JCFYI couldn’t be more excited about the grand opening of JC FAB LAB! The grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the Fab Lab on TODAY at 3 p.m. at 195 New York Ave. on the fourth floor of the building.
Located at 195 New York Avenue, “Fab Lab” is short Fabrication Laboratory and is a space designed to be a haven for Jersey City creatives.
Eric Nadler, founder of Fab Lab, wants to create a community space for art and design. Membership in the lab costs $139 a month and gives anyone with training access to the space and equipment. Plans include CNC controlled routers for metal and wood fabrication, a vinyl cutter, 3D printers, a laser cutter that will cut wood into whatever shapes you want, 3Doodlers, and a considerable array of other traditional machines and finishing tools. There will be educational opportunities for learning new skills.
Nadler “sees this as a seed of an educational lab, a business and brand-building incubator, a product prototyping lab, and an X-University. We want to make a place where a vibrant community of designers, makers, artists, and entrepreneurs can come together and make great things happen.”.
Schedule of Opening Events
3:00PM – 6:00PM Kids Make-A-Boat workshop (and another workshop TBA). FREE!
3:30PM – Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Steven Fulop.
6:30PM – Artist Talk w/Miriam Songster on her collaborative project, Ghost Food.
8:00PM – Artist Talk w/Eric Hagan. Installation Tech on Kara Walker’s, A Subtlety
And, because we are honored to be part of a wonderful community of artists and arts orgs here in the Riverview Arts District, we will be serving up beverages from ModCup, and live music, courtesy of the fine folks at RiverviewJazz.org
Fun. Learning. Music. Treats… oh yes, and because you’re still reading this, you’ll know that we’re giving awayJC Fab Lab dollars — good toward workshops, Lab bench time, and machine & shop time for:
– Laser Cutting/Engraving (Epilog Fusion 40)
– CNC Mill (Shapeoko2 open source CNC, maxed out to 1000mm x 1000mm!)
– Our humble but strong PrintrBot Plus 3D printer (8″x8″x8″ render area)
– The amply equipped wood/metal shop