets with removable sleeves ($360). Radka Design hand-crocheted jewelry, using oxidized silver and gold-filled wire, ranges from $48 to $230, and you can pick up a customized vintage dresser by b.spoke for $620. 68 Jay St between Front and Water Sts (718-522-6488, trunkbrooklyn.com). Mon–Sat noon–7pm; Sun noon–6pm.



One of the city’s few surviving DJ-oriented music boutiques, this beautiful (and tiny) store celebrated a decade in business last year. Although it exudes a Zen-like calm, the music sold within—largely electronic house and techno—is anything but mellow. 57 Pearl St at Water St (718-260-9299, halcyonline.com). Mon, Sat noon–8pm; Tue–Fri noon–9pm; Sun noon–6pm.

Brothers Theo and Paul Stewart-Stand combined their respective backgrounds in product design and business and teamed up with Theo’s wife, photographer Penelope Mahot, to open this sleek boutique in a former garage. Like the mod space, cleanlined goods such as hyperthin, private-label woven stainless-steel wallets ($25–$160) and ellipse cuff links ($85), along with canvas bags from the Brooklyn-based line Skinny Vinny ($80–$160) should please your crew of devoted design snobs and minimalists. 165 Front St at Jay St (718407-4197, stewartstand.com). Mon–Sun 11:30am–7pm.

noS Shoe Boutique

Less than a year after former Macy’s buyer Racquel Nosworthy opened her debut boutique, on Jay Street, she decided she needed room to grow and moved her act into this sleek space just a few blocks away. Shoes are still the star, of course, with Pura Lopez pumps ($330) rounding out an expanded high-end collection (Vera Wang, Cynthia Vincent, Cavage). Nosworthy also carries a small selection of handbags, jewelry and outerwear, such as Mackage leather jackets ($695) and CC Skye bags ($300-$500). 117 Front St between Adams and Washington Sts (718-422-0095, nosboutique.com). Mon–Sat 11am–8pm; Sun noon–6pm.

The powerHouse Arena


PowerHouse publishes excellent photo books on everything from grafitti art to Darfur. Its cavernous, industrial-style space, serves as a gallery and hosts some great literary events—readings by T.C. Boyle, Daniel Menaker and Paul Auster, to name a few. 37 Main St at Water St (718-6663049, powerhousearena.com). Mon–Fri 10am–7pm; Sat, Sun 11am–7pm.


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