The Manhattan Country School Farm Festival is heading our way on October 19, 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y., September 10, 2013 – Manhattan Country School brings the bounty of its Catskills farm to the streets of New York City with its annual Farm Festival event on Saturday, October 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent volunteers turn East 96th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues into an urban carnival, offering family-friendly entertainment including rides, games, crafts, a silent auction and live music. The MCS Farm Festival offers a variety of homemade baked goods, delicious ethnic cuisine and fresh produce from their farm in Roxbury, N.Y.
Admission is free and tickets for food, games and rides will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, festivities will take place indoors. Ages 3 and up. Open to the public. The MCS Farm Festival is one of ManhattanCountrySchool community’s most special and most beloved annual traditions.
About Manhattan Country School:
When Manhattan Country School opened in 1966, it did so with the hope that it would be a new model for education based on diversity. At a time when integrated private schools were a rarity, Manhattan Country School was largely an experiment. Today MCS is a school with economically and racially balanced enrollment, an exemplary social justice curriculum and a working farm in the Catskill Mountains where students learn about sustainable living through experience. In a country where 20% of the people under 25 are multi-racial and where sustainability is an increasing concern, MCS’ enrollment and curriculum is no longer a Utopian ideal, but a reflection of the diversity, concerns and potential of the people of the United States today.