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Uni begins residency in White Park, East Harlem

The Uni Project launched a one month residency in historic White Park, named for civil rights activist and author, Walter White (1893-1955). We’ll be here four Friday afternoons starting May 19, assisted by students from the Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem and Nightingale-Bamford School who are participating in the Youth Advisory Council program of […]

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New EXPLORE cart brings STEAM learning to NYC Chinatown

The Uni Project returned to Chinatown’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park this weekend and brought something new: an EXPLORE cart created in partnership with the Harlem-based HYPOTHEkids for their STEAM the Streets initiative. People gathered around microscopes and magnifying glasses at our portable science lab. We also offered a biological drawing activity adapted from our DRAW […]

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Uni Project season gets underway tonight!

Ever wish you could invite New Yorkers into your apartment, let ’em browse your books, and read on your couch? Nope, me neither. Fortunately, we have public space and the Uni portable reading room! Sam here, reminding you that our 2017 season launches tonight. Check out our upgraded calendar to find the Uni—we’ve got a new […]

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Uni truck

Come work at the Uni Project

Looking for a challenge? You could be running pop-up installations that offer reading, drawing, and more in NYC public space. You are fearless, friendly, and organized. The Uni Project is hiring. Let’s do this. (Just want to help the cause from time to time?  Join our great team of volunteers!)

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The Uni in Washington Square Park

Uni Project will become 100% climate neutral in 2017

This one is personal for Leslie and me. We are committing this nonprofit to become a 100% climate neutral organization in 2017, and we will make sustainability a priority across all aspects of the organization going forward. No line of work, no company, no nonprofit is so important that we shouldn’t expect and demand that it be transformed […]

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Uni at La Marqueta

Uni lands at La Marqueta in East Harlem

On Thursday, Oct 20 the Uni joined a city-wide celebration of Food Day called the “Big Apple Crunch” at La Marqueta on East 116th St. Thanks to our host and partner New Harlem East Merchants’ Association, with a special shout out to NHEMA’s Carey King. Over 120 school children participated and NYC City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito dropped in too. Thanks also […]

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Uni in Ridgewood: sometimes it rains

When you schedule 145 outdoor deployments as we did this year, here’s the truth: sometimes it rains. Rainy day photos often get cut from the blog, but something caught my eye in these images of the Uni last weekend in Ridgewood. Despite intermittent rain and wind, the neighborhood came out, gathered, and turned a closed-off street […]

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The Uni Project is the operating name (DBA) of Street Lab, a 501c3 nonprofit.