Where we work

Our programs pop up in:

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

Everywhere we go is by request from local groups or city agencies and we prioritize underserved locations. Since 2011, we’ve offered over 800 days of programming in 229 public spaces across New York City.

We also send kits around the world so that other cities can copy our model. So far, we’ve created more than 50 programming kits for libraries, agencies, and organizations across the globe.

Explore deployments on our blog:

Drawing Comparisons—a photo-essay inspired by Helen Levitt

Drawing Comparisons—a photo-essay inspired by Helen Levitt

My favorite place in the Lower East Side is… – the boy eyed the chalk prompt written in the middle of Avenue B, “What about my favorite place to hang out with my friends? Can I write that?” “Sure,” I answered. He dropped to his knees. S – T – S, he chalked carefully....

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Residency launched in Flushing Meadows Park with Queens Museum

Residency launched in Flushing Meadows Park with Queens Museum

We return to Corona to serve on of the hardest hit communities during the pandemic, creating an open-air art studio for families waiting in line for a food pantry hosted by the Queens Museum. The line can be long, and we’re there to help kids be engaged, happy, and...

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Three open-air Learning Hubs launching across West Harlem

Three open-air Learning Hubs launching across West Harlem

This week Street Lab launches three new Learning Hubs in partnership with HYPOTHEkids to host outdoor afterschool and offer other learning experiences in parks and plazas across West Harlem. Each location will feature Street Lab’s SOLVE puzzle station, homework help...

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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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