What we're about

Hack Manhattan (https://hackmanhattan.com/) is located on 137 West 14th Street between Union Square and Chelsea. We are dedicated to technology, art and craft. Our open nights are every Tuesday and Thursday. Drop by to hang out and chat or work on projects using our equipment. Everyone is encouraged to bring a project to work on! If another day suits you better, even if there isn't a scheduled meetup event, guests are welcome to visit our space and use the facilities whenever a member is present!

A lot of our activities have focused on electronics and 3D printing, but we also have a machine shop with a lathe and a mill, sewing machines, gardening and even a beehive on the roof.

Most community activity happens on our discussion mailing list "Blabber" (https://list.hackmanhattan.com/), as well as our Slack (https://hackmanhattan.slack.com/). Our Slack is invite-only at the moment, but we're always happy to get new people in! If you want to join us there, please email info@hackmanhattan.com !

Upcoming events (5)

Shakespeare Night Presents: (via ZOOM): (See CURRENT SCHEDULE below)

ZOOM Meeting, not at Hack Manhattan

THIS READING • (To be filled in as the date approaches.) CURRENT SHAKESPEARE-NIGHT SCHEDULE • 1st and 3d Mondays: Virgil's Aeneid • 2nd and 4th Mondays, starting April 13: Bocaccio's Decameron • 5th Mondays: Something different. TBA. For at least the duration of the coronavirus quarantine, we will meet every Monday evening via Zoom. If you RSVP "Yes" to a Meetup, the Zoom link will be sent to you the day of the meetup. It has recently become our custom to celebrate the completion of the evening's reading with a small party. You'll have to BYOB, but be prepared to lift a glass of your favorite libation to your webcam and enjoy each others' virtual company while we have a drink and chat about this and that. NOTE ON THE DECAMERON The "frame story" is that 10 young people go from Florence to the countryside to escape the Black Death. They each tell a story to the others on each of 10 days, so there are 100 stories. The stories are usually referred to using notation such as III.x, meaning day 3, story 10. My initial guess is that we will eventually get through about 5 stories an evening, but we will adjust up or down as needed as we proceed. Most days have a separate Introduction, which we will refer to using notation like I.intro. There is also an introduction to the entire volume, called the "Proem". FORTHCOMING READINGS Virgil's Aeneid: Bocaccio's Decameron: RECENT READINGS Virgil's Aeneid: • March 23, 2020: Book 1 • March 30, 2020: Book 2 • April 6, 2020: Book 3 • April 20, 2020: Book 4 • May 4, 2020: Book 5 • May 18, 2020: Book 6 Boccaccio's Decameron: • April 13, 2020: Proem, I.intro, I.i • April 27, 2020: I.ii-x • May 11, 2020: II.intro, II:i-v ADDITIONAL NOTES As in the past, participants should feel free to read from the edition/translation of their choice. -- On March 16, 2020, we completed our reading of the Iliad with Book 24. We conducted this reading over a Zoom conference call; then celebrated with an END OF THE ILIAD party. In addition to those reading, the party was joined by Gin, Bourbon and Whisky. Our readings of The Iliad prior to this event were as follows: May, 2019: Books 1 and 2 (about 1500 lines) June, 2019: Books 3, 4, and 5 (about 1500 lines) July, 2019: Books 6, 7, and 8 (about 1600 lines) August, 2019: Books 9 and 10 (about 1300 lines) September, 2019: Books 11 and 12 (about 1320 lines) October, 2019: Books 13 and 14 (about 1320 lines) November, 2019: Books 15 and 16 (about 1620 lines) December, 2019: Books 17 and 18 (about 1380 lines) February, 2020: Books 22 and 23 (about 1410 lines March, 2020: Book 24 (about 800 lines) and an END OF THE ILIAD party!

Hack Manhattan Zoom Check-in

Hack Manhattan

We have gone virtual to do our part in helping to curb this pandemic. Join us via https://zoom.us/j/601665179 There are plenty of places in the world where people come together to use their technical and creative knowhow to accomplish some utilitarian goal or another. These places are often called jobs. Hack Manhattan isn't one of those places. Here, we make things for the joy of seeing if we can, and for the fun of sharing the solutions we hack together with others who also enjoy making and hacking for their own sake. Do you have a project you're working on? One that you've been meaning to return to? Bring it and share what you're doing as you work on it at our open house! Is your project too big to easily transport? Bring photos to show others and be prepared to receive feedback and ideas! Is your project still in the conceptual stages? Come ready to tell others the story of what you want to create. It's an opportunity for brainstorming! Whether it's woodworking or electronics, programming or craftwork, Hack Manhattan is a makerspace where people come together to learn through doing, because making stuff is fun! [Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.]

Shakespeare Night Presents: (via ZOOM): (See CURRENT SCHEDULE below)

ZOOM Meeting, not at Hack Manhattan

THIS READING • (To be filled in as the date approaches.) CURRENT SHAKESPEARE-NIGHT SCHEDULE • 1st and 3d Mondays: Virgil's Aeneid • 2nd and 4th Mondays, starting April 13: Bocaccio's Decameron • 5th Mondays: Something different. TBA. For at least the duration of the coronavirus quarantine, we will meet every Monday evening via Zoom. If you RSVP "Yes" to a Meetup, the Zoom link will be sent to you the day of the meetup. It has recently become our custom to celebrate the completion of the evening's reading with a small party. You'll have to BYOB, but be prepared to lift a glass of your favorite libation to your webcam and enjoy each others' virtual company while we have a drink and chat about this and that. NOTE ON THE DECAMERON The "frame story" is that 10 young people go from Florence to the countryside to escape the Black Death. They each tell a story to the others on each of 10 days, so there are 100 stories. The stories are usually referred to using notation such as III.x, meaning day 3, story 10. My initial guess is that we will eventually get through about 5 stories an evening, but we will adjust up or down as needed as we proceed. Most days have a separate Introduction, which we will refer to using notation like I.intro. There is also an introduction to the entire volume, called the "Proem". FORTHCOMING READINGS Virgil's Aeneid: Bocaccio's Decameron: RECENT READINGS Virgil's Aeneid: • March 23, 2020: Book 1 • March 30, 2020: Book 2 • April 6, 2020: Book 3 • April 20, 2020: Book 4 • May 4, 2020: Book 5 • May 18, 2020: Book 6 Boccaccio's Decameron: • April 13, 2020: Proem, I.intro, I.i • April 27, 2020: I.ii-x • May 11, 2020: II.intro, II:i-v ADDITIONAL NOTES As in the past, participants should feel free to read from the edition/translation of their choice. -- On March 16, 2020, we completed our reading of the Iliad with Book 24. We conducted this reading over a Zoom conference call; then celebrated with an END OF THE ILIAD party. In addition to those reading, the party was joined by Gin, Bourbon and Whisky. Our readings of The Iliad prior to this event were as follows: May, 2019: Books 1 and 2 (about 1500 lines) June, 2019: Books 3, 4, and 5 (about 1500 lines) July, 2019: Books 6, 7, and 8 (about 1600 lines) August, 2019: Books 9 and 10 (about 1300 lines) September, 2019: Books 11 and 12 (about 1320 lines) October, 2019: Books 13 and 14 (about 1320 lines) November, 2019: Books 15 and 16 (about 1620 lines) December, 2019: Books 17 and 18 (about 1380 lines) February, 2020: Books 22 and 23 (about 1410 lines March, 2020: Book 24 (about 800 lines) and an END OF THE ILIAD party!

Hack Manhattan Zoom Check-in

Hack Manhattan

We have gone virtual to do our part in helping to curb this pandemic. Join us via https://zoom.us/j/601665179 There are plenty of places in the world where people come together to use their technical and creative knowhow to accomplish some utilitarian goal or another. These places are often called jobs. Hack Manhattan isn't one of those places. Here, we make things for the joy of seeing if we can, and for the fun of sharing the solutions we hack together with others who also enjoy making and hacking for their own sake. Do you have a project you're working on? One that you've been meaning to return to? Bring it and share what you're doing as you work on it at our open house! Is your project too big to easily transport? Bring photos to show others and be prepared to receive feedback and ideas! Is your project still in the conceptual stages? Come ready to tell others the story of what you want to create. It's an opportunity for brainstorming! Whether it's woodworking or electronics, programming or craftwork, Hack Manhattan is a makerspace where people come together to learn through doing, because making stuff is fun! [Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.]

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Hack Manhattan Zoom Check-in

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