Field Trip ~ THE BIG ONE ~ MAKERFAIRE NYC



ONE OF THE BIGGEST

IN THE WORLD !! Right near us ! Hartford is close to the happenings. 

55,000 visitors in the 2 days , Too many exhibits to see,
650 exhibits last year. Makers from all over the world come to this one.

Seminars, and freebies from every major vendor and hackerspace.
Even MakeHartfords.com 's  own  members exhibiting !

Support our MakeHartford.com members exhibiting Balam Soto, Kevin Marinelli at their booths - Tom Freund will have a presentation on PicoDB, more details to follow. Posting this just to show it on our Calendar and to gather our CT contingent for this annual pilgrimage of makers. If you want to exhibit, application deadlines may be drawing near ( looks like Sunday 8/4) .

Check it out !! Event Website HERE

Video tour .. HERE , see many more YouTube channels

Tix at eventbrite HERE ..

Deal Alert : There are "family discounts" groups of 5 entering together 5 for $75 Sunday . About $ 15 each or  about half price of the a day ticket $30 or so , web only  . We are all family .. . Right ? ( We got big kids . Makers are BIG kids. ). Sunday has less energy and some exhibits close earlier than the

Or 2 day tix :  $55 for 2 days, one adult. Worth a hotel or hostel room if you are really interested. More time which is more reasonable to see more of the exhibits.  17 hours on site,  so you can see more of the 650 exhibits. Even with 2 days, that would  about 1 minute and 34 seconds per exhibit, skipping every seminar and demo meeting.  Obviously One day has too much to see ( 47 seconds/exhibit ) Run - Hurry ? This MakerFaire is huge and even two days are not enough to do it all.  Prices go up $10 onsite . The other world class USA event is in SF.

Also another good deal alert : ... for a  tix. bundled with subscription to Make Magazine for about $5 extra on top of tix price. Fabulous magazine, check it out at your library, most of them have it.

Warning there is a lot going on this 9/21-22 weekend . Above MakeFaireNYC event happens on same dates as Hartford events below:

Bike fans : This is a Hartford bike weekend !  Warning There may be scheduled a Real Art ways Night Ride with LIGHTS  Fri. night , Then for bikers,  Saturday the Hartford Bike tour as a part of Envision fest .

The big Hartford Envision Fest itself where Make Hartford may want to have a booth. Featuring Hartford , as innovation , culture and arts . A festival . We want a part of that! See photo below.  We wiill make a separate meetup for this Envision Fest, and this conflicts with NYC event but it is good to have choices, with Hartford happenings as an alternative.

Sunday, a Hartford Bike race a "Criterium " sprint downtown a big deal Pro  bike race and probably more cool events this busy fall weekend ! 

Below : Envision Fest below conficts with MakerFaireNYC also this weekend :

One day Evisvision Fest Sat. 9/21 Hartford Fest 2012 above . These events happen on  MakerFaire Same day, Sat. 9/21 but not Sunday which is MakerFaireNYC only.   Hartford is close to happenings this busy weekend , it is good to have choices and be able to do so much. We are around half way Between  NYC and Boston. MakeHartford.com may be opening our space ! About this busy time - we hope.

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  • Sheila

    MakerFaire NYC was a lot of fun... though I didn't see anyone from MH!

    September 25, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    Exhibiting at the Maker Faire was a lot of fun!

    September 23, 2013

  • Chuck W.

    Is anyone looking to go on Sunday? IF so, email me @ [masked]. It would be great to share the ride in with someone.

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      where do you live? outside of nyc?

      September 20, 2013

  • DaveR

    Please note there are many events this weekend . I list the NYC one as the main event in this listing above. But , not to be confused, if you are still in Hartford, I also mentioned EnvisionFest is also a local ALTERNATIVE for those staying in Hartford on Sat 9/21. This event listed is not posted for that EnvisionFest but for the NYC makerFaire. For myself and many MH members ( Balam Soto Tom F. , we are going and even exhibiting for the NYC makerfare event. I list this event here as a meetup for those going to NYC makerfaire . this is so that we can arrange carpools and connections here for those going. The people going can make their attendance known here and arrangements can be made here as comments or privately via emails etc. I just list this as an event for those going to NYC.

    September 15, 2013

  • DaveR

    ...
    EnvisionFest is another related event in Hartford for those who are here Sat. 9/21 as an alternative or addition . One could do both by going to NYC on Sunday. As I said at the end there are too many good things to do this fine weekend. Enjoy it , but preferably .... For all MH members, I recommend going to the Makerfaire in NYC since it is the best and biggest for anyone who has never gone to a big makerfaire. This is a big party for all makers. Sat , I am probably going down by train or Megabus etc. Will be happy to travel with others and/or carpool. I may stay Sat. night in NYC to go again for Sunday.

    September 15, 2013

  • katie l.

    We go almost every year!

    August 19, 2013

  • Sheila

    Sounds like great fun!

    August 1, 2013

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