There are several ways to get to the 1st annual World Maker Faire this weekend in Queens, NYC. We’re expecting overwhelming crowds to be traveling by subway, and wanted to provide some pictures to assist you on your trip.
The recommended way of getting to the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is by the 7 subway train. We recommend the LOCAL train, which will be indicated by an illuminated circle (not diamond) around the number 7 on the sides of the trains.
It takes only 25 minutes from Grand Central in Manhattan to get to the Faire. You’ll want to exit at the 111 Street stop. You’ll know you’re getting near when you see the top of the Unisphere (the largest sculpture of the Earth on the planet!), the Rocket Park, and those awesome UFOs from the Men in Black movie off in the distance!
Again, you’ll want to exit at the 111 Street stop. When you exit the turnstiles, turn left and exit the doors — the street you see in front of you from the balcony is the street you will want to walk down — it is three blocks to the World Maker Faire site.
You’ll know you’re almost there when you see the NYSCI banner on the side of the bridge above. Just beyond the bridge, you will find bicycle parking immediately on your left. Welcome to World Maker Faire!
If you already have your tickets in hand, you’ll see an entrance immediately beyond the bicycle parking area. If you still need to buy tickets, or if you purchased your tickets after the 15th and they’re on hold, proceed down the block to the Box Office and Guest Services areas respectively — and we hope you’ll enjoy our first Maker Faire in New York City!
To sum up, here’s the super-short version (print n’ save!): take the 7 local subway to 111 Street, exit the turnstiles, turn left, walk down the stairs then down three blocks, pass under the bridge and you’re at the Faire!
Here’s the video version, courtesy of our pals at the New York Hall of Science:
More: Download the World Maker Faire Program Guide (PDF)