Time Out says
Looking for a fun, free and family-friendly activities this summer season? Look no further than the Live at the Archway series on Thursdays under the Manhattan Bridge Archway—a beautiful covered outdoor space right here in the Big Apple. The evenings kickoff at 5:30 pm with an opener meant to peak the youngsters’ interest, and followed by headliners that the whole family can enjoy! Additionally, each week, a different local artist is featured in the Archway’s pop-up gallery, which is part of Nathan Sinai Rayman’s GALLERY CUBED. On July 11, there will be a concert by GarageSoul-inspired singer-songwriter Eli Paperboy Reed preceded by an opening set by the High & Mighty Brass Band—and featuring an art exhibit dubbed “Under the Magnifying Glass” curated by Claudia Bitran, Hilary Doyle and Catherine Haggarty of the NYC Crit Club. On July 18, there will be a performance by hip hop group, Kombilesa Mi, who blend traditional Columbian rhythms and instruments with lyrics in both Spanish and Palenquero. Their set will be preceded by an interactive puppet show by Puppetsburg and, additionally, a featured art exhibit called “It All Adds Up” by Joshua Reynolds. On July 25, Trip Rasteirinho will perform the opening set and will be followed by a concert performed by Caique Vidal and Batuque, a band which mixes the sounds of Afro-Brazilian percussion with keyboards, bass, guitar, and horns. An exhibit by Apolo Torres called “INCLUSION: A Classic Point of View in a Contemporary Urban World” will be featured in the pop-up gallery that week.