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2019 Farm Festival

2019 Farm Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Manhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY

Support the 2019 Farm Festival!

Generous sponsors help to make Manhattan Country School’s Farm Festival an annual success. Farm Festival is a public event that engages the MCS community, our surrounding Upper West Side neighborhood and the city-at-large that attracts around 1,000 attendees each year.

Revenue from Farm Festival helps support our unique sliding-scale tuition program that enables all MCS families to educate their children as equal members of an economically, racially and culturally diverse community.

 Donate to the Auction     


 Purchase Raffle Tickets

Here's two ways you can help the Farm Festival. 


Farm Festival is a key funding stream for the sliding scale tuition program that makes MCS such a special place. A large portion of the revenue raised from Farm Festival comes from the online auction.

Each family is asked to donate a minimum of one auction item, service or experience. We are looking for items that reflect the creativity, diversity, experience and work of the MCS community. (Some donated items include a gift card to and a hand-woven Lauhala hat made by the grandmother of a current MCS student).

From gift certificates to your favorite local restaurant or ice cream shop, to live show tapings, tickets to Broadway or sporting events, to babysitting or vacation homes – your personal and professional networks and places you patronize are the best places to start asking.

Next Steps:

If you have an idea or questions about the auction or would like help uploading your item onto the auction website, reach out to Vanessa Potkin

If you’ve secured a donation, THANK YOU! Please Upload a description and photo here.

Need materials to reach out to auction donors? Access a solicitation letter and donation form here.


Farm Festival sponsorship aims to better engage the businesses located nearest the school. We are thrilled to have an MCS digital coupon book that will be available for the entire community to use throughout the year. If you have a contact at stores or restaurants within a two-block radius of MCS, please contact Di Quon Wilms and she can follow-up on an initial ask that already went out this summer.

We are also seeking the following sponsors and appreciate your help connecting to: hardware stores, sporting goods stores, craft stores or companies, office supply stores or companies, and face painting/make-up companies.

Lastly, we are looking for at least one financial sponsor. If your business, foundation or company would consider being a financial sponsor for Farm Festival, please contact Di Quon Wilms


Images from 2018 Farm Festival