Upcoming Events

Annual Benefit

2018 Annual Benefit

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join the Design Trust and 300 dedicated urbanists for a festive evening celebrating our inaugural Public Space Honorees: 

  • Marc Heiman, President and CEO, Richter+Ratner
  • Polly Trottenberg, NYCDOT Commissioner
  • Carl Weisbrod,  Senior Advisor, HR&A.
Learn more about each honoree here

Past Events

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.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Sonic Gates Opening Performances and Reception

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join us for the sound sculpture walk with performances and a reception celebrating the launch of the Sonic Gates public art series on the North Shore of Staten Island on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Future Culture: Exploring Staten Island's North Shore

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:15 AM – 1:30 PM

The North Shore of Staten Island boasts spectacular harbor views—and a concentration of mega projects. Nearly $2 billion has been invested in new real estate, including a new mall, an observation wheel, and hundreds of units of housing.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

El-Space: Innovation in City Design & Urban Regeneration

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 – 9:00 AM

Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation's El-Space project represents the first comprehensive, citywide approach to planning, designing, and transforming the vast resource of space beneath and adjacent to elevated transportation infrastructure. 


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Discover El-Space

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) for a special tour of our Under the Elevated/El-Space pilot installation below the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and 3rd Avenue and a multi-city panel conversation, at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on May 17, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. And earn AIA credits!


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.

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?

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

The Future of Penn Station

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 @ 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Join us for a conversation examining the future of America's busiest transit hub.


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Arts Connecting Staten Island

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for the discussion, Arts Connecting Staten Island: Powerful Civic Tools for Transformation, on Thursday May 12, from 6-7 pm at Cooper Union.

Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

Affordable Housing and the Public Realm

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us for a conversation on how we can improve neighborhoods through design, moderated by The Architect's Newspaper Editor-in-Chief William Menking. The brand-new edition of our Laying the Groundwork design guidelines will debut!


Exhibits, Tours & Conversations

New Year's Party!

Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Welcome in the New Year with the Design Trust!