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

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - 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 as "Maker Week." 

In honor of the third annual World Maker Faire on September 29-30, 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:

Sunday, September 23 - RaspberryPi Foundation is visiting Alpha One Labs to give talks and workshops about RasberryPi to both members and RasberryPi user in the local community.

Thursday, September 27, 8:30am - Open 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 - 8:30pm - NYU 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 - 1pm - World 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 Maker Events - Maker Happy Hour, Makey Awards and Maker Paella Dinner
Friday, September 28
The schedule for the evening is:
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Maker Happy Hour sponsored by Schick (Beer Garden)
5:15pm - 5:30pm
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.
/Welcome
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Makey Award Ceremony - MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Paella Dinner
6:45pm
Treats Truck arrives

Saturday, September 29th & Sunday, September 30th

World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science is a two-day, family friendly faire. It is a showcase of creativity and cool technology that celebrates the maker mindset. It's inspiring, stimulating, and fun for all ages.

World Maker Faire is sponsored by RadioShack, Cognizant, Atmel, Red Bull, Disney, Time Warner Cable, ASUS, Autodesk, Crayola, Delta Faucet, Epilog Laser, Schick Xtreme3 Eco, ShopBot Tools, SketchUp, and General Motors LLC.

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Tickets are now on sale at makerfaire.com. Ticket prices include admission to both World Maker Faire and NYSCI. Tickets are $27.50 - $30 for adults (18-61), $12- $15 for youth (2-17), $22 - $25 for seniors (62+), and $16.50 - $20 for students with a valid ID. Weekend passes are also available. Advance sales pricing ends on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

Check the Maker Faire website for more information. Discounted tickets are also available now at Whole Foods Markets at a number of downtown New York locations. Check the Maker Faire website for specific locations and ticket pricing: http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2012/attend/index.html. Hi res photos available upon request: pr@makerfaire.com.

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About Maker Faire   The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, Calif., in 2006. Maker Faire Bay Area held its seventh annual Bay Area event in May 2012 with over 110,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional Faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE magazine and O'Reilly Media, the information source for leading-edge computer technologies. For more information about Maker Faire, please visit makerfaire.com.

About the New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

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