SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20th – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21st
11am to 5pm
Presented by Beam Camp, the Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival brings kids and their parents together with artists and big thinkers in a full weekend of hands-on making and building workshops and demonstrations. Girls and boys aged 6-17 and their parents can make amazing things out of electricity, fabric, wood, dirt, food and other materials, join in a signature Beam Camp Project, set individual and group World Records and learn the art of fixing common household objects.
The weekend will be jam-packed with a tremendous range of projects taught by some of New York City’s most imaginative and resourceful minds. Scheduled presenters and workshops include the Fixers Collective, Steve Gerberich’s Flap-Pet Shop, Art Bots by Christian Cerrito, and hydroponic agriculture, presented by Brooklyn Farms.
The event’s second day, Sunday, February 21 will also feature the Second Annual Brooklyn Kids World Record Day, hosted by the founders of the Universal World Record Database. Each participant will have a chance to set their own world record. Records set last year included Most Armpit Farts in 30 Seconds, Most Fake Mustaches Worn At Once, and Most Booty Shakes In One Minute. This year’s records promise to eclipse those in boldness and ingenuity. Additionally, a noteworthy group record will soon be announced. The weekend marks the New York Premiere unveiling of Float With The Flowers, a 2009 Beam Project designed by architects Christine Baumgartner and Manuel Kretzer and built by Beam Campers.
Admission is free but space is limited. Advance registration can be done here. Families can also view video presentations about Beam’s summer programs and learn more about summer registration.