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Maker Week

Calling all Makers! Join us for Maker Week—the week leading up to World Maker Faire New York 2015. Here you’ll find a full run-down of all the activities in which Makers can participate during Maker Week. Check back often to see what other exciting events and activities have been added to the schedule.

Have an event, meetup, activity, party, launch, or other exciting offering for Maker Week? Let us know at We’d love to add it here!


Wednesday, September 16

IoT NY #23: Arduino Founder Talk & World Maker Faire Warm-Up

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

More Information: Hear from Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project, on how Arduino’s easy-to-use hardware and software is an enabling piece of the Maker movement; and, Sherry Huss, vice president of Maker Media and co-creator of Maker Faire, with a sneak preview of World Maker Faire and Maker Week, and Maker Movement is taking shape from cities like NY to smaller communities across the globe.

For IoT NY Members only. Visit the IoT NY website for membership information.


Thursday, September 17

Nomad Cycle’s 30-Point Bike Maintenance Checklist Class 

Time: 7:05 pm – 10:05 pm

Location: Nomad Cycle in Long Island City, Queens, NY

Tickets: Tickets Available—Call Nomad Cycle, (718) 786-5600


Friday, September 18

Quintron’s Weather Warlock Synthesizer Project

Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

More Information: Visit this page for more details.


Saturday, September 19

Women in Tech Design Hackathon presented by AT&T, Harman, & Girls Who Code

Time: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location: Center for Social Innovation in Chelsea, NYC

More Information: Do you like to design and make things? Are you inspired by the power of technology to affect positive change and do good? If so, get ready to show your skills. AT&T, Harman, and Girls Who Code are opening their doors for you to innovate. They’re looking for creative developers, designers, and entrepreneurs like you to join them at this special social good focused #WIThack.

Registration: Free to participate, registration required.


Sunday, September 20

Red Hook Regatta—3D Printed and Radio-Controlled Boats

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Valentino Pier Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

More Information: The Red Hook Regatta is a boat race on the Red Hook waterfront. Radio controlled, 3-D printed boats will complete against each otherto see who can transport the most cargo in the time allowed, and who can most expertly navigate the rough seas around Valentino Pier.

Monday, September 21

MakeItNYC Returns

Time:  6:00 pm

Location:  Microsoft Office, Times Square, NYC

More Information:  For MakeItNYC members. Some great stuff in MakeItNYC’s return to the Maker stage including gCreate’s newest 3D printers, Chenoe Hart and her Smart Storage Cabinet, Howard Fink’s latest with Maker know-how and Lunar Topology, and more. 

Registration: MakeItNYC membership required + RSVP. Visit the MakeItNYC site to join and sign up for this event.

Wednesday, September 23

STEM Night: Makers Night at the New York Hall of Science

Time:  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY 

More Information:  Local New York City high school and college students will hear from Dale Dougherty, founder and executive chairman of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire, and other local leaders in STEM fields and the world of making at this inspirational event. The event will be comprised of a mini career fair, activity session, panel discussion, Q&A session, and networking opportunities.

Get Involved: 

1) This event is for local high school and college students. Please see the registration link below to confirm your participation.

2) STEM professionals interested in sharing their experiences with students and joining this event can also visit the registration link noted below for more information on getting involved.

Registration: Please start here to confirm your participation. This is a free event; advance registration is required.

Thursday, September 24

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MakerCon—The Conference for Makers by Makers

Time:  10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Location:  New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

More Information:


Friday, September 25

Make: Education Forum @ Maker Faire

Time:  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:  New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY 

Schedule: Make: Education Forum

More Information:  Join Make: and our partner, the New York Hall of Science, for an afternoon program focused on the leaders, influencers, and practitioners providing support, services, and programs to bring Making into schools.

Hear from educators, makerspace organizers, librarians, local and federal state department representatives, and youth organizations who have developed models and platforms to serve this agenda. If you are an individual who is either formally or informally supporting and/or creating project-based learning programs for kids that support general STEM areas—as educational policy makers, superintendents and principals, or youth programing coordinators—please join us.

Tickets:  Registration is required; click here to register. (Space is limited. A light lunch is provided at this event.)

NYC Media Lab Annual Summit

Time: Doors open at 8:00 am; Program: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: NYU Skirball Center in NYC

More Information: NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media from universities in NYC and beyond. This is an opportunity for media executives, technologists, and decision makers to explore interesting technologies and applications related to the future of media. Through thought-provoking discussions, 12 faculty-led workshops, and 100+ innovative demos, attendees will explore pressing issues related to digital media and how organizations can operate to foster innovation. Group rates are available.

Tickets: Purchase tickets here.


Rock & Code Developer Weekend Contest Sponsored by Sony Music Entertainment

Time: Friday, September 25, 6:00 pm through Sunday, September 27 at 6:00 pm

Location: ThoughtWorks, in NYC

More Information: Rock & Code brings together startups, developers, and music professionals to collaborate over the course of a weekend. Participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects to a panel of music industry executives. Anything goes as long as its music related. Music professionals will be at the disposal of developers and startups over the course of the weekend, with the goal to help fine tune pitches and/or answer any music industry related questions/concerns. At this event, Sony Music’s senior executives will listen to your pitches, review submissions, and give insight into how the music industry works. You will also get some awesome music swag to take home! After the pitches conclude, a Sony Music recording artist will make a guest appearance and perform live. Win cash, prizes, and a meeting with music execs at Sony Music’s first ever developer weekend, Rock & Code!

Registration: Free to participate, registration required.

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27

World Maker Faire New York 2015—The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!

Time:  Saturday—10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday—10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location:  New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

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