Friday, November 8th 4:15-5:15 PM
El Jardin del Paraiso Community Garden (Enter on E. 4th Street btwn Aves C & D)
The lantern walk at New Amsterdam is a celebration taking place halfway between the fall equinox and the winter solstice.
As the sunlight dwindles and night lengthens, we gather as a community outdoors at sunset to share warm cider and then together find a pathway through the darkness, singing traditional lantern songs and guided by the light of lanterns which the children have made at school and carry to illuminate the way.
The festival ends quietly as the children receive a small gift from the teachers and a magical experience to carry home and into sleep.
3rd Annual Spring Fair Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Please join us in celebration of Spring and to honor the spirit of our school and community with our all-day family event!
Indoor Activities: 9:30 AM -12:30 PM at the New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center, 1 Avenue B (at Houston Street)
Children are invited to view a puppet show offered by our teachers and explore our hand-crafted “Mother Nature’s Magical Garden” room. There will also be an opportunity for children to create wool crafts on their own, choose a prize from the Pocket Fairy’s cape and discover crystals in the Crystal Cave. Parents are invited to shop in our Spring Market.
Outdoor Activities: 12-3 PM at the El Jardin Community Garden, 4th St Between Avenues C & D
A delicious lunch and refreshments will be served and children can enjoy new and exciting experiences in the garden: a maze, a jump rope making demonstration, and face painting, to name a few!
Purchase your tickets now to avoid the line, and browse our limited silent auction treasures or unique, custom order delights! Many smaller, affordable Waldorf inspired goodies, perfect for warding off travel and summer boredom, will also be available for sale during the fair.
So bring the family (grandparents, babysitters, family friends...) and come enjoy a day filled with wonder in celebration of the joys of Springtime!
Proceeds will be used to maintain our beautiful community garden, purchase food & materials, provide scholarships and offer our teachers continuing education.
2nd Annual Spring Fair April 28, 2012
The New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center 1 Avenue B (at Houston Street) &
El Jardin del Paraiso 311-321 East 4th street (Between Avenues C and D)
10 AM to 2 PM, Saturday, April 28
Our annual Spring Fair is a celebration of Spring!
Join us from 10 AM to 1 PM at 1 Avenue B (at Houston Street) for activities including a puppet show, the Crystal Cave, child craft workshops, sand box, games, and the Pocket Fairy.
This event will be best enjoyed by families with children between 2 and 6 years of age.
Tickets are available for purchase online! All are welcome!
There are two options for family tickets to enter the fair:
11. SPRING FAIR AT NEW AMSTERDAM (SCHOOL ENTRY + GARDEN ENTRY) $35 -this will include entrance to the school from 10 am - 1 pm plus entry to the garden from Noon - 2 pm for a light picnic lunch and games for the children. Please note that activity tickets are available separately. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244034
The Family Ticket ($35 base price) includes Fair entry for up to five family members. (Supplement tickets of $5 per additional person can be purchased for families larger than five).
While children partake in the fun, adults can peruse the silent auction, which ends at Noon on Wednesday, May 2nd. You can also view auction items online beginning Monday, April 23rd at http://newamsterdamspringsilentauction.tumblr.com/
Festival for the Dawn of the Year February 5, 2011
New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center, 1 Avenue B (at Houston St.)
This time of year marks the midway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is known across many cultural traditions as a time of purification, renewal, and preparation for the coming season. Across the centuries in Europe, farmers have begun to turn over their beds in anticipation of the first planting. In Japan, young and old alike celebrate by throwing beans and shouting to banish evil and invite in good deeds. In China, this season marks the beginning of the new calendar year, and cut plum branches adorn the house, hinting at the coming beauty of spring.
Please join us in celebration of this dawn of the year on Saturday, February 5th from 10am to 12pm. Adults and children of the New Amsterdam community are invited to join us to dip beeswax candles and play together before enjoying an 11:30am puppet play, which will be performed by the New Amsterdam Faculty. A light lunch will also be served.
Spiral of Light Festival December 4, 2010
Lantern Walk Festival November 10, 2010
Please join us in this celebration of light at the community garden "El Jardin del Paraiso."
El Jardin del Paraiso
The program includes the lighting of lanterns, a brief walk with songs and the sharing of cider and muffins.
Please be sure to dress warmly.
In case of rain, we will reschedule the Lantern Festival for the following Wednesday.
Feel free to bring friends and family, all are welcome.
For questions, please contact Lisa Bono: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Modified 2013-11-11