A festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement
World Maker Faire New York 2013New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368) Map it $30
It's the event the geek in us has been waiting for all year: the World Maker Faire. Returning to Flushing for its fourth year, this massive two-day celebration of science, art, and DIY culture transforms the area in and around the New York Hall of Science into a playground for inquiring minds of all ages. With over 650 makers, presenters, and performers presenting an array of hands-on exhibits, demos, and art-technology pieces, you'll no doubt be entertained for hours (two-day passes are available). Highlights include a station where you can build your own robot; Lockpick Village; the Nerdy Derby, a build-and-race miniature car competition; and returning fan favorites, Mark Perez's life-size Mousetrap and EepyBird's fizz-filled Coke Zero and Mentos Show. Talks with Eben Upton of Raspberry Pi, Douglas Rushkoff, "Science Bob" Pflugfelder ,and MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis are also slated, plus Bust Magazine fabricates another of its signature Craftaculars. And be sure to say hi to Congo, he's a colorful elephant fancied out of 389 plywood triangles.