World Maker Faire New York: Ways to Participate & Get Involved


MF14NY_Badge_620sqFor two days in September the northwest corner of the largest park in Queens will become the site of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, World Maker Faire! There are many ways to get involved, whether you’re looking for volunteer experience or want to spread the word of this incredible event within your community. Here are a few opportunities for you to consider:

Join the Street Team

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Whether you’re attending an event or passing by a vibrant shop in your town, help spread the good word in and around the five boroughs of New York City. It’s a fun way to explore your neighborhood, meet business owners, and engage your community. And best of all, you’ll earn two adult single day tickets to World Maker Faire worth $80.

Here’s how it works. Fill out this form and we’ll send you a Street Team Kit. It comes with a selection of postcards, posters, stickers, buttons, and more. Dispense the goodies in your area, making sure to ask for permission where applicable. Take a picture to earn Street Team cred. When you’re done, submit pictures and stories of your promotional adventures here.

Once we’ve reviewed your hard work, we’ll send you a unique link to your two World Maker Faire New York tickets!

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You know your neighborhood best, but some places to consider include:

  • Bookstores
  • Cafes
  • Craft & hobby stores
  • Your local makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab!
  • Community centers
  • Schools & colleges
  • Artisanal shops
  • Weekend markets
  • Venues of meeting & congregation

In and around NYC we’re looking for coverage in – but not limited to – the following areas:

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  • Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Flushing
  • Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Sunset Park, Ditmas Park, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Greenpoint
  • East Village/Lower East Side, Harlem, Washington Heights, St. George, Mott Haven, Grand Concourse, Pelham Bay
  • NYU, Pratt, Columbia University, Parsons, SVA, Hunter College
  • Hoboken, Jersey City, Paterson, Peekskill, White Plains, and more.

If you have a specific place or town in mind, don’t hesitate to let us know.

So when you’re ready sign up here, and the Street Team will be in touch!

Become a Maker Traveler

Photo by Gregory Hayes.
Photo by Gregory Hayes.

Volunteer for the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth and earn an experience you’ll never forget! Become a Maker Traveler to show your support for Maker Faire and the Maker movement. We’ll provide the opportunity and platform to enhance your skills, while you get a behind-the-scenes experience. Then you can carry your knowledge and experience off into the world, spread the good word, and influence the next generation of makers. In addition you’ll get a Maker Traveler T-shirt, a day pass to Maker Faire, meet other awesome people, and more!

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Other ways to get involved:

The Call for Makers has been extended! Makers you have one more week to fill out your application to the 5th annual World Maker Faire, but space is limited so apply now!

Purchase Early Bird Tickets before August 1st to get your tickets at a discounted price. There are options for Students, Seniors, Youth & Adults, and a great offer that includes a subscription to Make: magazine!

Follow World Maker Faire New York on Facebook.

Make Maker Faire a year-round activity.

Chronicle your maker experience and share it with others.

And more! Share your ideas below in the comments.

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I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

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