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World Maker Faire New York and New York Hall of Science Prepare to Celebrate Fifth Annual Event and World's Fair Landmark Anniversaries in Queens, New York, on September 20 & 21, 2014

Disney Returns as World Maker Faire New York Presenting Sponsor

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) are gearing up for a special World Maker Faire New York taking place on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, that will commemorate the seventy-fifth and fiftieth anniversaries of New York's World's Fair. In 1939-40 and 1964-65, New York's Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosted two World's Fairs that showcased technology, innovation, and creativity and united the world in a celebration of human accomplishment and anticipation of the future. At the fifth annual World Maker Faire, more than 700 projects and demonstrations will be on display, showing how makers are now creating the future.

Today World Maker Faire and NYSCI announce that Disney has come aboard as Presenting Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York, renewing its commitment to the maker movement, which began with the 2013 Faire.

"This is a milestone year for the New York Hall of Science as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of our founding, and remember the World's Fair that is central to our legacy," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science. "NYSCI has always championed the power of science and technology as agents of change and advancement in our world. That spirit was present at our founding, and it now expresses itself for a new generation at World Maker Faire. And as Disney is a longstanding friend and supporter of NYSCI, we are thrilled to have them as Presenting Sponsor of the Faire again this year."

"World Maker Faire was named after the World's Fairs to honor what those events embarked on," said Sherry Huss, vice president of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire. "We are proud to carry that forward through Maker Faire, and by supporting the maker movement, alongside our partner, the New York Hall of Science, and the Faire's Presenting Sponsor, Disney. We'll be showing the attendees this year the pioneering spirit, imagination, and achievements of how makers are making the future."

This is Disney's second year partnering with World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science as Presenting Sponsor of the event. Through its sponsorship, Disney aims to help shine the spotlight on creativity and innovation for today's young people, inspiring them and igniting in them the spark of innovation that will burn for a lifetime.

"As a company that excites the imaginations of kids and families all over the world through storytelling, Disney plays an important role in nurturing the creative-thinking skills of the next generation of innovators and makers," said Kevin Callahan, vice president of community and engagement, Corporate Citizenship at Disney. "Disney is proud to support World Maker Faire and NYSCI to help show makers that they can bring their ideas to reality through their creativity, collaboration, and hard work."

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2014 at early bird pricing at http://makerfairenyc2014.eventbrite.com. Early bird pricing is available between now and July 31, 2014 ($12.50 - $27.50 for a single day pass; $20.00-$50.00 for weekend passes). Advance ticket sales take place between August 1 and September 19, 2014. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2014 on September 20-21, 2014.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a 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 launched in 2006 in San Mateo, California, less than a year after its parent publication, MAKE Magazine, launched in 2005. Maker Faire celebrated 100 Faires in 2013 alone and has reached over 1.5 million attendees globally since its inception. The ninth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,100 maker entries and over 130,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Rome, Paris, Oslo, Trondheim, Newcastle (UK), Orlando, Silver Spring, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Tokyo and Shenzhen host the "featured" Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the United States and internationally.

Located in Sebastopol and Oakland, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing MAKE Magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.

New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2014 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens, NY, 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm $12.50-$70.00; children under 2 are free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes: http://makerfaireny2014.eventbrite.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor: Disney; Goldsmith Sponsors: Intel, RadioShack; Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Autodesk, Cognizant, Ford, Italian Trade Commission, NASA, SketchUp.

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