SOURCE: Maker Faire

Maker Faire

September 23, 2015 16:11 ET

Media Alert: First-Ever Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains Performance by Eepybird at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Friday, September 25, 4:00 pm

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 23, 2015) - To celebrate the arrival of the 6th annual World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, a first-ever Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains performance by YouTube sensation, Eepybird, will take place at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York, at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 25, 2015. The performance is free and open to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to see this world-renowned, live science experiment featuring skyrocketing geysers of Coke Zero and have a serious amount of fun at the same time.

What: World Maker Faire New York 2015 -- Coke Zero & Mentos Fountain Performance by Eepybird

Where: Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York

When: Friday, September 25, 4:00 pm

In addition to Friday's performance, we invite the public to convene at the Unisphere over the weekend when World Maker Faire New York 2015 closes each night to watch this spectacular show:

  • Saturday, September 26, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 27, 6:00 pm

Who: Free and open to the public, including members of the press

This first-time ever performance is being held at the Queens borough's iconic Unisphere located in the heart of Flushing Meadows. Flushing Meadows was built specifically to be the home of the 1939-1940 World's Fair and also hosted the 1964-1965 World's Fair. The Unisphere was created especially for the 1964-1965 World's Fair to be a visual representation of the Fair's theme and ideals. World Maker Faire continues upholding the values of the World's Fair around innovation, the Maker culture, and the bright future of the global Maker Movement.

Attending World Maker Faire New York 2015

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2015 at advance pricing at http://wmfny15.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available between now and September 25, 2015 ($25.00-$35.00 for a single day pass; $35.00-$65.00 for weekend passes). Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2015 on September 26-27, 2015.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire has celebrated 150 Faires in 2015 alone and has engaged more than 1.1 million attendees globally in over 30 countries around the world since it launched in San Mateo, California, in 2006, less than a year after the publication of the first Make: magazine in 2005. The 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 Makers and 145,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in five years to 830+ Makers and 85,000 attendees.

Located in San Francisco, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing Make: magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2015 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Ticket prices range from $20.00-$80.00; children 2 and under are free. http://www.makerfaire.com. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes visit: http://wmfny15.eventbrite.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2015 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2015 Sponsors: Goldsmith: Disney, Intel, Italian Trade Agency, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo; Silversmith: Atmel, Cognizant, Dremel, MakeBlock, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SketchUp, Sprout by HP.

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    Maker Media | Maker Faire
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    New York Hall of Science
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