A Flurry of Family Fun at WinterFest - Sat. 12/1

WinterFest: A Day of Family Fun

Save the Date – Saturday, December 1, 2018
11am to 4pm (Holiday Market extended until 5pm!)
Bring the whole family to Brooklyn Friends’ annual holiday market and kids fair
375 Pearl Street, Downtown Brooklyn


Explore the many ways to enjoy and support WinterFest. Email with any questions. Check back often.

Purchase an All Access Bracelet Now

Sign up for the Plaster Casting Workshop now

Purchase a spot in the Magic and Mentalist Tricks Workshop with Harrison Kramer: Magician

Brooklyn Friends School WinterFest is free to enter and open to the public. This year’s event features a huge variety of activities and workshops, food and drink and music and magic! Some activities and workshops require advance sign up and purchase. Net proceeds from WinterFest benefit Brooklyn Friends School.

Multi Bracelet Discount of $5 each
Allows your child unlimited access to all WinterFest activities with exception to the following workshop which requires an additional fee: Magic and Mentalism Tricks Workshop with Harrison Kramer: Magician. Plaster Casting and Painting Workshop is included with All Access privileges but may require advance registration.

$3 each or 10 tickets for $25

Chess — FREE
Board Games — FREE
Roof Free Play — FREE
Meeting House Entertainment — FREE
Book Fair/Author Reading — FREE
Carnival Games — 1 (each)
Glitter Tattoos — 1
Log Cutting — 1
Pinecone Creations — 1
Pocket Friends — 1
Scavenger Hunt — 1
Bounce Houses — 2 (each)
Button & Jewelry Making — 2
Face Painting — 2
Photo Booth — 2
Virtual Reality Origami — 2
Candle Dipping — 3
Cut Out Animal Candles — 3
Lantern Making — 3
Plaster Casting and Painting* — 3
Scarf and Tote Making — 3
Winter Treasure Cave — 3
Magic and Mentalism Tricks Workshop with Harrison Kramer; Magician* — $20 in advance/$25 day of

*Requires advance registration. Limited spots available.

Get on the same page with us. The BFS Book Fair is back with gift-ready goodness for stockings and shelves alike. The Book Fair starts Friday, November 30th and continues through WinterFest on Saturday, December 1st.

During WinterFest on Saturday, December 1st at 2pm, come meet the author of the coolest new book for intrepid young readers, The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid, Dylan Thuras. Through an interactive presentation, Dylan will lead us through this illustrated guide to 47 countries and 100 places to visit, and be available to sign books which will be for sale courtesy of Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab.

Special thanks to Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab.

Indulge yourself or put that holiday shopping list to rest in one stop at the holiday market: amazing local artisans and creative crafters galore. Interested holiday market vendors, please see the application and information letter below. Questions? Please contact the WinterFest team at

Holiday Market Vendor Application & Information

Lunch and munch with new menu items; there will be plenty of options to choose from, including the ever-popular BFS Bake Sale. 

Donate a sweet treat to the Bake Sale

Are you in the food biz or are you a regular at a local restaurant? Help support this tasty part of this celebration by:

1. Setting up (or asking your favorite restaurant or food business to set up) a pop-up where you can sell your product in our holiday market, open till 5pm. ($160 fee)

2. Donating (or seeking a donation for) a lunch item we can sell during the event.

Support WinterFest Eats Now

Pick your poinsettia! (Or wreaths, garlands and more.) It’s easy being green with a holiday plant purchase. Delivery options are available and it supports BFS.

Purchase your holiday plants now.

WinterFest is a celebratory community-building event for the entire family and an important PAT fundraiser for our school. Support and engagement from the preschool to the upper school is critical to WinterFest’s success. This year, the WinterFest committee is assigning ownership of a specific activity to each class. Volunteer blocks run for two hours, giving parent volunteers the rest of the day to enjoy the festivities. Middle and Upper School students are also encouraged to volunteer their time. Volunteer opportunities by grade are linked below.

Students – Volunteer Here!

Preschool Threes Families

Preschool Fours Families

Kindergarten Families

First Grade Families

Second Grade Families

Third Grade Families 

Fourth Grade Families 

Fifth Grade Families

Sixth Grade Families

Seventh Grade Families

Eighth Grade Families 

Ninth Grade Families

Tenth Grade Families

Eleventh Grade Families

Twelfth Grade Families

Calling all Middle and Upper School student artists! The WinterFest Committee is again hosting a contest for BFS WinterFest Gift Wrap Artwork open to Middle and Upper School students. Submissions are due to by November 9, 2018. Details below.

Design Contest Details