The Wiki World's Fair / Free Culture Festival will be held on Governors Island in beautiful New York Harbor on Saturday July 7 (raindate: Sunday July 8) as part of the Great American Wiknic, and in welcoming international visitors for Wikimania Takes Manhattan.
The event will combine a wiki-picnic (*potluck*, this is the picnic anyone can edit!) and civic celebration in the area of the FIGMENT participatory art festival's arcade-themed artist-designed minigolf course, sculpture garden, and treehouse.
The centerpiece Great Bamboo Wikihenge will be a mashup of two modern classics of NYC installation art, Big Bambú at the Met and The Gates in Central Park, and also the proud global eccentrics' tradition of Stonehenge replicas and derivatives.
Our variation on the Neolitihic circle will be surrounded by a dozen or more Wiki-Pavilion gates, each designed and built as a creative customized play off of a basic torii-style pattern, with "the commons" - our grassy wiki-picnic and performance space, in the central area.
We will also hold an informal 'Wiki-Cabaret' contest for poetry, poetry slam, music, dance, performance art, comparative encyclopedia readings, re-purposed public domain text (anything creative really!) under 3 minutes focused on Wikipedia and related projects, with fabulous t-shirt-shaped prizes.