This is your resource center to guide you through the many details of exhibiting at Maker Faire!
Site Previews : We will be at the New York Hall of Science for site visits on the following days. If you would like to make an appointment to look at the site, please register here.
And here is the Eventbrite site: evenbrite.com
Important: The Maker Entry Pass and Ticketing process is NEW! Please read in-full.
All Makers and assistants must obtain their entry passes before arriving at Maker Faire. It is important for our advance planning that all participants have tickets prior to the event. We are no longer able to accommodate additions at Maker Check-in.
On Setup Days:
Bring your Maker Entry Pass, so it can be scanned and exchanged for a wristband for easier in/out access on Saturday and Sunday. If you do not have an entry pass but are helping a maker setup, you need to know the maker # as security will be at each entrance point.
On Saturday and Sunday:
You must have a Maker Entry Pass or ticket, which can be used at any gate. The easiest scenario is entering with your wristband, which you receive during setup.
The check-in process is also new and can be found here.
The codes were sent to the exhibit lead by email on Sept 7th. They were sent to the same address as all other communications. Search your spam and inbox for an email with the subject: Maker Newsletter: Maker Entry Pass and Ticket Codes OFFICIAL. If you still can't find the email, email email@example.com with the subject line: CODES: Maker # and Project Name.
The name on the ticket does not have to match the name of your assistant. If you've already sent the e-ticket to your previous helper, ask him/her to forward it to your new assistant. It can only be used once. You do not need to notify us of the change.
Yes, you can bring your pass on your phone or pad, but it may be easier and foolproof if you print it out. If you decide to keep them on your phone, please download the eventbrite attendee app.
Directions: By car, public, or alternative transportation
Maker Faire starts promptly at 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday. Please keep traffic in mind and plan to arrive with enough time to park at Citi Field or walk from public transportation and to prep your exhibit. Vehicles (which are not exhibits) are must be off the grounds by 9:15 am Saturday to open Maker Faire. Vehicles will not be allowed to drive onto the grounds after 9:00 am Saturday morning.
Q23 or Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108 Street.
Q48 to 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
Take 7 LOCAL train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south.
Take 7 EXPRESS to Mets-Willets Point. Walk down the boardwalk and follow the signs to the New York Hall of Science.
Please see www.mta.info for the most up-to-date subway service advisories.
Maker Parking: Makers can park for free at Citi Field or find metered or free parking in the surrounding neighborhood. There is no parking at NYSCI during the event or during setup Thursday and Friday. You can drop off items at NYSCI, park at Citi Field, then come back to setup/exhibit.
You need a parking pass to park free at Citi Field. Pick up your parking pass when you check-in or at the Maker Service Center at NYSCI’s 111st Entrance. One parking pass per day is available per exhibit.
Public Parking : Parking at Citi Field is $10.00 per car per day.
Bike Valet Hours:
Saturday 9:30 - 7:30
Sunday 9:30 - 6:30
Also, unmanned Bicycle Parking is available at both Science Ave and main NYSCI gates. Look for signage and barricades in grassy areas to the left of both entrances.
Please check the Queens Bike Map for preferred routes and bike paths.
To streamline the check-in process, all Makers and assistants need to obtain their entrance passes in advance through Eventbrite by following the instructions here.
In advance of the event, we will send the exhibit lead a map to your specific Check-in Station. The station will be located in the vicinity of your designated location.
If you arrive onsite and don’t know your Check-in Station, bring your Maker # to the Maker Service Center at the 111st entrance. We will direct you.
Important: Be sure to know your 4-digit Maker # for check in.
Before Maker Faire, we will send the exhibit lead a map to your specific Check-in Station which is located in the vicinity of your designated location. You will receive your specific location when you check in with your Area Manager.
The Maker Service Center is a resource center for Makers. It will be located in the Guest Service area at the 111st entrance. It is not where check-in. You will have your entry passes in advance and check-in with your Area Manager, as described above.
The Maker Service Center will have:
Your Maker Number can be found in the subject line of your Acceptance Letter.
Your Maker Number is a 4-digit number that identifies which exhibit you are part of and helps us reference the details of your exhibit quickly. You must know your Maker Number to check in.
It's important to ensure that all of your assistants know your Maker Number, so that they may check in and find your location. Please pass it along.
If you have already filled out an application but need to make changes, please fill out an Exhibit Change Form , and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Submit your Description, Bio and Photo Update Form
Please fill out the Special Request Form to make your request.
If your exhibit requires any form of water and you have not notified us in your original application, please fill out the Special Request Form.
If it is scheduled in advance, we can provide forklift equipment and an operator to assist with your load-in/load-out. So we may coordinate with other usage, fill out the Estimated Arrival and Heavy Equipment Form with specific duration/time/dates requirements.
Standard tables are 6ft x 30in folding banquet tables. We do not provide a cover. If needed, 8ft tables are available, but quantities are limited. We will provide a table and two chairs, unless otherwise requested in your application. Prior to the event, you will receive a confirmation letter listing the equipment we will provide for you. If you need additional items, please fill out the Exhibit Change Form. Requesting additional tables onsite is based on availability and will cost $10.00 per table. Additional chairs are no charge, but also based on availability.
If you're concerned your exhibit might put the attendees or your exhibit team at risk, please bring any and all concerns to our attention. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Safety" in the subject line We will advise you as to whether or not a safety plan is needed.
Safety concern examples: you or your exhibit has chemicals, gas, or other items of that nature; your exhibit has activity or might require safety barricades; an attendee at your exhibit might potentially get hurt in any way; etc.
Fill out the General Safety Plan for all general safety issues which do not include concerns about fire or flammable materials. Complete the Fire Safety Plan if heat elements or fire of any size, including candles, small flames, burners, etc are part of your exhibit. If you're unsure, email us at email@example.com . It's important to us that Maker Faire is safe, and we appreciate you checking with us.
If you show and demonstrate a product that you make and/or show how it works, but also want to sell those products, you're a Commercial Maker. There is a fee to sell items at your exhibit space. The fee is $250 due by Sept 7th. In order to qualify, you must fill out a Maker Application and select "Commercial Maker".
Note: Companies or commercial entities do not qualify as Commercial Makers. If you're a company or commercial entity, we have great opportunities available-please see Sponsors .
There are two options for payment:
This form and link can also be found under Helpful Forms above.
If you are a non-profit or mission based organization Maker faire requires a fee to participate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be at the New York Hall of Science for site visits on the following days. If you would like to make an appointment to look at the site, please register here .
And here is the Eventbrite site: evenbrite.com
From time to time, some Makers may receive financial or material support from a company. This support is welcomed; however, there are rules around this level of support. Please refer to the Maker Manual for details.
If you're curating one exhibit with a large crew, this kit is for you: Group Curator Kit - Single, Large Exhibit
If you're curating an area with multiple maker exhibits, this kit is for you: Group Curator Kit - Multiple Exhibits
Wireless service will be available inside the Hall of Science and in limited areas outside on the grounds. If your project could interfere with our wireless service, please let us know so we can accommodate you and your Faire neighbors. In most cases, a hardwire connection will not be available.
If you can guarantee your delivery anytime Tuesday, September 25th, thru Friday, September 28th, direct your delivery with a detailed shipping label that includes all of the following information to:
If you plan to ship items to the site, please let us know in the Special Request Form.
Early Shipments: New York Hall of Science does not have space to accept freight deliveries in advance of Maker Faire dates. For shipments that may arrive earlier, please explain why in the Special Request Form.
Return Shipments: Please make appropriate arrangements for a Sunday evening load-out. The New York Hall of Science and the Maker Faire Production Team will not be held responsible for any items left at the site after 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 30th.
Bring packing tape and shipping labels to the site if you plan to ship materials from your exhibit. You must have all packages fully packed, labeled and ready for pickup.
We will have a staging area for UPS and FedEx pick up for Monday morning. Ask your Area Manager where this location is and take your packages there. Do not leave them in your exhibit space.
Let the world know that you're an official maker and will be exhibiting at Maker Faire! Maker Faire web banners and badges placed on your website will help spread the word about the upcoming Maker Faire. Visit our Promote page for more details.
We have developed a Maker Corps training program which helps you understand and support the maker movement. By becoming a member of the Maker Corps you can make a valuable contribution to the success of Maker Faire and enhance the Maker Movement in your community. By joining our Maker Corps, you will experience the maker movement, learn about Maker Faire production and join the maker community. There are great benefits to this completing program, including a ticket to World Maker Faire New York and more. Learn more about the Maker Corps Training Program here.
Hotels are selling out fast. Early booking is strongly recommended to secure your room, as discounted Maker Faire room rates and availability are limited.
For reservations online and to view hotel options, please check Where to Stay on our website.
The average high temperature in New York this time of year is 76° F. In the case of rain, the show will go on!