By Renato Ghio
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math will collide in downtown Danbury on Saturday, Oct. 17 as the Danbury Library and Danbury Hackerspace present a day of family-friendly fun at the STEAM Fair.
Over the last few years, Danbury has hosted various iterations of a Maker Faire, which is a celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. This year’s event promises to be the biggest one yet for the Hat City. “Imaginations are going to be ignited,” said Aurelio Muraca, technology program coordinator from the Danbury Library, who has been working closely with Mike Kaltschnee from Hackerspace to make this year’s event a great and new experience for all ages.
This free event will feature a wide variety of presenters and vendors, including the circuit-bending music trio Burnkit 2600, local children’s fantasy author Jeanne Rogers, local publishing house For Beginners LLC, interactive artist Balam Soto, Connecticut Science Center and the Teen Innovation Program Interns, collage maker Melissa Slattery, Ellen Bell and her LEGO Robotics Team and the Great Fedini, who will be doing full-body 3D scanning of fair attendees.
When it comes to food at the event, there will be plenty of options. Rymackee’s Café, which is nestled between the library and Hackerspace, will be serving up fun eats like fried pickles and mac n’ cheese balls. Plus, there will be a food truck rally outside the library area spanning from West Street onto Main Street. Rumor has it that a few of our favorites will be there, including The Green Grunion, Meat The Press and Streatry.
The STEAM Fair happens Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10am to 5 pm at the Danbury Library/Danbury Innovation Center on Main Street in Danbury.