Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017 – Discounted tickets

This  month Discounted tickets to the Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017 

will run for the next four weekends! Make your plans to catch the best new films for ages 3-18. Even better, our school receives a $3 discount on all tickets!

Celebrate the best new international films through the Festival’s wildly popular short film programs – Short Films One (recommended ages 5-10) and Short Films Two (recommended ages 8-14). Plus, don’t miss out on brand new feature films and Festival Flashback –

  • Rudolf the Black Cat (Japan, recommended ages 7+) – Rudolph strays from his comfortable like in Gifu, Japan to explore nearby Tokyo and discovers far more than he dreamed imaginable
  • Mr. Frog  (Netherlands, recommended ages 7+) – Every time students say the word “frog,” Sita’s teacher goes a bit green at the gills. Hop over to a screening of Mr. Frog and find out why!
  • Plus – Festival Flashback: Panda! Go Panda! – This Totoro precursor comes from the legendary team that formed Studio Ghibli (with original concepts and character designs by Hayao Miyazaki) and is seriously fun as seven year-old Mimoko gets more than she bargains for when Papa Panda and baby Panny show up at her door

Want a 30 second sneak-peak of the fest? Check out the trailer HERE.

To buy tickets with our discount code, simply:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter code 17SCHD
  3. Purchase tickets

Voila!  Save $3 off each ticket you purchase!

It’s time! NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017


Dear Parents,

The Festival 2017 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, our school receives a $3 discount on all ticket purchases!

Celebrate the best new international films through the Festival’s wildly-popular short film programs, several of which include Academy-award nominees, in addition to special events including Opening Night films Revolting Rhymes and My Life as a Zucchini (Academy-award nominee), a unique program of Birthday Shorts that celebrate the Festival’s 20th anniversary, and Closing Weekend film Ancien and the Magic Tablet – alongside many other terrific feature film selections.

To buy tickets with our discount code, simply:
Go to

Enter code 17SCHD
Purchase tickets
Voila! Save $3 off each ticket you purchase!

April 22 is National Earth Day!


Dear Families,

This Friday, April 22 is National Earth Day!

Let’s celebrate together and be mindful of what it means to HEAL the Earth. We can be a part of the solution to make the world stronger, safer and a healthier place for all of us.

Click here for easy ways to celebrate this Friday April 22nd at EVCS.

Our EARTH WEEK CLOTHING DRIVE is going on Monday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 20th at drop-off! For more information, click HERE.

Express your support and show your spirit!
Have a Great Week!

Your Green & Wellness Committee

It’s Harvest Festival Month: Start Bringing Cans to EVCS!

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EVCS Harvest Festival

Dear Families

The Harvest Festival is a tradition at East Village Community School. For those of you who are new to the school, the Harvest Festival is a beloved event by kids, staff and families. Not only do the students learn all about giving to people less fortunate, conceptually, but they do so in a celebratory gathering in the yard complete with community, songs and a school-wide walk to Trinity Lutheran Church, located o Avenue B and 10th Street, to actually deliver the cans to the shelter. It is a beautiful morning. Families are welcome to participate in the festivities and walk with the students to the church.

We ask that anyone owning a cart, please bring it to the yard in the morning on Tuesday, November 24th to help us transport the cans!

We sent home a flyer in backpacks!

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Neighborhood Event This Weekend and FREE Activities

Sunday, June 21st at 1:00 pm

Green Oasis Community Garden (on 8th between C & D)
Annual Solstice Celebration
Kids and Adults can tie-dye a t-shirt and join in the potluck.
There’ll be a solstice ceremony at 2:00 pm and live music on the stage from 4 to 7pm. It’s free **(suggested donation if tie-dying).

FREE NDI Summer Dance Workshop

NDI and Free is a Great Combination…
Even though its a trek up town it would be worth it! Continue reading

Discussion about the current state of racial equity in education


Join Border Crossers and a renowned panel of racial justice experts as we discuss the current state of racial equity in education and  necessary steps to ensure racial  justice  in our schools.

Panelists include

Joe Brewster
Martha Haakmat

Ali Michael
Pedro Noguera
Howard C. Stevenson

“Creating Racially Equitable Schools” A Border Crossers Fundraiser and Panel Discusssion 

 Thursday, June 18, 2015

6:00-9:00 pm
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School

 Networking reception will follow at 8:00 pm.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

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Dance to China: 41st Annual Student Recital

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Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00pm
Free tickets for kids 12 and under, $10 for their parents or guardians – Call and tell us what school the kids go to and get on our mailing list.  We’ll email you ticket confirmation and put you on ticket list.
Tickets can be purchased in person or on our website or call (212) 334-3764.


Dear Families

If you are interested in bringing your kids to see some amazing dancing by humans and robots! The music will be played live by robots as well. This show is a great example of how to integrate technology and dance with a clear artistic intention. Blanca Li, the Artistic Director of the Blanca Li Dance Company based in Paris, is offering EVCS tickets to his show! Seats are limited, reserve yours today- see below.

“a vibrant dance show for grown-ups and children”
—Elle (France)

Sunday. June 14 at 1:00pm
BLANCA LI presents ROBOT at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue
2 3 4 5 B Q N R D to Atlantic Avenue / Barclays Center
C to Lafayette Avenue
G to Fulton Street

More About the Show
Robot Trailer Click Here.
Meet the Robot Click Here.

Click here to see what the show looks like!
IMPORTANT: The show is recommended for students 6 years old and up but it is the families’ decision to bring younger siblings if needed.


May 2015 Kids Events Programming at Strand Book Store

Hello Parents,

As some of you may know, Strand now hosts children’s events every Saturday and Sunday, twice per day. As such, I’ll be sending you information on the events once per month rather than for each event. All of this information will always be updated on Strand’s Children’s homepage here:
Please find information below on all storytime events for May 2015. All events are hosted at Strand Book Store (Broadway at 1 in our children’s department, free of charge, and open to the public.
Thank you for all that you do to support our events! Feel free to email me with questions.
Brianne Sperber
Marketing Manager | Strand Book Store | a: 828 Broadway at 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 |
p: 212.473.1452 ext 540 | m: 914.497.1421 | e: [email protected] | @strandbookstore 

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Saturday, May 2 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Sunday, May 3 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Making his way down Sesame Street and into our very own storytime is the always lovable Elmo. Spreading smiles and hugs along the way he decided to stop by and share in a few of his very own adventures. Come join us Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd at 11AM and 2PM as one of the greatest characters the world over visits the Strand for stories and crafts.

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Saturday, May 9 @ 2-3pm
Sunday, May 10 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Life in the 100 Acre Wood can be rough, especially for a certain someone who tends to misplace his tail from time to time. Good ol’ Eeyore is stopping by and hopefully we can help pin the tail on the donkey! Come join us on Saturday, May 9th from2PM-3PM and Sunday, May 10th from 11AM-12PM and again from 2PM-3PM to welcome Spring with a storytime and free craft!

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Saturday, May 16 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Sunday, May 17 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Summer is finally here and no one is more suited to kick things off with a bang than the infamous Cat in the Hat! He’s bringing fun and activities that are sure to inspire everyone’s imagination. Come join us Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th at 11AM and 2PM, for what is sure to be a memorable story time featuring Dr. Seuss’ most beloved character.

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Saturday, May 23 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Sunday, May 24 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Spring is here and who better to celebrate the season than with the Frozen princess herself, Elsa! Her touch may be icy but she’s warmed our hearts with her love and joyful voice that’s second to none. Come join us on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th at 11AM and 2PM, for a very special storytime and crafts session with this beloved character.

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Saturday, May 30 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Sunday, May 31 @ 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
The world’s favorite, most curious, little monkey is making his way to the Strand for a fun filled afternoon. Get ready, because Curious George is here and he’s got the Man in the Yellow Hat by his side. Come join us Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st at 11AM and 2PM for a storytime and craft designed to tickle your funny bone!