16th Anniversary New York City FIRST® Competition & Expo
New York City FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) along with over 200 robotics teams from the New York tri-state area, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Turkey, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom will compete, with winning teams advancing to the global competition.
The FIRST® Expo brings three intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as FIRST® Robotics Competition, FIRST® Tech Challenge, and FIRST® LEGO® League student teams compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the global competition. Also, join us for a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology.
March 11-13, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th St., New York, NY 10001
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
New York City FIRST® Robotics Competition
Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13
An exciting sports-like tournament with 66 competing high school teams of future technologists and entrepreneurs.
New York City FIRST® Tech Challenge Expo
Sunday, March 13
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
New York City FIRST® LEGO® League Championship
Saturday, March 12
80 middle school teams of technological innovators, exploring the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering selected from among 190 teams across the City at borough qualifying tournaments.
New York City FIRST® Science and Technology College and Career Expo
Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13
40+ exhibitors, including colleges and universities offering FIRST® scholarships and major corporations informing students about careers in science and technology.
The 2016 FIRST Hotel reservation system is now open. Visit https://registration.experientevent.com/MEMBureau/ROB151 to make your reservation.
Take the to 34th St-HUDSON YARDS and cross the street to the Jacob Javits Center. Or, take any train stopping at 34th – MADISON SQUARE STATION and walk West two blocks or take the crosstown bus to the Jacobs Javits Center (fare is $2.75 and transfer to bus is free with your subway card).
MTA train schedule: http://www.mta.info/
Parking Near Javits:
There is no parking at the Javits Center. However, there are a variety of lots open nearby, ranging from 24-hour, 7-days a week, to more limited service. If you have any questions make sure to call ahead.
Advance 249 West 43rd Street, 212.221.8902
Astor Parking Corporation 1515 Broadway at 44th Street, 212.869.3543
Central Parking System www.parking.com
- 441 9th Avenue (between 34th and 35th Streets)
- 416 West 36th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
- 417 W. 35th Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenues)
- 1 Penn Plaza (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
- 305 West 34th Street (at 8th Avenue)
- For rates and hours of operation call 800-836-6666.
Enterprise Parking System www.enterpriseparking.
- 455 West 37th St.
- 505 West 37th St.
- 404 West 37th St.
- 451 10th Ave.
- 444 10th Ave.
- 447 West 35th St.
MP 41 LLC 475 West 41st Street, (212) 594-2000
MP Manhattan Plaza LLC 471 West 42nd Street, (212) 279-5213
- West 41st Street LLC – 601 West 41st Street
- West 42nd Street LLC – 600 West 42nd Street
- Both Garages have entrances on 41st and 42nd between 11th Ave. and West Side Hwy.
Square Industries 306 West 44th Street, 212.247.5807
Times Square Park 220 West 41st Street, 212.730.1777
Atelier Park Right 670 West 43rd street Between 11th and 12th Avenues, www.parkright.