NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s annual celebration of design, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. Taking place each May—next occurring May 10–22, 2019—the event celebrates a world of design and showcases over a dozen design disciplines through exhibitions, installations, trade shows, panels, product launches, open studios, and more. And, like design itself, NYCxDESIGN is everywhere, with events taking place across the city’s five boroughs. Brought to life by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in conjunction with a steering committee of leading members of New York City’s design community, NYCxDESIGN highlights the unique creative, cultural, educational, and economic opportunities in New York City.

For an overview of NYCxDESIGN 2019 and inspiration for events that you could put on this year, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

May 10 – 22, 2019

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 2018 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 brand guidelines and logo assets. Contact us if you have further questions about our branding policy.

  • Register as a user here. If registered in 2018 you can use the same credentials to login for 2019.
  • Once you are logged in, go to the homepage of the nycxdesign website. If you are seeing your dashboard, click on the home icon on top left corner of the screen (says “nycxdesign”).
  • Once there, you will see a tab that says “my events”. In that drop down click “hosting”.
  • Click on “add new”. From there you will enter your event information.

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.

Continue your design immersion by staying at one of our partner hotels, where design is at the heart of the experience. Visit nycxdesign.com/hotels to secure a special NYCxDESIGN rate.