IMG_7498_draw_cart_psd_200DRAW NYC is our new effort to let people gather in public and draw. Implemented on the same circuit as our open-air reading rooms, we’re offering people access to high-quality art materials and opportunities to draw in public space across New York City. Burning Man has funded a custom-designed cart, Blick Art has provided materials, and a growing roster of artists are contributing prompts and serving as artists-in-residence.

To show you how it works, we’re taking over a storefront for two days so you can stop by and:

  • Explore our new carts.
  • Try drawing challenges created by authors, illustrators and artists.
  • See drawings created by New Yorkers during our 2015 pilot run.
  • Meet Uni Project founders and staff.
  • Draw!

miLES_logo_75x75Monday, Oct 19, 1-8pm, and Tuesday Oct 20, 1-6pm.
103 Allen St (Google map)
Southwest corner of Delancey and Allen. Near BD, F, JZ subways.
Pop-up storefront made possible by miLES.

See you on the LES!

Photo: miLES.

Photo: miLES



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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!