Do you have little ones that love trucks? Have an aspiring firefighter? Wonder what the Sean Casey Animal Adoption Van looks like from the inside? Enjoy eating delicacies from local food trucks? If you answered yes to any of these, then the Touch-a-Truck street fair this coming Saturday, May 14, 2016 is for your family!
Loved by people from all age groups, the sixth annual Touch-a-Truck is hosted by PS 295. The event is a fundraiser to support academic, arts, and enrichment programs at this small Title I school.
One of Brooklyn’s most beloved street fairs, this event is well received by the community and over 3,000 people come to touch, sit in, and look at all sorts of different trucks that we often see at work within our community.
18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) will be transformed into a block of vehicles begging to be explored! The Chip Shop three-wheeler, FDNY Ladder 122, NYPD van, NYC MTA Vintage Bus, and Einstein’s Plumbing & Heating are just a small sampling of the trucks that will be available to be discovered.
“It’s really genius,” commented Karla Mironov, an 18th street neighbor, “it’s the community involvement that brings the whole idea together.” Mironov owns Slope Suds (462 7th Avenue at 16th Street), a nearby hair salon which contributes salon service gift certificates for the Touch-A-Truck raffle.
The event is much more than trucks, in addition to the trucks and socializing, there are many other activities activities for the family. Including, but not limited to, giveaways, arts & craft centers, outdoor play spaces, face painting, bouncy houses, and the Amerikick DJ Booth keeps it all rolling.
Many local businesses support this fundraiser and donate generously to the raffle. The fundraiser helps support PS 295 as they embrace diversity by nurturing strengths and talents to educate the whole child socially, academically, culturally, and artistically.
“It’s not just trucks, it’s a family gathering for the PS 295 parents and the local community,” says Mironov.
The Rundown: PS 295 Touch-a-Truck Street Fair 2016
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12pm-5pm (rain or shine)
Where: 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
How Much: $8 per person (no charge for infants worn or carried by their parent)