ESSENTIAL EVENT // The World Maker Faire returns to NYC this September

Originally published 8/17/2011 on the 3rd Ward blog.

Maker FaireHey, all you makers. We feel it’s our duty to not let you miss the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire, which will bring a broad range of amazing creativity and innovation to the New York Hall of Science in Queens on September 17 and 18. It’s an especially apt location for the fair, as the hall was formerly part of the 1964 World’s Fair.

Organized by the people at MAKE Magazine, the event is “a newfangled fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering plus music in a fun, energized, and exciting public forum.” Last year’s event featured more than 450 vendors and received widespread coverage from PBS, the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, WNYC and many other outlets.

Most importantly though: If you’re interested in participating in the fair, you’ve still got a few days to apply. The deadline is this Saturday, August 20. Just fill out the entry form. The fair is open to both individuals and groups and non-commercial and commercial makers.

Hit the jump to watch a video about last year’s inaugural World Maker Fair from¬†Rocketboom.com.¬†Also, make sure to like the World Maker Faire’s Facebook page for the latest updates.