2017 Farm Festival
Hosted by Manhattan Country School
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rain or Shine
Manhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, Manhattan Country School will bring a bit of the country to West 85th Street with a farm-themed urban carnival featuring family-friendly rides, games, arts and crafts, and live music. The annual community and fundraising event, organized by MCS parent volunteers, offers a wealth of culinary treats, including savory grilled fare, hearty side dishes, and homemade baked goods. Fresh produce from the MCS Farm in the Catskills, as well as gently used books, DVDs and children’s clothing will be sold. Farm Festival is ideal for ages three and up. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place inside the school.
Admission is free. Tickets for food, games and rides are available for purchase.
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 and interdependent 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.