May Fair & Scootathon

Community Festivals at Brooklyn Waldorf School
Culture is important to Brooklyn Waldorf School

What is the May Fair?

The May Fair is an annual festival that celebrates the Spring. Families make flower crowns, sing songs, and students dance around the Maypole. The May Fair is celebrated in Waldorf schools throughout the world.

What is the Scootathon?

The Scootathon is an annual event where parents, teachers, staff, students, and friends scoot laps in Prospect Park to raise funds for the school. It promotes environmentally friendly modes of transportation, community building, and is a whole lot of fun!


Want more? There’s another Scootathon video here and an article about the 2022 May Fair festival here.


Where is the Scootathon & May Fair?

The Nethermead area of Prospect Park.


What does the day look like?

Event Date: May 4, 2024

This is a general schedule; details will be updated as they become available.


9:30 Event Start Time for Families

Parents/Community arrive; flower crown making, picnic blanket spreading

10:00-11:30 Maypole Dances

10:00 Every class will have a dance, and all are encouraged to join in the community dance.

11:30 Scootathon Mini-Loop Kick-Off!

12:00 Scootathon Big Loop Kick-Off!

12:00-2:30 Mayfair Activities

2:30  Scootathon Officially Ends

End Time for Both Main Loop & Mini-Loop 


Fundraising for Scootathon

Since 2009, Scootathon has been a major annual fundraiser for the Brooklyn Waldorf School. Funds raised help BWS pay teachers, offer financial aid to the many families who need it, enrich student programs and care for our beautiful historic building. Help us fundraise, or donate, by visiting our Scootathon fundraising site.  Take a look at our Scootathon FAQ page for more details!