Uni begins an eight-week run in NYC’s Chinatown

nycparks copyThe Uni Project has launched an eight week residency in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in NYC’s Chinatown. Our work in Chinatown is part of a partnership with NYC Parks to serve neighborhoods in the city’s Community Parks Initiative, and we’re supported by Leaves of Grass Fund and Green Below 14. Join us at the Hester St Crossing of the park every Thursday 3:30pm-7:30pm through June. (schedule)

Uni NYC ChinatownLongtime followers of the Uni Project may recall that our work in public space began in Boston’s Chinatown with the Chinatown Storefront Library and Films at the Gate (still running today). In 2016, a special Uni reading room will open in Boston’s Chinatown on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, operated in partnership with the Greenway Conservancy. We’re exploring ways to connect both Chinatowns through these open-air reading rooms—stay tuned!

 

NYC Chinatown, May 12, 2016:

 

Uni NYC Chinatown

Leslie prepares the Uni collection for Chinatown—pick good books.

Uni NYC Chinatown

We purchased some new titles nearby at Museum of Chinese in America and McNally Jackson.

Uni NYC Chinatown

The Uni in Chinatown is our original Uni cart—a prototype actually—designed and fabricated by the team at Höweler + Yoon Architecture.

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

The Uni in Chinatown is run by Joeyee Yan. She introduces our tangram to the crowd…

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Everyone on the street gets involved. Learn. Together. NYC.

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Joeyee shows off a beautiful pop-up book donated by Museum of Chinese in America to the Uni in 2012.

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Our mini book reviews are a hit in Chinatown. You can add your review and photo to the side of the Uni cart.

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

 

May 18, 2016:

Uni NYC Chinatown

Joeyee is ready for our second week on the street!

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

See what this this patron was drawing? Look in the background.

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

The Uni in Chinatown offers high quality drawing materials donated by Blick Art Materials.

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Uni NYC Chinatown

Join us at the Hester St Crossing every Thursday 3:30pm-7:30pm through June!

Uni NYC Chinatown

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