Cooper-Hewitt Design Center (Harlem)

Located at 111 Central Park North in New York’s Park Heights/Harlem neighborhood, Cooper-Hewitt Design Center is a new, 1,500-square-foot space dedicated to events, workshops, and activities for students, families, educators, and adults.

The interior of the space is designed by American-born designer and president of L-7 Designs Inc., Todd Oldham, in collaboration with teens from the museum’s DesignPrep program.

Opening Hours

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center is currently open during event and program hours only.

Getting there

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center is on the Ground Floor of 111 Central Park North on the corner of Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue).

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What's On at Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Free Teen Programs: DesignPrep Challenge| THE BLUE NOTE EXPERIMENT  

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Join DesignPrep for The Blue Note Experiment design challenge.

THE BLUE NOTE EXPERIMENT is looking for original visual work that captures the essence of Blue Note Records.  Selected designs will be included in The Blue Note at 75 Grammy® Museum exhibit in the Kennedy Center Hall of States.

Register now for this FREE  2 p art workshop and a chance to win!

Target Design Kids Saturday Workshops  

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Wire Designs

Explore form and function by using wire! You will be using wire to design your very own product. Join Oscar Lopez and our team as we navigate the design process with wire.

Design by Hand | Heath Ceramics: Clay Bead Design (Teen Workshop)  

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Explore texture, pattern, and glaze to create ceramic beads at this hands-on workshop for teens led by Heath Ceramics.

About the Design by Hand series:
Launched in fall 2013 with the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.

Image by Jeffery Cross

Design by Hand | Heath Ceramics: 2D to 3D (College Workshop)  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Work with designers from Heath Ceramics to design tea sets and tableware. You will gain a deeper understanding of line and ergonomics using a process involving paper cutouts.

NB: This workshop is open to college students with valid student ID only.

Design by Hand | Heath Ceramics: Clay Bead Design (Adult Workshop)  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center

Explore texture, pattern, and glaze to create ceramic beads at this hands-on workshop for adults led by Heath Ceramics.

About the Design by Hand series:
Launched in fall 2013 with the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.
Image by Jeffery Cross