Online registration is closed for this event. If available, tickets on the day of the event may incur an additional charge.

When architecture professor Lefteris Pavlides first wove a rigid paper diamond 35 years ago, it inspired him to create a variety of shapes out of both rigid and elastic parts. These shapes have an unusual property: when squeezed, they compress into solid structures, but when released, they spring back to their original form. The internal elastic forces maintain the shape's integrity, thus the name “elastegrity.”  Join MoMath at the latest installment of its popular Family Friday series on August 23, when Professor Pavlides will teach visitors how to fold and weave paper into rigid crystals and shapeshifting elastegrities. Come learn how to make miniature marvels out of paper and math!

This program is supported by the Roger Williams School of Architecture.


MoMath is also pleased to announce a special dining opportunity at SD26 for Family Friday attendees.  Enjoy the remarkable cuisine of noted award winning executive chef Matteo Bergamini at SD26 Restaurant and Wine Bar, just a few doors down from MoMath at 19 E. 26th.   SD26 will offer two pre-event specials from 5:00 pm to 7.00 pm:

1) SD26 main dining room

     $35.00 per person plus beverage, plus tax & tip

     Select from pre-theatre menu


2) Enjoy SD26 Café either outside seating (weather permitting) or inside café/lounge

     $16.00 per person plus beverage, plus tax & tip

     Choose any one item you like, plus ice cream and non-alcoholic beverage from the café menu

For further information about SD26, visit or call (212) 265-5959.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

August 23, 2013 7:00 pm   through   9:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: (212) 542-0566
Event Fee(s)
Registration Fee (Non-members) $ 12.00
Registration Fee (Members) $ 10.00