what do you want to make today?
We have two locations in NYC. Become a member and have access to everything at both spaces.
15,000 sq ft state-of-the-art indoor fabrication facility with emphasis on advanced manufacturing equipment
5,000 sq ft storage facility with rentable lockers and walk in storage units
welding • metal fabrication • Waterjet cutter • CNC milling • machining • powder coating oven • sandblasting cabinet • plasma cutting • woodworking • cnc routers • industrial sewing machines • cnc embroidery • silkscreen • large format photo printer • laser cutters • 3D printing • electronics • plastic vacuum former • maker-in-residence programs • skill building classes • K-12 STEAM programs • family programs
staten island makerspace
welding • metal fabrication • blacksmithing •CNC milling • machining • plasma cutting • woodworking • cnc router • ceramics • sewing • laser cutters • vinyl cutters • 3D printing • maker-in-residence programs • skill building classes • public art programs • beekeeping & sustainability programs • K-12 STEAM programs • family programs
6,000 sq ft indoor industrial fabrication facility with 35 ft ceilings and overhead cranes for large scale work
27,000 sq ft outdoor space for public art, events, and workshops
Semi-private studio space rentals
stapleton, staten island
brooklyn army terminal
we are open!
As of June 1, 2021 we are open at both locations! Members can access our Brooklyn space Wednesday to Sunday, 10-4, and our Staten Island space Tuesday to Friday, 10-4, with weekends available by appointment.
All classes and tool training for members and non-members will be scheduled as private or small group lessons rather than group activities at this point. Some limited group classes may be scheduled in our outdoor Maker Park in Staten Island. More information here.
We require anyone entering either space to wear a face mask and we follow strict cleaning guidelines for staff and members.
A heartfelt thank you to all our community partners, supporters and volunteers. Thanks to your help, we made and distributed over 10,000 face shields to local health care and social service facilities in 2020. Our community partners at La Colmena and The Worker's Justice Project continue to sew face masks for the community.
MakerSpace NYC was founded in 2013 after the studio and metal shop of artists, DB Lampman & Scott Van Campen was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to funding from the NYCEDC and the many volunteers who gave their time, advice, skills and hard work, we opened Staten Island MakerSpace on October 28, 2013.
Since 2013, the organization has grown to become a cultural anchor in the borough, and helped thousands of creative entrepreneurs get their start. In addition to a vibrant makerspace, our staff and a team of volunteers have created a sculpture park in Staten Island that provides artists with the opportunity to create large scale public art. Our education department has flourished and we are proud to have provided STEM and arts education to tens of thousands of students all across the city. In the 2018-19 school year we taught over 18,000 K-12 students in New York City schools.
In early 2019 we partnered with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to open the Futureworks MakerSpace at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Because of this expansion, the organization re-branded to MakerSpace NYC. The new space has the same community focused approach but, also is being used to encourage entrepreneurship, advanced manufacturing and product development. Our memberships at both locations are cross honored, so you can take a blacksmithing class in Staten Island in our outdoor sculpture park, and go to Brooklyn to use the water-jet cutter or the industrial sewing machines.
The expansion into Brooklyn makes us New York City's Largest and best equipped makerspace
The possibilities of making are endless and at your fingertips
Check out this video from the TBS television show, America's Greatest Makers to get an overview of who we are and what we do: