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 950 days of programming in 250 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.

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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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BUILD returns to Chelsea Market, outdoors!

BUILD returns to Chelsea Market, outdoors!

BUILD brings interactive building stations with playful materials and challenges to the street. And now, New Yorkers of all ages can gather and build together, in all weather, at the heated, curbside dining areas along West 16th St. All while keeping safely apart....

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New community partnership with Chelsea Market

New community partnership with Chelsea Market

Since 2019, Street Lab has activated public areas of Chelsea Market with programs that bring the neighborhood together and connect people from all walks of life. Check out a new page that describes what we're creating at the market in 2021.

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Bringing the symphony to the street

Bringing the symphony to the street

In the weeks ahead, Street Lab will re-purpose Chelsea Market’s curbside dining areas along West 16th St to offer a series of open-air musical performances by musicians from The Chelsea Symphony. Our goal is to bring music to the street, support local small businesses...

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