Memorable Storytelling Panel Discussion
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Memorable Storytelling Panel Discussion

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a special event celebrating memorable storytelling for children with our exceptional guests Christopher Cerf and Mariana Prieto. Chris Cerf is a two time Grammy and three time Emmy Award winner, author, composer-lyricist, voice actor, puppeteer, and record and television producer. Called by Forbes, “The Cultural Icon Who Is Continuing Dr. Seuss's Legacy”, we are honored to have him join our panel to discuss his most recent children's book, A Skunk in My Bunk. Mariana Prieto is a former global fellow at IDEO and TED speaker focused on bringing the power of design thinking into wild-life conservation. We are honored to have her join our panel to discuss her recent book, The Rosette Graphic Novel. Through our interactive panel discussion, Chris and Mariana will collaborate with the audience to brainstorm ideas for our GIANT Wave Makers festival!    

Free event. RSVP required to reserve your spot.

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Open Studio - GIANT Wave Makers: A Festival of Light and Sound
Jun
10
to Jun 15

Open Studio - GIANT Wave Makers: A Festival of Light and Sound

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High LIne Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We bring GIANT Wave Makers to the High Line Nine, an interactive light and sound festival to celebrate the beginning of the summer! The GIANT Room invites children and their families to design light installations, music instruments, and art pieces using responsive technology. We will provide solar panels, electronics, programmable LEDs, building materials, and inspiration to build upon. Starting with a blank canvas, GIANT children will transform the gallery into an enchanted space where music and light showcase their imagination. On the last day of the pop-up, we’ll curate a show and celebrate the GIANT waves made together!

TIME: 10am to 3pm On Weekdays (June 10th to 14th); 10am to 6pm on Saturday

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Workshop: An Ideal Exhibition with Hervé Tullet
Jun
10
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: An Ideal Exhibition with Hervé Tullet

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Herve Tullet, the renowned artist, performer, and children's book author for an exceptional interactive art workshop. Herve is the creator of more than 75 internationally acclaimed children’s books, including New York Times bestseller, “Press Here”. As an artist, his large-scale interactive workshops for young and old, have taken place in various art centers and museums around the world including The Tate Modern London, Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, MoCA, and LACMA Los Angeles.

“Ripping, tearing, crumpling, folding, turning over, assembling... my pieces are easy to make.” Herve notes, “But with a simple random gesture, they reveal an image to the eyes that was not expected. There’s a surprise, and this surprise generates an enthusiasm, an energy.” Join him to create your own art pieces in various scales, add light and sound when you wish, and exhibit your masterpieces at The GIANT Wave Makers Festival!

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Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments
Jun
11
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop children become designers, coders, and musicians! They will be invited to learn fundamentals in coding (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements), compose and code their own music pieces, fabricate and build unique instruments using littleBits Code Kit, and play music on their newly built instruments!

This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei.

Recommended for children ages 5-12

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Workshop: Make Waves with Rap
Jun
14
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Make Waves with Rap

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High LIne Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For kids who dare to use poetry and rhyme to share their ideas! Join this workshop if you want to use your voice in a new way or hone your rapping craft. During the workshop you will put your voice to work through voice exercises, learn how to put together your own rap and even perform.

This workshop will be lead by GIANT guide, Raegan Sealy, our voice specialist, who is a singer, rapper and poet from the UK. She is a former TED Resident, Fulbright Scholar with an MFA in poetry.

Recommended for children ages 5-12

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A Discussion With Ayah Bdeir: Intersection of Technology, Design, and Art for Children
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

A Discussion With Ayah Bdeir: Intersection of Technology, Design, and Art for Children

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a special event with Ayah Bdreir, an entrepreneur, inventor, and interactive artist. She is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering kids everywhere to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir earned a Masters of Science degree from the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Sociology from the American University of Beirut. She has received numerous awards including Eyebeam in New York, TED fellowship, Popular Mechanics' 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream; and just recently was recognized at notable women in tech by Crain’s New York Business. We are honored to have her joining us to discuss the importance of integrating technology with art and design when introducing tech and coding to children.  

Wine and refreshments will be served

Free admission. RSVP required to reserve your spot

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GIANT Parent Information Session
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

GIANT Parent Information Session

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join GIANT founders for a lively discussion about our afterschool and summer programs focused on STEAM (STEM + Arts), and soft skills. We will discuss how we designed a space for children to discover interests, ideate challenges they care to solve, bring their ideas into reality, and share their creations with the world by giving talks, exhibiting their work, publishing books, hosting podcasts, or participating in national competitions! We will also announce exciting news about the grand opening of our Chelsea Hub coming to you this summer, and will address all your questions.

Wine and refreshments will be served

Free event. RSVP required to reserve your spot

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Final Showcase - GIANT Wave Makers: A Festival of Light and Sound
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Final Showcase - GIANT Wave Makers: A Festival of Light and Sound

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Starting with a blank canvas, GIANT children will transform the gallery into an enchanted space where music and light showcase their dreams. On the last day of the pop-up, we’ll curate a show and celebrate the GIANT waves made together! Join us to welcome the commencement of summer together.

Free admission for all

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Workshop: Code Robots to Play Music or Make Art
Jun
17
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Code Robots to Play Music or Make Art

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High LIne Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop children become coders, robot builders, musicians and artists! They will be invited to learn fundamentals in coding (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements), build their own robots with littleBits electronic building blocks, program Dash robots by Wonder Workshop, and code their robots to play music or create an art piece to be installed in the GIANT Wave Makers Festival.

This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei.

Recommended for children ages 5-12

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Workshop: Design Critiquing Around The Campfire
Jun
19
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Design Critiquing Around The Campfire

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For kids with insightful feedback who dare to share! Inspired by Stanford University's d.school method of design thinking, we invite children to playtest prototypes, toys, and tools and provide their critiques within a playful structure. Giving and receiving feedback is an important part of any design process, and we can teach our children from a young age how to observe, examine, and provide insightful feedback. GIANT founders first led this workshop at a TED Ed Club weekend, and since then it has been one of our most popular workshops.

This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei.

Recommended for children ages 5-12

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Information Sesssion for Parents
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Information Sesssion for Parents

Information Session @TED hq

Join us on March 25th at 1pm for a lively discussion about our summer programs, camps, workshops, and events. We will share with you exciting news about our grand opening of our Chelsea Hub coming to you this summer, and will address all your questions.

Can’t join in person? RSVP to join online via live screening.

RSVP is required.

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TED Talk
Dec
4
to Dec 7

TED Talk

Our founder, Dr. Azi Jamalian, will be giving her TED talk! What's her big idea, you may ask? To bring together all kids with GIANT dreams who dare to act on them. Together, we’ll create a world where every child is an inventor. Kids will have access to all the tools, support, and mentorship they need to work on their dreams - and more importantly, they’ll be part of a community backing each other up when facing hurdles, and celebrating together all the big wins and GIANT failures along the way. 

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Talk at Maker Faire
Sep
23
3:30 PM15:30

Talk at Maker Faire

How Coworking Space Design Can Improve Kids Invention Hub Design

WeWork redefined office space as a place for grownups to get together, join a bigger community, and do what they love. Here, we will explore a new methodology inspired by working environment and culture of top innovate startups, to create a new social + invention hub for kids to do what they dream.

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Maker Faire New York
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Maker Faire New York

  • New York Hall Of Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at Maker Faire for two days of inventing together! Each child will get a box with lots of art and crafts materials, tech tools, tips and resources to add to a GIANT city made out of your collective imagination.

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