New York City Public School’s are back in session Wednesday, September 5!
With the first day of school just around the corner, check out the list below of places in Brooklyn where you can pick up free school supplies for the students in your household.
NYC ACS Annual Keshia J. Baxter Back-2-School Community & Resource Fair
When: Thursday, August 16, 11am to 4pm
Where: NYC Administration for Children’s Services, 1274 Bedford Avenue (on Brevoort Avenue), Bed-Stuy
What: Free school supplies, health screenings, music, face painting, and activities.
Gwinin Gives 2nd Annual Back-To-School Event
When: Sunday, August 19, 1pm to 6pm
Where: Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Avenue (between Marcy & Tompkins Avenues), Bed-Stuy
What: Free school supplies, music, games, and more!
Midwood Library Back-To-School Celebration
When: Thursday, August 23, 1pm to 6pm
Where: 975 East 16th Street (at Avenue J), Midwood
What: Midwood Library’s annual back-to-school celebration includes food, books for sale, raffles, arts & crafts, games, and more!
I Will Graduate Back-To-School Yard Party
When: Friday, August 24, 3pm to 8pm
Where: P.S. 28, The Warren Prep Academy, 1001 Herkimer Street (at Howard Avenue), Bed-Stuy
What: Free school supplies, music, games, and entertainment in the school yard.
Senator Kevin Parker’s 11th Annual Back-To-School Celebration
When: Saturday, August 25, 12pm to 5pm
Where: Paerdegat Park (East 40th St between Farragut Road & Foster Avenue), East Flatbush
What: Free back-to-school supplies, food, and activities.
43rd Assembly District Family Day Event
When: Saturday, August 25, 12pm
Where: 330 Empire Boulevard (between Rogers & Nostrand Avenue), Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
What: School supplies, games, food and more.
East 37th Street Kids Fair and Community Day
When: Sunday, August 26, 12pm to 5pm
Where: East 37th Street (between Church Avenue & Linden Boulevard), Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
What: Free school supplies for the first 200 children to register at the event, plus food, health screenings, games, and performances.
Jewish Community Center Of Marine Park Back-To-School Street Fair & Concert
When: Sunday, August 26, 2pm to 6pm
Where: Avenue N (between East 29th Street & Nostrand Avenue), Midwood
What: Free backpacks and free school supplies (while supplies last). Register for a free backpack here (hours: 3pm to 3:30pm and 5pm to 5:30pm). There will also be cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and entertainment.
Habana Outpost’s 11th Annual Back-To-School Bash
When: Monday, September 3, 11am to 2pm
Where: Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street (at S. Portland Avenue), Fort Greene
What: School supply giveaways, a raffle, face painting, glitter tattoos, dancing, and more!
Materials For The Arts accepts donations of art supplies and Council Member Jumaane Williams’ office is collecting notebooks, pencils, markers, paper, glue, crayons, and hand sanitizer. Call 718.629.2900 for more info or drop off supplies at 4517 Avenue D (between E 45th & E 46th Streets), East Flatbush.