NYCxDESIGN (NYC by Design) will be returning to the city for its second year this week with hundreds of shows, events and workshops celebrating design from all around the five boroughs. The 12-day soirée will take place at multiple locations in NYC from May 9th through May 20th, highlighting locally-made products, art, crafts, clothing, graphics, furniture and even buildings. The initiative, along with the Built/NYC program that was launched after the success of last year’s NYCxDESIGN, is aimed towards supporting New York City-based designers and growing the local economy.

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NYCxDESIGN 2013 featured 350 events at 190 different venues across the city, and this year’s calendar is already packed with talks, showcases, product launches, open studios and tours (many of which are free). art + design new york, BKLYN DESIGNS, Collective 2 Design Fair, Frieze New York, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Sight Unseen OFFSITE and WantedDesign are just a few of the shows that will take part in the 12-day festival. Click here to stay on top of the latest listings.

Related: Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

NYCxDESIGN is collaboration between NYC & Company, the NYCEDC, city agencies, the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and a steering committee including members of AIA/NY; AIG/NY; Architectural League of New York; Base Design; Behance LLC; Cooper Union; Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Core77, Inc.; David Stark Design and Production; Design Trust for Public Space; ESI Design; Etsy, Inc.;; Fern Mallis, LLC; FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology); Frieze Art Fair New York; International Contemporary Furniture Fair; International Interior Design Association; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Arts and Design; Museum of Modern Art; New York City Council; New York Design Center; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; NYC Department of Design and Construction; NYC Department of Parks & Recreation; NYC Department of Transportation; NYC Economic Development Corporation; Parsons The New School For Design; Pentagram Design; Pratt Institute, School of Art & Design; School of Visual Arts; Shaw & Co! Productions; The Center for Arts Education; and WantedDesign.

We hope to see you at the festival!