Michaelmas marks the last of summer’s warmth and celebrates new beginnings. Grades children gather in observance at a local park, while younger children remain at school for seasonal stories and special activities.
Toward the end of autumn, early childhood and Grades 1 and 2 families and faculty gather at dusk to form a glowing procession lit by handmade lanterns and enlivened by festive songs. As the days grow shorter, our annual Lantern Walk serves to remind us of our enduring inner lights, which continue to shine through the changing of the seasons. Even on a chilly autumn evening, all those involved are happy to convene for such a warm and wonderful community event.
Winter Fair is one of our most spectacular and well-attended community events. Our lower level transforms into King Arthur’s food court, and the rest of the school bursts with activities such as games and crafts. Families may also purchase hand-made gifts from our community members in preparation for the coming holidays.
May Fair and Scootathon
On the first Saturday in May, the school gathers in reverence of spring’s arrival. Parents, faculty, and students join in a local park to picnic, weave flower crowns, and observe traditional Maypole dances. A schoolwide scootathon takes place the same day, adding a fun Brooklyn twist to this Waldorf tradition.
Grandparents and Special Persons Day
On this day, we take the opportunity to honor all the special non-parental persons in our children’s lives. We invite grandparents and any other guests to join students in the classroom, tour the school, and engage fellow community members over coffee, tea, and other treats.