Upcoming Events



2018 Open House

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join us for a party with Design Trust supporters, partners, and fellows on Tuesday, January 30, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at our cozy Tribeca office on 40 Worth Street, Suite 603.

Past Events


Workshops & Forums

Kick-Off for Power in Place: Building Community Wealth and Well-Being in Mott Haven-Port Morris

Saturday, December 02, 2017 @ 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Join South Bronx Unite (SBU) and Design Trust on Saturday, December 2, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) Bronx (463 E 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455) to kick off a community asset mapping and planning project that will support the Mott Haven-Port Morris Community Land Trust (CLT) in the South Bronx.

Annual Benefit

2017 Art + Design Benefit Auction

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a truly special evening on Wednesday, November 1 at Dune Studios, recognizing the Design Trust's efforts in ensuring NYC's public realm remains PUBLIC FOR ALL, and celebrating our receipt of the prestigious 2017 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement.

Public Space Potluck

Tour + Reception: 2nd Avenue Subway

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the 2nd Avenue Subway.


Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at Freeman Plaza East

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Gather with city enthusiasts as we share a meal on Thursday July 20, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at Freeman Plaza East (Varick St. between Watts and Broome) in Lower Manhattan.

Design Trust Council

Exhibition Tour: Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to MoMA for a behind-the-scenes tour of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, an exhibition exploring the career of one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

North Shore Exhibition Opening

Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception of North Shore on September 16, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, at Alice Austen House.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Future Culture Exhibition Opening

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception of Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on Staten Island’s North Shore on September 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts.

Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at Concrete Plant Park

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Join us and the Bronx River Alliance for a Public Space Potluck on August 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at Concrete Plant Park, at Westchester Avenue in the Bronx.


Public Presentations

"Public for All" Winners Announcement

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7:00 – 8:00 PM

What is the next frontier in public space design that is public for all?

Design Trust Council

Studio Visit: Sage and Coombe Architects

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to Sage and Coombe Architects for a studio visit led by Jennifer Sage, Principal.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Staten Island’s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?


Workshops & Forums

Bronx Info Session for the "Public for All" Call for Project Ideas

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Interested in submitting a project proposal to create a more equitable NYC? Join our info session about the Design Trust's 2017 Call for Project Ideas–Public for All–on May 10, at 6 pm, at the Kingsbridge Branch Library in the Bronx.