Join us at Maker Faire THIS Satuday & Sunday!

Full Day Sessions this Thursday and Friday!

Sign up for Thursday Sept. 21st and/or Friday Sept. 22nd! Each session runs from 9am-3pm. Your kids will love building with other kids in a friendly no-stress environment! Thursday we’re building the Tower and Cable Car, and Friday will feature a Speed Racer and Battle Ship!

Choose the location closest to you!
Atlantic Ave. • Upper East Side • Tribeca • South Slope

 

Also….. Maker Faire

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We’re so excited to be returning this year to Maker Faire in Queens THIS Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 & 24th. We’ll be hosting a booth located in Zone 4 (for Young Makers and Education) and we’ll be showing of an amazing array of cool robot demos, giving away awesome kits and prizes, and much more!

Join us this weekend between 10am and 6pm each day to celebrate learning, robots, and the power of making! Buy your Maker Faire tickets here and find out more about all the awesome groups and bots and projects that will be at this year’s Faire!

See you there!

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After School is almost here! And Goodbye Gowanus, Hello Atlantic Ave!

As we finish getting settled from our move to our Atlantic space we are SO thankful to our wonderful community in Gownaus who have lived and learned with us for over 5 years! Here’s a photo of our students last week getting a chance to draw on our walls as we say goodbye.IMG_0008


Looking for an exciting and engaging after school activity for your child?
 At the Foundry we’ve got an exciting new lineup of amazing projects for the fall season!

Running from Sept. 11th – Dec. 22, our once-a-week sessions hit that sweet spot where kids can learn about engineering, circuity, design, and more in an environment where they get to make new friends and express themselves!

Sessions start at 3:30pm weekdays and wrap up at 5:15/5:30. With rolling admissions, local school pickups, and extended day homework help (until 6:30pm), we’ve got plenty of options to work with tricky schedules!

Check out after school signups for all locations here!

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Our North Slope/Gowanus location has moved to our new awesome space at 492 Atlantic Ave, between 3rd and Nevins! To celebrate, we’re hosting an Grand Opening Events on Sept. 16 from 12:30 – 5:30, with both open activities and discounted classes you can sign up for ahead of time!

And Tiny Builders is starting soon! (Ages 2-4 with Caregiver) Check out our Tiny Builders programs that meet once a week for five weeks! We also offer $25 trial classes for first-time builders and their caregiver! Find the program nearest you and sign up here.

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Fun Full-Day Sessions Sept. 5th and 6th & more!

School season is almost here! We’ve got a great pair of teacherbotfull day sessions to get your child’s creativity flowing.

Sign up for Tuesday Sept. 5th and/or Wednesday Sept. 6th! Each session runs from 9am-3pm. Your kids will love building with other kids in a friendly no-stress environment! Tuesday we’re building the Bubble Blower and Light Drum, and Wednesday will feature a Wheelie Car and Robot Claw!

Choose the location closest to you!
Atlantic Ave. • Upper East Side • Tribeca • South Slope

What else is coming up?

  • Reserve your fall After School spot! This year we’re offering homework help options for extra coverage until 6:30 pm, and local pickups for 321 parents and more! See specific pickup options on the registration pages for the location nearest you!

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  • Fall Tiny Builders registration for kids ages 2-4 is open! Sign up for 5 weeks or a first-time trial class!
  • Starting Sept. 3, our North Slope/Gowanus location has moved to our new awesome 492 Atlantic Ave. location between 3rd and Nevins!
  • Come hang out with us on Sept. 16th for our Atlantic Ave Grand Opening! We’ll have free activities plus discounted intro classes for toddlers and kids ages 5-9. Snag a spot and learn more here!
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Coming to Boerum Hill!

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  • Starting Sept. 3, our North Slope/Gowanus location is moving to our new awesome 492 Atlantic Ave, between 3rd and Nevins!
  • On Sept. 16th, we’re hosting a Grand Opening with both free events for families and sign-ups for $25 robot building classes!
  • The first classes at the new Atlantic space will be our Sept. 5th and 6th Full Day Sessions!

After School Signups – grab your spot today

Fall After School our fall after school programs are a great way for kids to learn engineering, circuitry, and other STEAM topics throughout the school year in a fun, no-stress environment! This year we’re offering homework help options for extra coverage until 6:30 pm. Also, you can click on the link above to see where we’re able to offer local school pickups so far based on enrollment!

Are you a parent of a PS 321 student? Here’s when and where we’re offering school pickups for 321!321-pickup-chart-sm

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Gowanus Foundry is Moving to Atlantic Ave! + 15% off all retail!

Our original 3rd Ave location is moving to IMG_6232
amazing new spot at 492 Atlantic Ave, between 3rd and Nevins! The first classes at the new Atlantic space will be our Sept. 5th and 6th Full Day Sessions.

Our retail will be closing from 8/28 – 10/11 as our store supervisor Josh travels for a month. Ultimately we will be re-opening retail at our South Slope Location, at 586 5th Ave!

Before the 28th, at our store in Gowanus, all of our kits and robot toys for sale will be 15% off! So come stop in for big savings this week and next!

Coming Up at the Foundry!

thumb_IMG_9852_1024Back-to-School Sept. 5th & 6th Full-Day Sessions!

With school starting late this year, we’ve got you covered! Our 9/5 and 9/6 full day sessions are a great way to get in one last fun day of robots before back-to-school! Spaces still available in South Slope, Tribeca, Upper East Side, and our new Atlantic Ave location!

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Maker Faire, Fall After School & Next Week’s Programs!

Robot Programming· Next week features our Robot Discovery projects in all our locations!
· Just a handful of spots still available in the Upper East SideTribeca, and South Slope! (Gowanus/North Slope next week is full.)
· One-Time Classes next Wed. 8/16 (Spin Bot) and Thurs. 8/17 (Creepy Crawler)! Sign up here.

Join us at Maker Faire (Sept. 23rd and 24th!)

We’re so excited to be returning this year to Maker Faire in Queens Sept. 23rd and 24th! Maker Faire is an annual expo of amazing feats of STEM, engineering, science, and of course robotics!

Maker-Faire-Media-Center-Featured-Image-FBWe launched our business at Maker Faire in 2011 where we set up our very first little booth. We want to thank all of our customers for allowing us to continue to grow and expand. We’ve grown from our pop-up location at Jenny’s workshop to having permanent leases at four locations throughout the city plus an offsite production facility.

Thank you all for making it happen! Hopefully we’ll see you there this year! Finally,

Thinking about fall already? 

Our Fall After School signups are now open! We offer after school programs every day from 3:30 to 5:15/5:30 during the fall, winter, and spring, and we have pickup available from local schools. Plus, this year we’re offering an extended Homework Help option to give parents flexibility to pick up their kids as late as 6:30 pm!

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Robot Foundry at the Intrepid THIS weekend!

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We’ll be hosting a booth at the Intrepid Space & Science Festival this weekend! We’re demoing some flying and light-up creations, and we’d love to see you out there! All activities at Pier 86, including ours, are free. So come say hi Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 6pm!

Here’s what else is on tap for the week of Aug. 7!

  • Girls’ Week begins next Monday on the Upper East Side!
  • Catch our Programming Week for grades 4-7 next week in South Slope!
  • And of course our fun general and inventors programs for grades K-4 are happening at all locations all month long! Click here for our full summer schedule.volleybots

And don’t forget to check out our One-Time Classes happening in UES, Tribeca and Gowanus/North Slope next Wednesday and Thursday from 4-5:30 pm! See what we’re making and sign up here.

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Free event this Sat. in South Slope + more!

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Girls’ Week is coming up next week in Tribeca, and we have our Programming Week also going on in the Upper East Side! (Note for UES parents of rad girls that our UES Girls’ week is coming up the week of Aug. 7!) And of course our fun general programs for grades K-4 are happening at all locations all month long! Click here for our full summer schedule.

One time classes Tues. 8/1 and Thurs. 8/3!

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Sign your child up for a One-Time Class next week! We’re offering two afternoons of classes — on Tuesday 8/1 and Thursday 8/3 from 4 to 5:30! Kids get to build awesome projects like our drawing robot (shown above!). Check out what we’re building each week at our four locations here. Finally,

SsummerstrollsJoin us this Saturday evening in South Slope!

As part of the annual South Summer Strolls, swing by our South Slope location at 596 5th Ave in Park Slope. From 5 to 9pm we’ll be leading parachute and light-up bot building demos, and it’s all FREE!

So come join us other local businesses in offering fun activities to the community!

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What’s on tap for the week of 7/24?

Snag a remaining Summer Session spot!

We’re nearing the halfway point for IMG_3060summer and spaces are dwindling across all our locations! South Slope for next week is full-up, but you can still grab a spot in Tribeca, the Upper East Side, and Gowanus. (As of 3pm 7/20.)

In Gowanus next week we have our All-Girls Week as well as Programming! It’ll be a burst of creative energy.

Also next week, sign up for our afternoon One-Time Classes, on Wed. 7/26 and Thurs. 7/27 from 4pm to 5:30. We’ll be building Motor Boats and Pom-Pom Fliers! Check out the full class listings here.

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What’s Happening This Week at the Foundry!

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Sign up for one-time classes this week at each location! This week we’re making our super exciting Laser BotAnd we’re putting together a hardy Safe that you can power up with a key switch! Sign up here.

South Slope: Laser Bot – Wed 7/19 & Safe- Thur 7/20
Gowanus/North Slope: Laser Bot – Wed 7/19 & Safe- Thur 7/20
Upper East Side: Laser Bot – Tues 7/18 & Safe- Wed 7/19
Tribeca: Laser Bot – Tues 7/18 & Safe- Wed 7/19

Also we still have a few spots remaining in our Summer Sessions for this week (beginning Monday, July 17th)! Nab one while you can. If you miss out for this week, there are still limited spot in other upcoming sessions!

We are also now offering full day sessions at our UES location (only). You can sign up for Tues, Wed and/or Thursday from 9:00-3:00. Sign up for all three and automatically save $50!

Here’s where you can still sign up:

South Slope: 6 spaces (Girls Only!)
Upper East Side: 5 spaces
Gowanus/North Slope: Sold Out
Tribeca: Sold Out

See you next week!

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