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Annual Benefit

2020 Annual Benefit

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Our Annual Benefit is now in the Spring!  Please join us at Tribeca Rooftop and mingle with friends and colleagues for a festive evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dessert with sunset views of NYC! 

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Public Presentations

Download the El-Space Toolkit

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to celebrate the launch of the El-Space Toolkit. The 11 case studies across North America featured in the Toolkit demonstrate approaches to various typologies of el-space from linear pathways to crossings to commercial corridors or market spaces, highlighting the range of potential of el-space from enhanced infrastructure to destination parks to trails. Download toolkit 

Design Trust Council

Hard-hat tour of Moynihan Train Hall

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Join the Design Trust Council on a behind-the-scenes tour of Moynihan Train Hall. Now in the final stage of construction, the project has transformed the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a new concourse for Penn Station, NYC's busiest transit hub. 

Design Trust Council

Explore the Vessel at Hudson Yards

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join the Design Trust Council on a tour of the Vessel, a newly launched interactive art piece imagined by Heatherwick Studio. In addition to exploring the new public space, we will consider how New Yorkers' reception of this project may impact the future of public space in NYC. 


Public Space Potluck

First Avenue Water Plaza

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust and SCAPE studio along with public space enthusiasts for a communal potluck on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at the First Avenue Water Plaza.


Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at Herbert Von King Park

Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust and public space enthusiasts on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at the historic Herbert Von King Park, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn to celebrate places that bring communities together. 

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Discover El-Space 2.0

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Join the Design Trust for Public Space and NYC Department of Transportation for a conversation and tour to discover El-Space, the first comprehensive approach in the nation to create a more hospitable pedestrian experience, greater environmental resilience, and enhanced lighting beneath and adjacent to elevated transportation infrastructure citywide.

Design Trust Council

Tour of Domino Park and Refinery Building

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Members of the Design Trust Council are invited to explore Brooklyn's transformational industrial waterfront park. Tour this 5-acre park built on the site of the former Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, NY. 

Design Trust Council

Tour of the Iconic Ford Foundation Building

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:00 – 6:30 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a tour of this midtown landmark, led by William J. Higgins of Higgins, Quasebarth & Partners, the preservation consultants for the recent $205 million renovation by Gensler.

Design Trust Council

Future of NYC Fashion: Studio Tour + Talk with Yeohlee Teng & Mary Ping

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a tour and talk on the future of the Garment District and NYC's evolving fashion industry with designers Yeohlee Teng and Mary Ping, moderated by Susan Chin.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

"Opening the Edge" in MAS Summit's Innovation Exhibition

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 @ 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Visit us at at the MAS Summit for New York City’s annual Innovation Exhibition to see our community design team's ideas for an active gathering space at Lillian Wald Houses on the Lower East Side, as part of Opening the Edge — a project of Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and led by Jane Greengold.

Design Trust Council

A Walk in the Woods

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

We invite the Design Trust Council members to join us for a walking tour of Central Park’s North Woods with Christopher Nolan, Central Park Conservancy’s Chief Operating Officer & Chief Landscape Architect.


Public Space Potluck

Public Space Potluck at the West Harlem Pier Park

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Gather with public space lovers for a breezy potluck on Tuesday, August 21, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the West Harlem Pier Park on the Hudson River and watch the sunset.