NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design takes place each May. 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. 2017, the fifth year of the celebration, featured hundreds of events across the 5 Boroughs 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.

For an overview of NYCxDESIGN 2017 and inspiration for events that you could put on this year, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

May 11 – 23, 2018

NYCxDESIGN is a collaboration between New York City Economic Development Corporation, 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.

Events are staged across all five boroughs of NYC, 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.

For an overview of NYCxDESIGN 2017 and inspiration for events that you could put on this year, click here.

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 submissions are currently open.

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.

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.

New York City offers a wide range of lodging options across the city for your visit. Book your stay for NYCxDESIGN today at http://www.nycgo.com/hotels.