ReMake the Holidays


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Families 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 inspiration and options to do things differently while having fun. Activities are free with NYSCI admission and occur December 27 – 30, from noon – 4 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Ice Sculpting Demonstration with Sculptor Bill Bywater
Daily, 3 pm
Back for his 8th ReMake the Holidays event, our favorite ice sculptor Bill Bywater will inspire and teach us about a few of our endangered species with his beautiful ice sculptures. Each day, Bill will carve a different endangered or threatened species that has made some progress through conservation and legislation.

“Iceline” Pop-Up Studio with Oona Stern
Daily, Noon – 4 pm
Join artist Oona Stern in her pop-up studio to help with the development of her project, “Iceline,” an interactive video installation that presents the phenomenon of melting glaciers and the increasing likelihood of sea-level rise. You will participate in alpha-testing the prototype of the project, and assessing its interactivity and content. You can also talk to Oona about the art and artifacts she will set up from her residencies in Antarctica and the Arctic.

Holiday Dishes ReMade with Chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs
Daily, 2 pm
Chef Joseph Yoon returns to NYSCI to challenge how we perceive food, and redefine our gastronomical appetites during the holidays. Experience Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, April Fool’s Day and Thanksgiving remade with Brooklyn Bugs.

Solar Energy Activities with NYSCI Designer-in-Residence Krystal Persaud of Grouphug
December 27, 28 & 29, noon – 4 pm
Did you know solar panels can come in all shapes & sizes? Krystal Persaud of Grouphug, the designer of NYSCI’s Solar Cat, will explain the science behind solar panels and how you can make your own. You will measure solar cells, create your own solar patterns, and dream up your own custom solar panels.

Fabric Arts Scrap Shop with Maker Space
Daily, noon – 2 pm & 2:45 – 4 pm
Explore a variety of fabric art activities, including hand-cut heat press vinyl pattern-making, stuffed buddy-making and giant pegboard weaving. Come ready to create awesome fabric creations or bring your own to customize!

Shadow Stories: Climate Change
Daily, 11 am – 4 pm
Use shadow, light and recycled materials to tell stories about our changing world.

Paper Snowflakes
Daily, 11 am – 4 pm
Experiment with geometry, patterns and the art of paper-cutting while reusing holiday wrapping paper, catalogues and a variety of other recycled paper to make your own unique paper snowflake.

Cardboard City
Daily, 11 am – 4 pm
Help us build a collaborative city out of cardboard and recycled materials, and use your imagination and building skills to make the city come to life.

Free with NYSCI admission.

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