Showing posts with label The Earth School. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Earth School. Show all posts

Friday, October 14, 2022

The Earth School’s Fall Fair is TOMORROW

The Earth School's (P.S. 364) Fall Fair is happening tomorrow (Saturday!) ... in the Big Yard at the school, Fourth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C from noon to 5 p.m. 

What can you expect? Per the organizers: 
  • A bouncy house 
  • Music with a DJ 
  • Arts & crafts, including slime-making, beading, costume-making and pumpkin decorating 
  • Affordable food, homemade and from local restaurants 
  • Games — mini-golf, bean bag toss, basketball and more 
  • Face painting 
  • Rummage sale (child & adult clothing) 
  • And more family fun!
Food provided by Gruppo, Caffe Vita and Gemma... 

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Earth School's annual Fall Fair is tomorrow in Tompkins Square Park



Here are the details about the annual Fall Fair via The Earth School tomorrow... via the EVG inbox...

WHERE: Tompkins Square Park at 10th Street and Avenue A
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19 from Noon to 5 p.m.

Come join our community and enjoy:
• Arts & Crafts
• The Photo Booth with a selection of crazy costumes to choose from for a wacky portrait
• International foods — both homemade and from East Village restaurants
• Games — mini-golf, bean bag toss, basketball and more
• Face painting
• Rummage Sale

The proceeds help support enrichment programming at the school on Sixth Street and Avenue B.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Friday, October 12, 2018

Earth School's Annual Fall Fair is tomorrow, featuring slime-making and the Pocket Lady



Here's the info via the EVG inbox...

Join us on Saturday (tomorrow) from Noon-5 pm in Tompkins Square Park (corner of Avenue A and 10th Street) for the Earth School's Annual Fall Fair, without a doubt the best family event of the season!

This eclectic celebration of fall is open to all, featuring lots of fun activities for kids of all ages:

—The Amazing Maze
—Wacky photo booth
—Make your own trick-or-treat bags
—Gourd and cupcake decorating
—Meet the Pocket Lady with pockets full of mystery prizes
—Games including mini-golf, bean bag toss, and basketball
—Face painting & hair braiding
—Slime making, origami, and much much more

Adults get to taste international foods, both homemade and from East Village restaurants, buy unique gifts, and score a bargain at the extensive clothing and book sale.

Funds raised go to support vital enrichment programs at The Earth School, Sixth Street at Avenue B. Support public education and have a wonderful time! Activities start at $1.

More info at this Facebook link.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Earth School Spring Party and Auction is Saturday night



This Saturday evening, the Earth School (on Sixth Street and Avenue B) is holding its largest fundraising event.

With the Department of Education cutting funding for enrichment programs like P.E., music and overnight camping trips several years back, the Parents Association turned to raising funds to help make up for the deficit.

Here are details via the EVG inbox...

The Earth School Spring Party & Auction

Venue address: Saint Nicholas Hall 157 Avenue A (corner of 10th Street)
Event dates and times: Saturday, May 5, 6-10 p.m.
Event prices: Admission is $30 (pre-sale at link) and $40 at door.
Age range: Adults 21+ only

This isn't just any adult school fundraiser. This is an underground party with plenty of food & drinks to get you warmed up, live and silent auctions, and a DJ for dancing the night away! Some of the items up for grabs during the silent and live auctions: Bowery Hotel one night stay plus Gemma restaurant gift certificate, 3-year Select Membership to Equinox, a VIP Tour of the David Bowie Exhibit, gift certificates to Veselka, Hearth, and many other local restaurants and much more. All proceeds benefit the kids at the Earth School.

In addition, the Parents Association is raffling off a pair of "Hamilton" tickets for $5 each. All proceeds go to the Earth School. Details here.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

EV Grieve Etc.: City upgrading NYCHA heating systems; New Beer Distributors closing on the LES


[The end of The Goldfinch shoot on 7th Street via Derek Berg]

City to spend $200 million to finally upgrade heating systems in NYCHA buildings (CBS New York)

Bad landlords will foot temporary tenant relocation costs under proposed legislation via Margaret Chin (Curbed)

Photo essay of the newly renovated 122 Community Arts Center on First Avenue and Ninth Street (Field Condition ... previously)

Post reporter cited for arguing with an NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent on Second Street (Daily News)

Feb. series highlights the documentary achievements of directors more widely known for their fiction films (Anthology Film Archives)

Richard Hell's No. 1 fan? (The New Yorker)

The Lo-Down has op-eds on the mayor's proposed tech hub — pro (here) and con (here)

A visit to the Double Down Saloon on Avenue A (The New Yorker)

New Beer Distributors closing on Chrystie (BoweryBoogie)

Al Pacino retrospective coming to the Quad in March (EW)

When Keith Haring body painted Grace Jones (Dangerous Minds)

"Cowboys & Aliens" reunion? Daniel Craig and Sam Rockwell spotted at Dan & John's Wings on First Avenue (Page Six)

And via the EVG inbox... the annual fundraiser at the Earth School on Avenue B featuring the Great Cardone and friends... details about tomorrow evening's program on the flyer below...

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Earth School's Annual Fall Fair is tomorrow in Tompkins Square Park



Via the EVG inbox...

The Earth School (on Sixth Street and Avenue B) is hosting its annual Fall Fair on Saturday Oct. 14, from noon-5 p.m. in Tompkins Square Park, on the corner of Avenue A and 10th Street. The fair brings kids and adults together for an afternoon of outdoor fun and camaraderie. The fair is also an important fundraiser for The Earth School and its proceeds will benefit the school's enrichment programs.

Enjoy:
• silk screening
• a slime workshop
• make your own re-usable Halloween trick-or-treat bag
• cupcake decorating
• face painting
• the beloved photo booth
• fantastic PRIZES!

For the sporty, we have Mini-golf, Basketball, Toddler Games, and the Amazing Maze! The Fall Fair Shop will offer unique fashions and books for sale. Delicacies from around the world will highlight the diversity and multicultural heritage of the school.

Admission is free and tickets start at $1 for food and activities. Tickets can be purchased directly at the fair.


[Last year's Fall Fair action]

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Earth School Spring Auction is Saturday (and for a good cause)



The Earth School over on Sixth Street at Avenue B is holding its largest fundraising event of the year on Saturday evening. The Department of Education cut funding for enrichment programs like P.E., music and overnight camping trips a few years back. So the Parents Association raises funds to make up for the deficit. Here are details via the EVG inbox...

This isn't just any adult school fundraiser. This is an underground party with plenty of food & drinks to get you warmed up, live and silent auctions, one-of-a-kind art, live music and later a DJ for dancing the night away! Some of the items up for grabs during the silent and live auctions: NY Marathon Entry, Field Level Tickets to a home Yankees game, Camp Speers One-Week Summer Overnight Camp, One Cup Of Coffee for Life from Madman Espresso, and so much more! All proceeds benefit the kids at The Earth School.

Venue address: Saint Nicholas Hall, 157 Avenue A (corner of 10th Street)
Event dates and times: Saturday, May 6, 6-10pm
Event prices: Admission is $30 (pre-sale at link) and $40 at door (ticket includes food and 2 bar drinks).

Friday, February 17, 2017

Earth School students take to Tompkins Square Park to show support of public education



Nearly 300 students and teachers from the Earth School on Sixth Street and Avenue B marched to Tompkins Square Park this morning as a show of support for public education...



The students were chanting, "Say it loud say it clear, public schools are welcome here" ...









Thanks to Terry Towery for the photos

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Earth School Annual Fall Fair is tomorrow (Saturday!)



The Earth School on Sixth Street at Avenue B is holding one of its main fundraising events of the year tomorrow in Tompkins Square Park.

Here are details via the EVG inbox...


Venue address: Tompkins Square Park (Corner of 10th Street and Avenue A)
Event dates and times: Saturday, October 15, 2016, noon-5PM
Event prices: Admission is free, tickets for games and food range from $1 to $5
Age range: Kids 2-12 years, with adult book and rummage sale — and food for all.

This annual celebration of fall is eclectic, has a slew of activities for kids and adults. Kids experience the Amazing Maze, snap a wacky portrait at the photo booth, do a Halloween costume mix-n-match, decorate pumpkins, meet the Pocket Lady with pockets full of mystery prizes, play games including mini-golf, bean bag toss, basketball, get face painting ...

Adults get to taste international foods, both homemade and from East Village restaurants, buy unique gifts, and score a bargain at the extensive rummage and used book sale. Funds raised go to The Earth School.

And some photos from previous years...





Photos by Sonia Benson

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Report: Earth School students successfully lobby for LGBT studies in classroom

Fourth and fifth grade students at the Earth School on Sixth Street at Avenue B have successfully made their case to add LGBT coursework to its classroom curriculum this fall.

DNAinfo has more on the story:

BrainPOP, an interactive digital educational company based in the Flatiron that's used by students in public schools across the city, has agreed to create a new LGBT Civil Rights-specific curriculum by the fall — following nearly a year of pressure from students the East Village's Earth School as well as an outpouring of grief following the recent tragedy in Orlando.

“What is the purpose of education if not to change things for the better?” said Earth School teacher Colin Schumacher, who spearheaded the charge after his fourth grade class realized last year during their civil rights studies that BrainPOP had nothing available regarding the LGBT community's struggle.

Here are some Earth School students in a video from April...



ABC 7 has a story here from Friday... and Fox 5 from last night.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Great Cardone and Strongman team up for Earth School fundraiser



Via the EVG inbox...

The Great Cardone & Adam Realman AKA "Strongman" will be teaming up on Friday (tomorrow!) at 6 p.m. in The Earth School Auditorium!

This is a new and VERY exciting first time EVENT!

Cardone will perform his death-defying "Milk Can Stunt" where he escapes from a gigantic milk can filled with water — the most dangerous stunt to date and the first and only man to perform the milk can escape at Coney Island.

Strongman will be performing his ultimate feats of strength by bending steel with his bare hands and performing other classic Strongman stunts.

During the brief intermission you can sample some of the delicious treats made by the family and friends of the children of the Earth School

Food, beverages and popcorn will be sold in the lobby and all of the proceeds go to the much-needed support of our wonderful school.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; showtime is at 6 p.m.
Adults: $10; kids 12 and under are $5. There's no admission fee for kids under the age of 3.

The Earth School is located at 600 E. Sixth St. at Avenue B (auditorium entrance is on Avenue B at East Fifth Street)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Earth School Fall Fair is today in Tompkins Square Park



Noon to 5 p.m. today… enter on Avenue A at East Ninth Street…

Some highlights via The Earth School website:

• The Amazing Maze!
• The photo booth with a selection of crazy costumes to choose from for a wacky portrait
• A green market selling herbs and greens from the school’s rooftop garden
• Rummage and used book sale
• International foods, both homemade and from East Village restaurants
• Face painting, craft table and cup-cake decorating
• The Pocket Lady (check out her Tinder profile here) and her pockets full of mystery prizes

Friday, March 13, 2015

East Village students, parents and teachers join in protesting Cuomo’s education reforms



Text and photos by Stacie Joy

Between chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, Andrew Cuomo has got to go!” and “Save Our Schools,” parents, teachers and students marched and rallied at the Earth School (600 E. Sixth St., which also houses PS 64 and the Tompkins Square Middle School) yesterday afternoon to express their displeasure with the governor’s budgetary plans.



The proposed budget, which would be decided upon by April 1, would increase the focus on high-stakes standardized testing, and teachers feel that the state would be intruding on their classroom teaching methods. There would also be increased funding for charter schools, which traditionally do not educate the same number of higher-need students.

The parents I spoke to expressed fear that their kids’ public schools would continue to be underfunded and that programs that are much-needed e.g., arts, therapy, libraries would suffer.







I spoke with Fatima Geidi and her son, Jamir Geidi (who is in third grade at the Earth School), about their experiences. Jamir had been at a charter school, Success Academy, for a few years and his mother said she was fed up with the lack of teaching and proper learning at the charter school.

She felt that her son was taught only what was necessary to take and pass standardized tests, not to think critically, or for himself. That he was, essentially, a test score and that the charter school was a test-prep center. And enrolled in public school her son (who has special-learning needs) now has social studies classes, something he wasn’t taught at charter school. She was particularly irritated that Cuomo failed his own standardized tests (the Bar) four times but mandates that public school funding should be cut on underperforming schools.



While I only attended the local Avenue B rally, it was part of a city- and statewide call to action. You can read more about it here.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A magical fundraiser for The Earth School



The Earth School's annual fundraiser is tomorrow evening features the magical stylings of the Amazing Cardone ... all the details are on the flyer. The show is at 6 in the school's auditorium, 600 E. Sixth St. at Avenue B.

Now to look under 12 to get in for just $5...