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Friday, October 2

DAY 1.
National
Manufac-
turing
Day

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Party

Made in NYC Week Kickoff Party

Get into the Made in NYC Week spirit at our virtual kickoff party and fashion brand showcase, hosted by NYC comedian Dara Jemmott. The evening will feature BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices at the forefront of sustainable fashion in New York City, and culminate with a musical performance by Adeline. All attendees will receive a 10% off coupon code for TapRm for a beer delivery from an NYC brewery so you can toast Made in NYC Week from home with a local brew.

The first 100 RSVPs will receive a Made in NYC Gift Box with:

 

Performance by Adeline

Saturday, October 3

DAY 2.
Weekend
of Making

Kids Day

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Demo

Engineering with Paper with Dazzling Discoveries

This paper engineering demo features Made in NYC member Dazzling Discoveries. Using just paper, tape and scissors, learn how to make your own table-top amusement park style games. This hands-on workshop will get you cutting, folding, connecting and building with paper in a matter of minutes. Transform ordinary paper into interactive games and while learning how to re-use and up-cycle supplies you already have. In order to make while you watch have printer paper or magazine pages, tape and scissors at the ready.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Demo

Mask Painting with Michele Benjamin

This mask painting demo features Made in NYC member Michele Benjamin. Freshen up your mask collection and learn how to paint fabric, and embellish any mask or cap of your choosing. This demo will explore paint and embellishment methods for your DIY masks projects.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

 

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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Demo

Toy Demo with Teknikio

This toy demo is fun for the whole family featuring Made in NYC member Teknikio.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Demo

DIY Hot Chocolate Demo with Squish Marshmallows

This DIY Hot Chocolate Kit demo features Made in NYC member Squish Marshmallows. Get warm and cozy while learning fun ways and variations to enjoy our homemade hot chocolate mix with marshmallows and beyond. Grab your own kit before 9/27 so you can sip from home.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

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Sunday, October 4

DAY 3.
Weekend
of Making

Self Care
Sunday

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Demo

Wellness Workshop with Bade Collection

Join Bädé Collection for a full-body recovery stretch class, led by the founder Symonè Gates. During this 30 minute session, Symonè will introduce how Bädé products can be best utilized pre & post workout as well as incorporated into one’s daily recovery routine.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Demo

Soapmaking with Body Vanity

Sit back, relax, and learn how soap is made! Made in NYC member Body Vanity will share how her soothing natural soaps are made.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tasting

Tasting with Moto Spirits

Taste the adventure with Moto Spirits Distillery, America’s first rice whiskey and jabuka distillery. During this virtual tasting, Marie Estrada, Moto’s co-founder and head distiller, will share ways to decode whiskey and spirits, followed by a tour of their distillery and the basics of how to make spirits: ingredients, fermentation, distillation, and aging. Along the way, she’ll introduce you to some of their motorcycles in their tasting room. Finally, she’ll share how to make a simple Maple Old Fashioned from home. Sip along at home by grabbing your own whiskey and jabuka.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tasting

Chocolate & Wine with Milene Jardine & Brooklyn Winery

New York City Companies, Brooklyn Winery and Milène Jardine Chocolatier have collaborated to offer chocolate and wine tasting packages delivered right to your door. Enjoy this guided virtual tasting from the comfort of your home. All orders must be placed by Monday, September 28th to guarantee an October 3rd delivery date, within New York City.

Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.

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Monday, October 5

DAY 4.
Building
Capacity &
Resilience

Announcement

Made in NYC Learning Lab Launch

The Made in NYC Learning offers critical services and skill-building to New York City’s manufacturers and makers to help them build capacity and stay resilient. Over 40+ free workshops and creative services are offered every year providing support on product photography, digital marketing, workplace mindfulness and more. The 2020-2021 Made in NYC Learning Lab schedule of workshops and services is going live today! If you are a local maker or manufacturer or have one in your network, head on over to register for this year’s classes.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Interview

Meet the Maker: Morito Chocolates

Put a face to your favorite local products and learn what it’s really like to run a manufacturing business. Hop over to our Instagram @madeinnewyorkcity to see an interview with Priscilla Terrero, founder and owner of Morito Chocolates in the Meet the Maker series, a behind-the-scenes look at the Made in NYC community.

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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Webinar

The NYC Maker's Toolkit

There’s a wide range of financial, legal, and operational resources to help makers and manufacturers succeed. This webinar will provide an overview of the available resources and offer practical tips for covering your bases. Tune in to learn about the resources that can help your manufacturing business thrive in the long term, including grants, loans, e-commerce solutions, and free financial and legal guidance from trusted partners.

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Tuesday, October 6

DAY 5.
Making for
an Equitable
Future

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Interview

Meet the Maker: Ojala Threads

Put a face to your favorite local products and learn what it’s really like to run a manufacturing business. Hop over to our Instagram @madeinnewyorkcity to see an interview with Ramona Ferrerya, founder and owner of Ojala Threads in the Meet the Maker series, a behind-the-scenes look at the Made in NYC community.

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2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Webinar

Business Futures: Worker Ownership Conversions

Join Made in NYC partners SBIDC, BOCnet and The Working World to learn about how manufacturers can can sell their business to their employees. The Equitable Industrial Development (EqID) Initiative is a new City-supported partnership with local service providers that will help small business owners explore and execute the sale of their business to employees. Especially in the midst of the pandemic, employee ownership could help long-time business owners to retire while preserving critical jobs and stabilizing our communities—providing workers an opportunity to grow their wealth and building resilience against future economic challenges.

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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Panel

Who Made Your Clothes? An Equitable & Innovative Fashion Workforce

BIPOC women have played a vital role in shaping New York City’s fashion industry, whose long and storied history is rooted in the Garment District and spans all five boroughs. With the industry at a crossroads, we are facing critical questions about the future of the workforce. This panel will focus on the pathways towards a more equitable fashion industry, looking at innovative worker-ownership models and the role of homemaking before, during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wednesday, October 7

DAY 6.
Sustainable
Networks

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel

Pratt Alumni Makers Spotlight

Join us for a panel discussion with three Pratt Institute alumni who have become leaders in New York City’s manufacturing community, moderated by Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet. Panelists will share their journeys going from students in the classroom to leaders of their own creative businesses.

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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Panel

Sustaining Our Food Supply Chains

COVID-19 has illuminated the fragility of our modern food supply chains. Conventional agriculture and advancements in distribution and logistics have increased the vulnerability of our food systems, which can quickly crumble with one disruption in production and fulfillment. The need for hyperlocal, regenerative food systems here in New York is clearer than ever. Learn how the city’s food producers and advocates responded to our current crisis with creative solutions, as well as what to expect moving forward.

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Thursday, October 8

DAY 7.
Resilience,
Recovery &
Adaptation

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel

Inclusive Design and Employment for People of All Abilities

Learn about how New York’s makers and manufacturers in New York City are advancing inclusion of people with disabilities through adaptive design and inclusive employment practices. We will explore adaptive design with the Adaptive Design Association, a nonprofit organization that creates adaptations of expensive and non-custom commercial products for people with disabilities; Adapt Ability, a new nonprofit that specializes in affordable solutions for adaptive bicycling; and will take a behind-the-scenes look at Undercare’s adaptive clothing for people with mobility challenges with CEO and Founder Susanne Leary Shoemaker. In celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will also be joined by Karen Waltuck, JobPath’s Director of the Consortium of Customized Employment, to learn how a network of 13 agencies are working together with manufacturers and other businesses through the customized employment strategy that is key to engaging skilled people with developmental disabilities as long-term employees. This program will be hosted by Turnstile Tours’ President Cindy VandenBosch who is an accessibility professional in the museum and tourism fields.

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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Panel

Manufacturing Pivots & Industry Resilience

This spring, the city’s manufacturing community rapidly pivoted away from pre-COVID day-to-day operations to produce PPE and help fellow New Yorkers endure an unprecedented crisis. This panel will highlight the manufacturers who rapidly mobilized to be a part of the solution, whether through new business models, production of masks, face shields, and hospital gowns, or food donations. We will amplify stories that demonstrate the critical role of manufacturing in New York City’s local economy.

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Friday, October 9

DAY 8.
Factory
Friday

Factory Tour

Factory Tours

Join Made in NYC and Open House New York for virtual tours of the city’s most unique manufacturing spaces.

Virtual tours include

  • Duro UAS: autonomous marine drone manufacturing in the South Bronx
  • STEM Modular: synthesizer modules for STEM education produced in Ridgewood, Queens
  • M&S Schmalberg Flowers: a family-run fabric flower shop that has been in the Garment District for 104 years

As well as many other behind-the-scenes looks at unique manufacturing spaces, right here in New York City

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Interview

Meet the Maker: Gwen Beloti

Put a face to your favorite local products and learn what it’s really like to run a manufacturing business. Hop over to our Instagram @madeinnewyorkcity to see an interview with Gwen Beloti, owner and founder of Gwen Beloti Collection as part the Meet the Maker series, a behind-the-scenes look at the Made in NYC community.

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