First Street Green’s Outdoor Furniture Design Event Tomorrow

Posted on: July 13th, 2012 at 11:21 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

Credit: Lori Greenberg

First Street Green’s latest event is happening tomorrow, July 14, at First Park and it’s all things seating-related.

This image has been archived or removed.

From 11am – 1pm, there will be a workshop called “DIY Furniture,” which will teach visitors how to make soft seating and chair weaving. Materials will be provided.

From 2pm – 4pm, First Street Green will host the “NYChair Charrette,” a group discussion investigating ideas for “an iconic outdoor chair conceived just for First Park.” This is open to designers and non-designers alike, along with New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds.

The event organizers are Silva Ajemian and Jorge Prado, architects, principals of TODO DA & co-founding directors of First Street Green (FSG), along with Laetitia Wolff, founder of futureflair/expoTENtial and director of desigNYC.

Speakers will include Wolff, Ajemian and Prado, along with Emily Weidenhof Project Manager of Public Spaces – NYC DOT Division of Traffic & Planning, Gail Wittwer-Laird Senior Designer in the Capital Projects Division for New York City Parks, Celia Petersen – New York City Parks & Recreation Capital projects division, Evan Bennett – VAMOS, Michael Piper – DUB studios, Marco Castro – BusRoots.

Jury: To be announced.

Online public voting for the best design will be setup on the FSG website.

Did we mention that both events are free?

First Park is at 33 East 1st Street.

Recent Stories

Lower East Side Children’s Halloween Parade Marches this Weekend

Time to test run those kiddie costumes! The Henry Street Settlement’s second annual children’s Halloween costume parade and party is happening this weekend, and promises plenty of spooktacular fun for all ages. The parade route starts at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) and follows the beats of the NYPD marching band through the streets […]

Here’s Why DOT Shouldn’t Move Forward with Hated Chinatown ‘Gateway’ Art Design [OP-ED]

A glimmer of hope came over me last month when I was informed that Department of Transportation would delay its presentation to Community Board 3 regarding the controversial Chinatown “Gateway” marker. I was cautiously optimistic that Linda Lee’s “Dragon’s Roar” design would be scrapped due to unanimous local outrage and opposition, and that the selection […]

Lebanese Eatery ‘Manousheh’ Signs Lease for Seward Park Location

The year-long dormancy of the former Grand Street 7-Eleven is drawing to a close. In its place, a familiar Lebanese restaurant. Word on the street is that Greenwich Village import, Manousheh, just signed a lease for the vacated space. We’re told that asking rent had been about $18,000, but final price is unknown. Occupancy apparently […]

Game Over for ‘Water World Amusements’ Arcade on Essex Street

Much like the movie of same, Water World Amusements unceremoniously sunk. The arcade, which opened just over a year ago at 35 Essex Street, is no more. Gaming cabinets remain locked in the dark retail space, while leasing signage dominates the store marquee. That this game room failed to hit is not a shock. Water […]

‘Greens and Grains’ Shutters, While Famous Hakki Readies Essex Chicken Spot

Greens and Grains is no more after a year in business, as Hell Square eats another of its own. Instead, the so-called Pizza Champion is opening a chicken-focused eatery. Hakki Akdeniz, who owns a plethora of pizzerias around the neighborhood, is planning to open Essex Chicken at 115 Essex Street. Just a few doors down […]