Utilizing a renewable material growing right in our backyards, the Bamboo Bike Project is creating a new model for social entrepreneurship and development, using craft, DIY techniques and natural resources. Marty Odlin, co-founder and engineer of the Bamboo Bike Studio and assistant director of the Education Center for Sustainable Engineering at Columbia University, will discuss the history of this project, as well as its implications in other fields. He will be joined by Justin Aguinaldo, a New York bike messenger who brings his knowledge of bike mechanics to the Bamboo Bike Project. More details about this event here.
August 12th at 6:30pm 72 Spring Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10012. Reservations are required and space is limited. To RSVP, contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 2740630 x272.
Craft Night at the Etsy Labs on Gold St. may be on hold until September 14 when we move to our new office, but fear not many crafty opportunities abound! Etsy has joined forces with the Museum of Art and Design to present a weekly series of hands-on workshops we're calling DIY Thursdays. Drop in between 6-8 p.m. each Thursday in August for some down and dirty, do-it-yourself fun in the museum's studios. The workshops are free with pay-what-you-wish admission to the museum. Join us as the series continues on Thursday, August 13 with a workshop led by Megan Nicolay, founder of Generation-T. She will demonstrate some of the many ways to refashion your stash of old t-shirts into fun and unique new designs. Come to MAD's studios with your old band shirts, thrift store finds, and any t-shirts that could use a fashionable update!
Etsy at 3rd Ward is a craft education program born from Etsy.com and 3rd Ward's shared spirit of hands-on innovation hosted at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn, NY. Together, we present the opportunity to expand creative know-how and craft a handmade life. Here is a sampling of upcoming classes: