World Science Festival to Announce Programming and Release Tickets

World Science Festival to Announce Programming and Release Tickets
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What: On Tuesday, April 22nd the World Science Festival announces its spectacular program lineup, which takes over New York City from May 29-June 2. Tickets range from Free to about $30.

Pre-sale tickets are available on April 22nd for those who sign up for news alert: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/newsletter

The public sale begins April 25th at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/

About: Since its inception in 2008, the annual Festival has welcomed more than 850,000 people to 250 programs in locations throughout New York City. It is the nation’s most anticipated science event and allows everyone – kids and adults, novice and enthusiast – to experience science in unique and thrilling ways.

Expect beer-brewing with scientists (and thousand year-old yeast), stargazing with astronomers in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a tech fest that turns downtown Brooklyn into “Innovation Square,” and the Ultimate Street Science Fair that takes over Washington Square Park.

See festival highlights below. Please email wsf@groupsjr.com with questions.
We’ll follow with the program announcement on Tuesday, April 22nd.

2013 World Science Festival highlights include:

“Innovation Square” – a daylong tech fest in downtown Brooklyn celebrating innovation by transforming NYU Poly’s MetroTech outdoor quad into a technophile’s playground, teeming with innovations, demos, challenges, and interactive fun from all over the world.

A Taste of Science – a prix fixe option unlike any that’s ever been done! With heralded culinary leaders, scientists and star chefs, this cocktail style event is punctuated with a schedule of presentations and demonstrations that accompany every dish. Confirmed participants: Harold McGee, Wylie Dufresne, Dave Arnold, Michael Laiskonis, and scientists Kent Kirshenbaum, Amy Rowat, Rachel Dutton.

Insect Love Songs (The New York Botanical Garden) – After 17 years underground, cicadas throughout the Northeast are emerging in time for the 2013 World Science Festival to sing, mate and die. Join us for a musical performance between the bugs and musicians.

From the City to the Stars: A Night of Stargazing at Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn Bridge Park) – A free evening of urban stargazing with professional and amateur astronomers.

Cheers to Science (The Bell House) – Biomolecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern and pioneering brewmaster Sam Calagione will explain the science that enabled them to recreate long-lost ancient beverages. Expect to make and try a brand new brew, and be among the first people to taste it in thousands of years.

Cool Jobs (NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts) –The Festival’s ever-popular Cool Jobs is back with a jaw-dropping show that brings you face-to-face with amazing scientists with amazing jobs. Hear from scientists who have these jobs—find out what they do, how they do it, and how they got the coolest and weirdest gigs on the planet.

Ultimate Science Street Fair (Washington Square Park) – The Ultimate Science Street Fair returns to Washington Square Park with another action-packed day of interactive exhibits, experiments, games and shows, all designed to entertain and inspire.


Consciousness of the Mind –Featuring Christof Koch from CalTech and the Allen Institute, this provocative program explores one of the newest areas of cognitive science. We join the world’s leading researchers on a journey, from which they hope to write, for the first time ever, the theory of consciousness.

Infinity (Location TBA) – Featuring W. Hugh Woodin from UC-Berkeley, this looks at a subject extensively studied by philosophers, mathematicians, and – more recently – physicists and cosmologists. Through an interdisciplinary discussion of infinity, this program will delve into infinity’s many facets and address some of the deepest questions and controversies that still surround infinity.

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