In a city filled with non-stop movement around every street corner, New York’s music scene continues to be as vibrant as its inhabitants.
The latest addition to the New York City music scene is that of The Arc, a 20,000 square foot performance space nestled in Long Island City, Queens, where an airport Sushi factory once stood. The factory-turned-venue has spent the last year existing in an exclusive, invite-only capacity for local artists, immersive theater events, and film/music video shoots. More recently, however, The Arc has opened its doors to curious locals and has begun hosting public events sponsored by Bulleit Whiskey and Don Julio Tequila as New York music fans look for new places to explore with the coming onset of summer.
In addition to hosting shows (the venue recently welcomed Australian electro-rock outfit Miami Horror), fans who visit The Arc can peruse through crates filled with vinyl albums, check out street art gallery, shop from local vendors, and even get lost in a visual haze from the multimedia projections being portrayed live by the venue’s VJs. Guests who feel so artistically inclined are also encouraged to leave their own creative imprint with the mix of markers, canvases, and paint scattered throughout the venue.
The team behind the new venue includes FMNDR founder John Belitsky, artistic direction from Sari Caine, in addition to Rich Pawelczyk, whose professional resume includes work at notable New York venues including Webster Hall and the now-closed American Beauty.
The next scheduled event at The Arc will take place this Thursday, May 16th, with short film screenings of Away by Elisa Bates, in addition to performances from French Horn Rebellion, Flamingosis, and Blu DeTiger. Following select upcoming events, The Arc will launch the next phase of construction, making Thursday’s show one of the public’s last chances to experience the room before it changes. Tickets to the show are on sale here. The final show before The Arc’s next planned renovations will be There Goes The NBRHOOD on Friday, May 17th.
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Fans can also check out the gallery below for an inside look at The Arc.
For tickets to see Flamingosis and more at The Arc on Thursday, May 16th, click here.