Today, the Uni Project returned to Washington Square Park to create an open-air exhibit about urban nature in the northwest corner of the park. We called it EXPLORE NYC, and our focus today was urban birds, presented in partnership with Washington Square Park Eco Projects. Passersby could examine bird specimens and try their hand at biological drawing. We’ll return every week for the next month, schedule here. Next up is our open-air art studio with an artist-in-residence, called DRAW NYC. Made possible with funds contributed by Washington Square Park Conservancy, City Parks Foundation, and the NYU Community Fund. Thanks also to our individual supporters, donors large and small, who help us make a place for learning in the Village.

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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!