Recess proposes a new model that fuses public space, studio space and exhibition space. Artists are given residencies in SoHo, Manhattan, and Red Hook, Brooklyn. The spaces are open to the public and free of charge.

Riverdale Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Weds: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Riverdale Branch of the New York Public Library was built in 1967. The branch is a red brick L-shaped building with vaulted ceilings of wood; its exterior is enhanced by a garden and wrought iron fence. There is a 60-seat meeting room for branch programs. The one-floor, air-conditioned branch is fully accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. The branch is in a residential neighborhood of single family houses with several apartment buildings scattered throughout the area.For more information on the branch, ...


From its hotel location, RSA produces performance art and site specific installation exhibits, jazz and acoustic singer/songwriter concerts, poetry readings, chamber music concerts and a speaker series.

Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a nonprofit organization that shows movies in outdoor locations, produces new films, teaches filmmaking to young people and rents low-cost equipment to artists and nonprofits. It is a collective collaboration between filmmakers and festivals, between audience members and artists, between venues and neighborhoods.


Since opening on the Lower East Side of New York City in February 2009, Scaramouche has produced a wide-array of projects that explore contemporary culture through site-specific installation, with particular emphasis on conceptual painting, photography, video and performance work. Scaramouche's projects have been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, Flash Art International, TimeOut New York, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, among other publications.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | New York Public Library

Free admissionMon, Tues & Wed: 12 pm-8 pm Thurs & Fri: 11 am - 6 pm Sat: 10 am - 5 pmThe Schomburg Center is one the most important locations outside of Africa for the study of the history and culture of peoples of African descent. Among its five million volumes are rarities like a handwritten prayer by Phillis Wheatley, one of the first known African-American poets, a reprint of Jupiter Hammon's 1781 Address to the Negroes of the State of New York, the original typescript of Richard Wright's novel Native Son and the scrapbook of Ira Aldridge, a 19th-century Shakespearean actor. ...

School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

Sedgwick Branch-New York Public Library

Mon - Wed: 11 am-6 pm Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri: 1 pm-5 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmOpen to the public since 1951, the library was originally located on the ground floor of the Sedgwick Houses, a large housing project. It was relocated to its current location in June 1994. An extensive renovation added a second floor with an elevator and 19 computer workstations.For more information on the branch, click here.

SiCoLab (Staten Island Collaboration)

This artist support organization participates in local community development through arts and cultural activities. By presenting publicly accessible, multi-disciplinary art projects in underserved communities, the lab engages the public in aesthetic, social, political, cultural and environmental issues. The organization provides technical assistance to emerging artists and promotes cultural exchange locally, regionally and internationally.

Solar One

Solar One is NYC's first green energy, arts and education center, including a sustainably-managed park and a solar-powered class room and event space that hosts outdoor cultural and sustainability events during the summer months. Solar One’s mission is to empower people with the knowledge and resources to unleash and build sustainability in their communities.