ReMake the Holidays 2017

ReMake the Holidays
Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Dec 30 2017.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Various times
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Various times
Friday, December 29, 2017 Various times
Saturday, December 30, 2017 Various times
Event Info
Most free with paid admission, some activities require small materials fee
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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Families can bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more at this annual event at the New York Hall of Science from December 27 to December 30.

Each day will focus on a different recyclable material, and will include crafts, performances, and demos!
Most activities are free with NYSCI admission; some workshops may require a small materials fee.

Shadow Puppets with Midnight Radio Show
Workshops: noon, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:15 pm
Performances: 3:30 pm
Visitors can make their own shadow puppets and watch performances by Midnight Radio Show.

Ice Sculptures with Bill Bywater
Ice Sculpting: noon – 4 pm
Ice Sculpting Demonstrations: 2 pm
Sculptor Bill Bywater creates a melting ice cap sculpture for this year’s ReMake the Holidays. Plus, he displays his ice sculpting technique during daily demonstrations.



Fabric with Skraptacular
Noon – 4 pm
Museum visitors create and decorate fun objects using reused fabric scraps and other recycled materials.

Little Buddies
Noon – 4 pm
Kids can recycle t-shirts and make a plush friend by hand sewing donated t-shirts and fabrics.


Fuzzy Felting Balls
Noon – 4 pm
Kids 18 months and older will transform colorful fluffy wool into tiny balls as they practice the craft of felting.


Noon – 4 pm
Participants can bring their own gloves or use fabric scraps provided by the museum to learn to draw with thread.


DECEMBER 28 – PAPER Recycled Paper with Skraptacular
Noon – 4 pm
Kids make fun creations like buildings, toys, dolls, doll furniture and anything else their imaginations can dream up.


Paper Lanterns
Noon – 4 pm
Kids make glowing holiday decorations from folded paper in this Maker Space workshop.


Noon – 4 pm
Visitors design and print snowflake patterns.




Plastic with Skraptacular
Noon – 4 pm
Kids use plastic bottle caps as wheels to make pull toys, cars and other fun stuff that rolls.


Shrinky Dinks and Tiny Artwork
Noon – 4 pm
Museum visitors turn recycled plastic into incredible, shrinking works of art.


Colorful Glue Sun Catchers
Noon – 4 pm
Kids ages 18 months and older create a sun catcher by experimenting with glue and transforming it into plastic.


Straw Creations
Noon – 4 pm
Visitors use straws and plastic connectors to build interesting objects.




Wood with Skraptacular
Noon – 4 pm
Visitors use discarded wood scraps to make boats or whatever else they can dream up.


Wood Marbling
Noon – 4 pm
Kids transform recycled wood scraps into marbled works of art in this Maker Space workshop. They will mix and swirl floating paint into amazing patterns, and then dip their wood scraps to create fun designs.


Wood Puzzles
Noon – 4 pm
Museum-goers can design and cut personalized puzzles with staff from the museum’s Design Lab.


New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
New York , NY
Phone: 718-699-0005
40° 44' 52.4436" N, 73° 51' 6.6312" W
New York
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