PRESS RELEASE: World Maker Faire Returns

QUEENS, NY—(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - World Maker Faire returns to New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, September 30 from 10am to 6pm to showcase the world’s most extraordinary gathering of DIY talents in science, technology, crafting, fashion, food, sustainability, and more. 

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World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science. September 29-30, 2012. Tickets and Info at makerfaire.com

Parenting New York style: Mama’s are in the house

Making parenting in your local community easier, The Mamas Network in New York whose blogs have served parents in all five boros presents the 2nd annual Mamas Expo at NYSCI this Saturday, May 5! Get the best mama’s tips in town. Bring the whole family for a day of mama’s goodies from tons of vendors, advice and activities including a Puppetmobile puppet marionette performance, cookies by Cookie Fairy Sweets, planting by Queens Botanical Garden, and parenting workshops.

If you buy advance tickets through NYSCI, you also get access to all the NYSCI goodies including Rocket Park Mini Golf, Science Playground and of course full access to our hit exhibition Animation!

Great article by Mommy Poppins on our new Maker Space area at NYSCI. Don’t forget that this Saturday 1 – 3 pm we’re having a workshop on Drum making in there - and the whole family is encouraged to join in! Free with NYSCI admission.

The electric audience stretching out hands for The Electric Company’s star Shock, who on Thursday entertained hundreds of families at NYSCI. Photo: Andrew Kelly. Click through for more images: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjynJFCh

The electric audience stretching out hands for The Electric Company’s star Shock, who on Thursday entertained hundreds of families at NYSCI. Photo: Andrew Kelly. Click through for more images: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjynJFCh

Dragon Boat Family Day

This Saturday, July 16, we’ll be celebrating NYSCI’s first Dragon Boat Family Day.

Learn about dragon boats, test your strength and race on rowing machines, experience traditional Chinese dances including a Lion Dance, watch kung fu masters perform Chinese martial arts, and decorate a lion mask to take home.

A 40-foot-long dragon boat will be on display. This dragon boat will be participating in the boat races of the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Dragon Boat competitors from all over the North East coast will be manning these ”ergometer” machines that have been modified to have paddles, and are hooked up to large display screens so visitors can race against each other.

For the full schedule click here.

Presented by NYSCI and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York. This program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.