FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                3/5/2020
CONTACT:
Angeline Judex, MPA, Executive Director, Long Island Explorium, (631) 431-1192. ajudex@longislandexplorium.org

Maker Faire Long Island returns for the fifth year!

Call for Makers registration is open now!

Feb 24, 2020, Port Jefferson, NY: Maker Faire is coming back to Long Island for the fifth year! Maker Faire Long Island is scheduled for June 6, 2020 and once again will be held in the picturesque Village of Port Jefferson. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation, art, craft, and engineering building on the Maker movement to create something entirely new. Formerly called the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire, the event is known as the “Greatest Show & Tell on Earth”.

 

“This showcase of STEAM innovation and creativity is one of its kind on Long Island. Bridging the gap between text book science and real world applications is key to inspiring the next generation into STEM careers”, explains Angeline Judex, MPA, Executive Director, Long Island Explorium.

 

The Call for Makers, Performers, and Crafters is open now through May 1st.  Groups or individuals interested in exhibiting or offering a hands-on experience should complete the online application at https://longisland.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/.  Apply soon for early placement!  Event organizers will reply to applications with further instructions for participation.

 

As part of the internationally acclaimed Maker Faire program that offers hands-on making events in cities and towns around the world, Maker Faire Long Island celebrates creativity and innovation in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Last year over 100 makers and 2000 participants of all ages experienced innovative robotics, kinetic and interactive art, fine sculptures, explored the ocean through virtual reality, and more through hands-on, minds-on exhibits and performances at the Long Island Explorium and the neighboring Port Jefferson Village Center and Harborfront Park.

 

The Faire will be open Saturday, June 6 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early bird tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-faire-long-island-2020-tickets-86747115959. Early bird rates end on May 1, 2020.

 

Maker Faire Long Island is produced by the Long Island Explorium, a children’s museum focused on science and engineering under license from Make Community LLC. Follow the development of Maker Faire Long Island on Twitter @MakerFaireLI, on Facebook @MakerFaireLI and on Instagram @makerfaireli.

 

About the Long Island Explorium

The Long Island Explorium is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and is chartered with the New York State Department of Education.  Our vision is to be a leader in STEM discovery, learning and innovation that will shape the intellect, social values and principles of future generations Our curriculum, exhibits and educational approach are unique by design, developed to spark inventive solutions, build confidence by embracing the “fail forward” concept and foster teamwork. We are recognized as Long Island’s Family Maker Space.

 

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