2014 Arts Festival Photos

Photo courtesy of Cesar Kastoun.

Photo courtesy of Cesar Kastoun.

It’s never too late for great photos! From the camera once again of parent Cesar Kastoun, here are ultra high quality images from last year’s show. These are very special. Enjoy!


Halloween Disco Photos!

Photo courtesy of Cesar Kastoun.

Photo courtesy of Cesar Kastoun.

It was a great party – and the proof is in the photos. Check out our Facebook page for a link to the gallery posted by parent and photographer Cesar Kastoun. Cesar was able to power past the darkness and take over 100 fantastic pictures!

Thank you to all our parent volunteers; to Mulberry & Vine and Union Bar & Kitchen for their delicious additions to our dinner; to Fairway Market for providing such a generous dessert raffle prize; to the parents who brought the tables full of desserts; to DJ Peaches for the electric show (and for making that glow front board specially for us!); and to our families who came and made the party.

Happy Halloween Week!

Paul Shapiro at City Winery Tomorrow

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Photo courtesy of Paul Shapiro Music

Looking to make brunch plans? PS 150 parent and acclaimed musician Paul Shapiro will be performing his Jazz meets Judaism Ribs and Brisket Revue tomorrow, Sunday Oct. 26 at City Winery. Doors open at 10AM, the performance starts at 11AM. Admission is $10, and children 13 and under are free. A full brunch menu is available. Buy your tickets here or at the door.

The Disco Is Tonight!

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PS 150 ❤️ Fairway!

If you hadn’t planned on bringing a dessert to tonight’s disco, you may want to reconsider. All sweet treaters will be entered in a raffle to win a $100 gift card courtesy of Fairway Market! There is absolutely no judging. Just bring a dessert, write your name on a ticket, and drop it in the provided bucket. It’s that simple!

We are still looking for a few more volunteers. If you are able to help out during the second half of the party, or stay a little longer to help clean up, please e-mail me.

Thank you and we’ll see you tonight!


The School Photos Are Online

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Gone are the images of children posing, head tilted just so, against a dusty blue or fake forest background. Our new photos, by Stomping Ground Photo in Brooklyn, are fresh, modern, and, best of all, capture the charm, energy, playfulness (and even seriousness) of our kids.

View your proofs online and order by Nov. 14 to get free shipping to the school. Orders may be placed after that date, but a $6 shipping fee will apply.

Class photos are not available for viewing online, but you will be able to add these to your order.

Thank you to Laura Cohen for organizing!

Join Build Schools Now at Taste of the Seaport

Standing room only at this week's Community Board 1 meeting, where the issue of PS 343's classrooms was on the agenda (photo courtesy of Wendy Chapman)

Standing room only at this week’s Community Board 1 meeting, where the issue of PS 343’s classrooms was on the agenda (photo courtesy of Wendy Chapman)

Build Schools Now is seeking volunteers for this Saturday’s Taste of the Seaport food festival. Build will be gathering signatures and spreading the word about the fight being waged by parents at PS 343 Peck Slip School to use unoccupied Department of Education conference rooms as classrooms for the first and second grades. Currently, sections within these grades are being forced to share classrooms, divided only by six-foot-tall partitions that do little to block out noise and other distractions. If you can help Build anytime between 11AM-4PM, please e-mail Wendy Chapman or Buxton Midyette.

For background on the PS 343 situation, see:

The Taste of the Seaport is an outdoor food festival that benefits the neighborhood’s two public elementary schools: PS 397 Spruce Street School and PS 343 Peck Slip School.