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NYC Math Festival

Saturday, August 18
10AM – 4PM

Add a little math to your summer!  The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is pleased to present the second annual New York City Math Festival on Saturday, August 18–a full day of mathematical fun. Bring the entire family to Fosun Plaza at 28 Liberty and enjoy hands-on math exhibits, entertaining mathematical games, and intriguing puzzles and brainteasers. See exciting performances and take part in constructing a giant geometric sculpture.

Featured at this year’s Festival:

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.

Geometric Sculpture Build
Help build a giant geometric sculpture using hundreds of pieces with mathematician David Reimann. If you can thread a cable tie through a hole or count to six, you can help!

Journey to the Fourth Dimension
Join mathematician Chaim Goodman-Straus in constructing a breathtakingly beautiful model of hyperbolic space.

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.

FEATURED EVENT: The Great Manhattan Tori Toss, a record-breaking bagel-juggling demonstration!
Join MoMath on the plaza at 2:30 pm for the world’s largest-ever bagel-juggling demonstration! See New York’s quintessential breakfast food, the bagel (mathematically known as a torus), featured in this entertaining and record-breaking demonstration. Amateur and expert jugglers alike are welcome to join the fun and help see just how many bagels we can loft into the air. Don’t miss the fun!

Bagels will be provided by Zabar’s and zabars.com, the New York food emporium, Broadway @ 80th Street.

This is a free, rain-or-shine event open to the general public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 18. Contact MoMath at 212-542-0566 or functions@momath.org with any questions.

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