NYC Math Festival
Fosun Plaza, 28 Liberty St.
Saturday, August 17, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Add a little math to your summer! MoMath, together with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is pleased to present the fourth annual NYC Math Festival on Saturday, August 17, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, providing a full day of math fun in the sun. Bring your friends and the entire family to Fosun Plaza at 28 Liberty St. and enjoy hands-on math exhibits, entertaining mathematical games, and intriguing puzzles and brainteasers. But that’s not all… the day will also feature group constructions of giant geometric sculptures, exciting mathematical juggling performances, and a live demo of solving the Rubik’s Cube with one’s feet! Plus, take home a little bit of MoMath: we’ll be setting up an outpost of Additions, the shop at MoMath, for all your summer gift needs.
Interested in volunteering with setup, breakdown, or assisting visitors at the NYC Math Festival? Click here for more information and to register to volunteer on Saturday, August 17, or to help with the initial staging of exhibits on Friday, August 16.
Featured Festival Fun
MoMath 2 Go!
Slice shapes with lasers, explore giant mazes, crank up the math tunes, design a roller coaster, and more… Enjoy these and other Math Midway classics plus, experience the surprising shapes of math with Formula Morph, jump into an exciting race of mathematical and visual perception with Play Truchet, and enjoy the mind-bending puzzles of Twist-n-Roll.
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
Experience the joy of doing math together with others! Play fascinating games, hone your problem-solving skills, and enjoy unique mathematical activities, all in a relaxed social atmosphere, guided by an expert facilitator.
Math-on-a-Stick from the Minnesota State Fair featuring Chris Danielson
Make patterns, tile with turtles, count, spiral, and play your way to mathy delight! The fun is designed for preschool and primary school children, yet offers plenty to engage the minds of tweens, teens, and adults.
As he tosses clubs and balls in crowd-thrilling arcs, educator John Chase demonstrates how mathematics is the secret to a juggler’s ability to anticipate the path of a ball or club in space and time.
Mathematical mimes Tim and Tanya Chartier create the illusion of a wall, play catch with an invisible ball, and pull on a nonexistent rope in a series of fun vignettes illustrating concepts including estimation, tiling, and infinity.
Geometric Sculpture Build
Help build a giant geometric sculpture using 4DFRAME with its creator HoGul Park, coming all the way from Korea.
This is a free, rain-or-shine event open to the general public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 17. Contact MoMath at 212-542-0566 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.