Getting to Maker Faire
World Maker Faire New York 2018
|Saturday, September 22||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 23||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
GETTING TO MAKER FAIRE:
World Maker Faire is very well attended! We strongly suggest you share rides or take alternative transportation instead of driving.
* Due to weekend maintenance, Flushing-bound 7 trains will not stop at 111th St. As an alternative, take the 7 train one stop further to Mets-Willets Point. From there you can either walk to Maker Faire or transfer to a Manhattan-bound train which will stop at 111th St
Take 7 train to 111th St Station *. Walk four blocks to NYSCI. The 7 train runs direct to World Maker Faire from Hudson Yards, Times Square and Grand Central Terminal. You can also transfer to the 7 train from all other lines throughout the subway system. Use Google Maps to help navigate via mass transit. Enter “New York Hall of Science” as your destination.
Visit mta.info for latest subway service information and advisories.
Walking Directions from 111th Street Station to NYSCI: View YouTube subway directions video.
Long Island Rail Road
There will be partial service throughout the weekend to the Mets-Willets Point station. You can also take LIRR to the Woodside or Jamaica stations and connect to the NYC subway 7 train to 111th St Station *
Visit mta.info/lirr for latest LIRR service information and advisories.
Connect at Grand Central Terminal to the 7 subway (see above.)
Q23 or Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108 Street. Q48 to 111 Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
Bike Valet will be available at the 111th Street entrance to NYSCI. It’s free to park your bike! Bike Valet hours are:
- SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Please check the Queens Bike Map for preferred routes and bike paths.
TAXI & RIDESHARE
If you need to take a car for whatever reason, we strongly advise taking taxis or a ride share. Parking is limited at World Maker Faire and NYSCI’s neighboring community could do without excessive traffic congestion. Please help us minimize the negative impact on our neighbors. The drop off address for NYSCI is 48th Ave & 111th St, Queens, NY 11368.
BY CAR + BUS
Paid parking will be available at Citi Field via Northern Blvd with limited shuttles provided. No overnight parking or in/out privileges.
The CitiField lot is a 10 to 15 min walk to World Maker Faire. See below for ADA parking.
- Car: $40 on Saturday, $25 on Sunday
- Bus or Limo: $90 on Saturday, $50 on Sunday
Please note that there is no parking at the New York Hall of Science.
Bus Parking: Buses arriving with groups should head to Citi Field. Buses will be directed to drop off their passengers near the shuttle pick-up/drop-off point. Buses will then be directed to park and stage. Group leaders should stay in touch with their bus drivers by phone to coordinate a pick up in the Citi Field parking lot when the group takes the shuttle back to Citi Field.
Directions to Parking at Citi Field
Enter your point of origin in this map to get specific driving directions via Google Maps to the public parking lot at Citi Field.
Those arriving in a group by bus, please see the Bus Parking information above.
Limited shuttles run continuously between Citi Field and World Maker Faire.
- SATURDAY & SUNDAY: First Shuttle from Citi Field 9:00am, Last Shuttle from World Maker Faire 7:00pm
Park + Ride
Paid parking lots available throughout New York City. Park anywhere near the #7 line and you will have an easy commute while avoiding event traffic.
TRANSPORTATION FOR THOSE WITH A MOBILITY DISABILITY
Handicap parking is available at Citi Field. An ADA shuttle that can accommodate motorized wheelchairs will be available for those that require it. There is no parking available at NYSCI.
There are two major airports nearby: John F. Kennedy (JFK) and La Guardia (LGA).
La Guardia (LGA) is the closest to the event center and recommended hotels.