The Global Family Reunion

Saturday, Jun. 6, 2015

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

The first Global Family Reunion was held on June 6 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Created and spearheaded by writer A.J. Jacobs, the event brought together 3,700 people with the message that we are all “cousins” in one way or another, and together need to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The event, which raised $62,000 for research and care, featured dozens of speakers, activities, food and music, as well as a presentation on Alzheimer’s by Dr. Rudy Tanzi. Jacobs plans to make this an annual event.

 Global Family Reunion Photos

Read A.J. Jacobs' New York Times piece about the inception of the project

Jacobs' TED Talk

People Magazine article

Event hero: 

A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs is a bestselling author and the founder of the Global Family Reunion, an event inspired by Jacobs' discovery of online genealogy services and his own countless connections to strangers across the globe.