Manhattan Country School’s Farm Festival
Brings Family Fun and Fresh Produce to East 96th Street / Annual Urban Carnival Offers Entertainment, Rides, Games, Crafts and More
Saturday, October 18, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
rain or shine
7 East 96th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues
On Saturday, October 18, Manhattan Country School (MCS) will transform East 96th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues into a farm-themed urban carnival. The school’s annual Farm Festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., features family-friendly entertainment, rides, games, crafts and a silent auction. The event, organized by MCS parent volunteers, also offers a variety of homemade baked goods, ethnic cuisine and fresh produce from the school’s Roxbury, N.Y. farm.
The Manhattan Country School Farm Festival is ideal for ages three and up. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets for food, games and rides will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place indoors.
DIRECTIONS: Take the #6 subway train to 96th Street or the M1, M2, M3, M4 or M96 MTA buses
ADMISSION: Farm Festival is free and open to the public. Tickets for food, games and rides are available for purchase.
INFORMATION: For more information, visit www.manhattancountryschool.org
ABOUT MANHATTAN COUNTRY SCHOOL:
Manhattan Country School was founded in 1966 as an independent school where equality, social justice, diversity and the inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr. would form the basis for children’s education. Today, MCS is a school with no racial majority, an economically balanced enrollment, an exemplary social justice curriculum and a working farm in the Catskill Mountains where students learn about sustainable living through experience. The MCS mission, curriculum and practices have been replicated in public, private and charter schools in New York City and across the United States. In a country that is becoming ever more diverse and where sustainability is an increasing concern, MCS’ student body and curriculum are no longer utopian ideals, but reflections of the diversity, concerns and potential of the people of the United States today.