NEW YORK - August 15, 2021 - Fosun and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) hosted the fifth annual New York City Math Festival on Saturday, August 14, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fosun Plaza, downtown Manhattan.
The in-person festival brought a full day of hands-on math exhibits, entertaining mathematical games, intriguing puzzles and brainteasers to 28 Liberty’s Plaza. New York University’s Lab for the Developing Mind is collaborating with MoMath to bring activities to the festival.
“Fosun is pleased to welcome back the New York City Math Festival as part of its ongoing effort to bring the community together through fun, interactive events,” said Tom Costanzo, Executive President at Fosun Hive. “The engaging MoMath exhibits and activities are perfect for families and individuals who want to experience the wonder and beauty of mathematics in unexpected and fun ways.”
This year, the New York City Math Festival also featured:
· MoMath 2 Go!
Slice shapes with lasers, explore giant mazes, crank up the math tunes, design a roller coaster, and more… Enjoy these and other Math Midway classics plus, jump into an exciting race of mathematical and visual perception with Play Truchet and enjoy the mind-bending puzzles of Twist-n-Roll.
· Global Perspective: Math, Art, and Architecture around the World
Every Anton Bakker sculpture invites — and rewards — examination from multiple angles. Now, Bakker uses computer-based, custom technology to deploy his intriguing sculptures around the world. See Bakker’s sculptures — virtually — in a special augmented reality exhibition that lets you literally put yourself in the picture along with some of the world’s most engaging art and architecture.
· MoMath’s Iconic Number Line
Guests of all ages can enjoy a 120 foot-long trip along MoMath’s iconic number line!
· Geometric Sculpture Build
Help build a giant geometric sculpture using hundreds of pieces with mathematician David Reimann. If you can thread a cable tie through a hole or count to six, you can help!
The free event also allowed guests to experience A-Maze-ing Math, including four different human-scale mazes; an exciting race of mathematical and visual perception with Play Truchet, the mind-bending puzzles of Twist-n-Roll, and your opportunity to take a uniquely mathematical kaleidoscopic selfie, among other hands-on exhibitions and events.
During the last several years, Fosun has repositioned 28 Liberty into a dynamic office, retail, dining, art and community destination. Fosun enhanced the lobby, elevators, and critical infrastructure while bringing Union Square Hospitality Group’s Manhatta to the 60th floor of the property. In addition, Fosun is activating the historic 28 Liberty plaza with community events.
About 28 Liberty
28 Liberty, at the heart of downtown NYC, is the go-to destination in Lower Manhattan for recreation and best-in-class dining. The office tower’s 2.5 acre Fosun Plaza hosts a variety of community events throughout the year, from food festivals to arts programs to educational experiences and more. The 38,000-square-foot penthouse is home to restaurateur Danny Meyer’s latest endeavor, Manhatta, a restaurant and bar with sweeping panoramic views of the NYC skyline, and featuring a multifunctional event space accommodating up to 800 guests at three simultaneous gatherings. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Food Hall is among the tenants of the new 200,000-square-foot retail space at the base of the building. 28 Liberty is also bringing in over 30,000-square-feet of various food and dining options on the ground floor retail space. Whether exploring the latest cultural event or sipping cocktails at sunset from the 60th floor, 28 Liberty always offers something new to discover.
About Fosun Hive
Utilizing “Hive City + Global Landscape” as its core strategy, Fosun Hive continuously leads the upgrading of industry-and-city integration. Through profound industry operations + industrial investment, Fosun Hive consolidates global industrial resources, focuses on customized industrial C2M model and well-positioned industries to promote the upgrading of urban industries and the high-quality development of the regional economy with the "Hive model". For more information, please visit: www.fosunhive.com
About the National Museum of Mathematics
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) strives to enhance public understanding, and perception of mathematics in daily life. Currently celebrating its fifth year of operation, MoMath has reached more than 1.5 million New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. The only math museum in North America, MoMath fills a critical demand around the country and worldwide for hands-on math programming, offering a space where the math-challenged, as well as math enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of understanding can enjoy the infinite and beautiful world of mathematics through more than 40 unique, state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits. In addition to MoMath’s home in New York City, Museum exhibitions and content are currently featured in Singapore, Brazil, Germany, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. MoMath received the 2016 Communications Award for Public Outreach from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. The Museum was awarded the bronze 2013 MUSE Award for Education and Outreach by the American Alliance of Museums. MoMath has been recognized as the Most Fascinating Museum in New York State by the TripAdvisor vacation site, and hailed as “Best Museum for Kids” by New York Magazine. MoMath, located at 11 East 26 th Street on the north side of popular Madison Square Park in Manhattan, is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information, visit momath.org.