Dumbo, the Arts Festival, and caught in the rain

October 1, 2012 |  Category:   art + design life nyc

There was a lot going on in the city this weekend. Seems like so many events are packed into the late September/ early October weekends and you have your pick of things to do. After a brutal week of many many cookies that ended in a very successful day at the Chile Festival where he sold out of most everything (almost felt like holiday cookie madness times), Mark finally got a day off. It’s good to end a crazy week with a great day at an event and feel like all your hard work is validated. People were lining up to buy the Chocolate Curry fudgesicles. They are slowly gaining traction every week and even though we’ll be wrapping up fudgesicle season very soon, we will definitely be bringing them all back next year.


Mark’s sister is in town briefly for a few days and we chose to spend Sunday down at the Dumbo Arts Festival. We’ve never been before and I definitely want to put it on my list for next year because we barely scratched the surface of this 3 day arts festival. Between throwing rocks into the East RIver at pebble beach, the playground and Jane’s Carousel, there were too many distractions in Dumbo for the kids even before we could even explore the festival. But after ducking into the carousel to escape an unexpected rain shower (with just about everyone else in Dumbo, it seemed) we did stumble upon the kids’ area where you could participate in all kinds of hands on collaborative art projects.
Oh, and October. Hello. Every year I think that September always feel like one of the shortest months. Am I right?

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  • kim October 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    September felt like it was only a week long! I love the Dumbo arts festival. We were there on Saturday and my favorite thing was the boxing art show inside Gleason’s gym. If you didn’t make it inside…Put it on the top of your list for next year the place is amazing!! Kim

  • dolittledesign October 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Nooo… February is the shortest month. Ha! Beautiful images. All with 50mm lens?

  • Jenna October 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    @dolittledesign Usually I use the 50mm, but I wanted more of a wide angle for the river bridge views so these were taken with a 24mm-105 zoom

  • Margarita October 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    That carousel is so gorgeous!

  • Jessica H. October 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    “Oh, and October. Hello. Every year I think that September always feel like one of the shortest months. Am I right?”

    That is exactly how I feel every year.

  • taste area October 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I loooooooove photo nr.6!

  • Bardan gurung October 2, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Really nice photos and place i like it.

  • Simone October 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    If I saw a log like the one in the last picture lying around somewhere, I would haul it over to my house and put it somewhere in my outside space, to sit on. Gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful day!!!