Lisa Rodriguez
Maker Faire Long Island Co-Producer
Director Digital Media/Marketing
Long Island Explorium


ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Call for Makers for our October 16th& 17th event is accepting Maker applications until Sept 20th. Apply now,

Discover what makers can do at the Empire State Maker Faire, an online event on October 16 and 17, 2020.  This statewide showcase, organized by local producers throughout New York State, will share the creative work and technical know-how of all kinds of makers who share a passion for making.  The event features demonstrations, performances and how-to workshops – everything from robotics to woodworking to flaming art.  Empire State Maker Faire is free and open to the public.

On Friday October 16th, Empire State Maker Faire offers a day for students to explore making in science, art and technology with hands-on activities that can be done at school or at home.  Live sessions and a variety of public programs will happen on Saturday.  An online showcase of makers and projects will be exhibited on

Would you like to share what you make at The Empire State Maker Faire?  The Call for Makers for makers, an open call for entries, will be available online in mid-August. See for more details.

Save the date and follow us on social media for updates. Twitter @MakerFaireLI, on Facebook @MakerFaireLI and on Instagram @makerfaireli and

Empire State Maker Faire is presented by the producers of Maker Faires in Rochester, Long Island, Buffalo, Fredonia, Twin Tiers, Syracuse, and World Maker Faire, in conjunction with Make: Community ( )

Media Contacts:

Lisa Rodriguez
Maker Faire Long Island Co-Producer
Empire State Maker Faire

Gillian Mutti
Maker Faire/Make Community


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.

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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