iBuild, iFilm at the UWS Apple Store

We had a nice turnout on Saturday morning at the Apple Store on W. Broadway. Kids built lots of cool projects and used iPads to create stop-action films with a bunch of our backdrops. We had a great time and loved working with Apple.

CK Hosts iBuild, iFilm Event at Upper West Side Apple Store


We’ll be hosting a special event at the Upper West Side Apple Store (1981 Broadway @ 67th) this Saturday, March 1st, at 11am: Building and Filming with ConstructionKids and iPad. It will be like a mini iBuild, iFilm camp: kids build projects then make stop animation films with iPhones and iPads. Reserve here for this free, creative, and fun hands-on learning event.

3rd Ward

In the past five years ConstructionKids has grown and thrived. We started with a swell idea, but it was our community of families and schools that ran with the idea. Brooklyn is an adventurous and creative place, from the East River to Canarsie. We here at ConstructionKids are always looking for role models and great ideas, trying to stay in step (given our shorter legs), with the Brooklyn zeitgeist that is now nationally renowned.   

One of the most dynamic communities in Brooklyn has been 3rd Ward, a buzzing warren of workshops, studios, and classes offering programs to adults ranging from woodworking to calligraphy to cooking. 3rd Ward was for adults what ConstructionKids is for kids: a place of exploration, empowerment, creativity, and confidence.      

It's with heavy hearts that we here at ConstructionKids learned that 3rd Ward is closing its doors due to overwhelming fiscal strain. In this digital, wireless, cyber-clouded era, it's been nice to have a colleague with a handmade stamp in their toolbox, a place that values, as we do, the time honored skills of craftsmanship, creativity, and integrity of product. We feel like we lost our uncle, the place that our kids would graduate to.

So, to the 3rd Ward community we extend our sympathy. It's a shot to the soul to lose the space, tools, and camaraderie that a workshop setting fosters. If there is anyway we can help, please let us know. 3rd Ward was something that made us all proud to be from Brooklyn. Thanks for the trail that you blazed and the lights that you lit. We will miss you.

ConstructionKids Family Event at Factory Floor Maker's Market


The Factory Floor is a new 22,000-square-foot showcase for NYC-based furniture makers and designers in Sunset Park's Industry City. To celebrate the unveiling, The Factory Floor will be hosting a Maker's Market on the weekends of October 19-20 and 26-27, from 10am to 6pm, with the creations of over 40 local furniture and design innovators. We'll be there, too, showing off how we educate and nurture the next generation of builders. There will be fun family activities and furniture-themed things for kids to build. We hope to see you there.

For more details, check out The Factory Floor website.