After School Programs are happening!

Hello families,

dwdve_244_smallNYC public schools are in session and so are our after school programs. We look forward to seeing all of you today! Drive/walk safely and come build some robots that will warm your hands and your heart!

Your Faithful Robot Team

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Brooklyn Spring Afterschool

Our registration will open for our Spring Brooklyn afterschool this Friday, Feb 27th at 8:00 am!

You will be able to register by going here. And clicking on the big green buttons to register.

The sessions start the week of April 20th and run for 6 weeks! We look forward to building fun new projects with your kids!

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Summer Fun & More Expo

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This Saturday (1/31) from 11-3pm we will have a table at the Summer Fun Expo put on by RCSN (Resources for Children with Special Needs) at the Hotel Pennsylvania. We’re excited to bring some fun and laughter to the families who come out to see the array of businesses and organizations offering programs for exceptional children. We’re thrilled to be participating and looking forward to continuing to offer fun, educational and therapeutic sessions for children who love to build! We’ll have robots to test and flyers for our special ed offerings.

Come say hi!

 

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Closed for Blizzard?

We have been getting a lot of calls wondering if we will be open this week. We hold our programs as long as NYC public schools are in session.

Monday, January 26th- Afterschool will happen!
Tuesday, January 27th- Afterschool will NOT happen!
Wednesday, January 28th- Afterschool & Partial Day Session will happen!

Thanks,

Jenny

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Brooklyn Summer 2015 Now Open for Registration!

Our 2015 summer schedule for the Brooklyn location is up and registration is open! We will be opening registration for the Manhattan location very soon. We offer three different curriculum starting June 15th through August 28th.

You can find more of the details and online registration here. We are super excited to announce that in addition to our general sessions we will be offering two special weeks for…

Robot Vehicles

During this week will have kids building robots that scoot, wobble, stagger, slide, hop and roll. This session is perfect for your budding little engineer.

  • Offered 6 different weeks
    • June 15th-19th
    • June 29th-July 3rd
    • July 13th-July 17th- Girls Only!
    • July 20th-24th
    • August 10th-14th
    • August 17th-21st- Inclusion Session!
  • $595/week for most weeks. $695/inclusion week.
  • Extended day available till 6:30 for additional $10/hour
  • 1st-4th graders
  • Register

Robot Universe

This session is designed to inspire our most creative builders. We will be building structures and robots and other things we find throughout the universe.

  • Offered 4 different weeks
    • June 22nd-26th
    • July 6th-10th
    • August 3rd-7th
    • August 24th-28th
  • $595/week
  • Extended day available till 6:30 for additional $10/hour
  • 1st-4th graders
  • Register

Robot Programming

Send your 5th-7th graders to us to learn programming using the Hummingbird Platform from Carnegie Mellon. Check out this video to get a feel for the type of projects we will do in the session.

  • July 27th-31st
  • Advanced & beginners are both welcome!
  • $595/week
  • Extended day available till 6:30 for additional $10/hour
  • 5th-7th graders
  • Register
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Happy Holidays from Brooklyn Robot Foundry

Happy Holidays!

We had a really incredible year! We started 2014 with the opening of our second location in Tribeca, launched a Women in Tech Lecture Series, revamped our weekend classes, created an improved tiered structure for birthday parties, began offering school fieldtrips and continued to expand our class offerings in both locations.

In April we brought on Elissa Spencer as our Chief Education Officer whose expertise in classroom management has greatly impacted our daily interactions with kids. What an incredible asset she is to our team!

We successfully ran summer sessions in two locations serving over 640 students, had over 300 kids in our afterschool programs and had over 2,400 kids come to parties! In 2014, we had over 4,820 students attend our programs! Wow, that is a lot of robots!!!

What’s coming in 2015? We will be relocating from our Canal Street (Tribeca) location to a new permanent location! More details coming soon! We launched an Afterschool Program for kids with special needs that starts in January and will be launching a teacher training program in the spring. This summer in addition to our normal week-long sessions, we will offer a one week program for kids with special needs and one week for Girls ONLY! It is going to be a great year!

What’s happening over the winter break? We have been getting a lot of calls about what we have going on over the break.

Mon, Dec 22nd- closed
Tues, Dec 23rd- closed
Wed, Dec 24th- retail store hours (12-7)- get your last minute robot presents!
Thurs, Dec 25th- closed
Fri, Dec 26th- retail store hours (12-7)
Sat, Dec 27th- retail store hours (12-7)
Sun, Dec 28th- closed
Mon, Dec 29th- 9:00-3:00 All Day Winter Wonderland Session- Manhattan & Brooklyn
Tuesday, Dec 30th- 9:00-3:00 All Day Winter Wonderland Session- Manhattan & Brooklyn
Wednesday, Dec 31st- retail store hours (12-7)
Thursday, Jan 1st- closed
Friday, Jan 2nd- 9:00-3:00 All Day Winter Wonderland Session- Manhattan & Brooklyn

 Thanks again for all of your support!

Jenny

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Robot Designers Friday Afterschool

We are so excited to offer this brand new afterschool option starting in January. This class is designed for kids who have taken at least one semester or one week of summer session with us and are full of robot ideas of their own!

You can think of it like an advanced robot building class for creative tinkers. We will not be offering specific projects; your child will get to build whatever they want out of the materials that we have. Our teachers will act as facilitators who help your child’s vision come to life.

More Info!

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December Women in Tech Lecture

Join us for our December Women in Tech Lecture!

Roopa Vasudevan, Visual Artist and Adjunct Professor at ITP & Fordham College
6pm, Saturday, December 13th
Brooklyn Location- 303 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Roopa is going to introduce us to the wonderful world of data and data visualization. She will talk about how she makes beautiful and moving data visualizations that convey messages more clearly than the raw data itself.electrical transmission of power

Register Here!

 

 

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What’s Coming Up This Weekend?

Sunday 12/7 from 12:30-2:00 at Tribeca Location

Vibrating Robot (5-7 year olds)- a great intro robot for new builders. If you have never built a robot with us before, this is an excellent first one. It is fun, versatile and very easy to customize into whatever your heart desires!

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Drumming Robot (7-10 year olds)- why not create a little more noise and chaos in your life by building this awesome drumming robot! It is one of our new favorites and features adjustable cams so you can change up the rhythm with a quick twist!IMG_6360

Register Here!

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November Women in Tech Lecture

Join us for our November Women in Tech Lecture!

Tali Mejicovsky, Associate & Facade Engineer, Ove Arup & Partnera
6pm, Saturday, November 15th
Brooklyn Location- 303 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

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Tali will talk about her path toward becoming an engineer and show us a bit of the worlds of architecture, building engineering and construction. We will look in particular at her day to day work with the building envelope or facade (all of the cool outside stuff on the building- walls, roof, etc). Here is a picture of the Harvard Art Museum extension that Tali and her team worked on.

Register Here!

 

 

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