16th Annual DUMBO Arts Festival Transforms Land, Water and Sky into Massive Arts Playground » New Yorkled State of Mind Over 225,000 people expected for three-day free arts extravaganza in DUMBO DUMBO, Brooklyn (September 6, 2012) – From huge projections across historic buildings and the Manhattan Bridge to interactive performances in Brooklyn Bridge Park to whimsical art floating on the East River, the 16th Annual Dumbo Arts Festival will offer a free feast for the senses from September 28-30, 2012, organizers announced today. This year’s schedule, which was unveiled by organizers today, cements the Dumbo Arts Festival as one of the city’s largest and most ambitious arts events. Over three days, an expected 225,000 art-lovers will experience extraordinary art by more than 500 artists from around the world.
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Central Park Film Festival Guide More:NYC Outdoor Summer Movie Screenings Since making its film debut in Romeo & Juliet in 1908, Central Park has been featured in over 250 films. 2013 marks the 11th year for the Central Park Film Festival and this year's movies will all represent different genres and be voted on by people, in honor of "the People's Park" where the film festival takes place. Cast Your Vote by June 23, 2013 to help pick this year's films!