Yesterday HTINK opened the doors to a brand new pop-up makerspace for kids: The NYC Makery. As a group of makers and educators who are passionate about spreading the joy of making, we have been itching to open a makerspace for kids for the past few years.
Finding an affordable space in New York City has proven to be our biggest hurdle. So a few months ago we decided to start with a pop-up model as a way to begin sooner, build a community, and figure out what works, and what doesn’t, in a makerspace for kids. Our hope is that through setting up a series of temporary makerspaces and holding making workshops in different communities all around New York City, we will learn through an iterative process and discover the best practices for setting up a makerspace geared especially towards young people.
Eventually we want to find a permanent home for The Makery, but until we do, look for us to pop-up in various spaces all around New York City.
The Makery is open:
August 13 – 27, 2012
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY
We will have a free evening Open House on Thursday Aug 16th, 4-8PM.
Learn more: http://www.nycmakery.com
Photo credit: John Des Roches