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The Lowline Launches Cutting-Edge Solar Technology Lab, Featuring Live Demo of Future Indoor Park

Oct 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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What: The Lowline, the organization planning the world’s first underground park in New York City’s Lower East Side, will open its full-scale technology and landscape lab on October 17. The Lab experience is free and open to the public every weekend through March 2016. It will provide visitors an opportunity to engage and discover how technology can improve urban lives by reclaiming abandoned urban spaces and creating subterranean environments where the sun can shine and plants can grow.

For the next five months, the Lab will be free and open to the public, transforming the former Essex Street Market building into a 5,000-square-foot public space. On the weekends from 12-6pm, the space will be open for all visitors to learn about the project and enjoy the environment.

During the week, the space will be devoted to the Lowline’s Young Designers Program (YDP), an initiative focused on hands-on youth education in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). The Lab will also be home to the new “Bright Ideas” event series, which shines a spotlight on individuals and ideas that use science, technology, design and innovation to improve the world. Upcoming panels will be led by: Maria Popova, Piers Fawkes, Marc Kushner, Raad Studio and Mathews Nielsen.

When: Opening day: Saturday, October 17, noon-6pm
Exhibition will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm- 6pm through March 2016.

Where: 140 Essex Street (between Rivington and Stanton Sts.)
New York, NY 10002

Cost: Free

About The Lowline:
The Lowline is an effort to build the world’s first underground park in New York City’s Lower East Side. The project aims to draw natural sunlight into a disused historic trolley station, enabling plants and trees to grow. With support from every single elected official representing the neighborhood, alongside official endorsements from local community organizations and businesses, The Lowline is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization.


Oct 17, 2015
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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140 Essex Street (between Rivington and Stanton Sts.)
New York , NY 10002 United States


Karen Navarre