Photo courtesy of SCAPE Studio

Join the Design Trust and SCAPE studio along with public space enthusiasts for a communal potluck on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, at the First Avenue Water Plaza.

Steps from the East River, this urban plaza at the American Copper Buildings also functions as a stormwater collection, filtration, and groundwater recharge system that responds to multiple types of inundation. The design prioritizes key circulation routes to the ferry and has large seating areas centered around a scrim fountain that creates a focal point for the plaza. Just below the surface, a robust stormwater detention system captures and releases stormwater while bioswales absorb and treat stormwater and periodic coastal inundation. The site responds directly to both stormwater and coastal flooding threats while creating spaces for relaxation and play.

Grace Dials, Senior Designer from SCAPE studio will be joining us to offer an inside look on the design inspiration and unique features of the water plaza including green infrastructure, and interactive elements.

All you need to bring is a dish to share! We’ll provide drinks, cups, plates, napkins, and other picnic needs. The event is free and open to the public! 

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Date and Time

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM


First Avenue Water Plaza


  • 626 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016