Reminder: Today is the Neighborhood School’s Holiday Fair

Posted on: December 11th, 2011 at 10:24 am by

Today is the Neighborhood School’s Holiday Fair at 121 East Third Street.

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The Neighborhood School’s beloved Holiday Fair is back! On Sunday, December 11, 2011, from 11am to 5pm, come on out to support a public school and have a blast. There’ll be carnival games, arts & crafts, face-painting, print-making, henna and temporary tattooing, a huge kid-built maze (made of deconstructed cardboard boxes — the urban equivalent of a corn maze), a raffle, our famous silent auction ( and great food from your favorite neighborhood vendors.

Auction items up for bids this year include an autographed, limited-edition Handsome Dick Manitoba bobblehead, a chocolate soufflé-making workshop with the masters at the Dessert Truck; classes in trapeze, parkour and trampoline at STREB; gift certificates to fabulous East Village and Lower East Side shops like The Bean, Exit 9, Alphabet City Acupuncture, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, East Yoga, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Grace Heaven Organic Salon, il laboratorio del gelato and more; Cupcake Camp at Butter Lane; fabulous Trina Turk jewelry; memberships at MOMA and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and many, many more. New items are added every day. Bid online until Friday, December 9th at 5pm; live auction at the school on Sunday at 2:30pm.

Admission to the fair is free and open to the public. Wondering what a progressive public school in the East Village is like? Come check us out! It’s a great (and cheap) way to have fun indoors with your kids on a cold winter’s day; you get to shop and nosh and your kids get to run around with their friends. Proceeds from the fair support the Neighborhood School PTA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, which pays for the school’s music and art education (perhaps you saw our students on Bravo TV’s Work of Art?), field trips, classroom supplies and teacher support. As you probably know, the Department of Education is a tad cash-strapped these days, and public schools rely on fundraising for some pretty basic educational needs. The Neighborhood School is at 121 East 3rd Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A in Manhattan’s fabulous East Village. Thank you for supporting us and public education!

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