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NEWS COVERAGE

Connected Worlds Queens Chronicle

QUEENS CHRONICLE | April 8, 2021

'Connected Worlds' as big as ever at NYSCI

Coverage of NYSCI's reopening and Connected Worlds.

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SPECTRUM NEWS NY1 | july 8, 2021

Smile: New York Hall Of Science Reopens With An Exhibit On Happiness

Roger Clark reported live from The Happiness Experiment the morning of our reopening, Jul 8, 2021.

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MOMMY FACTOR | July 8,2021

NYSCI ReOpens With The Happiness Experiment Exhibit

Coverage of NYSCI’s reopening and The Happiness Experiment.

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QUEENS CHRONICLE | July 8,2021

The Signs And Science Of Happiness At NYSCI

Coverage of NYSCI’s reopening and new exhibit, The Happiness Experiment.

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QNS.COM | July 5, 2021

New York Hall Of Science’s New Exhibit Invites Visitors To Explore The Meaning Of Happiness

QNS.com previewed The Happiness Experiment before NYSCI reopened to the general public on July 8, 2021.

Developing Bright Minds

DIVERSITY IN ACTION | May/June 2020

Developing Bright Minds

In this feature article, you can learn about the various programs offered by the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists.

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NEW YORK TIMES | December 26, 2019

8 Things To Do With Your Kids In N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYSCI’s annual holiday event, ReMake the Holidays, is highlighted in this weekly column about kids activities in the city.

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SPECTRUM NEWS NY1 | December 20, 2019

Record-Setting Gingerbread House Maker At It Again In Queens

NY1’s Stephanie Simon spends some time with GingerBread Lane creator Jon Lovitch and his 15-month-old daughter Cecilia.

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WJLA | December 12, 2019

Marking The World’s Largest Gingerbread Village Is A Full-time Job For A New York City Chef

Read about NYSCI’s GingerBread Lane, plus get some tips for building and decorating your own gingerbread house making.

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NEWSDAY | December 3, 2019

Queens Chef Lovingly Makes GingerBread Lane Display Over The Course Of A Year

Newsday talks to GingerBread Lane creator Jon Lovitch in this fun video.

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QUEENS PUBLIC TELEVISION | December 3, 2019

Around Queens: Picturing Women In Space

QPTV interviews Julie Wosk, the curator of Imagining Women in Space, a photography exhibit currently at NYSCI.

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FORTUNE | November 28, 2019

Legos Aren’t Just For Kids: This Artist Tours The World Recreating Famous Paintings With Them

Read about Nathan Sawaya, the artist behind The Art of the Brick.

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NEW YORK TIMES | November 21, 2019

8 Things To Do With Your Kids This Weekend

In their weekly column of things to do in NYC, New York Times says you may want “consider replacing Thanksgiving with ‘Bugsgiving,'” referring to NYSCI’s Holiday Food Science Festival. They also note that “die-hard sugar fans won’t want to miss the opening of GingerBread Lane…”

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THRILLIST | November 21, 2019

Everything You Need To Eat, Drink, See And Do In NYC This Weekend

Thrillist highlights our GingerBread Lane and Holiday Food Science Festival in their roundup of the best things to help you get into the holiday mood.

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QUEENS COURIER | November 20, 2019

Hello Sweetie! It’s GingerBread Lane Time At New York Hall Of Science In Queens

Read all about this year’s GingerBread Lane display.

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FOX 5 NY | November 17, 2019

Interview With Director Sean Casey

FOX 5 NY’s Ernie Anastos interviews Sean Casey, director of Back from the Brink, now playing in NYSCI’s theater.

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CUNY-TV | November 6, 2019

Simply Science

Learn about flight with CUNY-TV’s Barry Mitchell and NYSCI Explainer James Creed.

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QUEENS COURIER | November 6, 2019

New York Hall Of Science Receives $500,000 Grant To Advance STEM Education

Learn about an exciting new partnership with NYSCI and Cognizant U.S. Foundation to inspire more than 1,000 students and their families in STEM.

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MOMMY POPPINS | November 3, 2019

12 Must-Do 2019 Holiday Events In NYC For Kids

GingerBread Lane makes this list of “… the absolute best ways to get into the spirit of the season…”

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HONORING THE FUTURE | October 29, 2019

Climate Art Beat: Fall/Winter Calendar

Climate Art Beat features NYSCI’s Connected Worlds as one of the “10 pioneering climate art events” for fall and winter.

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NEW YORK TIMES | October 24, 2019

9 Things To Do With Your Kids In N.Y.C. This Weekend

NYSCI’s Halloween event, Dead or Alive, is highlighted in this guide to cultural events in New York City.

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QUEENS CHRONICLE | October 17, 2019

The Atmosphere Is No Glass Ceiling

The Queens Chronicle chats with Julie Wosk, curator of NYSCI’s photography exhibit, Imaging Women in Space.

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MOMMY POPPINS | October 10, 2019

New Art Of The Brick Exhibit Dazzles At New York Hall Of Science

A first-hand account of NYSCI’s special exhibition, The Art of the Brick.

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YOUR AAA DAILY | October 8, 2019

Spend A Day At The New York Hall Of Science

AAA talks about The Art of the Brick, GingerBread Lane and more in this feature on a day trip to NYSCI.

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NEW YORK TIMES | October 3, 2019

7 Things To Do With Your Kids In N.Y.C. This Weekend

The New York Times includes The Art of the Brick in their weekly guide to cultural events in New York City.

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PRESS RELEASES

Generous Support Enabled NYSCI to reopen while continuing to rebuild from Hurricane Ida damage following Pandemic Closure. Focus on The Happiness Experiment, a new interactive exhibit on the science behind resilience.

The re-opening kicks off a weekend-long program of community activities, sponsored by Amazon Refurbished, reimagined buildings feature The Happiness Experiment, a brand-new exhibit sponsored by PepsiCo Queens, NY – July 8, 2021 – The New York Hall ...

NYSCI Will Re-Open Its Doors to the Public When Visitor and Staff Safety Can Be Ensured Rethinking STEM education in a world shaped by COVID-19, NYSCI will continue to deliver virtual experiences and outdoor activities …

The New York Hall of Science has a wide variety of free, digital resources that parents can use at home with their kids to help supplement the science and math they are learning in school.

Grouphug, a solar company that makes creatively designed solar panels for use by consumers and companies, will be appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank on Friday, March 20.

We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) to the public beginning March 14. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as it develops.

NYSCI has received a federal grant from the Education Innovation and Research Program of the U.S. Department of Education to expand the use of The Pack as a program to increase middle school student engagement in computational thinking across New York City public schools.

The Art of the Brick, a captivating exhibition and the world’s largest display of LEGO® art, features more than 100 works of art by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

This art exhibition showcases the achievements of America’s pioneering female astronauts and highlights the fascination with space women in movies, television, advertising, fashion design and today’s toys.

We are announcing the cancellation of World Maker Faire 2019, which had been scheduled to occur at NYSCI on September 21-22.

NYSCI launches museum visitors into the future of aerospace technology and air travel with the summer exhibition, Above and Beyond – The Ultimate Flight Exhibition

NYSCI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with a summer filled with flight and space-themed exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, installations and a new film.

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) highlights sustainability and the environment during Sustainable Spring Break, a week of activities, installations and workshops held during the April school vacation week on April 22 – 26. On …

NYSCI in partnership with Design I/O has created an app for iPad, Mac OS and Windows, that pairs environmental concepts with practice in computational thinking.

NYSCI has created an interactive, web-based comic book that explores diseases that can be spread from humans to other animals. Transmissions: Gone Viral can be downloaded online for free and is geared towards middle school students.

Backyard Wilderness, a 3D film about the unique wildlife found in our backyards, is now showing at NYSCI through September 30, 2019.

Through more than 20 exhibit components, visitors to the new exhibition Bionic Me will get a hands-on view of how technology can augment, and sometimes even surpass, human abilities.

NYSCI's annual holiday festival, ReMake the Holidays, features activities that will inspire families to make unique creations out of reused paper and fabric.

More than 1,300 gingerbread houses will be on display at NYSCI from November 10, 2018 – January 21, 2019. The record-holder for the Guinness World Records largest gingerbread village, GingerBread Lane is made entirely of gingerbread, royal icing and candy.

NYSCI has received a federal grant of $2.8 million from the Education Innovation and Research Program (EIR) of the U.S. Department of Education to expand the use of Playground Physics.

The second annual Community Appreciation Day will be held on June 13, 2018 from 3 – 6 pm. The event celebrates the educators, students, organizations and funders that partner on NYSCI Neighbors, a multifaceted initiative of creative educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Bon Appétit! is a new exhibition about food and healthy eating habits that is open through May 13, 2018.

Picture Dots encourages conversations and interactions between young learners and their parents, caregivers or educators in ways that connect to early literacy, math and science skills.

Five iPAD apps created by New York Hall of Science – inspire kids to learn math and science.

The Science Playground at the New York Hall of Science is the largest science playground in the United States.

Groundbreaking Exhibition About Sustainability at the New York Hall of Science.

A Science Spin is a Hole-in-One at this New York Hall of Science Exhibition.

A permanent exhibition that encourages visitors to be creative while experimenting with structures, circuits, simple materials, and more.