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September 27, 2016 08:00 ET

Plan Your Time at World Maker Faire New York, October 1 & 2, With These Valuable Resources

Public Transportation, Ride Share, & Biking Options Recommended

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - World Maker Faire New York 2016, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is taking place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. World Maker Faire New York is the largest gathering of Makers on the East Coast. Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, engineers, scientists, students, authors, artists, and corporations come together to share their innovations, projects, inventions, hobbies, and more, to thousands of aspiring Makers of all ages and skill levels.

World Maker Faire makes available any and all information necessary to have a fantastic Faire experience including details on getting to the Faire, access to the list of Makers sharing their projects, all attraction and stage schedules, speaker information, and more. Visiting http://makerfaire.com/new-york/ will give attendees access to the resources needed help make their plans.

  • What: World Maker Faire New York 2016
  • Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY
  • When: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016; 10:00 am-6:00 pm both days

Advance planning around arriving to World Maker Faire New York is highly encouraged and will maximize attendees' time at the event.

As always, public transportation is the recommended and preferred method to arrive to the Faire. The New York Hall of Science is a quick walk from the 111th Street Station and the Mets-Willet Point Station, for LIRR riders. Ridesharing options such as Uber and Lyft, taxis, and biking to the Faire, with free bike parking available 9:30am-6:30pm each day, are also great options. All details related to getting to World Maker Faire can be found at http://makerfaire.com/new-york/getting-to-maker-faire/.

Attendees can check the Getting to Maker Faire page for more information about parking options. There is no parking at the New York Hall of Science during World Maker Faire, or at Citi Field.

There will be over 950 Makers to meet, performances and attractions to see, and 150+ presentations to hear. The following resources are available to all Faire goers to help plan their time at World Maker Faire:

Intel Returns as Goldsmith Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York 2016

As a show of its ongoing commitment to the Maker Movement, Intel continues as a Goldsmith Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York. The Intel exhibit at World Maker Faire will feature a variety of hands-on learning activities and interactive demonstrations, including projects created with Intel® Edison, Intel® Galileo, the Intel® Curie-powered Arduino 101 board, and the newly released, high performance Intel® Joule™ platform. Intel will again host Thud Rumble -- world-famous musical artists, turntablists, and hackers of scratch DJ equipment with performances throughout the day by the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, and sessions on "How to Make" a pro DJ mixer with Intel Joule and on "How Hip-Hop was Made" with the inventor of scratching, Grandwizard Theodore.

Attending World Maker Faire New York 2016

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2016 at advance pricing at http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available through 11:59 pm ET, Friday, 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 ($30.00-$45.00 for a Single Day Pass; $50.00-$80.00 for a Weekend Pass).

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, Forth by Local Motors, Makeblock, MakerSource, Microchip Technology Inc., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, RadioShack.

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