Updates about our work


EXPLORE in NYC Chinatown supported by Blackstone volunteers

Residents and visitors to Chinatown had an opportunity to explore urban nature in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown, thanks to the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Blackstone employees who volunteered and work one-on-one with children. Blackstone has generously...

Drawing together at Spring Street Park, a weekly pop-up.

Our DRAW program has begun a six week residency at Spring Street Park in Manhattan. Every Thursday through July 18, take a moment to join your fellow New Yorkers at an open-air art studio, featuring fine art materials and an artist-in-residence. All ages and aways...

EXPLORE lands at Union Square Park

Today, our pop-up science exhibit EXPLORE returned to Union Square Park to support "It's My Park Day," a celebration of nature, sustainability, and Union Square Park. Thanks to our partners today, including Washington Square Eco Projects and Barnes and Noble (who...

Designing a communal street table with Open Architecture New York

We need a communal table to support our programming, and we want one that will distinguish us from the folding tables out there. But the table still needs be portable and lightweight enough to transport by minivan. Open Architecture New York—an organization that...

Leslie speaking at NYCxDESIGN Week

This Friday in Long Island City, Leslie Davol, Co-founder/Executive Director of Street Lab/Uni Project will be speaking on a lunchtime panel as part of NYCxDESIGN Week. Registration here (free).

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 600 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 www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!