Feb 05 2013

February Break Free Events for NYC Teens

Connected Learning, Events

Who doesn’t love a four-day weekend?

Although the typical NYC mid-winter recess was cut a bit short to make up for days lost to Hurricane Sandy, Hive NYC members have two exciting events planned for teens over President’s Day Weekend.

These events will be fun AND give youth a chance to embrace their inner makers! Whether they want to make online games or rockin’ beats, play with soft circuits or vintage video games, teens will be learning and making something awesome. They’ll also meet other teens from across the city that share their interests and learn about opportunities to further explore the types of projects and programs they really care about.

Both events are FREE and open to youth ages 13-19. Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up today!

Saturday, Feb. 16th – 1pm-4pm

The Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science – Learning Lab Pop-Up

47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368
Register here: http://learninglabspopup.eventbrite.com/

This is the first time the Maker Space at The New York Hall of Science is hosting and event where youth can dig into their interests, whether they be in music, film, coding, physical computing and more. There will be plenty of food, music, prizes and opportunities to:

  • Become a webmaker – create a webpage, make-your-own-meme, remix videos and more
  • Try out 3D printing with Makerbot
  • Make your own animated video
  • Participate in the Experimental Sound Project with World Up!

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 3.46.59 PMSunday, Feb. 17th – Noon-5pm
Monday, Feb. 18th – 11am-4:30pm

Museum of the Moving Image – Level Up Teen Game Jam

36-01 35th Ave
Astoria, NY 11106
Register here: http://levelupgamejam.eventbrite.com/
This event for game lovers and future game designers is being held in conjunction with IndieCade East and the 2013 STEM Video Challenge. At this two-day event, teens will gain true gamer inspiration from IndieCade East and the Museum of the Moving Image special exhibition, SpaceWar! Video Games Blast Off! Then they’ll dive into creating their own online games with experts from Mozilla, E-Line Media, Institute of Play and others! Get ready to get your game on! NOTE: This is a two-day event and attendance is requested on both days.

Here’s hoping all students have an awesome and productive mid-winter break!

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