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Plan an Event

DUMBO has hosted hundreds of festivals, art exhibits, concerts, film shoots, lectures, etc. With its breathtaking views, historic charm and flexible spaces - DUMBO creates a remarkable backdrop.

To propose an event, shoot or exhibition of public art for the neighborhood, please email info@dumbonyc.org with your name, organization, proposed date of event, proposed locations (if known), a brief write up of the event. (Note: form coming soon.) Important: please indicate whether or not your project is funded in the email.

Book The Archway: The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge is a spectacular (and covered) venue available for events, markets, art exhibitions, commercial photography shoots and filming. One subway stop from Manhattan, just off of the BQE- The Archway is easy to get to from Brooklyn, Manhattan and beyond. If you are looking for a crowd - DUMBO always delivers. A major tourist destination and cultural hub - we have thousands of local residents and thousands of daily workers ready to stop by The Archway.

Features of the space include:

  • 7000 sq ft of covered area
  • Power sources and lighting
  • Surfaces ideal for projection
  • Potential combination with the Pearl Street Triangle and Anchorage Place for a total of more than 15000 sq ft.
  • Free WiFi

To inquire about rental or photography / filming of the Archway, please email kristin@dumbonyc.org or call (718) 237-8700. Fees vary depending on type of event, schedule and resource requirements. Note that all activities require insurance and are subject to NYC permits. As part of the reservation process, the DUMBO Improvement District will help you navigate these requirements.

A sample of past events include:

  • Brooklyn Flea - Under the Archway - Sept 2011
  • Jam on DUMBO - Aug 2011
  • Sing for Hope Concert - July 2011
  • NY Photo Festival - Under the Bridge - Projection Photography - May 2011
  • BBC America’s Royal Wedding Viewing
  • Lucky Rice Night Market - May 2010, 2011
  • DUMBO Fight Night with Gleason’s Gym - July 2010
  • One Club - One Show Winners Showcase - July 2011
  • World Cup Viewings Parties - June and July 2010