IDEAS CITY was founded by the New Museum as a major collaboration between dozens of downtown arts, education, and community organizations to harness the power of the creative community and imagine our collective future. This ambitious intiative is built upon the core belief that arts and culture constitute a driving force behind the vitality of urban centers worldwide.
The largest component of IDEAS CITY is StreetFest, the innovative, participatory outdoor festival slated to take place along the Bowery on Saturday, May 4, 2013. 100+ local grassroots organizations and small businesses present model products and practices in a unique outdoor environment. Visitors can expect cooking demos with urban farmers, rooftop gardening classes, oral history projects, tours, and affordable, locally grown food options.