PS 29 John M. Harrigan School | 425 Henry St | Brooklyn, NY 11201 | (718) 330-9277800-123-456


Thanks for coming to check out our events! There are many ways to get involved for each of these; both hands-on and behind-the-scenes. Check out the SignUP links for opportunities.

The PS 29 PTA hosts a series of fantastic events throughout the school year. These events are a fun way to help raise money for our school and get to know our amazing community! While most events are geared towards families and the greater community, some events are adult only.  Don’t miss the recurring events throughout the school year.

2016-17 PTA Events Calendar

Please contact the PTA at with any questions.


Just before school, we invite new and existing PS29 families to get together in the school yard. This informal meet-up allows children to reconnect after the summer and for new kids to meet and get ready for their first year at PS29. Bring things to do – chalk, sport balls,  jump ropes and a water bottle! Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Each September we host a family Movie Night in the school yard. Bring blankets and chairs and grab your spot. The event is free but we offer a concession stand with treats, novelty toys and hot chocolate. Friday, September 23, 2016


29 Cheers is the first event of the school year just for grown-ups! This event is held on a weeknight in the fall at a local restaurant. In past years, Strong Place (on Court Street) and Vekslers (on Hicks Street) have graciously hosted PS 29 parents, teachers, staff and administrators for an evening of drinks and light snacks. It’s a wonderful way to meet new folks and catch up with old friends. Thursday, September 29, 2016


At this bi-annual event, PS 29 parents, teachers and alumni participate in a warm-up game of knock-out followed by a school-wide three-on-three tournament in the school yard. All skill levels are welcome. A donation is suggested but not required. Lace up your sneakers and join us this year on Sunday, October 16, 2016 and Sunday, May 21, 2017.


The Rummage Sale is a favorite event for the entire neighborhood! PS29 families – and community members too – bring electronics and textiles and clothing to the PS29 Schoolyard on Baltic Street. Clothing and shoes are offered for sale at just $1!

Everything collected will be: Re-used, Re-purposed, or Recycled. Electronics will be collected by the Lower East Side Ecology Center to be recycled. Unsold clothing and textiles will be  recycled by Wearable Collections. Stained & ripped clothing and textiles welcome (to recycle not to sell.) No books or toys please. Textiles & shoes only. Sunday, October 23, 2016 and Sunday, May 7, 2017


The Book Fair is a well-loved fundraising and community event that raises money for our school and brings books to our classrooms. It’s a super fun event that keeps our students excited about reading. The Book Fair will feature a carefully curated selection of children’s books from Fork & Pencil and high-quality educational toys and travel activities (toys will not be sold during school hours.)

We also have Teacher Wish Lists; you can purchase these books for the classrooms. Classes visit the Book Fair throughout the week; the schedule will be posted and you can sign up to volunteer when your child attends. This year’s fairs will take place November 1 – 4, 2016 and June 6 – 9, 2017.


Remember when the only fundraiser a school had was a bake sale? This modern day bake sale offers sweet treats as well as sandwiches and savory items. Coffee and beverages too. This year the Election Day Bake Sale will be HUGE. So many opportunities to donate time and efforts. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 


Possibly the cutest day of the year! This is a great event to volunteer for; it’s busy and fun and you can schedule your volunteer time when your kiddo has their session. Irvin Simon takes class and individual student photos. Your photo purchases raise money for the school. A class schedule will be posted closer to the date. This year photos will be taken Tuesday, November 15, 2016.


Eat Pie & Shop is a fabulous holiday event that seems to get better each year! This event includes pie contests for kids and adults, an artisan gift fair, professional portraits and crafts and games. And of course you get to eat pie! For more details and ways to help, please visit the Eat Pie & Shop website. And we hope to see you Saturday, December 4, 2016.


Super  Science   Saturday  is  a  science  museum  in  our  own back  yard!  This  hands‐on  community  event  is  put  together by science   teachers,  parents  and  students  at  PS29. Families and  the  wider  community join together  and   become immersed  in a  day  of  science.  Children  can  participate  in workshops,  explore  science  concepts  and  watch demonstrations  that  illustrate  science concepts  we  all  know and  love. This day requires lots of hands on volunteers. So mark your calendar for Saturday March 4, 2017 and get ready to help!

Volunteer…..2017 Super Science Saturday


At this adults-only event, parents enjoy a three-course meal and wine and cocktails in the private dining room of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. There are only 40 spots available so we hold a raffle to fill the seats. Buy more tickets for more chances! This year the event will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017. BUY TICKETS HERE


This year’s auction will take place on Friday, March 10, 2017 at The Green Building in Gowanus Join us at this gorgeous venue for the biggest fundraiser of the year! Enjoy drinks, food, dancing and participate in the silent auction; it’s supremely fun and a great night out (adults only.) Bidding is online and starts a few weeks before the event; this means grandparents, neighbors and friends can also bid on items! Stay tuned for more information and ways to help.

Volunteer…..2017 Auction


This Art Night brings parents together to celebrate their creativity.  Guests enjoy two hours of comedy, musical performances, readings, and just good old fun all served up by talented parents and alumni of PS 29. Drinks and delicious light snacks will be served. Wednesday, April 25, 2017


The PS 29 Block Party is held in the PS 29 school yard in June each year. This incredible event is fun for the whole family and open to the entire community! Like an old fashioned carnival enjoy food, games, rides (!), arts and crafts activities and the biggest hits – face painting and hair coloring! Planning starts early and the event’s success is entirely dependent on great volunteers. We hope you like cotton candy! Mark you calendar for Friday, Jun 2, 2017.

Volunteer……2017 Block Party


This summer fundraiser is a contest to help make reading fun. Students keep track of the number of minutes they read and ask friends and family to sponsor their reading. The top readers get small prizes at the beginning of the next school year and a pizza party! Details will be sent home in your child’s backpack in June.

Tuesday Nights at Vekslers

November 15, 2016
December 13, 2016
January 10, 2017
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017

Monthly Breakfast at Kitchen

Friday October 28, 2016
Friday November 18, 2016
Friday December 16, 2016
Friday January 27, 2017
Friday February 17, 2017
Friday March 31, 2017
Friday April 28, 2017
Friday May 26, 2017
Friday June 23, 2017


Hosted by the IDEA Committee at PS29 this fun event at the school is a great social gathering for all kids in our PS29 community. Date TBD


Hosted by the IDEA Committee at PS29 this wonderful family event brings people together over board games, card games and other activities. Kids and adults alike love this event. Friday, December 16, 2016.