Where we work

Public space, in all five boroughs of New York City.

Deployments since 2011. Larger dots indicate more visits.

We go to NYC Plazas...

...and NYC Street Festivals

...and NYC Play Streets

...and NYC Parks & Playgrounds

Since 2011, we’ve offered over 500 days of programming in 150+ public spaces across New York City. We respond to requests from local groups who serve as our host partners. We have 100+ community partners, and 86% of our work is in low/moderate-income areas. We partner with NYC Department of Transportation and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and we align our work with citywide initiatives focused on resource equity, parks, plazas, community safety, and educational achievement gaps.

Deployments by Year

We also send kits around the world so that other cities can copy our model. So far, we’ve created 35 reading room kits for libraries, agencies, and organizations across the globe.

Explore deployments on our blog:

Building together at a Brooklyn indoor block party

New York could use some more places for families to gather in the winter. Thanks to Brooklyn Bridge Parents for stepping in and creating an indoor Block Party at Citypoint this weekend! We brought our BUILD program inside for the day, and we're looking forward to...

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Gathering around drawing in Chelsea Market

Our residency continued today in Chelsea Market! We gathered around a still life created with Kikkerland Design and were joined by our Artist-in-Residence, Hui Ma, and staff Yifan Wu (artist as well). Find us every Sunday from 11am-2pm in Chelsea Local which is...

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Creating a special still life for DRAW at Chelsea Market

Our DRAW residency rolled along at Chelsea Market, and today we gathered around an amazing still life created with the folks at Dickson's Farmstand Meats. Thanks to our Artist-in-Residence, Hui Ma, and staff Yifan Wu (artist as well), and volunteers from The Garden...

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Creating a place to gather around drawing at Chelsea Market

Our DRAW residency continues at Chelsea Market, and today people gathered around a clever still life created with Bowery Kitchen Supplies. Thanks to volunteers from The Garden School in Jackson Heights! Come find DRAW every Sunday from 11am-2pm in Chelsea Local on the...

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DRAW at Chelsea Market for Lunar New Year

Our DRAW residency continued at Chelsea Market this Sunday, featuring artist Felicia Liang. People gathered around to draw a beautiful Lunar New Year still life, created by Pearl River. Come find DRAW every Sunday from 11am-2pm through March 10 on the lower level of...

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