Calling All Makers: Submissions Sought for Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire at Newark Museum 4.5
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 24, 2014, 04:28 PM EST
The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire, which will take place at the Newark Museum on April 5, is seeking makers (individuals, groups, industries and students K-12 to college-level) to present their projects that explore DIY (do-it-yourself) thinking, reveal their process and show how materials are pushed to their limits. Whether it’s science explorations, woodworking, robotics, beekeeping or e-textiles, this event will explore it all with the Museum’s art and science collection as the ultimate “maker” examples.
Makers with projects that explore DIY or show people how they can make things themselves are encouraged to apply. Parents of young makers under the age of 18 can submit the project on their child’s behalf. Applications must be received by Feb. 14 and makers will be notified by Feb. 28.
For an application or additional information, visit http://makerfairenewark.com/. Tickets for the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire will go on sale in February.
ABOUT THE NEWARK MUSEUM
The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington Street in the Downtown/Arts District of Newark, New Jersey, just 3 blocks from NJPAC and 10 miles west of New York City. The Museum is open all year round: Wednesdays through Sundays, from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Suggested Museum admission: Adults, $12.00; Children, Seniors and Students with valid I.D., $7.00. Newark Residents and Members are admitted free. The Museum Café is open for lunches Wednesday through Sunday. Convenient parking is available for a fee. The Newark Museum campus, including its collections, facilities, and other resources, is accessible to accommodate the broadest audience possible, including individuals utilizing wheelchairs, with physical impairments, other disabilities, or special needs. For general information, call 973-596-6550 or visit our web site, http://www.NewarkMuseum.org.
Newark Museum, a not-for-profit museum of art, science and education, receives operating support from the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State — a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Prudential Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Victoria Foundation, the Wallace Foundation and other corporations, foundations and individuals.
The Newark Museum is just a few steps from the new NJTransit Light Rail Washington Park Station. Direct connection with the Light Rail at the Broad Street Station and through Penn Station makes the Museum a convenient ride from all points in the region.