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Global Family Reunion

An Epic Family Festival
Music! Talks! Comedy! Genealogy! Contests! Potato sack races! Crafts! LOTS of celebrity cousins!

PLUS: Find out how you are related to Abe Lincoln and Lady Gaga.

JUNE 6, 2015 | NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE

Fascinating –Conan O'Brian

Meet the most interesting people on earth!
Break World Records with us!
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Great Cause
Make History
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Entertainment

All Presenters:

  • Ron Aarons Black sheep expert
  • Ted Allen host of Chopped on the Food Network
  • Tim Armour CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
  • Gary Auerbach freestyle Frisbee champ
  • Jordan Auslander Genealogy detective
  • Lou-Ellen Barkan CEO of Alzheimer’s Association NYC
  • David Belgray The man who has met 1,000 cousins
  • Michael Ian Black Comedian
  • David Blaine Magician
  • Andy Borowitz New Yorker humorist
  • Jonatha Brooke singer/songwriter
  • Kasia Bryc 23andMe research scientist
  • George Church Harvard geneticist
  • Lama Surya Das Buddhist lama
  • Paula Davidoff Storyteller
  • Wesley Eames CEO of Ancestor Cloud
  • Ophira Eisenberg host of NPR’s Ask Me Another
  • Bruce Feiler author of “The Secrets of Happy Families”
  • Helen Fisher Harvard genetics professor
  • Henry Louis GatesGrammy Award-winning filmmaker
  • Adam Grant bestselling author, professional nice guy
  • Bennett Greenspan CEO of Family Tree DNA
  • Tammy Hepps Descendant of margarine bootleggers
  • David Ippolito The Guitar Man from Central Park
  • Tracey Jackson author of “Gratitude and Happiness”
  • A.J. Jacobs founder of the Global Family Reunion
  • Gilad Japhet CEO of MyHeritage
  • Wilhelmina Kelly Daughter of the American Revolution
  • Nick Kroll comedian
  • Eowyn Langholf organizer of the Global Family Reunion
  • Lisa Loeb singer/songwriter
  • Sasha Martin Global chef/author
  • CeCe Moore Genetic genealogist
  • Maud Newton Genealogy author
  • Dr. Oz TV host/surgeon
  • Nando Pelusi evolutionary psychologist
  • Daniel Radcliffe actor (via video)
  • David Rencher Chief genealogy officer for FamilySearch
  • Carol Rice storyteller
  • Brady Rymer and the Little Band That CouldGrammy-nominated kids musicians
  • Eric Schoenberg Wharton professor
  • Scott Simon NPR host and author
  • Sister Sledge music legends
  • Morgan Spurlock Oscar-nominated director
  • Cass Sunstein Legal scholar and author
  • Rudy Tanzi Harvard neurology professor/Alzheimer’s expert
  • Josh Taylor host of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow
  • Maureen Taylor Old photo expert
  • Tuelo and her Cousins Singers
  • Dirk Weissleder German genealogist
  • Pamela Weisberger Genealogist
  • Spencer Wells geneticist, explorer
  • Randy Whited Genealogist
  • Paul Williams Oscar-winning singer/songwriter
  • The Three Wise Guys a rabbi, a reverend and an imam / radio hosts

More About The Presenters

About the Global Family Reunion

Meet the Most Interesting People on Earth. And find out how they are your cousin! Bring your kids. Bring your grandparents. Fun for the Whole Human Family. Great speakers, Family activities, Music, Science, Comedy, Genealogy, Food - all to benefit Alzheimer’s. Join the World Family Tree of over 280 million people. See 35 speakers and entertainers for all ages. Henry Louis Gates and comedian Nick Kroll!


Activities for the whole family!

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World’s Biggest Family Photo

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A family-themed scavenger hunt

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A mini-golf course with an interplanetary theme

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A sports challenge exhibit, including a surfing simulator, arm-wrestling machine and a pitching cage where a radar gun will measure the speed of your throws

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A science-themed playground that includes slides, climbing nets, fog machines and a giant lever

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A design lab where you can create movies, build structures and 3-D print objects

And that's not all!

  • Two theaters that will host talks and shows related to family
  • On-the-spot genealogy where you can try to figure out how you are related to everyone else
  • Sack races, tug of war and other games
  • Rocket Park, where you can see Gemini Titan II, Mercury Capsule and more
  • The Ultimate Family Trivia Pub Quiz (written by Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings)
  • Meet and greet historical cousins, including George Washington
  • A storytelling tent
  • Family Yoga
  • World record announcements
  • Freestyle Frisbee demonstrations
  • Worldwide Family Contest (tallest, biggest beard, youngest, etc.)
  • 400 interactive exhibits
  • Place yourself on the Global Family map
  • Food from every part of the human family
  • The unveiling of the Global Family Cookbook
  • Face-painting, origami and magicians
  • Sing-along with Sister Sledge, who will be there live to belt out “We Are Family”
  • Classes in how to build your family tree.
  • A sports challenge exhibit, including a surfing simulator, arm-wrestling machine and a pitching cage where a radar gun will measure the speed of your throws.

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT IN PERSON, YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF HISTORY AND WATCH THE LIVE STREAM