Engineering & Science for New Americans
Sunset Spark helps new Americans of all ages use science and technology for fun, family, and the future. We offer free high quality classes for kids, adults and families in a wide variety of modern science and engineering subjects, including robotics, coding, neuroscience, and physical computing.
Serving Families in Sunset Park
We want every family attending a school in Sunset Park to have free access to the best creative technology classes in the city. To help make this happen, we work with most schools in the greater Sunset Park neighborhood, including P.S. 24, 516, 971, 503, 172, 131, 169, St. Agatha School, and Charles Dewey. You can also find us at the Sunset Park, Bush Terminal Park, the local Library, Atlas:DIY, the Muslim Community Center, Industry City, and other neighborhood centers.
In the 2015-2016 school year, over 1,400 students took part in our robotics, coding, and computer engineering programs. We taught multi-week programs in 23 general education classes, 13 ICT classes, 2 self-contained classes, and 4 dual language classes.
Current & Upcoming Programs
Brains and Babies
Study the neurological and cognitive development from conception to the teen year. Parents explore the growth of your child's brain starting from just a handful of cells all the way through to middle school. Parents learn how babies learn, grow a better understanding of the neurocognitive stages of infancy and childhood, and discover scientifically-backed ways to nurture your child's growing brain.
Computer engineering, fashion, and dance collide in our electro dance program. Students learn different styles of dance along with fashion technology and coding to create interactie, light up dance costumes.
Put 3D printing and scanning technology to use in our toy making class. Students learn how to design or scan and modify objects in 3D, then print them using 3D printers.