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Global Family Reunion Festival

Global Family Reunion

Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Global Family Reunion Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission (Discounted 25.00%)   more info Ended $22.50 $2.23
VIP (Discounted 25.00%)   more info Ended $37.50 $3.06
Children - Under 5   more info Ended Free $0.00
Group Discount - GA   more info Ended $20.00 $2.09
Donate and Support GFR Mission   more info Ended
GA - DOOR 50% Off Ended $15.00 $1.82
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Time Out New York's #1 THING TO DO This Saturday!!! 

The Global Family Reunion

What: A day-long, record-breaking festival of MUSIC, FOOD, COMEDY, CELEBRITIES, SPEECHES, CRAFTS, EXHIBITS and CONTESTS celebrating the fact that we are one big family. 

When: June 6, 2015.  11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Where: The New York Hall of Science, on the grounds of the World’s Fair. (Note: For tickets to the branch parties outside of New York, please visit the Locations page at

Who's Invited: You! All seven billion members of the human family. If you're not on the Big Tree yet, come to the event and we'll work on connecting you there! See for more details. 

Entertainment: More than 50 speakers and performers, including David Blaine, Henry Louis Gates, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, Dr. Oz, Marilu Henner, Lisa Loeb, Sister Sledge, and video greetings from Daniel Radcliffe and President George H.W. Bush, plus MANY MORE!. 

Activities: More than 400 activities and exhibits for all ages, including a family scavenger hunt, storytelling, potato sack races, trivia quizzes and genealogy. Big City Moms is providing an fun zone for kids. Plus all the resources of the New York Hall of Science, one of the top 10 science museums in the United States. 

World Records: Help us break the World Record for biggest family reunion. And many other records too, including most people singing along to Sister Sledge's "We Are Family." 

The Buzz: The Huffington Post calls it "so cool." Conan O'Brien praises it as "fascinating." And the New York Times says it's a combination between a family picnic, a TED conference and a music festival. 

The Cause: Alzheimer’s. All proceeds go directly to charity.

The Host: Conceived by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs 

The Press: We've been covered in dozens of outlets. Good Morning America and PBS's Finding Your Roots will be filming on site, so get you 15 minutes of fame! The New York Times called us an "ancestry Lollapalooza" and Time Out New York named us the #1 Thing to Do this Weekend! 



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VIP vs. General Admission:

•VIP line at entrance

•VIP food and beverage area

•VIP bathroom access

•VIP seating in the theater (limited)

•VIP seating in the auditorium (limited)

•VIP viewing area at mainstage 


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?  Nope.  We welcome human beings of all ages. 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?  We encourage people to use public transportation, but parking is also available. 


Take 7 train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south.
Please Note: For the most up-to-date subway service advisories, please visit


Q23 or Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108 Street.
Q48 to 111 Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

We will have parking available onsite.  Additional details will be made available as we secure the closest lots and related serivices.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

  • Yes All ages welcome
  • Yes Ages 5 & Under Free
  • Yes Backpacks (small)
  • Yes Cell Phones & Chargers
  • Yes Dancing Shoes
  • Yes Fanny Packs
  • Yes Hats
  • Yes Parasols
  • Yes Small Beach Towel
  • Yes Sun Block
  • Yes Sunglasses
  • Yes Walkie Talkies

  • No Audio Recording Devices
  • No Blankets
  • No Chairs
  • No Drones, Remote Control Aircraft, Toys/Cars
  • No Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
  • No Fireworks / Explosives
  • No Flags
  • No Knives / Weapons Etc.
  • No Laser Pointers
  • No Outside Food & Beverages (Except as required for caretakers of infants/toddlers)
  • No Pets
  • No Professional Cameras
  • No Refunds / Exchanges / Cancellations
  • No Tents
  • No Tailgating in Parking Lots
  • No Umbrellas
  • No Video Cameras


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? 

You can send emails to


Is my registration/ticket transferrable? 

Sorry, unfortunately tickets are not transferable.


Can I update my registration information? 

Yes.  Registration information can be updated through your Eventbrite login and under your events - Global Family Reunion.  Please note - during the ticket purchase process, we will ask for each ticket holders name.  Afterwards, we will be sending an email to collect additional specific information which is optional to see how we can connect you to the Global Family Reunion.  Once this is done, we are unable to change registration information.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? 

Yes.  You must have your printed ticket to gain entry into the Global Family Reunion Festival.


What is the refund policy? 

No.  Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for purchased tickets.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? 

No.  Tickets are non-transferable.  Since this is the Global Family Reunion, much effort has gone into the type of information we collect to connect specific individuals to our unique Global Family Reunion Festival family. 

If I am planning to attend one of the satellite branch parties do I need to purchase a ticket here? 

No.  These ticket sales are only for the main event in New York City.  Check with the planners of your local event to see if they are offering it free of charge or not.

Have questions about Global Family Reunion Festival? Contact Global Family Reunion

When & Where

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, Corona, NY 11368

Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Global Family Reunion

A.J. Jacobs
The founder of the Global Family Reunion is bestselling author A.J. Jacobs, whose books include The Year of Living Biblically, The Know-It-All and Drop Dead Healthy.  Jacobs is an NPR commentator and the editor at large at Esquire. He is a speaker with two TED talks that have reached over a million views.

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