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Sixth annual World Maker Faire New York zooms into Queens this weekend (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Sixth annual World Maker Faire New York zooms into Queens this weekend (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
September 26-27, $25-$35 per day, weekend pass $35-$80, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2014 world maker faire slideshow

Let your inner — or outer — nerd shine at the sixth annual World Maker Faire New York, a two-day celebration of the playful side of creators on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Held at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the festivities includes lectures, demonstrations, games, workshops, and lots of other activities that support World Maker Faire’s declaration of being the “Greatest Show & Tell on Earth.” In addition to the below select events, there are aerial drone battles, go-cart power racing, circus acrobatics, power tool drag racing, a live performance by DJ QBert and the Thud Rumble Crew, tons of cool booths, and lots of food trucks as well as the much-loved paella stand. And you can get a head start on everything by attending MakerCon — the Conference for Makers by Makers on September 24 ($395) and the NYC Media Lab Annual Summit at the NYU Skirball Center on September 25 ($145) as part of Maker Faire Week.

Saturday, September 26

Making Is Medicine, with Alton Barron, MD, and Carrie Barron, MD, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 11:00 am

Occupy Mars, with Steve Gaddis, Make: Live, 11:30 am

Divide and Conquer: Staring MergeSort, a Feminist Hackerspace in NYC, with Anne DeCusatis, Make: Live, 12:15

Makers of the Machine Age, with Genevieve Bell, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 12:30

You Can Make the Impossible, with Julie Taraska, Anoul Wipprecht, and Francis Bitonti, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 1:30

What Can You Do with a Drone? with Mike Senese and Brendan Schulman, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 2:30

Energy Scooter, with Shakeena Julio and Allieberry Pitter, Make: Electronics, 3:30

I Am CEO, with ten-year-old Zachary Wong, Make: Live, 3:45

Hubble Lives! with David Gaynes and Michael Soluri, Make: Live, 4:00

Decoding the Biological via Digital Media Art, with Laura Splan, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 4:30

Saturday, September 26, and Sunday, September 27

Life-Size Mousetrap, 11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 5:30

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountain, 6:00

Sunday, September 27

The Art of Rube Goldberg, with Jennifer George, Rube’s granddaughter, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 11:00 am

The Maker Ethos in Disaster Recovery, with Sam Bloch, Make: Live, 11:30 am

HONK NYC! with Sara Valentine, Make: Live, 1:00

Let’s Make Robots, with Rick Winscot and Andrew Terranova, Make: Workshop, 2:00

Jazz Is Better with Fire, with Jared Ficklin, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 2:30

Making the Modern Food Magazine with Lucky Peach, with Amanda Parkes, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 3:45

Building a Nation of Makers: Celebrating the Creativity, Ingenuity, and Diversity of the Maker Community, with
Dorothy Jones-Davis, Amy Hurst, Shawn Jordan, Kipp Bradford, and Jerry Valadez, Make: Live, 4:30

FIGMENT — Co-creating Reality: Building Creative Platforms for Social and Personal Transformation, with
David Koren, Center Stage, NYSCI Auditorium, 4:45

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