Farm Festival

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  • What is Farm Festival?

    Manhattan Country School (MCS) Farm Festival is a fun annual street fair for the whole family that includes rides, entertainment, games and crafts as well as a curated selection of food, farm-fresh produce, handmade goods, and a marketplace for clothing and books. In addition to being an important community event, MCS Farm Festival is also a fundraiser that supports academic programs at our main campus on West 85th Street and the MCS Farm in the Catskills and helps to sustain our equitable sliding-scale tuition model.
    MCS has been uniquely committed to teaching its diverse student body about food systems, sustainability and the environment since it opened in 1966. The school has a sliding-scale tuition policy that makes it possible for families to pay tuition based on their means and owns a farm in the Catskills where students from MCS and NYC public schools spend time each school year, learning about interdependence, sustainability, and the importance of being good environmental stewards. MCS Farm Festival is one of the ways we raise the funds to support our equitable tuition program. To learn more about MCS, visit Manhattan Country School .
  • When is Farm Festival?

    Farm Festival takes place on the third Saturday of October, rain or shine.
  • How Can I Support?

    There are many ways you can support Farm Festival:
    • Purchase Farm Festival Raffle tickets
    • Purchase day-of-event activity tickets
    • Become a sponsor 
    • Learn more about ways to support Farm Festival 2023, please contact Director of Advancement Princess Lyles at
    We look forward to seeing you at Farm Festival on October 21, 2023.

Each year at Big Night Out! Manhattan Country School honors individuals who demonstrate leadership in progressive education, arts and sciences, social and environmental justice, community building and activism with the Living the Dream Mentor Award.

Big Night Out!

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  • What is Big Night Out!?

    At Big Night Out!, MCS’ annual spring benefit, we celebrate and honor members within and outside our community who embody our core values. The evening takes place at an off-site venue and includes dinner, dancing, live music, an awards ceremony and an auction. All members of the MCS community (including alumni who are 21 and older) are invited to attend.
  • How Can I Support?

    There are many ways you can support Big Night Out!:
    • Purchase a ticket or become a sponsor
    • Bid on unique and fun auction experiences
    • Purchase or solicit companies to purchase an ad in the Big Night Out! program book
    • Bring a friend. Big Night Out! is a wonderful way to introduce a special friend, family member or potential supporter to the mission, successful alumni and the rich diversity of the MCS community.
    • Make a monetary gift. (Monetary gifts underwrite the cost of MCS staff tickets and event costs. A gift of any amount is greatly appreciated and is 100-percent tax deductible.)
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