powerHouse Arena

28 Adams St Brooklyn, NY 11201 Get in Touch (718) 666-3049 Visit Our Site

Business Hours

  • Sun 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Mon 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tue 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thu 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Welcome to The POWERHOUSE ARENA—a laboratory for creative thought. Home to world-renowned art book publisher POWERHOUSE BOOKS, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24- foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), The POWERHOUSE ARENA showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.

July 17 at 8:56pm

SOUR HEART, Zhang’s debut story collection, is an illuminating and innovative collection of seven stories that reveal—through their poetic energy, depth of observation, and intimate exploration of identity and family—what it means to come of age in a society that can’t quite comprehend your unique experience, your otherness.

July 17 at 7:15pm

Book Launch & Panel: Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore by Freddy Alva — in conversation w/ Sacha Jenkins, Ezec, KR ONE, & JERE. __________________ Urban Styles, the debut book from author and documentarian Freddy Alva is a 350 page tribute to some of the most vibrant and gritty street culture New York has ever produced. In his quest to document the merging of Hip-Hop culture and New York Hardcore, Alva delivers a treatise on one of the overlooked aspects of New York’s Hardcore scene of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Through a series of in-depth interviews with graffiti writers, bands, graff crews, and historians, Urban Styles examines both the sociological and artistic impact that an outlaw movement of visual art and visceral music had on a generation of disenfranchised youth. __________________ The Q&A panel for the discussion of the book Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore, as well as the history of graffiti as an art form and its entwined history with the New York Hardcore scene will be comprised of graff writers and musicians who were at the forefront of both cultures and have a firsthand grasp on its history and proliferation.

July 16 at 5:07pm

In The Book of Separation, a moving memoir drawn from the author’s brave and widely-praised New York Times Opinionator essay about leaving the only life she’s ever known, Tova Mirvis chronicles her courageous journey of walking away from her marriage and her faith.

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