READ, DRAW, BUILD are a few of the programs we’ve put on the street since 2011—each one based around a simple activity that New Yorkers can do together in public space. In 2019 we’re launching WRITE, and we offered a taste to folks in Chelsea Market on Sunday. People drifted between WRITE and DRAW, our pop-up drawing studio that is in the market for a two month residency. WRITE is being developed in partnership with Therese Cox, a Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow at Columbia University (with input from all the terrific people who stopped, wrote, typed, and chatted with us this weekend)! More coming soon. Thanks to Chelsea Market for hosting our latest experiment.

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Look back at more of our deployments at Chelsea Market this winter:

Chelsea Symphony on the street—Brass!

Chelsea Symphony on the street—Brass!

Today we brought musicians from The Chelsea Symphony to the street once again, this time five members of the brass section, who landed at Chelsea Market’s curbside dining area, transformed into a performance space. These events are part of Street Lab’s efforts to...

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Homework Hubs return to Chelsea!

Homework Hubs return to Chelsea!

As part of our COVID response, we launched pop-up, open-air meeting places for NYC students called Homework Hubs. Starting next week, we'll return to the heated, outdoor dining area at Chelsea Market to make a place for learning, safely. Students of all ages can meet...

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Chelsea Symphony on the street!

Chelsea Symphony on the street!

Today we launched our effort to bring musicians from The Chelsea Symphony to the street, starting with percussionist Michael Blancaflor, who landed at Chelsea Market’s curbside dining area, transformed into a performance space. And we made shakers together, so...

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