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DUMBO’s art weekend turns a neighborhood into a gallery


This weekend, DUMBO’s quiet streets will turn into a playground of giant love letters, blindfolded wrestling, a fluorescent Walt Whitman — and even a 3D universe on the Manhattan Bridge.

It’s all part of the DUMBO Arts Festival, an annual three-day bash of experimental art, music and performance — and this year has more digital frills than ever. 

“Whether you’re 3- or 93-years-old, you’re going to find something to love,” said organizer Lisa Kim. “It’s a mixed-media cacophony, with festivals within the festival.”

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 “Sweet Stream Love’s River”: NYU-Poly professors Carl Skelton and Luke DuBois project love letters onto the facade of Empire Stores warehouse. Send them a text message and if they approve, your words of love will ripple across the building for all to see.

Main and Water streets, Friday-Sunday, sundown to midnight.

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