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Peter Cooper Block Party 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12 - 5pm

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Peter Cooper Block Party 2017

The fourth annual Peter Cooper Block Party, in conjunction with the Astor Alive! performing arts street festival, presents a day of free, public activities outside the Foundation Building. Participants include:

Cooper Union History Project

Cooper Union Archive 

Smash Club 

Arts, Letters & Numbers 

Student Publication & Press Club 

Cooper & Polyphony 

Cooper Motorsports 


Steel Bridge Club (@ Astor Alive!) 

Cooper Brew 

Art Student Council 

Cooper Nova (@ Astor Alive!) 

Queer + Allies 

Ping Pong Club 

Black Students Union 

Spoon @ Cooper 

The Pioneer Cooper Union Alumni Association 

Product Design @ Cooper 

Chinese Yo-Yo Club 

Cooper Union Outreach Program 

Cooper Union Admissions (@ Astor Alive!) 

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.