Mayor Bloomberg Designates September 24-30 “Maker Week” in New York

Mayor Bloomberg Designates September 24-30 “Maker Week” in New York

World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, and New York Hall of Science are proud to announce that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation have proclaimed that the week of September 24–30 is “Maker Week”!

In honor of the third annual World Maker Faire on September 29 and 30, the proclamation embodies all that Maker Faire is and stands for: ingenuity, creativity, and a DIY spirit in a space that children and adults alike can see, learn, do, and explore. It brings together artists, food makers, tinkerers, crafters, engineers, scientists, and innovators — a community who loves to make and share their passion for it with others. Maker Faire is thrilled to have the entire week declared “Maker Week” and share the maker movement with the City of New York.

There will be maker activities, conversations, and gatherings all week in the city. Here are a few of the more notable:

Thursday, September 27, 8:30amOpen Hardware Summit 2012: The world’s first comprehensive conference on open hardware, a venue to discuss and draw attention to the rapidly growing open source hardware movement at Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street.

Thursday, September 27, 7:00pm–8:30pmNYU Speaker Series: Building Maker Communities – Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media, MAKE magazine, and Maker Faire, in conversation with Chris Anderson of Wired magazine. Paulson Auditorium, Tisch Hall, 40 W. 4th Street.

Friday, September 28, 10am–1pmWorld Maker Faire Education Day will provide 500 young New Yorkers from elementary and middle schools in Queens and the Bronx with an exclusive preview experience of World Maker Faire; 3:30pm–5pm, Teacher Meet Up. Both take place at the New York Hall of Science.

World Maker Faire Friday, September 28 Maker Events – Maker Happy Hour, MAKE Magazine Makey Awards Ceremony (watch live on Friday from 5:30–6pm), New York City Economic Development Corporation Special Announcement about City initiatives in support of New York’s emerging technology sector (featuring EDC President Seth Pinsky), and the Maker Paella Dinner

Saturday, September 29th (10am–7pm) & Sunday, September 30th (10am–6pm) – World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science is a two-day, family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool technology that celebrates the maker mindset. It’s inspiring, stimulating, and fun for all ages.

Read the press release for more information. Check out the Maker Faire website for all the information you need to join us, and browse the program guide (PDF) for a glimpse at what’s in store.

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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