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September 14, 2016 15:38 ET

"Maker Week" Returns to New York City Ahead of World Maker Faire New York 2016

New York Maker Community Celebrates Maker Movement With Special Events for Makers During September 26 - October 2

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2016) - World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be happening at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, on Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2016. Leading up to World Maker Faire is "Maker Week," a time of celebration and networking in and around New York City for Makers from across the globe. The week will include a variety of meetups, events, and opportunities for the Maker community to network, share, and learn as they advance themselves, their fields, and the Maker Movement. Maker Week is September 26 - October 2, 2016.

The Call for Events for Maker Week is open and accepting events that happen between September 26 and October 2, 2016, in and around New York City and the World Maker Faire venue, the New York Hall of Science. Events can be submitted via http://makerfaire.com/new-york/maker-week/. This page will also display the Maker Week activities and include information about event hosts, locations, and if the activities are free, or require an RSVP or registration. The page will be updated frequently as events get added.

What: Maker Week at World Maker Faire New York 2016

Where: In and around New York City, and New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

When: Monday, September 26 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

Call for Events: http://makerfaire.com/new-york/maker-week/

Maker Week Page: http://makerfaire.com/new-york/maker-week/

World Maker Faire New York 2016 Tickets: http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com

World Maker Faire New York 2016 Website: http://makerfaire.com/new-york/

Google Continues Its Support of World Maker Faire New York, Joining as Goldsmith Sponsor

Google has joined forces again with Maker Faire to continue its support of the Maker Movement by returning as a Goldsmith Sponsor at World Maker Faire New York 2016. Making is a key thread in the fabric of Google's corporate DNA, so their presence this year will showcase cool projects from Makers at Google, including a life-sized interactive Google Doodle that's powered by Science Journal, a new Android app that helps you use the sensors on your phone with external triggers to explore, measure, and learn about the world around you.

Google can also be found at the always popular "Learn to Solder" tent, where Makers of all ages can learn or improve their soldering skills. Attendees participating in this hands-on activity will make their own light-up pin as well as pick up a pair of safety glasses for use with the activity and to take home with them. Google has distributed hundreds of thousands of pairs of safety glasses to Maker Faire attendees over the last few years. The safety glasses for World Maker Faire New York 2016 feature a colorful new design.

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2016 at advance pricing at http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available between now and September 30, 2016 ($25.00 - $35.00 for a Single Day Pass; $40.00 - $65.00 for a Weekend Pass). Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2016 on October 1-2, 2016.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and 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 will celebrate 190 Faires in 2016 in 35 countries around the world. The 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,300 Makers and 150,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in six years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.

Maker Media seeks to create positive change in the world by inspiring and empowering everyone to become a Maker. Through our signature brand, Maker Faire, we have the largest event network that engages Makers around the world and under our Make: publishing brand, we produce Make: magazine, the how-to "bible" of the Maker movement, along with websites, books, and kits. Founded in 2005, and headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media caters to a universe of more than 25 million Makers across its properties.

Calendar Editors
World Maker Faire New York 2016 will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $80.00; children 2 and under are free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes, visit: http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com/. Save the dates for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017. Find a Maker Faire in over 190 locations around the world in 2016 at http://makerfaire.com/map. More information about Maker Faire can be found at http://www.makerfaire.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Barnes & Noble; Goldsmith: Google, Intel; Silversmith: Bernzomatic, Cognizant Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, Makeblock, MakerSource, Microchip Technology Inc., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, RadioShack.

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