No After School Classes This Week…

… but we still have spots left in this week’s mid-winter mini session! Mini sessions take place from 9am to 3pm, and kids will make two robots each day. You can sign up for one or multiple days.

Info & Registration: 

Upper East Side  – Spots available!  

TriBeCa – Spots available!

North SlopeOne Spot in Friday Available.

Click to be added to our Brooklyn waitlist  for Wednesday & Thursday!

This Weekend’s One Time Class Schedule

All one time classes are $65, 90 minute drop-off activities. Your child will leave with a cool robot they’ve built and decorated themselves! Classes are typically suitable for kids ages 5-9; please check the project descriptions when signing up.

  • North Slope: Sunday, 2/26 at 1:00-2:30pm AND 3:30-5:00pm. Info & registration here.
  • TriBeCa: Saturday, 2/25 at 1:00-2:30pm AND 3:30-5:00pm. Info & registration here.
  • Upper East Side: Sunday, 2/26 at 1:00-2:30pm AND 3:30-5:00pm. Info & registration here.
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Mid Winter Break Is Next Week!

…and we’re open! Sign up for one, or multiple, super-fun days of robot crafting. Kids grades K-4 will build two robots each day, and in the process learn about mechanical engineering and electricity by using parts such as gears, motors, LED lights and magnets!

Info & Registration: Upper East Side     TriBeCa     North Slope

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  • The day runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm. There is no extended day option available.
  • Please send your child with a snack and lunch that contain no nuts.
  • Weather permitting, we will take the kids to a nearby park to play during the lunch break.

Robots!

  • Monday, Feb 20 – Pulsar & Plow: a spinning, light-up robot and a steering vehicle!
  • Tuesday, Feb 21 –Ice Skater & Speed Racer: a magical, magnetic robot and a fun, fast car!
  • Wednesday, Feb 22 – Battleship & Arcade Game: a robotic twist on two classic games: Battleship and the arcade game, The Claw (see picture!)
  • Thursday, Feb 23 – Brooklyn Bug & Eiffel Tower: a creepy crawly robot and a light-up structure!
  • Friday, Feb 24 – Laser Bot & Cable Car: the Laser Bot can make a light show, and the Cable Car can “fly” across the room on a string!
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What’s going on this weekend?

Wanna know when we offer classes this weekend?

Gowanus– Sat 2/11 @ 3:30 & Sun 2/12 @ 3:30

Tribeca– Sat 2/11 @1:00

UES– Sat 2/11 @ 1:00 & Sun 2/12 @ 10:00 am

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Snow Day!

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We are closed today because of the storm!

No field trips, No after school, no family club, no night time events.

We will be open like normal tomorrow.

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Activism Event This Thursday, 2/9

You may have noticed a new tab on the BRF website: Activism. We are going to start hosting activism events in our spaces because we want to let this administration know that we will not idly sit back and watch.  We want to show our kids that we will fight for equality and fair treatment of all humans. Want to help us? It’s easy!

Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30-8:30pm:

  • Event will take place at our Gowanus location, 303 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn.
  • We will provide all of the materials necessary to write to our senators: postcards, mailing addresses, stamps and etc.
  • Bring your kids! Our staff will provide free childcare and help kids write letters if they want, too. Please note that we will not be building robots at this event, but just babysitting.
  • We will have pizza! Please bring $5 to cover the costs of food. This event is BYOB.
  • Please RSVP so we know how many staff are necessary for childcare.
  • If you wish to donate money at this event, 100% will go to a TBD organization such as the ACLU.

Please click here to RSVP or add yourself to our Activism mailing list.

Wanna know when we offer classes this weekend?

Gowanus– Sat 2/11 @ 3:30 & Sun 2/12 @ 3:30

Tribeca– Sat 2/11 @1:00

UES– Sat 2/11 @ 1:00 & Sun 2/12 @ 10:00 am

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Take A Class With Us This Weekend!

Need a fun activity for your child this weekend? Our 90 minute, drop-off classes will teach them about electricity as they build and decorate an awesome robot. All classes are $65. Choose the robot which fits your child’s age level and interests.

Upper East Side ClassesAirplane Launcher

Saturday, 2/4 from 1-2:30pm

1:00-2:30 pm- We will be building two robots: The Projector (ages 6-8), which projects a drawing onto the wall with a super-bright LED, and an Airplane Launcher (ages 7-9), which uses two motors and two battery packs to launch paper airplanes into the air. Register here.

Gowanus:

Sunday, 2/5 at 3:30-5:00pm


We will be building two robots: The Munching Mouth (ages 6-8), a funny, life-like robot that uses a gearbox and hinge to open and close, and the Popcorn Maker (ages 5-6), a very ‘pop’ular project that uses a motor to make yellow pom poms jump around just like a real popcorn machine! Register here.

TriBeCa

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10:00-11:30 am- We will be building two robots: The Munching Mouth (ages 6-8), a funny, life-like robot that uses a gearbox and hinge to open and close, and the Popcorn Maker (ages 5-6), a very ‘pop’ular project that uses a motor to make yellow pom poms jump around just like a real popcorn machine! Register here.

1:00-2:30 pm- We will be building other two robots in the 2nd class: The Airplane Launcher (ages 7-9), the most awesome machine that actually flings paper airplanes across the room, and the Crocodile (ages 5-6), a charming little creature that has crazy light-up eyes! Register here.

 

Mid Winter Mini Sessions Are Available 2/20 – 2/24

When public schools are closed, we are open for fun, all day sessions of robot building! Each day runs from 9am-3pm, and you can sign up for one or multiple days. Kids will make two different robots every day, with breaks for snack and lunch at the park (weather permitting). Please click the link of your preferred Robot Foundry location to register:

Gowanus

Tribeca

Upper East Side

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Coming up!

27447569345_42654224de_zHey robo-parents and robo-kids, we have some great weekend activities planned at The Foundry! Classes are 90 minutes long and are drop-off, making it the perfect opportunity for caregivers to grab a coffee or run an errand. Your child will come home with a robot they’ve built and decorated themselves!

Our Gowanus class is on Sunday, 1/29 at 1pm. We’ll be making a walking Android (ages 6-8) or a super fast Speed Racer car(ages 7-9). Register here!

In TriBeca, we will be making an awesome Arcade(ages 7-9) or a super fast Bumper Car(ages 6-8) on Sunday, 1/29 at 1pm. Register here!

Our Upper East Side class is on Saturday, 1/28 at 3:30pm. We will be making the creepy-crawly Brooklyn Bug(ages 5-6) or our only clairvoyant robot, the Fortune Teller(ages 6-8). Register here!

If you have a younger child who also wants to make a robot, check out our Tiny Builders sessions! We will read a robot related story, and then children and parents will make a project together. There are three weeks left in our TriBeCa and UES sessions, and the Gowanus session starts this Friday.

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Quiet at the Foundry

Event+DetailsThis weekend many of us are heading to DC for the Women’s March on Washington so we canceled our one time classes.

We will be hosting a handful of parties but the rest of the time will be quiet!

Our retail store front in Brooklyn will be closed starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday. The retail store will reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, January 25th.

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Need a fun activity for your kids on Monday for MLK, Jr. Day?

We have a few spots left in our Monday full day session. The session run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and the kids build two awesome robots- a robotic butterfly and a robotic dump truck!

  • K-4th grades
  • Each child builds, decorates and takes home two robots!
  • Inventor spots available at each location
  • 9:00-3:00 pm

Upper East Side
Info & Registration

Tribeca
Info & Registration

Brooklyn
Info & Registration

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Friday January 13th is the Last Day to Get 2016 Pricing!!

IMG_7534On January 13th, 2017, the Robot Foundry will be implementing our 2017 pricing schedule. To get ahead of the game, sign up for the following programs before January 13th to get the 2016 pricing!

For each of our day long programs, the children will be building and decorating two unique robots while learning about robotics and electrical engineering in a fun way!

Full Day Sessions (Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side)

  • Next class is on Monday, January 16th, 2017
  • One of our most popular programs!

DragonMini Sessions (Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side)

  • Great for Winter Break, Spring Break, and other times the Department of Education calls for a break
  • Can sign up for one or more days at a time

Summer Sessions (Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side)

  • June has flexible scheduling- you can pick to attend one, two, three, four, or five days
  • We are offering Girl’s Week in all three locations

Sign up to get 2016 pricing before January 13th, 2017!!

 

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