Math Street Fair Coming to Decatur

Yes, you read that right.  A new math-themed street fair is coming to Decatur this Friday, April 13th!

The Gathering 4 Gardener Foundation is hosting its biennial conference this week including a first-ever street fair for all ages in downtown Decatur’s Depot District (East Howard Ave. from Sycamore Place to Hillyer Place).

From the event website:

G4G13—the 13th Biennial Gathering 4 Gardner Conference Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Gardner—to Host Public Events in Atlanta and Decatur for First Time, Including: Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Constructions, Magic Performances, M.C. Escher Exhibit Sneak Peak, and Three Free Public Lectures.

Four Major Free Public Events Open to All:

Erno Rubik1. At 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, Georgia Tech: a very rare public appearance by the Hungarian inventor of Rubik’s Cube, “In Conversation With Ernő Rubik” (Clough Auditorium 152).


2. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, Decatur: Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Construction, Puzzle Solving, Magic Performances, and “M.C. Escher +” Art Exhibit Sneak Peek (in Decatur’s Depot District).


3. At 8 p.m., Friday, April 13, Decatur: lecture by Moravian College Professor Doris Schattschneideron “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art” (at Decatur Presbyterian Church).


At 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15, downtown Atlanta: lecture and musical performance by Princeton University Professor and Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava (Fulton County Central Library)

Leave your high school geometry memories behind and come out to these cool events.

Photos courtesy of G4G13.