Public Programs And Events

PARSONS FESTIVAL: Opening Reception - Impact! at South Street Seaport

PARSONS FESTIVAL: Opening Reception - Impact! at South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport
General Public 

Running from May 9 to June 10, Impact! explores the ways in which designers, artists, scholars, technologists, and strategists from different disciplines come together—often in unexpected or complex ways—to push the limits of their practice and create new possibilities for social change.

This exhibition showcases projects from Parsons School of Design ranging from product design, lighting design, fashion design, and strategic design and management concepts. Many projects were created in collaboration with industry partners.

Parsons will host an opening night event on the cobblestone pavements of historic Fulton Street on May 9 from 6-9PM in partnership with Seaport District. The May 9 opening party is free but guests are encouraged to RSVP online. 

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Seaport District, the Howard Hughes Corporation, the Downtown Alliance, and NYCxDesign.

Exhibition location: 117 Beekman Street, New York, NY
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00AM to 7:00PM.
Open to the public.

This exhibition is part of Parsons Festival 2016.

Parsons Festival is an annual series of art and design events in which cutting-edge student work is presented to the Parsons community and the public. The festival takes place at the end of each academic year and includes thesis exhibitions and critiques, thought-provoking public programs, interactive installations, gallery openings, workshops, and special events.

The New School’s Parsons School of Design, which was recently named the number one art and design school in the United States by Top Universities, has been a pioneer in art and design education for more than a century. Based in New York but active around the world, Parsons offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university’s legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship, and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. 

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