Candle dipping, lantern making, log cutting and crafts! Bounce houses and the treasure cave!
Carnival games (with prizes!), face-painting, magic shows and workshops! Photo Booth and
cupcake wars! Obstacle courses, team fun and creative gift-making from BFS Spiritwear! Chess
anyone? Activities subject to change.
The Annual BFS Book Fair with curated selections from Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
will be held in the Pearl Street Library on Fri. Dec. 13, 7:30am to 6pm and continues 11am to
4pm during WinterFest. Stop by and don’t forget to support classroom libraries by purchasing
books from your teacher’s wish list!
Support Brooklyn Friends School by stocking up on gift wrap, greeting cards, bookmarks and
more, created and designed by our Pre, Lower, Middle and Upper Schoolers. Trust us, you’ll use
the stuff all year and be sad when it’s gone.
BFS dance team Panthers Supreme will be decking our halls all day. Enjoy the sounds of our
BFS student musicians while you WinterFest this year. Meeting House programming is always
free, with Harrison Kramer returning for Magic and Mentalist shows along with a visit from
best-selling author of The Vanderbeekers, Karina Yan Glaser. Explore the schedule below (subject to change).
ALL DAY – Bounce House, Obstacle Course, Carnival Games – Lower Gym
ALL DAY – Craft Activities – Lower Gym
11:30am – 12:15pm – Magic & Mentalism Show – Meeting House
12pm-12:30pm – Student Musicians – Upper Gym
12:30pm-1:30pm – Magic Workshops – Dance Studio (advance registration required)
12:15pm-12:45pm – Panthers Supreme Show & Panther Prep Workshops – Upper Gym
1pm-1:45pm – Reading with Karina Yan Glaser – Meeting house
1:45pm – 2:45pm – Magic Workshops – Dance Studio (advance registration required)
2pm-2:30pm – Student Musicians – Upper Gym
2:30pm-4pm – Karaoke – Meeting House
3pm to 4pm – Magic Workshops – Dance Studio (advance registration required)
Cupcake Wars – Time TBD!
THIS IS A DROP-OFF EVENT BUT PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO STAY IF PREFERRED!
Learn the subtle art of mental magic by discovering the tools and ruses that have been used to
enchant people since the dawn of time. In this workshop we unmask the methods of mind readers
to discover what’s really going on, and learn to see the fine line between reality and diabolical
Intro workshops open the door to a world of boundless creativity and imagination. By learning to
think outside the box, students will discover the skills that make up every magician’s toolbox
such as sleight of hand, psychology, misdirection, and the importance of showmanship. These
workshops aim to inspire the next generation of thinkers and creators. Who knows… one of you
may just be the greatest magician of our time… waiting to happen.
Get ready for a Dance Party/DJ Lesson Mash-up at WinterFest on Saturday, December 14! A professional DJ will spin a beat-driven set that you can dance to. While this is happening, volunteers will be called upon to help mix. Throughout the session, our DJ will teach the group how to beat-match, mix music and cue samples on professional DJ gear. If you want to dance, learn to DJ or just listen to some cool jams, this event is for you! 30-minute session. Please note this workshop will require the purchase of 3 activity tickets or an all access activity bracelet. Most appropriate for MS and US students!
Fuel up at Food Trucks on Pearl Street offering delicious delights from Pizza Vitale, Rosie’s Empanadas, Cousins Maine Lobster and Poké Motion! The Pearl Street cafeteria will host additional fare from BFS family foodies like Tiger Box and Fluff & Fluff and the BFS cafeteria team as well as sweets & treats from our Bake Sale.
BAKERS! DONATE TO THE BAKE SALE , CUPCAKE WARS, and THE DONUT CHOMP–Can you
bake? How about buy? We need cupcakes, cookies and other tasty treats, and remember vegans
need sweets too. Whatever you donate, consider adding unfrosted cupcakes or donuts to support
some super fun activities!
By volunteering for one or more event shifts, you are making WinterFest a successful
community gathering and fundraiser for our school. Giving just an hour (or two) of your time
goes a long way in giving back to our BFS community.
While entry into WinterFest is free and open to the public, most activities require the purchase of
tickets or an “All Access” bracelet (buy in advance and save $5 on the cost of a bracelet at the
door.) All Access bracelets provide unlimited participation in all WinterFest activities excluding
the Magician’s Workshops. Adults do not require tickets, unless creating crafts
(which we encourage!).