Op/Ed: Community Concerns Ignored in Neighborhood School Construction Project

The following article was written by Marjorie Ingall, a parent at The Neighborhood School.

A Night of Laughter to Support the Neighborhood School

Maureen Langan.

If you’re looking for something fun to do tomorrow, you might want to check out a special night at the Laugh Lounge on Essex Street. There’s a great lineup of comics, including Maureen Langan (Joy Behar Show, the Onion), Karen Bergreen (Comedy Central, VH1) and Johnny Watson (Good Morning America, SNL).  The evening is a fundraiser for the Neighborhood School, which (as we’ve noted previously) nearly lost its library due to budget cuts. If you’d like more info about the event, follow this link.


Parents Launch Fundraising Campaign to Save Neighborhood School Library

Our friend Marjorie Ingall is trying to get the word out about a grassroots campaign to save the Neighborhood School’s Library. Due to Department of Education budget cuts, parents have no choice to raise $40,000 by the end of June, if the library is to be salvaged.  The school, located on East 3rd Street, has two fundraisers coming up.

There’s a comedy night May 11th at the Laugh Lounge featuring Moody McCarthy from Jimmy Kimmel’s show ($20).  And on May 13th, at the McNally Jackson Bookstore in Soho, there’s an event featuring Gloria Steinem, Gail Collins of the New York Times and Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead ($25).  Click here for more information on the school’s predicament and the fundraising drive.


Coming Up Sunday: Neighborhood School’s Holiday Fair

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How about an urban fishing adventure? Just one of the fun activities available on Sunday. Image via Snarly's flickr photostream.

Our friends at The Neighborhood School asked us to remind you that their Holiday Fair is coming up this Sunday,  There will be carnival games, arts & crafts, face-painting, print-making, a huge kid-built maze (made of deconstructed cardboard boxes), a raffle and silent auction — plus great food from  neighborhood vendors.

Neighborhood School PTA To Host Comedy Fundraiser

Our friends at The Neighborhood School PTA are hosting “We’re Cracking Up!,” a stand-up comedy fundraiser on Friday night at Laugh Lounge.  They write:

Join us at the Laugh Lounge on Friday April 8th for a night of hilarity and fundraising for our kids!!! Tickets are $20.00 with a 2 drink minimum. Door opens at 6:30 PM. Danny Cohen from Caroline’s is the headliner, with Karen Bergreen of Comedy Central and many other incredible talents!

Local comedienne Carla Johnston will emcee.  $20, 2 drink min. // 6:30p // 151 Essex Street.

Neighborhood School Has Openings for 3rd & 4th Graders

Summer will be over before you know it.  New York City’s public schools resume classes September 9th. If you’re new to the neighborhood, or want to make a last minute switch here’s an important notice from the Neighborhood School on East 3rd Street:  they have openings for 3rd and 4th graders for this coming academic year. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact the school’s placement coordinator, Dara Corn at daracorn@sprintmail.com or principal, Milo Novelo at milo.novelo@gmail.com.