The Archway is a 7,000 square foot space under the Manhattan Bridge, paved with historic Belgian block and boasting a 45′ height. The Archway was closed for 17 years and used as a New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) facility for storing scrap metal. After years of advocacy by the DUMBO Improvement District, DOT returned The Archway to the public in 2007. It plays host to performances, events, lunchtime vendors, and more.The Archway is on Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in DUMBO.
Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.