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September 18, 2014 10:15 ET

Media Alert: Tips & Tools for Arriving to World Maker Faire New York 2014, Including Public Transportation Options

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - World Maker Faire New York 2014, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens on Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21. Attendees are encouraged to visit makerfaire.com to access the resources needed help make their plans to get to the Faire, including taking public transportation, and to maximize their time at the event, minimize traffic, and reduce possible delays.

What: World Maker Faire New York 2014
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368
When: Saturday, September 20, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday, September 21, 10 am - 6 pm

Information About World Maker Faire:

Subway & Long Island Rail Road Information: NYSCI can be reached by taking the 7 train to 111th Street. The Long Island Rail Road will also operate special service to the Mets Willets Point station. Attendees can go to http://www.mta.info/ to plan their route to the event using these public transportation options. Details for all public transportation options can also be found on the Maker Faire website.

Arriving by Car, Parking Options, & Directions: NYSCI and World Maker Faire ask attendees who plan to drive to the event to park at Citi Field ($10 per day) and utilize the free shuttle to help reduce congestion in the Corona community. Directions and all parking and shuttle information can be found at: http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2014/getting-to-maker-faire/.

Biking to the Faire & Bike Parking: Biking to World Maker Faire is gaining popularity. Attendees can read more about which routes to take using the Queens Bike Map. On-site bike parking is available each day.

Toyota Activities at World Maker Faire

World Maker Faire is very pleased to welcome back Toyota as a Goldsmith Sponsor. Toyota will host several exciting opportunities for Faire attendees to get hands-on with Toyota, including:

  • Power Racing Series - Attendees can watch teams from around the country compete in this nationwide circuit in their self-created electric vehicles as their race on unique full-size tracks.

  • Prius Plug-in Hybrid Derby - Mini Prius Plug-in Hybrids will be available for attendees to race on a special electric slot car track in Toyota's exhibit.

  • Vehicle Demonstrations and Displays - The Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be on hand for Faire goers to learn all about the most efficient Prius yet. In addition, Toyota will also showcase the "U2" Urban Utility concept vehicle designed by Calty Design Research.

  • Charging Stations in Toyota Exhibit - Attendees can enjoy recharging their devices while at the event utilizing power stations inside Toyota's exhibit.

Cognizant Activities at World Maker Faire

Cognizant Technology Solutions, a returning Silversmith Sponsor of World Maker Faire, is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services. Cognizant will showcase young makers from its after-school and summer programs who will teach young Faire attendees to make and create fun things using electronics, simple construction, open source hardware, and the Scratch programming language.

Since launching its Making the Future initiative at the World Maker Faire New York 2011, Cognizant has supported over 65 after-school and summer programs. In 2014 Cognizant provided 5,000 children over 300,000 activity hours across 22 states. Cognizant is committed to increasing its investment in making to 1.5 million hours of making for 25,000 kids in 200 communities by 2017.

As a sponsor of the Young Makers Pavilion at World Maker Faire New York 2014, Cognizant continues to nurture the curiosity and creativity of young learners and to provide opportunities to "learn by doing" while sparking interest in STEM for the next generation of innovators.

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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