City Of Science Brings Scientific Exploration to Kids in The Bronx
The World Science Festival and Con Edison are pleased to announce that City of Science, the touring mini-metropolis of mind-expanding demonstrations and hands-on activities for families, comes to the Bronx on Sunday, March 11. City of Science is a series of free day-long events-one in each of New York City's five boroughs-that engage New Yorkers in the exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. Visitors can launch objects 20 feet in the air with a seismic accelerator, walk on water, topple seven-foot tall dominoes, create an orbiting solar system at the Warped Space Gravity Simulator, and explore a variety of mind-bending challenges and puzzles. Lehman College of the City University of New York hosts the Bronx edition of City of Science at the APEX (250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Gate 7), 10am - 4pm.
At City of Science, neighborhood science and community organizations including braiNY and the Greater NYC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience lead hands-on activities. Local experts-teachers, university professors, and professional scientists-are present at each demonstration or activity, to guide visitors through the science behind it.
City of Science is a signature event of the internationally acclaimed World Science Festival. Through 70+ events over five days (May 29th-June 3rd this year), the annual Festival offers a broad general audience an unparalleled opportunity to engage with scientific discoveries, the thinkers behind them, and their wide-ranging political and cultural implications. City of Science extends the Festival's presence to include programs throughout the year and across the City.
Tracy Day, Co-Founder and CEO of the World Science Festival, said, "We are thrilled to take City of Science to the Bronx, and to give children and families of this vibrant community a day to experience science through hands-on play, interactive learning and engaging explanations. We're deeply grateful to Con Edison for their generous support and partnership, and to Lehman College and its President, Dr. José Luis Cruz, for hosting this exciting installment of City of Science."
"Through science, we keep our environment clean, design and build infrastructure, create smarter cities, and discover ways to help needy people all over the world," said Frances A. Resheske, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Con Edison. "The exhibits and activities City of Science brings to all five boroughs fascinate, entertain, teach, and intrigue kids and adults. The women and men of Con Edison are proud of our sponsorship of this festival of learning and fun."
The 2nd annual City of Science launched in Brooklyn on December 10, 2017. After Lehman College on March 11, the event travels to NYU Kimmel Center, in Manhattan, on June 3, 2018. Dates and locations for Staten Island (Fall 2018) and Queens (Winter 2018) will be announced soon.
The current tour follows the highly successful 2016 edition of City of Science, which attracted over 20,000 people.
About the World Science Festival
The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.
The Festival has featured acclaimed artists Alan Alda, Joshua Bell, Alec Baldwin, Mayim Bialik, Chuck Close, Glenn Close, David Draiman, Tina Fey, Renée Fleming, Philip Glass, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bill T. Jones, Charlie Kaufman, Mary-Claire King, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Liev Schreiber, Anna Deavere Smith, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Julie Taymor; renowned scientists Sylvia Earle, Stephen Hawking, Eric Lander, Richard Leakey, Oliver Sacks, and E.O. Wilson; and Nobel Laureates David Baltimore, Barry Barish, Steven Chu, David Gross, Eric Kandel, Dudley R. Herschbach, Roald Hoffmann, Leon Lederman, Paul Nurse, John C. Mather, Saul Perlmutter, William Phillips, Adam Riess, F. Sherwood Rowland, Horst Störmer, Jack W. Szostak, Gerard 't Hooft, Harold Varmus, James Watson, Steven Weinberg, Rai Weiss, Carl Wieman, Frank Wilczek, among many others luminaries in science and the arts.
The annual live, week-long Festivals, which launched in 2008, have collectively drawn more than 2.5 million visitors worldwide, with millions more viewing the programs online. The World Science Festival's original musical and theatrical works tour nationally and internationally. March 2016 marked the launch of World Science Festival Brisbane. World Science U is the Foundation's online education arm, where students and lifelong learners can dive more deeply through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.
Cofounded by Brian Greene and Tracy Day, the World Science Festival is a production of the World Science Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.
About Con Edison
Con Edison supports hundreds of nonprofit organizations in New York City and Westchester County to strengthen neighborhoods, sustain communities and improve lives. These philanthropic efforts support the arts, environment, and important educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Many of Con Edison's 14,000 employees share a personal commitment to the region's vitality through their own volunteer efforts and also choose to support education by utilizing the company's matching gifts program.