THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY LABORATORY
“We are a multipurpose space that provides DIY workshops focused on neighborhood development, community empowerment, and affordable and accessible education.”
When the CoLab is not being used to host workshops it becomes a space open to the public to rent, allowing our more artistic members the chance to display their artwork, community members to hold meetings, and young entrepreneurs to host programs and pop-up shops. Whether it be a lecture, meeting, or forum you’d like to host, we’d be happy to have you
The CoLab could be the right fit for your next event. Check us out in the adjoining storefront of our community partner the University Heights Tool Library then submit our reservation form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire more and… let’s CoLab!
- > Located at 9 W. Northrup within the heart of the walkable University District go out and enjoy a meal before, during or after your event.
- > Accommodating up to 30 people comfortably, the CoLab has room to spare for your workshop, meeting, or artwork.
- > Parking Locations [click here] around the neighborhood and the LaSalle Metro stop is only a few blocks away! Why drive when you can bike and use public trasnit.
- > Tables, chairs, a projector, white and chalk board walls, Tool Library tools & equipment, and an ever expanding inventory at your service.
- > Free wifi!
WORKSHOP & EVENT CALENDAR
Check out all the low-cost and free DIY workshops offered throughout the months on the calendar below, as well as all the latest events happening in the University Heights District!
To register for a workshop please submit the appropriate Google form below located on the CoLab webpage or email email@example.com with your name, zip code, and phone number. We look forward to have you as a CoLaborator!
Get Handy Workshop Series – Saturday, March 4th from 10am – 12pm – is a free DIY homeownership workshop presented by West Side & Black Rock-Riverside NHS that provides the experienced and first-time homeowner a chance to expand their education to promote DIY repairs featuring some of Buffalo’s grassroots-organization such as:
Grassroots Gardens: Worms & Soil Testing
PUSH Green: Green Energy Efficiency Options
Kevin Gould (City Inspector): Code Compliance Advisement
Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER: The “How’s & Whys” of Rainbarrels
West Side NHS: Budgeting with Technology
University Heights Tool Library: An Invaluable Resource for All Homeowners
Pallet Harvesting 101 – Sunday, March 12th @ 10am – Dive into the world of pallet furniture and learn the basics of selecting a pallet and it’s deconstruction. These pallets will be used for the future development of park benches which will reside in the Tyler Street Community Garden in the future!
SPACE RENTAL PRICING & RESERVATIONS
Need an affordable space for teaching a workshop or hosting an event? The CoLab is here to offer you just that!
The cost of renting the space is $15/hour and ask you submit a request to reserve the space two weeks in advance of your event.
Please submit the google form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting where we’ll discuss the CoLab’s mission and the details of your event. Make sure to look over the calendar to see if the date you want to reserve is available before your inquiry. Expect to hear back from us no later than a week and we look forward to CoLaborating!
Dedicated to infusing our community with affordable opportunities for artistic expression, the CoLab doubles as a gallery space available to beginning and professional artists alike. Attracting many different people from across the Western NY region, our space is a launching point for the creative, the committed and the civically-minded. Your art will be admired by activists, neighborhood residents, community leaders and fellow artisans.
Know someone interested in teaching a workshop, displaying their artwork, testing out a pop-up shop, hosting a meeting, or in need of space? The CoLab is the place for them!
Help us get the word out by sharing our poster with your friends, family, and neighbors! (click on the image for a downloadable PDF)
Be sure to link to this page: http://ourheights.org/colab/
**In line with of our mission, The CoLab will be collaborating with the St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Housing Initiative and the University Heights Tool Library to host 20 no-cost/low-cost workshops focused on home repair and maintenance, tool and equipment use, home ownership, and property maintenance. Stay tuned for more details about these workshops by checking our calendar!**