Our work at NYC Street Festivals

In recent years, more and more NYC neighborhood groups are asking the city’s Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) for permission to close off local streets on weekends so that they can create events where residents can come together. There are now over 120 of these community street events called “Weekend Walks” happening in neighborhoods across the city April through December—from Woodside Ave in Queens, to Westchester Square in the Bronx, to Forest Ave in Staten Island. And the number continues to grow because communities love them.

We admire the local groups creating these events. They want to change what’s on the street to better reflect what they aspire for themselves and for their neighborhoods. And they are asking for our help to do it. We’ve teamed up with NYC DOT to offer special programming at these events, including a dedicated pop-up reading room and our EXPLORE program. Here’s our upcoming schedule. With your support we can provide even more programming and raise the bar on what these events can mean to NYC communities.

Books in the pop-up reading room for Weekend Walks

 
The Uni Project READ

Upcoming Weekend Walks

Sun 19

READ and EXPLORE at Para Roberto Weekend Walks – Family Day

August 19, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bronx NY
United States
Sat 25

DRAW at Summer on Cortelyou

August 25, 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn NY
United States
Sat 25

READ and EXPLORE at Be on Belmont

August 25, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn NY
United States
Sun 26

DRAW at Boogie on the Boulevard

August 26, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New York NY
United States
Sun 26

READ and EXPLORE at Amazing Midwood Movie Family Fun Night

August 26, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn NY
United States