harvesthome_100x100All summer long, we make a special effort to reach kids in high-need neighborhoods, bringing our mix of reading, drawing, solving, and building opportunities right to the places where kids gather. For the third year in row, we’re partnering with Harvest Home, the city’s largest operator of farmers markets in high-need, low income communities, and as a result you can find the Uni at Harvest Home’s combination farmers’ market/play street every Thursday in East Harlem. Thanks to Play Street Coordinator, Sabrina Jean Baptiste, and Executive Director, Maritza Wellington Owens! Learn more about our ongoing effort at play streets, made possible by a grant from Shippy Foundation.

[hr]July 7:

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Thanks to Green Below 14 for the loan of Imagination Playground blocks.

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Yoga in the reading room is definitely OK with us.

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

[hr]July 14:

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

[hr]July 21:

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Thanks Uni volunteer Lisa Gomez and Uni Site Manager Egypt Calier.

[hr]July 28:

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni DRAW and Uni READ, ready to deploy.

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

We have begun to beta test our new SOLVE program at this play street.

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

[hr]August 4:

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

NYPL librarian Anisha and Harvest Home’s Sabrina. We’ve worked with Anisha and NYPL around the corner at James Weldon Johnson Playground. Always a pleasure! Sabrina runs a tight ship and makes the play street great for all!

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Uni at East Harlem farmers market play street

Catch our remaining visits to E 104th St (schedule). See you at the market!

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab began in Boston in 2006. In 2011, we moved the organization to NYC and launched the Uni Project, which was a portable reading room that roamed the city. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.