One of my favorite festivals of the year, The DUMBO Arts Festival, an arts extravaganza featuring more than 500 local and international artists, is running this weekend and will include lots of family activities. Acrobuffos: Waterbombs! (a water balloon gladiator show), Yogi Bean (family yoga), Makedo (an innovative system for creating objects from recycled materials) LuAnn Adam’s storytelling, kite flying, and more. You can also attend family friendly workshops, including comic book, book making and music.
The Festival takes over the entire DUMBO waterfront community — its street corners, parks, bridges, galleries, storefronts, performance venues, and studios and is a total blast. In addition to family activities, the DUMBO Arts Festival features visual art, monumental art installations, performance art, (these are often memorable- like the floating tea party one year), open studios (my personal favorite part of the whole fest) and more. For the first time, art revelers will also enjoy scores of street musicians and live concerts, instrument workshops, drum circles, parades and dance companies, as well as walking tours and readings by notable authors.
Saturday, September 25th & Sunday, September 26th (10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Entire Neighborhood of DUMBO
The DUMBO Arts Festival,
All over DUMBO
45 Main St. between Water St. and Front St.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Holly Rosen Fink has spent the last 15 years in NYC working in all facets of media, from MTV to the world of traditional and online publishing. Now working as a consultant in Westchester, she blogs about travel, theater, film, art, books, advocacy and more at The Culture Mom Blog. She has two children, ages 5 and 7, who share her culture addiction.