power House Arena

Event Space in The DUMBO, other Brooklyn area

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In Fall 2006, powerHouse Books launched The powerHouse Arena, a laboratory for creative thought: exhibitions, installations, presentations, displays, viewings, performances, readings, and retail therapy—all drawing upon photography and popular culture as sources of inspiration. Located at 37 Main Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, the 10,200–square foot marquis showroom and retail space is unlike any other in New York City, featuring a soaring 24-foot ceiling on the 5,000–square foot ground floor, and an equally impressive 5,000–square foot mezzanine, with over 175 feet of glass frontage, designed by esteemed architect David Howell Design. This year, powerHouse launches the Bo Concept Skylounge, a second gallery on the mezzanine featuring furnishings exclusively from Bo Concept.

Hosting a series of exhibitions, parties, and live performances, The powerHouse Arena has partnered with companies including Nike for Re–Run, a tribute to their vintage running sneaker; Boost Mobile for All Writes Reserved, an installation by three Los Angeles-based graffiti artists; VH1 Hip Hop Honors for No Sleep ‘til Brooklyn (2006) and Jamel Shabazz’s Seconds of My Life (2007); the Magnum Photo Festival for David Alan Harvey’s Living Proof, and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival for Wild Style The Sampler. The Arena has also hosted a series of major group exhibitions paying tribute to culture and the world in which we live, celebrating New York City in the 1970s, the Disco era, Andy Warhol, contemporary gay art, and the people of Brooklyn.

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Has a shopNo parkingNo restaurant/cafeNo Library/BookstoreNot accessible to disabled persons

Opening hours

From 10:00 to 19:00
saturdays opening at 11:00, sundays opening at 11:00




Address: 37 Main St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 866-99-27362

On the corner of Water Street. Subway: F to York street, A/C to High Street, or 2/3 to Clark Street

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