Fall Fair & Homecoming

This treasured tradition is a highlight of each new school year, where we celebrate what makes our Quaker school community special!

Saturday, October 16th
11AM to 5PM!

 

Dear Friends, 

After missing last year, we are very excited to announce that the Fall Fair will take place on Saturday, October 16th!  In an effort to bring our community together while keeping everyone safe, we have made some adjustments for this year.

What will Fall Fair look like this year?

All activities will take place outdoors. The family night activities which have taken place on Friday will be incorporated into Saturday.  The rides will be free of charge for all Friends Academy students, faculty, staff and their immediate families from 11 am to 5 pm.  That's 6 hours of rides for our children to enjoy!  Newton is back and we will have all of our favorite rides including Pharaoh's Fury! Read more below...

Food Trucks!

In an effort to continue to keep our community safe, we are working to secure outside food trucks to offer a variety of amazing food options that will be available for sale.  If you have a favorite truck, please contact Jen Tytel, Food Chair.

This year we will be unable to host a bonfire. However, all of the activities you have come to expect will happen as usual including:

  • Carnival Games
  • Arts and Crafts 
  • FA Wear Sale, 
  • FA Student Booths 
  • Varsity and JV games

– Fall Fair Chair, Bettina Saad and co-Chair Claudia Paris

 

Volunteer!

Click above to volunteer for campus decorating, to help with FA Wear sales,
at a booth, our Plant Sale, and so much more.

What's happening at Fall Fair?

This treasured tradition is a highlight of each new school year, where we celebrate what makes our Quaker school community special!

 

Rides and games!

The rides will be free of charge for all Friends Academy students, faculty, staff and their immediate families from 11 am to 5 pm.  That's 6 hours of rides for our children to enjoy!  Newton is back and we will have all of our favorite rides including all of our favorite rides for all ages including the Pharaoh's Fury, Super Slide, Cliff-hanger, Tornado, Happy Swing, Dizzy Dragon, and the Sizzler, to mention a few.

When you arrive on Saturday, stop by the Parent Council tent located near the rides to pick up your bracelets.

Ride Bracelets for FA Families

Want to ride the Pharaoh's Fury all day Saturday?

Now’s your chance!

When you arrive on Saturday, stop by the Parent Council tent located near the rides from 11 am to 5 pm to pick up your bracelet.

Calling all Foodies...

Food Trucks will be on campus all day. Sample specialties from around the world. Leave room for dessert because Ice Cream is on the menu! We promise you won’t go home hungry!

Extreme Empanadas

Joey’s Pizza

The Waffle Chic

First Concessions

Schultzy’s Fresh Seafood

Vice Donuts and Coffee

Gooseberry Grove

Activities for all!

Thanks to our Friends Academy families who will be hosting Carnival Games, 

Arts and Crafts, and other fun activities for children of all ages.

Stock up on FA Wear

Show your FA spirit and browse a generous collection of FA T-shirts, hats, sweats, jackets and more. Thursday, October 14th (10 am to 4 pm) in the Dolan Center Atrium and Saturday, October 16th, 11 am to 5 pm in front of the Dolan Center.

Student Booths

Friends Academy Clubs will be on hand to show their FA spirit and promote the important causes that are meaningful to them.

Let's Welcome our Alumni Back to Campus!

Be sure to say hello to our former students who will be back on campus including the class of 1971 who are celebrating their 50th reunion! 

Go Quakers! Fall Fair Athletic Schedule

  • 10:45 am – Ribbon-cutting Ceremony to celebrate the new turf field
  • 11 am – Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs. Sewanhaka
  • 12 pm – Coed Varsity Cross Country (Away)
  • 1 pm – Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Lawrence
  • 1:45 pm – Alumni 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Girls Soccer State Championship Event
  • 2 pm – Boys Varsity Football vs. Cold Spring Harbor
  • 2 pm – Girls Varsity Cheerleading vs. Cold Spring Harbor
  • 3 pm – Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Academy Charter School
  • 3:45 pm – Alumni 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Boys Soccer State Championship Event

Brian J. Hom Memorial 1.5 Mile Run/Walk

8:30 am Registration*
9:00 am Race
Suggested donation $10

All donations benefit the Brian James Hom Scholarship at Friends Academy:

Established in the spring of 2011, the Brian James Hom Scholarship honors students who embody Brian's qualities and live according to his motto, "I am the me I choose to be" as coined by Sidney Poitier. Brian, Class of 2011, left a lasting impact on all who knew him through his passion for social equity and justice, innate generosity and personal warmth, wonderful sense of humor and smile, and unparalleled commitment to excellence as a runner and a scholar. 

RSVP today to Coach Garry at louisa_garry@fa.org

St. Pats

Parking for Fall Fair

Parking will be available on the Upper Fields this year. Please enter on Duck Pond Road on the West side of the Jackson House (look for the balloons and signage.)

Satellite parking available at St. Pat's Church until 4 pm.

Shuttle Buses are available between the Middle School and St. Patrick’s Church. Police and our parking attendants will assist with parking during the fair. For the safety of our families and visitors, please follow directions when you arrive on campus.

Parking for Fall Fair

Directions to St. Patrick’s Church (from Friends Academy)

  • Travel west on Duck Pond Road for 1 mile (away from Piping Rock, toward Glen Cove).
  • Cross the railroad tracks and make a left at the first light.
  • Go 1/10 of a mile and make a right into the St. Patrick’s parking lot.
  • Follow the Fall Fair Parking signs to the parking area.

No parking allowed: Please do not park on Duck Pond Road, Piping Rock Road or in the Meeting House parking lot on Friday or Saturday.

Parking for Athletic Games: If you are dropping a student to attend the Fair or to participate in one of the games scheduled for Saturday, please do so in front of the Middle School and then proceed to park your car if you plan on staying for the day.

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