SAVE THE DATE
October 19, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
Location: West 85th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
Farm Festival 2019 is on! Our annual community-building and fundraising event is a fun-filled day featuring a raffle (link is external), auction (link is external), games and rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and food. Revenue from Farm Festival supports our sliding-scale tuition program, that enables all MCS families to educate their children as equal members of an economically, racially and culturally diverse community.
This year’s Farm Festival will include:
- - Family-friendly rides, games, and arts and crafts, including a new “teen zone” with jumbo Jenga, giant tricycles, a step and repeat, and a photo booth. Little ones will enjoy the new “toddler garden” with puzzles, toys, coloring and a “crayon recycling center” where kids can donate used crayons and earn prizes.
- - A raffle with prizes that include a $2,000 cash prize, Apple iPad Mini, Le Pain Quotidien Gift Card ($200) and 2019 Farm Festival merchandise. Click here to purchase raffle tickets (link is external).
- - An online auction featuring gift cards, services, experiences and unique handmade items! (link is external) (Please upload (link is external) your items!)
- - Live music and entertainment, including roaming acoustic musicians! Morley and Innov Gnawa (link is external) are confirmed for the main stage.
- - Culinary treats, including savory grilled fare, hearty side dishes and homemade baked goods.
- - A marketplace featuring farm-fresh produce, handmade goods, and new and gently used books, kids' games and children’s clothing.
Don't forget about our zero-waste goals! With waste sorting stations, reusable dishes and NYC tap water for drinking, we want to best our efforts from last year and send fewer than eight bags of trash to the landfill!
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.