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WinterFest Photos:

This year’s WinterFest saw over 650 community members come through the doors of our school to celebrate 150 years of Brooklyn Friends and to enjoy the entertainment, craft activities and workshops, a 40+ artisan Holiday Market, amazing food court offerings and community spirit. The event was a success by every measure!

WinterFest is not possible without the amazing support from our community. Special thanks to:

The WinterFest Planning Committee: Ellen Langan (co-chair), Lil Amatore (co-chair), Dehomey Agrippa, Camella Aitcheson, Olivia Annicq, Kelly Bracher, Nina Broeer, Alice Chung, Giovanna Curlin, Deanna D’Amore, Carolina Della Valle, Liz Edelstein, Maiken Erstad, Megan Friedland, Sharon Koblence, Jennifer Landry, Vanessa McGuire, Katie Murray, Julia Neff, Rachel Quitkin, Molly Spindel, Jodi Utz, and Ashley Williams.

PAT Executive Committee Members and especially: Megan Hertzig-Sharon, Eisa Ulen Richardson and Sarah Barrett.

BFS Staff and especially: Emily Cowles, Karen Edelman, Joan Martin, Peter Mackie, Seth Phillips, Daniel Barrett, Laurice Hwang, Noel Quinones, Tony Soll, Kenneth Alston, Jeremy Hawkins, the BFS Panthers Supreme, Larson Rose, Brian Benavides,Thomas Keasling, Sinae Lee, Maura Eden; all the teachers and librarians who helped with class projects and lent us their time and space; and our amazing BFS facilities team.

Our generous food providers: Bluestone Lane, Concord Market, Front Street Pizza, Hill Country, La Bagel Delight, Lassen & Hennigs, Marlon Aitcheson, Monty Q’s, Panera, Park Plaza Restaurant, Rocco’s Tacos, Saxelby Cheesemonger, Starbucks, Taco Dumbo, Tiger Box, and Yaso Tang Bao. Special thanks to Chef Tom and the BFS cafeteria staff!

Additional support from: BFS Panthers Supreme; Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab; author and illustrator, Brian Floca; WNET Education; Steve Songs; Curated Care; Farm & Wilderness, Orlana David, Vanguard Direct, all our amazing Holiday Market artisans, and the Downtown Brooklyn Alliance.

And to all of our gracious students, family and friends who supported the event in a myriad of other ways: THANK YOU!

Mark your calendars and save the date for our next WinterFest: December 1, 2018.

WinterFest is an all-volunteer production of the Brooklyn Friends School PAT. For questions, comments or to share kind sentiments, please email

*Photos by Joseph Gomez.