BUILD NYC is an installation of interactive building stations with playful materials and challenges that expose people of all ages to diverse works of architecture, design, engineering and construction. Elements include:
- custom-designed, pop-up infrastructure for building together;
- Lego, Imagination Playground blocks, MagnaTiles, and more;
- self-guided activities contributed by architects, engineers, educators;
- books on architecture and engineering;
- staff and volunteers to facilitate.
We’re looking for architecture, engineering, and construction firms to get involved. Become a Founding Sponsor of BUILD NYC and help us bring this experience to the streets of NYC. Share a prompt for building that will inspire New Yorkers to learn about the city’s built environment. Bring your employees out on the streets to help get New Yorkers building things together. Contact Leslie Davol. Thanks for your support!
Help us expand BUILD NYC in 2021!
BUILD NYC is traveling across New York City with a special focus on underserved neighborhoods where art and education resources can be scarce. Your donation can help us share these great materials in all neighborhoods of New York City.
Become a sponsor of BUILD NYC!
BUILD NYC Supporters:
BUILD NYC is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Laura B. Vogler
Start-up funding for program development generously provided by The Laura B. Vogler Foundation.
BUILD NYC In-Kind Supporters:
Blog posts about BUILD NYC:
Many NYC kids who live in low-income neighborhoods report that there is little to do over the summer, especially when camps and cultural institutions are out of reach. To help fix that, for six weeks this summer, we created a safe place to hang out and learn next to...
Children and families were treated to a chance to explore urban nature and build with Lego and MagnaTile in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown today, thanks to the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Blackstone employees who volunteered and work one-on-one with...
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...