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Remake the Holidays Day 1 in New York

December 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until December 30, 2014

Bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more. ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people pause, inspiration and options to do things differently, while having fun! This year’s event will focus on a different recyclable material each day. Daily features include ice sculpting with Bill Bywater and the Climate Confessional that will be recorded and aired on The Adaptors. Activities are free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted.

December 27: Plastic Projects
•    Jump into the New Year by making plastic bag jump ropes with the folks from Skraptacular.
•    Hand cut stickers and holiday cards with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Holiday light hacking with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Make a plastic bottle lantern with NYSCI Explainers.

December 28: Paper Projects
•    Make eco pop-up puppets with Skraptacular.
•    Create paper lanterns with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Paper Gadgets: Activate your paper sculptures with light and sound with Invent-abling.
•    Join a button-making workshop with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Create “recyle-gami” with Fold and Tell.

December 29: Fabric & Sewing Projects
•    Skrap Fabric Frenzy – Make fun outfits for cork and wire dolls with Skraptacular.
•    ReMake the Fabric Patch with Embroidery in NYSCI’s Maker Space.
•    Learn to sew and remake your fabric with Joe Beau Ties. Sessions: 12:30; 1:30 & 2:30 pm. Register now. $6 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $4 per person.

•    Little Makers: In Stitches — Explore new tools and materials while practicing hand sewing skills.

 

•    Print fabric with NYSCI Explainers. Participants will need to preregister online and bring their own fabric item to remake. Sessions: noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3, & 3:30 pm. Register now. $3 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $2 per person.)

 

December 30: Metal and Glass Projects
•    Wired to Wire – Make cork and wire dolls with Skraptacular.
•    Create lanterns out of soda cans with NYSCI’s Maker Space staff.
•    Holiday light hacking with NYSCI Explainers.
•    Join our Glass bottle Vase Etching workshop with NYSCI Explainers. Participants will need to preregister online and bring their own glass bottle to remake. Sessions: noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3 & 3:30 pm. Register now. $3 per person, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $2 per person.)

ReMake Late: For Adults (December 30, 5 – 8 pm; $15 per person; $11 per Member)
Kids shouldn’t have all the fun this holiday season! ReMake activities and workshops will continue into the evening on December 30 so adults can also join in on this annual making festival.
•    Ice sculpt with Bill Bywater.

•    The Climate Confessional by The Adaptors.

•    Sew to remake fabric items with with Joe Beau Ties.

•    Activating Origami – Paper does not have to sit still! Experiment with folding, structure and basic vibrational movement to bring your paper sculptures to life. With simple re-useable parts and instruction from Invent-abling, you will learn how to make a basic paper robot.
•    Join our Glass Bottle Etching workshop with NYSCI Explainers.

 

Daily Features

NYSCI’s favorite ice sculptor, Bill Bywater, will focus his ice sculpting skills to highlight endangered wildlife, while providing audience members with an on-going demonstration of ice sculpting tools and techniques. Daily demonstrations: Ice Sculpting Tools at 2:30pm; The Albedo Effect at 3 pm.

The Climate Confessional

Confess the thing you’re doing – or not doing – that makes you feel guilty about climate change. During peak times, climate counselors—Sara Harris, Katie Mandes, Zack Kopplin and Beth Karlin—will be available to offer “penance” and solutions to help ease your conscience. Your confession will be recorded and aired on The Adaptors, a new public radio podcast and website with host Flora Lichtman that tells the stories of people adapting to a changing planet. The new podcast is a project from SoundVision Productions in Berkeley with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 

ReMake the Holidays is generously supported by Astoria Bank.

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