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World Maker Faire 2017

DIY-enthusiasts and fans alike are gearing up for an annual event that celebrates of invention, creativity and curiosity that’s coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park this fall.

On Sept. 22-23, the New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th St., will host the ninth annual World Maker Faire. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, attendees can explore the works and creations of over 1,000 presenters and exhibitors from the New York area and around the world.

“World Maker Faire is the East Coast’s biggest celebration for grassroots innovation and creativity. Walking around the Faire, attendees often report a sense of inspiration, but also empowerment,” said Sabrina Merlo, managing director for Maker Faire. “It’s a feeling that it’s possible to design solutions, to make change — to be a Maker. Often times, people leave the Faire inspired to go home and tackle that idea or project they’ve always wanted to try.”

This year, Faire attendees can look forward to the following new attractions:

  • The Hand of Man: Creator Christian Ristow’s 26-foot-long, hydraulically actuated human hand and forearm controlled by a glove device, which is capable of picking up and crushing cars, makes its NYC debut.
  • Tapigami: A contemporary art form created by artist Danny Scheible, who uses masking tape to create entire cities.
  • Cosplay Contest: For the first time ever, World Maker Faire will host a cosplay contest which promises to bring out creative DIY costumes you’ll have to see to believe.
  • The DIY Content Creators’ Stage: a new stage and lounge devoted solely to the YouTubers of the Maker Movement.
  • Startup Tent: featuring NYC hardware and maker startups, such as Looking Glass and Wazer. Come see the Maker projects that will soon have the business world buzzing.
  • Gaming and Mixed Reality: These new exhibit areas showcase experiments that are emerging in the landscape of AR, VR and game interfaces.
  • Sculptor Adrian Landon: The hand-hewn steel kinetic sculptures of this celebrated NYC Saatchi artist will be on display to wow attendees.
  • Tiny Homes Village: You thought NYC apartments were small? Wait until you see these innovative concepts in resourceful design and architecture.
  • The Dark Room: An entire exhibit hall devoted to light-driven, interactive projects and immersive art.
  • Center Stage Talent: see Ayah Bdeir of LittleBits toy platform; Elan Lee of Exploding Kittens (the most funded game in Kickstarter history); YouTube phenom Backyard Scientist (Kevin Kohler), and many more!

Tickets for this year’s World Maker Faire are now available online and can be purchased at the door. For more information about ticket prices, visit makerfaire.com/new-york/buy-tickets/.

For more information, visit makerfaire.com/new-york.

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