Inside Out

Bringing NYC cultural institutions outside their walls

During COVID, we’ve expanded our partnerships with NYC cultural institutions to bring programming out from behind walls into a safe, open-air setting. Thanks to the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund at the New York Community Trust for initial support.


Art Lab in the Park is an open-air art studio in Flushing Meadows Corona Park created by Street Lab and Queens Museum. It offers art making workshops for children of families visiting a food pantry at the museum and also features Street Lab’s no-touch obstacle course and PLAY NYC program. Learn more here.

DrawNow!DibujaAhora! is a socially distanced, outdoor art workshop created by Street Lab and The Drawing Center. Led in Spanish and English by teaching artist Ada Pilar Cruz and focused on the exhibition 100 Drawings From Now. Learn more here.

To help the SoHo Memory Project launch a roving local history museum for the neighborhood, we fabricated a custom version of our patented pop-up reading room cart. See it in action here.

Starting in March 2021, Street Lab will re-purpose curb-side dining areas along W. 16th St during off-hours to present a series of open-air musical performances in collaboration with The Chelsea Symphony. Hosted by Chelsea Market. Learn more here. Calendar here.

Street Lab is working with the groundbreaking downtown theater organization Clubbed Thumb to create opportunities for New Yorkers to gather safely and enjoy open-air theater performances in unexpected locations across the city. Stay tuned!

Street Lab is collaborating with Metropolitan Horn Authority, a premier contemporary horn ensemble that has performed in recital halls and community settings alike across NYC. From Rikers Island to the Gowanus Canal, the group has already been reaching new audiences. Together, we’re aiming to do even more on the street!

Inside Out is supported by:

NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund at The New York Community Trust

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