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Area 57 - May the 4th
(rain date May the 5th)

At Area 57 you will be able to get an inside look at all things Drone & Robotics, with Warren Community College. The Uncrewed Systems program that has been in developement since 2017 and is one off Warren County's best kept secrets. 

The opportunities it provides are life altering. Above and Beyond, and the argument could be made, out of this world with what they have on the horizon. Come explore Area 57

Schedule - a work in progress

Area 57 doors will open at 9:30 am with the May the 4th Be With You combat robot tournament. The tournament will be held in the gymnasium of Warren Tech School. 

The event is free for students and veterans (with proper ID) and discounted tickets for Seniors, $4 and Adults, $7. Parking is free. We suggest reserving your spots as space may be limited for the indoor activities. 

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

May the 4th Be With You combat robot tournament  - Warren Tech gymnasium (school adjacent to the College)

Participants:

  - Check in for participants 8 am

  - Competition starts at 10 am and runs through 5:30 pm or later

Public can watch the combat as well as speak with the participants to learn about becoming involved.

Public:

- Doors open at 9:30 am. Combat starts at 10 am. Watch 1 lb. and 3 lb. robots fight in 3 minute bouts. Participants will be set up at work stations around the gymnasium, and they are always willing to talk to you about the world of Robots. Be prepared to be sucked in.

 

10 am - 12 am  

Moon-Rocket Tent Build a rocket at the Moon-Rocket tent (free and as supplies last). 

Older kids can build rockets and test fire 11:45 am on the big lawn at the College. Younger kids can build straw rockets and will test fire throughout the time

10 am - 2 pm  

Team 56 First Robotics Competition robots on display.  

Team 56 is a very active FRC team and will have their robot on dispaly and be able to answer questions / do demonstrations. To learn more about the team, visit them at www.team56.com

11 am - 6 pm

Autocades

Time travel with Autocades mobile arcade and their space and science-fiction themed classics.  Blast space bugs in Galaga, stop the alien invasion in Defender, avoid the assault in Asteroids, and for MAY THE 4TH, take down the Death Star on the Atari Star Wars space shooter with its iconic vector graphics and learn the ways of the Jedi on the Star Wars video pinball machine. ($5 wristband to play.)

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Student Panel Discussion - Warren Tech auditorium

1:45 pm

Drone Flying / Demos  - TBD

2 - 4 pm 

Moon-Rocket Tent Build a rocket at the Moon-Rocket tent (free and as supplies last). 

Older kids can build rockets and test fire at 3:35 am on the big lawn at the College. Younger kids can build straw rockets and will test fire throughout the time.

Ballooning

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Curious about Hot Air Ballooning? Learn all about balloons with RE/MAX. Walk inside a cold inflated hot air balloon, for some photo ops. Ask questions of real balloon pilots and crew!

5:00 - 6:00 pm (weather permitting)

Balloon Tethered Rides ($$)   

5:30 pm 

Special Shape and suspected alien Fred G Monster Hot Air Balloon invades

Food Trucks will be on premise.

2023 Scavenger Hunt - 2024 activities TBD

 

From the Flight Deck Map

Download the Scavenger Hunt Files to print and bring with you. (Some will also be available at the event)

Map

Scavenger Hut Clues Recorder

Cipher Wheel

 

vendos

Thanks to our Area 57 and Arena 57 Sponsors & Supporters.

Warren Community College logo
FUBAR Labs
Warren UAS
ITGresa Robotics
RE/MAX
S&A Pet Supply
JHM Signs
JCP& L
WRNJ Radio
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NJ Travel & Tourism

Contact

To inquire about sponsorship, support, participation, please contact Giulia Grotenhuis at fly@balloonfestnj.com

908-283-0721

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