Skate Day

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April 20, 2013


New York Hall of Science


Young elementary, Tween, Teen

$11;$8 seniors and children ages 2-17

Event description: Kids can design their own skateboard, experiment with ramps, and learn the fundamentals of skateboarding with a Go Skate pro skateboarder. Thirty-minute, Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions offered. Thirty-minute Skate Clinics with Go Skate will alternate between Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions. Full program includes: Design Your Own Skateboard from noon to 4 pm. Use stencils, air brush and taping techniques to design your ideal skateboard deck on paper boards cut to scale.

Nerdby Derby from noon to 4 pm. The Nerdy Derby is a miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby.

Skate Clinics (see times below). Learn the fundamentals of skateboarding, including safety and stunts, with a Go Skate pro skateboarder in these 30-minute sessions. Space is limited. Beginner Sessions at 1, 2 and 3pm. In beginner sessions, participants will learn basic techniques including how to stand on a skateboard, where to place your feet, how to push, turn and balance the board, and how to fall and stop properly.

Advanced Beginner Sessions at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. In advanced beginner sessions, the instructor will assess students' knowledge of fundamental skateboard techniques. Basic tricks and techniques will be taught, including an inntroduction to "How To Do An Ollie." All ages are welcome.

Address: 47-01 111th St.
Flushing, NY 11368
Phone: 718-699-0005

About New York Hall of Science

Standard hours: M-F 9:30 am - 5 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No

New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.

NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn.

NYSCI was founded at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and has evolved into New York’s center for interactive science, serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Parking: Paid
Nearest public transportation stop: 7 (local 111th Street Station)
Party room: Yes

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