Playful Engineers Teaching Artist Jay Mankita

Online & In-Person Programs

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Traveling Maker Space

Jay is now booking limited in-person events – the Traveling Maker Space is back on the road!

Jay travels to schools, libraries, camps – all sorts of public and private events.


Short examples and demonstration videos from Jay’s work as a teaching artist.

& Tutorials

Jay’s how-to instructions for building chain reaction parts and other creative contraptions. A growing library of resources.

Musical Concerts

Before starting Playful Engineers in 2015, Jay performed for kids and families throughout the Northeast for over 25 years.

A musical activist in ecology, nutrition, peace, and justice, Jay is an award winning songwriter, and an engaging performing artist.

His musical concerts are refreshingly positive, often funny, and always fun.

Booking now for your school, library, or community group. 

Current Concerts:
The Day The Library Went Wild – nature songs
Eat Like A Rainbow – nutrition songs
Home Sweet Home – ecology songs
Holiday Concert – holiday songs
Halloween Concert – halloween songs
Family Concert
artist’s choice songs