If you are looking for something cool to do this weekend, the New York Maker Faire ( http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2010/) is happening both Saturday and Sunday. Maker Faire is an event created by Make Magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset."
There will be speakers, demos, and workshops on all aspects of DIY techniques, ethos and mindset: blending craft and technology, painting with light, cigar box guitars, even hacking your Playstation 3. Here’s the extensive schedule: http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2010/schedule/
Now for the self-promotion: One big component of the fair will be the BUST Magazine Craftacular (http://bust.com/craftacular/craftacular-home.html), a curated craft fair featuring 100 New York area DIY artisans, indie crafters and designers. I will have a booth there with my hand-dyed fiber (for spinning) and my handspun yarn, Saturday only.
The fair will be open Saturday, September 25th - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 26th - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Maker Faire will be held out in the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368-2950. The easiest way to get there is to take the 7 train to 111th Street Station. There will also be public parking for $10 at Citi Field nearby.
If you decide to come to the Maker Faire, I hope you will stop by my booth (#96 in the BUST Craftacular) and say hi!