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On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, openings, artist talks, and live performance.

Price

Free

Time

6–9 PM

Next First Thursday:

October 7th

Photo by Giles Ashford

Visitors enjoy incredible views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges as they walk along the waterfront from one gallery to the next and can enjoy local drink specials at Superfine from 6-9 PM (126 Front Street). Free and open to the public.


Refreshments will be served at Superfine. Bars offer First Thursday happy hour drink deals.


Participating Venues

Higher Pictures Generation Platform Project Space Undercurrent Superfine Janet Borden, Inc. Main Window Light Year Minus Space Klompching Gallery A.I.R. Gallery Smack Mellon

Insider's Tour

Attendees are invited to participate in an Insider’s Tour, led by Jonathan Gardenhire, visual artist and Program Coordinator at Artadia. Gardenhire will lead visitors on a guided tour of exhibitions on view at Janet Borden, A.I.R. Gallery, and Light Year. Tours are free, RSVP preferred.

6:30–7:30 PM
Gallery tours led by a docent.

7:30–8 PM
Attendees are invited to visit First Thursday participating galleries at their own pace. Maps distributed on site. (optional)

8–9 PM
Attendees are invited to gather at Superfine (126 Front St) for music, drinks, and conversation. (optional)

RSVP

1. Workshop

Drink + Draw: Drag Figure Drawing with Zacrilegious

August 4, 6:00 PM–
8:00 PM

DUMBO Archway

Open: 24 Hours

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2. Performance

Pinch Back

August 5, 7:30 PM–
8:30 PM

Main Window

Open: 24 Hours

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3. Screening

Light Year 76: Summer reRuns

August 5, 8:15 PM–
10:00 PM

Pearl Street Triangle

Open: 24 Hours

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4. Opening Reception

Opening Reception: New Exhibitions

August 6, 12:00 PM–
6:00 PM

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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5. Performance

Holly Heidt: Spaces Between

August 7, 12:00 PM–
9:00 PM

The Six Foot Platform

Open: Sat, 12–9 PM

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6. Workshop

Drink + Draw: Figure Drawing

August 11, 6:00 PM–
8:00 PM

DUMBO Archway

Open: 24 Hours

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7. Performance

Cheryl Thomas: Rattle Chandelier

August 14, 12:00 PM–
9:00 PM

The Six Foot Platform

Open: Sat, 12–9 PM

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8. Workshop

Drink + Draw: Personal Painting + Group Mural with CAM

August 18, 6:00 PM–
8:00 PM

DUMBO Archway

Open: 24 Hours

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9. Open Studios

Summer Open Studios 2021

August 19, 5:00 PM–
8:00 PM

Triangle Arts Association

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10. Performance

Pinch Back

August 19, 7:30 PM–
8:30 PM

Main Window

Open: 24 Hours

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11. Performance

Jenny Polak: Pennants and Poets

August 21, 12:00 PM–
9:00 PM

The Six Foot Platform

Open: Sat, 12–9 PM

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12. Workshop

Drink + Draw: Cey Adams Delves Into Pop Art Collage

August 25, 6:00 PM–
8:00 PM

DUMBO Archway

Open: 24 Hours

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13. Performance

Art in Odd Places: Bravura Outbreak

August 28, 12:00 PM–
9:00 PM

The Six Foot Platform

Open: Sat, 12–9 PM

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14. Performance

Marina Celander: Sea She

September 4, 12:00 PM–
9:00 PM

The Six Foot Platform

Open: Sat, 12–9 PM

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15. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Shayok Mukhopadhyay: Waiting for Water

June 26–August 8

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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16. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Reade Bryan: Geomorphic Agents

June 26–August 8

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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17. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Tammy Nguyen: Freehold

June 26–August 8

Smack Mellon

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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18. Exhibitions

We, Women: The Power of We

July 14–September 12

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Open: 6 AM–1 AM; Special Hours for Pier 2/5/6, Squibb Park & Bridge, Education Center, & Playgrounds

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19. Exhibitions

Further in Summer Than The Birds

July 16–August 14

Platform Project Space

Open: Fri–Sat, 12–6 PM

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20. Exhibitions

Evan Paul English: Inexterior (Viewfound)

July 22–September 16

Main Window

Open: 24 Hours

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21. Exhibitions

Sheila Pinkel, Pinkelgraphs: The Murals and Cyanotypes, 1974–1982

July 24–September 18

Higher Pictures Generation

Open: Mon (By Appt.); Tues–Sat, 11 AM–6 PM

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22. Exhibitions

Cultivando Sueños

July 24–October 23

Cuban Art Space

Open: Mon–Fri, 1–6 PM (By Appt.); Sat, 12–6 PM

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23. Exhibitions

Claudia Wieser: Rehearsal

July 29 2021–April 17 2022

Main Street Park

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24. Exhibitions

Investigations: Remembering Barbara Siegel

August 6–September 5

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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25. Exhibitions

Bat-Ami Rivlin: Untitled (inflatable house, zip ties, blower)

August 6–September 5

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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26. Exhibitions

Sky Olson: The Invisible Hand

August 6–September 5

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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27. Exhibitions

Break Room

August 6–September 5

Undercurrent

Open: Thurs–Sun, 1–7 PM

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First Thursday Gallery Walk

The first Thursday of every month, the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for First Thursday patrons.

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