DUMBO Arts Festival: Fun Walk-Around-in-the-Sun Alert, This Weekend!


Dumbo Arts Festival under the Manhattan Bridge, scultptures of wired white birds

The always-a-blast DUMBO Arts Festival has been transforming the cobblestoned streets of this Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass community into an excellent art party for about a dozen years now. If you've been before (all photos on this page are from past Festivals), you know how much fun it is to wander around this beautiful old neighborhood and chat with the artists and marvel at the spectacles and listen and laugh and gawk at the people and the spectacular view and run into friends and eat lots of snacks. Especially, of course, if the weather cooperates, which, at least on Saturday, appears likely this weekend.  


Wall of drawings and other artwork at the Dumbo Arts Festival in NYC

The DUMBO Arts Festival, version 2010, is bigger than ever, with tons of free music, open studios, outdoor art, dance and performance pieces going on all over the place, panels and workshops and an all-weekend-long Digital Summit at St. Ann's Warehouse. There are prizes this year, too, for Best Public Art Installation, indoors and out, and Best Open Studio. Bonus: a terrific excuse to check out the newish, right next-door, lush and landscaped Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park. All in all, a total win. See you there. 


 An elephant in the streets of NYC saying hello to passerbys and creating a painting wiht is trunk at the Dumbo Arts Festival

DUMBO Arts Festival 2010 Details

The DUMBO Arts Festival 2010 runs from Friday evening, September 24, through Sunday evening, September 26, and features dozens of things to see and do, indoors and outside, throughout the entire neighborhood. DUMBO is easy to get to, via the F, A, C, 2 or 3 trains, or by Water Taxi. For lots of details, including maps and a full schedule of events, please see the DUMBO Arts Festival 2010 website.

Performance art piece at the Dumbo Arts Festival one woman in a bathtub on top of green astroturf and another woman holding a roll of toilet paper that is blowing in the wind


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