Makers to Gather, Network, & Celebrate the Maker Movement During "Maker Week," September 18-24, Prior to World Maker Faire New York 2017

Leading up to World Maker Faire, makers will come together for "Maker Week" to join meetups, attend workshops, enjoy parties, and more. They will have many opportunities to connect with other makers, do business, learn new skills, and share ideas.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- World Maker Faire New York, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth and premier gathering place on the East Coast for makers of all kinds, is happening Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2017, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. Leading up to World Maker Faire, makers will come together for "Maker Week" to join meetups, attend workshops, enjoy parties, and more. They will have many opportunities to connect with other makers, do business, learn new skills, and share ideas. Maker Week is capped off with World Maker Faire New York 2017 where the core values of the Maker Movement—ingenuity, creativity, open source culture, and a DIY spirit—are on full display to experience and enjoy.


"We're excited to be back in Queens at the New York Hall of Science for the eighth annual World Maker Faire," said Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and vice president of Maker Media. "Over 750 makers will be sharing their projects with a crowd eager to learn more about, and get hands-on experience with, making. We encourage anyone, locals or folks in town for the Faire, to participate in Maker Week and take their World Maker Faire experience to the next level by joining in on some Maker Week activities. It's a great opportunity to find other makers who have similar projects or interests and help extend their making networks."

A list of Maker Week happenings can be found at http://makerfaire.com/new-york/maker-week/. New events can be submitted for inclusion on the Maker Week page by completing the form accessible on the page.

Barnes & Noble Returns as Presenting Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York 2017

Barnes & Noble is proud to once again be a Presenting Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York and to host its third annual Mini Maker Faire at select stores nationwide on November 11-12, 2017. Over the past three years, the Maker Movement has become a central part of Barnes & Noble's commitment to the communities it serves, offering a platform for teachers, makers, doers, creators, inventors, and innovators across the country to meet and collaborate.

Attendees can visit the Barnes & Noble Show & Tell Stage and activity area at World Maker Faire and get hands-on experience with amazing new technology and educational products from coding and robotics to photography and chemistry. The Barnes & Noble Show & Tell Stage will host talks and demos from leading makers including Mattel, Thames & Kosmos, Wonder Workshop, 3Doodler, Lomography, Curious Jane, and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, Sous Vide, and Sweet Paul.

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2017 at advance pricing at http://makerfaire.com/new-york/buy-tickets/. ($20.00 - $30.00 for a Single Day Pass; $40.00 - $55.00 for a Weekend Pass). Special packages and offers also available; check site for more details. Advance pricing is in effect through Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2017.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire will celebrate 221 Faires in 2017 and will engage more than 1.58 million attendees globally in 45 countries around the world. The 12th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 Makers and 125,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in seven years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.

Located in San Francisco, California, Make: has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which is a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. The brands under the Make: umbrella include Maker Faire global events, Make: magazine, Make: books, and Maker Share—a new networking hub to show and share maker projects.

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