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March First Thursday + Armory Arts Week in DUMBO

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It’s a big month for arts and culture around here, with the First Thursday Gallery Walk on March 7 and Armory Arts Week Brooklyn Night on March 9.

MARCH 7: FIRST THURSDAY

This month, our top First Thursday pick is A.I.R. Gallery, which turned 40 last fall (though Sandy bumped the celebration to March 19). The first all female cooperative gallery in the United States, A.I.R. was founded in Soho in 1972 to provide exhibition space for women artists at a time when the New York City art world was largely a boys club. With 40/40: The A.I.R. 40th Anniversary Exhibition, curator Lilly Wei pairs each of the gallery’s New York member-artists with an outside emerging female artist.

Check out the full First Thursday line-up here, and then customize your own itinerary with our handy DUMBO Decoder. Oh, and don’t forget about our neighborhood happy hours specials including $5 house wines at the brand-new Olympia Wine Bar at 54 Jay Street.

MARCH 9: ARMORY ARTS WEEK BROOKLYN NIGHT

A number of DUMBO arts venues are taking part in Armory Arts Week, a citywide celebration that brings artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world to New York City, with special programming and expanded Saturday night hours. Here’s a run-down of local participants (full details can be found here):

111 Front Street Galleries

Various DUMBO locations: 
Sea Drift photo via BAC Gallery