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Bring the whole family to Brooklyn Friends’ annual holiday market and kids fair

Saturday, December 2, 2017

11am to 4pm
375 Pearl Street

WinterFest Fun

Explore the many festive ways to enjoy and support WinterFest. Email with any questions.

Candle making and log cutting! Bounce house, face-painting and Construction Kids! There’s going to be plenty to do. Our preregistration and pre purchases are now closed but you will be able to join in at the door!

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, December 1st and on Saturday, December 2nd, Chess at 3 will join the offerings. On Saturday, December 2 at 3pm, Brian Floca, author and illustrator of acclaimed non-fiction picture books Locomotive (winner of the Caldecott Medal), Moonshot (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year) and Lightship (a Robert F. Sibert Honor book), will be sharing his work, teaching us to draw and signing books.

Indulge yourself or put that holiday shopping list to rest in one stop at the holiday market: amazing local artisans and creative crafters galore. Explore imagery from some of our vendors here and here.


Open your eyes (and ears)! We’ve conjured up a complete slate of entertainment full of music, magic and more. This year’s line-up at the 375 Pearl Street Meeting House includes:

11:30am – Tony Soll and the Ferocious Cats featuring Kenneth Alston

12:30pm – Magician Handsome Harry

1:30pm – PBS Kids host Steve Songs

2:20pm – Special Dance Performance by the Panthers Supreme Dance Team

2:30pm – Karaoke with Jeremy Hawkins

All performances are free for attendees. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Lunch and munch with new menu items; there will be plenty of options to choose from, including the ever-popular BFS Bake Sale. Thank you to our generous food providers! The menu will feature items donated and provided by: Bluestone Lane, Concord Market, Front Street Pizza, Hill Country, Lassen & Henning, Marlon Aitcheson, Monty Q’s, Panera, Park Plaza Restaurant, Rocco’s Tacos, Saxelby Cheesemonger, Starbucks, Taco Dumbo, Tiger Box, Vita Coco, and Yaso Tang Bao. Special thanks to Chef Tom and the BFS cafeteria staff!

Sign up now to donate to the bake sale.

Holiday plant sales are now closed.

Pick your poinsettia! (Or wreaths, garlands and more.) It’s easy being green with a holiday plant purchase.

Help make this year’s WinterFest event a successful fundraiser by volunteering for one or more shifts! Is sales your strong suit? Help us sell activity tickets or our pre school and lower school designed wrapping paper! Want a creative position? Transform the little ones faces into unicorns, lions or other requests with some face paint! Just want to offer up your brute strength? Set up and break down shifts is calling for you!

Sign up to volunteer now.

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s WinterFest wrapping paper design contest.

We are happy to announce designs by Ava Malick, Isa Della Valle, and Milo Smith have been selected to have their designs professionally printed.  You can purchase their great designs at this year’s WinterFest!