I’m falling asleep at the wheel! Last year I missed the Maker Faire and Singer Sewing Co. was there giving demos and lots of freebies. I heard from everyone who went that it was awesome! So this year I’m going to hustle it over there. I hope it’s as good this year! In short, the Maker Faire is good stuff for science, DIY, and fiber fanatics alike. 3rd Ward is going to be there too with all their crafty sciencey fun!
What is Maker Faire? It’s a traveling carnival of sorts. A huge DIY festival. Part carnival, part science fair, part hands-on extravaganza… A whirlwind festival to make, create, learn, invent, recycle, play and be inspired. We’ll be there with a Member Showcase and 3rd Ward Education Demos and workshops. DIY topics include photo-etching, patinas, microphone-making, bicycle sculpture, stop-motion animation, making furniture with cardboard and much, much more. Maker Faire is all that and more, as thousands of people gather to make, do, and play with the amazing things around us. –3rd Ward
Check out my photos from Maker Faire at OMG! Heart goes to Maker Faire. 🙂
Who Will Be There:
~ Purl Soho will be there with an Easy Knitting booth.
~ Learn about Free Motion Quilting & Embroidery
~ Learn How to Sew a Skirt in One Hour by Brett Bara
~ Knot By Gran’ma will be there with her wacky crochet Art Monsters
~ Loop of the Loom will be there to demonstrate some hand-weaving
~ The National Needle Arts Association will be there teaching crochet, cross-stitch, knit, or needlepoint. You will receive free supplies with every lesson!
Another bonus is it’s at the Hall of Science. A fun little place that’s shaped like a weird spiral. It’s been there since I was little. This science pavilion was built for the 1964 World’s Fair. It’s in Flushing Meadow Corona Park where the US Open is held at Arthur Ashe Stadium and the giant globe.
Hall of Science
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368-2950
Maker Faire NYC
Saturday, Sept 17, 2011 ~ 10-7PM
Sunday, Sept 18, 2011 ~ 10-6PM
Tickets: $28 at the gate
Check out the Schedule of Events to see what day you’d like to go!
See the full List of Makers who will be there.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Take 7 train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south.
Q23 or Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108 Street.
Q48 to 111 Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
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I first found out about it last year from The Mad Scientist, who had a booth there making 3D images! And he said first hand he saw many a wondrous invention like this 3D Printing machine, The MakerBot! It basically makes anything you can think of from a schematic!