A festival honors DUMBO's grit post-Sandy

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Multiple venues

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New York, NY 10003

Category: Community Venues

Region: East Village

It was nearly a year ago when Sandy brought devastation to the city. Hit hard by the surge, the DUMBO neighborhood is now celebrating its revival at the three-day 17th annual DUMBO Arts Festival. As a part of this year’s program, there will be several Sandy-related installations, including a temporary recording studio where anyone can broadcast their hurricane stories on an experimental online radio station, a series of colorful grids along the waterfront made from foam swimming noodles to represent a symbolic protective barrier, and an exhibit by Brooklyn-based artists whose work was inspired by the storm. Other highlights from the more than 300 participating artists include an enormous portrait of Chelsea Manning, a processional of artists and 20 moving sculptures, and a giant lawn quilt at Brooklyn Bridge Park that you can help make.
Fri., Sept. 27, 6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 28, noon; Sun., Sept. 29, noon, 2013
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