Any gift cards purchased on Black Friday magically increase in value! OK, it’s not magic – they have computers to add on the savings – but it’s still exciting! They’ll add 20% to what you spent on the card.
Ready for Black Friday? When you purchase a gift card on Black Friday, we will add an additional 20% on to the value. (valid after 11/30) pic.twitter.com/8dKLIeAdaY
Located in Kips Bay, at 240 East 26th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave), inside a former blacksmith’s forge, Holographic Studios, has been around creating and educating people about holograms since 1979 – all thanks to “Dr. Laser” (aka Jason Arthur Sapan):
“He’s the science teacher you wish you had in high school, someone who makes physics and chemistry fun and who talks with infectious excitement. The nickname was given to him by a colleague 45 years ago.” – Geek.com
You’ll likely meet him on your visit, especially since he gives the majority of the tours.
“If you decide to take one of our tours you will get to visit our subterranean laser laboratory that is right out of Back to the Future. Imagine seeing pictures where the images literally jump right out of the wall. Some of our holograms are like what you have seen in films like Star Wars but real. You’ll see things that you have never seen before. Images that seem so real that you will think they are there, but they are actually holographic images recorded with lasers on film.” – Jetline Cruise
And you can create your own holograms too!
While the museum has been around for 40 years, over the past few months it’s been profiled in a number of major sites and publications – like Business Insider:
Learn more about Dr. Laser and the museum on this recent WFUV interview.
“Our team of engineers, designers and storytellers at MICRO worked with over 30 scientists from the world’s leading research institutions to develop the exhibits, which include two miniature movie theaters, a full-sized holographic aquarium packed with strange beasts, the world’s first 3D-printed octopus brain, and a bucket of slime.”
Just head over to the Bellevue pediatric unit to understand more about these fascinating tiny creatures.
Share your love for nature and our neighborhood: Volunteer for Solar One.
Tomorrow (August 18th) is their Community Volunteer Day (at 10:00am)
There are many activities for all ages! Make a fairy house, take out weeds, sweep the Esplanade, and learn more about plants, animals and fungi in the area!
(In Stuyvesant Cove Park.)
Tuesday, August 28th at 10:00 am, spare a few hours if you can: Addressing and stuffing envelopes, and enjoying coffee and snacks with your friends at Solar One! They could use your assistance getting their Oktoberfest invitations in the mail. (The night celebrates Solar One programs and a Sustainable New York City.)
If you can help out, please send your full name and email address to Deana Hare at deana @ solar1.org.