Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival 2016

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Mar 13 2016.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, March 13, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Event Info
Free admission but there are material fees; advance registration required!
Recommended Age: 
Ages 7 and up
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Beam Center will put kids’ hands on the levers of natural phenomena in a big collaborative project, workshops and demonstrations at its seventh annual Inventgenuity Festival. As it does in its public school collaborations, camps, and afterschool programs, Beam Center blends art, science and imagination at this popular annual winter celebration of making things, this year at a new location, PS32/MS442 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. In this year's Festival Project, the Mechanical Marsh, (designed by sculptor Andrew Brehm) kids will construct real and imagined mechanical birds that will appear to take flight in a large-scale kinetic sculpture-scape. Participation in the project is free as are demonstrations that will include presentations from Raspberry Pi, DBA Arcade Cabinets, Nerdy Derby, and Gerb’s Garage. Attendees may also sign-up for one of the rotating slate of 45-minute workshops. Scheduled workshops with Beam Center faculty will explore the NATURAL MACHINERY theme: through making Thaumatropes (Alex Nathanson), Color Wheels (Elizabeth Hurst), Omnivorous Plants (Jaimie Warren), Balancing Sculptures (Brett Van Aalsburg), Wooden Snakes (Mitchell Dose) and more. The Festival will also feature several of the large-scale projects that the Beam Center faculty has collaborated on with NYC public school students and teachers: Funktions: algebraic visualization screen (Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School), Digital Poetry Machine: a word board that uses the Twitter API (Brooklyn International High School), Wall of Boomboxes (MS 442).


PS 32/MS 442
317 Hoyt Street
Brooklyn , NY
Phone: (718) 855-7600
40° 40' 49.5516" N, 73° 59' 30.1344" W
New York
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