DUMBO FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY WALK111 Front St
Vibrant art and big-time vistas make the cobblestone streets of DUMBO a date destination any time. For the best of this bustling corner of Brooklyn, target a First Thursday Gallery Walk night, when the neighborhood throws open its doors to the city’s culture vultures. Take your significant other by the hand and traipse through the galleries. Ooh and aah over a cutting-edge photo show, or a thought-provoking painting collection. Take a moment and share each other’s insight into a performance art piece. If you find some art you really like, you can unwind with a glass of wine or two, as most studios lay out free refreshments for visitors. The area is densely clustered with art, so you won’t have to trek far to find a wide swath of culture. Stores stay open late letting you do more than window shop, but maybe by now it’s time for some sustenance. DUMBO is known for its pizza options, but taqueria Gran Eléctrica takes the romance up a notch. Relive the evening’s visual feast while you dine on chili-spiced pork ribs, with creative margaritas going down smooth on the side. Before you leave the neighborhood, head to the waterline. The view of the bridges at night and the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan are more breathtaking here than anywhere else in the city—as if you hadn’t already sealed the deal.
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