About

NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design will return in May 2016. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.


Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all the disciplines of design, commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. 2014, the second year of the celebration, featured over 200 events by 162 organizers at 181 venues across all of New York City and included topics from graphic design to architecture, technology and urban design to fashion and product design, interiors to landscape, furniture to design thinking, and more.

WHAT ARE THE 2016 DATES?

Exact dates will be announced later.

WHO ORGANIZES NYCxDESIGN?

NYCxDESIGN is a collaboration among NYC & Company, NYCEDC, City agencies, the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and a steering committee composed of some of the City’s most renowned design institutions, retailers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, curators, educators, editors and—of course—designers.

WHERE IS NYCxDESIGN?

Events are staged across all five boroughs, from convention facilities and galleries to design schools and public parks. The NYCxDESIGN website will list details for all featured events, including necessary transportation information. Check individual event listings for details.

CAN ANYONE LIST AN EVENT WITH NYCxDESIGN?

NYCxDESIGN invites local and global designers, organizations and other establishments interested in creating a design-related happening to participate in the celebration.

Members of our event administration team will review your submission to ensure that you are positively contributing to the New York City design ecosystem and if satisfied, will list the event. Online event submission will open soon.

Participating organizers may feature NYCxDESIGN in all their marketing materials. We just ask that you incorporate NYCxDESIGN in your communications. Download our 2015 brand guideline and logo assets. Contact us if you have further questions about our branding policy.

IS IT FREE FOR VISITORS TO ATTEND?

NYCxDESIGN welcomes all residents and visitors (domestic and international) to experience New York City’s vibrant design scene. Most NYCxDESIGN events are free to enter. Ticketed events are managed by host/organizing venues. Before heading out, check listing and contact details for each event you’re interested in attending.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY DURING NYCxDESIGN?

New York City offers a wide range of lodging options across the city for your visit. The hotels of The Design Collection bring exceptional design as an essential part of the experience. Check for availability throughout NYCxDESIGN.