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August 22, 2013 08:00 ET

World Maker Faire Returns to the New York Hall of Science September 21 & 22, 2013

Two-Day Festival Celebrates the Best of DIY Creativity and Innovation

QUEENS, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - World Maker Faire returns to the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, NYC, on Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, September 22 from 10am to 6pm to shine the spotlight on the maker movement. This year's event promises to bring the best of DIY invention, creativity, and resourcefulness together to continue sharing the maker spirit with the people of New York.

"World Maker Faire at NYSCI has become an anticipated experience for New Yorkers and, really, folks from all over the world to see, learn, and do more in the world of making," said vice president, Sherry Huss, of Maker Media. "This year we expect to have more than 70,000 Faire goers over the course of the weekend engage with 650-plus makers who will be exhibiting their amazing projects. As usual, there will be makers representing all types of projects around engineering and technology, health and science, food and sustainability, fashion, crafting, and so much more."

"Once again, World Maker Faire will showcase some of the most talented innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs and thinkers," said Margaret Honey, President and CEO of NYSCI. "With so many new and amazing projects on display, the Faire is sure to delight and inspire anyone who is interested in seeing where the future of creativity will take us."

World Maker Faire New York 2013 will bring back some Faire favorites as well as showcase new makers and their DIY ingenuity. Attendees can expect to see more Young Makers, get the latest on 3D printing and experience the best of maker start-ups. Get hands-on experience and expertise coding with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoards. Learn to sew, knit, crochet or craft and design with a variety of local artisans. Build and fly drones and quadcopters, launch air rockets and marshmallow shooters. Soldering, lock picking, and welding are just a few of the skills you can learn over the weekend of DIYing. Maker movement leaders will be speaking over the weekend on various stages about technology, education, exploration, science, design and more. 

World Maker Faire is presented by title sponsor Disney.

"Creativity is the heart and soul of Disney," said Leslie Goodman, senior vice president, Corporate Citizenship at Disney. "We believe that if you can dream it, you can do it. Through our sponsorship of World Maker Faire, we are excited to help bring the best of creativity and innovation to thousands of kids and families. We hope this showcase will inspire the next generation of young makers to create the future they imagine is possible."

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2013 at http://makerfairenyc.eventbrite.com. Tickets range in price from $10-$35 for a full day pass. Faire visitors can purchase tickets online between now and September 20, 2013, at online advance prices. Tickets can also be purchased at World Maker Faire New York 2013 on September 21 and September 22.

Maker Faire
Created by the editors of MAKE magazineMaker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in May 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in just four years and expects over 600 makers and 70,000 attendees this September. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of "featured" 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world. For more information about Maker Faire, visit makerfaire.com.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2013 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY, 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $10-$35; ages 2 and under are free. Visit http://www.makerfaire.com for all the details. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes: http://makerfaire2013.eventbrite.com/

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World Maker Faire Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2013 sponsors include: Title Sponsor: Disney. Goldsmith Sponsors: RadioShack, Zazzle; Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Cognizant, Esurance, Ford, Motorola -- A Google Company, PurinaONE, SketchUp, Time Warner Cable ; Coppersmith Sponsors: ASUS, Autodesk, Chobani, Delta Faucet, Epilog Laser, GeekDad, Kraftwurks, littleBits, Shapeways, ShopBot Tools, Vex Robotics

New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Maker Media
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.

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