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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

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George Porter Jr. Trio

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Jim Roche: Cultural…

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M.S. Rau Antiques…

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Purchased Lives: New…

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Mark Steinmetz: South

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Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

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Smoker's World…

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YLC Wednesday at the…

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Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

The First-Ever New Orleans Mini Maker Faire Celebrates Invention, Creativity & Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Cameron MacPhee
info@nolamakerfaire.com

 

The First-Ever New Orleans Mini Maker Faire Celebrates Invention, Creativity & Community

 

WHO: Bricolage Academy of New Orleans, in association with Makezine.com

WHAT: First-ever Mini Maker Faire - a celebration of DIY creativity, workshops, food and music.

WHEN: April 5, 2014, 10am-5pm

WHERE: Lyons Center - 624 Louisiana Avenue, 70115

CONTACT for New Orleans Mini Maker Faire: Cameron MacPhee,  (504)228-6225 or info@nolamakerfaire.com

CONTACT for Bricolage Academy: Holly Robbins, (504)439-1756

 

(NEW ORLEANS) - Bricolage Academy of New Orleans proudly presents the inaugural New Orleans Mini Maker Faire, a festival for tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, hobbyists, engineers, authors, performers and students for a day of fun, discovery, food and music. The Maker Faire takes place April 5, from 10am-5pm at the Lyons Recreation Center, 624 Louisiana Avenue.

 

This one-day, family-friendly festival will showcase the talent and creativity of local maker culture, and feature a great line up of over 30 makers, maker groups, performers, food vendors, and speakers. The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will feature food, performances, talks, and many hands-on projects and activities for adults and kids of all ages to explore what they can make. A few of the projects, activities, and presentations include:

 

  • Krewe of Chewbaccus parade contraptions
  • Solar generator built with off-the-shelf parts by Solar Alternatives
  • DIY Environmental Monitoring by Public Lab
  • Cutting-edge electric motorcycle and gas-to-electric motorcycle conversions
  • Exhibits by local maker groups Makers of NO and Mystic Krewe
  • UAV and drone exhibits
  • Hands-on electronics, arts, and crafts by Maker Krewe, Thinkerella, and more
  • Amnesia and Synthesia, poetry engines for turning videos and audio into a poetic language
  • Interactive sound art and multimedia installations
  • 3D Printing demonstrations
  • Music and circuit-bent instrument demonstrations by the Noisician Coalition, Brown Coat Brass Band, and more.
  • A tasty selection of New Orlean's best food trucks

 

Maker Faire is free for kids under 16 and ($10 advance/$12 day) for adults. The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is fortunate to have Bricolage Academy (www.bricolagenola.org) as its presenting sponsor and non-profit beneficiary. Bricolage Academy is a New Orleans public charter school whose mission is to advance educational equity and create innovators who change the world. Proceeds from this event will benefit Bricolage Academy's operations during their initial growth stage.

For more information, contact Cameron MacPhee at 504-539-4505 x716, or by email at info@nolamakerfaire.com. Follow the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on the web at http://www.nolamakerfaire.com/, at Facebook.com/nolamakerfaire, or on Twitter @nolamakerfaire.

 

ABOUT MAKER FAIRE:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

 

"Make, create, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology."

 

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

 

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees.  Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of "featured" 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world-including right here in New Orleans.

 

New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

 

ABOUT BRICOLAGE ACADEMY:

Bricolage Academy is a new charter school that opened in New Orleans in August 2013 with a Kindergarten. Bricolage will grow from a 75 student Kindergarten this year to a 675 student K - 8th grade school in 2021.

 

The mission of Bricolage Academy is to advance educational equity by preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be innovators who change the world. In short, Bricolage exists for two reasons: to advance educational equity and create innovators. The name "bricolage" means to create and tinker and our curriculum is inspired by the concept of developing children's natural capacity to understand through experience and questioning.

 

ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

 

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Website:

http://nolamakerfaire.com

 

Twitter:

@nolamakerfaire

 

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/nolamakerfaire

 

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