New Lab opened its doors for the first time on June 21, 2016, and we marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting (potentially unlike any before, with drones, a surprise marching band, and equally surprising intro music for each speech) that welcomed elected officials; our partners, both public and private; as well as our members and the community at large. Later that week, we hosted a cocktail party for friends, family, and all who helped us get here. Here is a selection of images from the festivities.
Ribbon Cutting photos by Samantha Deitch/BFA.com
Friends & Family photos by Genevieve Huba
Left: Ribbon Cutting programs; Middle: An exhibit of New Lab members’ work; Right: New Lab neon in daylight
New Lab cofounder David Belt welcomes the crowd.
The Hungry March Band surprises everyone with a performance.
New Lab is open for business (and the ribbon didn’t stand a chance).
Left: Cofounder Scott Cohen closes out the program; Right: Cohen catches up with Brooklyn Navy Yard President David Ehrenberg
Some of the New Lab team in the courtyard (in custom engineer jackets).
Guests look at the New Lab member exhibit, including Jason Krugman’s light installation
And there were popsicles.