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September 16, 2014 11:40 ET

Mayor De Blasio Declares September 15-21 as "Maker Week;" Makers Prepare for World Maker Faire September 20 & 21

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, has declared September 15-21, 2014, as "Maker Week" to celebrate the arrival of the fifth annual World Maker Faire and the many events happening throughout the week hosted by the maker community of New York City, as well as the 75th and 50th World's Fairs anniversaries. The Maker Week events will assemble the innovators, scientists, artists, food makers, tinkerers, crafters, and engineers who live for sharing their love of making with others. The week will be capped off by the return of World Maker Faire, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 20-21, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

"Maker Week embodies what the maker movement is all about and Maker Faire showcases: ingenuity, creativity, education, and collaboration," said Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and vice president of Maker Media. "It's very exciting to have Mayor de Blasio get involved with New York City's maker community with the proclamation of Maker Week. This is a passionate and growing community, and an important part of the city's culture. And we're excited to be a part of it all."

Maker Week activities can be found at http://makerfaire.com/maker-week/. This page will be updated frequently as events get added.

LG: Rethink Everything
World Maker Faire is also very pleased to welcome LG Electronics as a new Goldsmith Sponsor of the Faire. LG is proud to sponsor World Maker Faire as it provides an exciting forum to celebrate innovation. Attendees can visit LG's "RETHINK EVERYTHING" exhibit for a hands-on introduction to electronics in action. LG embraces the spirit of Maker Faire and the core values of the maker movement through their innovative products and forward-thinking corporate culture.

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2014 at advance pricing: http://makerfaireny2014.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available between now and Sept.19, 2014 ($17.50-$32.50 for a single day pass; $30-$60 for weekend passes). Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite at World Maker Faire New York 2014, Sept. 20-21, 2014.

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 launched in 2006 in San Mateo, California, less than a year after its parent publication, MAKE Magazine, launched in 2005. Maker Faire celebrated 100 Faires in 2013 alone and has reached over 1.5 million attendees globally since its inception. The ninth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,100 maker entries and over 130,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 700+ makers and 75,000+ attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Rome, Paris, Oslo, Trondheim, Newcastle (UK), Orlando, Silver Spring, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Tokyo and Shenzhen host the "featured" Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the United States and internationally.

Located in Sebastopol and Oakland, 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.

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.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2014 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens, NY, 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $12.50-$70; children under 2, free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes: http://makerfaireny2014.eventbrite.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Disney; Goldsmith Sponsors: Intel, LG, RadioShack, Toyota. Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Autodesk, Cognizant, Dremel, Ford, Italian Trade Agency, Mozilla, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, PepsiCo, SketchUp.

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