This weekend, throw a stone in New York City, and you’re likely to hit a Uni open-air reading room. Here’s the schedule. Thank you to our outstanding staff for working with us all weekend, all across the city. Read. Draw. Together. NYC.

Saturday, July 11

  • Play Street, Morrison Ave Plaza @ Westchester Ave, Soundview (Bronx),  10am-2pm.
  • FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, (East River Waterfront), 12-5pm.
    With DRAW NYC cart!
  • Diversity Plaza, 73rd St at Broadway, Jackson Heights (Queens), 12-4pm.

Sunday, July 12

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, East River, Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn), 11-1pm.
    With DRAW NYC cart!
  • FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, (East River Waterfront), 12-5pm.
    With DRAW NYC cart 2-5pm!


We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to Thanks for sticking with us!