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In 2008, Town Square was thrilled to present the first annual Schoolfest. This was the first time that all schools in Greenpoint and Williamsburg (day care centers to high schools, private and public) were invited to a single informative day.  This is a wonderful event for the entire community and drew the enthusiastic support of our local elected officlas and community leaders.  Schoolfest features informational booths by each school and sometimes include representatives from colleges and universities, because it's never too early to start planning for higher education. 
Schoolfest 2019

Saturday, September 21, 12-4 PM

John Ericsson Middle School 126

424 Leonard Street (Bayard entrance) 

Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Schoolfest is a one-of-a-kind school fair for our North Brooklyn parents! Early childhood to high schools, service providers, parent workshops, kids activtiies, live performances, and a community potluck to bring people together.  Get a jump on your child's edu journey while having fun with your family! 
WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT? Schools, day care centers, enrichment providers and anyone else who want to speak to North Brooklyn parents.  Online application forms can be found here:  
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Parents seeking information on schools & enrichment programs for their children, and students in elementary schools to high schools.  
FREE Admissions Tickets
Schoolfest 2019 Workshops


Schoolfest offers informative workshops by highly-regarded educational specialists. Highly renown Joyce Szuflita of New York School Help will give her popular workshops. These workshops normally cost $30 pp to attend.  They were free with the admission to Schoolfest. 


            12:15 PM  Intro to Elementary Schools, presented by Joyce Szuflita, NY School Help

              1:15 PM  Intro to Middle Schools, presented by Joyce Szuflita, NY School Help

              2:15 PM  Panel on High Schools, moderated by Joyce Szuflita, NY School Help

              3:15 PM  Early Childhood Options, presented by Joyce Szuflita, NY School Help


Schoolfest 2019 Fun Activities & Live Performances


After meeting schools and checking out enrichment possibilities, enjoy activities and live performances.  And don't forget to bring a family favorite dish to share with everyone in the community potluck!  

            12:00 PM  Anna Banana's Music for Kids

              1:00 PM  Hopalong Andrew

              2:00 PM  Jana Astanov and ASTALOOP

              3:00 PM  Williamsburg School of Music Rock Band


Schoolfest 2019 ~ Exhibitors
Please check back often for updates for we will update this list as registration forms are received.
Schoolfest FAQs



  • Schoolfest offers a supportive networking & informational experience for both exhibitors

     & parents.  


  • Schoolfest allows our neighborhood schools to share new information and projects with each other, so that our entire district may benefit.  


  • Most importantly, Schoolfest understands that parents can be overwhelmend by school choices and admission processes. Schoolfest helps parents navigate through the confusion so that you can make the best choice for your child's educational needs.



  • Meet and speak to many day care centers and schools.  A list of confirmed and reigstered schools above. Check back often for updates

  • Because there's the full vertical gamut of schools, you'll be able to meet upper schools even if your child isn't at that stage. Is your child in middle school? Come and talk to our local high schools. Is your child in elementary school? Come and talk to our local middle schools AND high schools. Is your child an infant? Come talk to our local day care centers AND elementary schools. It's never too early to start this research!


  • Do I need a ticket to come to Schoolfest?  ANSWER:  YES, each person will need a ticket.  Tickets are FREE but will you still need one.  Your $3 ticket deposit will be credited back to you after you check into Schoolfest. 

  • Can I get tickets at the door?  ANSWER:  YES, if there tickets available. But we urge you to get your tickets quickly!

Schoolfest Sponsors & Supporters
  • NYS Assemblyman Joseph Lentol

  • NYC Council Member Stephen Levin

  • NYC Council Member Antonio Reynoso

  • NYC DOE D14 Superintendent Alicja Winnicki



  • NY School Help

  • St. Nicks Alliance

  • BNS Real Estate

  • Broadway Stages

  • ExxonMobil

  • Greenpoint Landing

  • Food donations: Franklin Pizza, Le Gamin

  • Media support: Brooklyn Chamber, Brooklyn Daily, Greenline, Greenpoint Star, Greenpointers, New York Family, New York Jewish Parenting Guide

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