While the MPIA helps to manage the plazas and the programming schedule, the permitting of public spaces is under the full jurisdiction of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Street Activity Permits. The MPIA will make every effort to ensure quality public programming partners that respect the diverse nature of the district.

9th Avenue Public Plazas

Public Events & Programming

The Ninth Avenue Plazas have been redesigned for improved public usage, and the MPIA encourages community interaction and utilization of the spaces.

These plazas will continue to be programmed with events and activities, initiated by the MPIA and by others through the Mayor’s Office of Street Activity Permits (SAPO) and the Mayors Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. Through a partnership with the city, the MPIA maintains and manages these spaces year-round on behalf of NYC DOT, encouraging appropriate events and activities within them that will further the branding of the Meatpacking District as the home of all things interesting, unique and cutting edge. As the community sponsor of the plazas, the MPIA facilitates programming for use by the public for cultural and community activities throughout the year. The provision and consumption of alcohol is not permitted within the public plazas.

If you are interested in hosting an event in one of the area's public spaces, please download the MPIA Plaza Guide, or call the MPIA at 212.633.0185. We can answer any questions you may have including availability of a space, pricing and permitting, and put you in touch with the appropriate people to speak with at SAPO.

Possible Programing Options for Public Spaces: