The acronym DUMBO stands for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass" and describes the city's most vibrant new neighborhood, the old industrial district along the Brooklyn Waterfront between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
One day each month, DUMBO's art galleries stay open late and host receptions and area restaurants and bars often have live music. This usually happens on the first Thursday - hence the name First Thursday Gallery Walk - but because of the Labor Day, this month it happens on September 10th.
This will be our second meetup for the DUMBO gallery walk. We will meet at 5:45pm at powerHouse bookstore (same meeting place as for August DUMBO Gallery Walk). If you are going to be late, you can call me at[masked].
We will visit Smack Mellon (http://www.smackmellon.org/firstThursday_c16_08-2009.html) for Cinema 16 program that pairs edgy contemporary musical artists with vintage films; Dumbo Arts Center (http://www.dumboartscenter.org/) for 13th annual D.U.M.B.O Art Under the Bridge Festival and video_dumbo Preview Event; numerous galleries in the 111 Front Street building; there will be live music under the Manhattan Bridge. See Culture411 (http://www.brooklynartproject.com/page/culture411-1) for a list of participating galleries and events.
And of course bring your camera - the neighborhood has incredible views of downtown Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn and Mahnattan Bridges.
Getting there from Manhattan - take either A, C to High St or F to York St. The train takes 20-25 min from Columbus Circle. The walk from subway takes 5 minutes.