Oh, go fly a kite!


On Saturday, May 9, FlyNY is hosting an inaugural international kite design competition at 10:30 a.m. in Riverside Park at Pier I (that's "I" as in "eye") in Manhattan (near 72nd Street on the Hudson River). The goal: To bring together architects, designers, artists, community children, and kite enthusiasts for a kite-flying extravaganza.

The scoop: That morning, FlyNY volunteers will be leading kids in kite-making and -flying activities designed to spur conversations about the fundamentals of design. That afternoon, designers of all sorts are invited to show off their own kite designs for the competition. A jury of design professionals will choose the winners, which will then be auctioned off at an event at the Knoll showroom in Manhattan on May 28, with proceeds going to the New York affiliate of Architecture for Humanity.

Participation is free and open to all. More info is here.

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