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Global Family Reunion

JUNE 6, 2015 | NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE

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


Entertainment

All Presenters:

Ron AaronsTed AllenKevin AllisonTim ArmourGary AuerbachJordan AuslanderLou-Ellen BarkanDavid BelgrayDavid BlaineAndy BorowitzJonatha BrookeKasia BrycGeorge ChurchLama Surya DasPaula DavidoffLizzie Delgado-Valverde and Katy OlsonWesley EamesOphira EisenbergBruce FeilerHelen FisherHenry Louis GatesAdam GrantBennett GreenspanTammy HeppsMarilu HennerDavid IppolitoTracey JacksonA.J. JacobsGilad JaphetWilhelmina KellyEowyn LangholfLisa LoebSasha MartinHasan MinhajCeCe MooreMaud NewtonDr. OzDanny LobellNando PelusiDaniel RadcliffeDavid RencherCarol RiceBrady Rymer and the Little Band That CouldEric SchoenbergScott SimonSister SledgeMorgan SpurlockCass SunsteinRudy TanziJosh TaylorMaureen TaylorTuelo and her CousinsJenna UshkowitzDirk WeisslederPamela WeisbergerSpencer WellsRandy WhitedPaul WilliamsThe Three Wise Guys

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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 50 speakers and entertainers for all ages.


Activities for the whole family!

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World’s Biggest Family Photo

WatsonAdventures

A family-themed scavenger hunt

Queens Hall  of Science

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!

  • Three stages with over 50 entertainers, storytellers, family historians and scientists
  • 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)
  • Classes on storytelling
  • Family Yoga
  • World record announcements
  • Freestyle Frisbee demonstrations
  • An enormous map from National Geographic
  • Lots of surprises
  • 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
  • A kids section curated by Big City Moms that includes face-painting, soccer and magic.
  • 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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New York Hall of Science

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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