On Saturday, April 9th between 11am and 1pm, rain or shine, PS295: The Studio School for Arts & Culture will host Brooklyn’s first Touch-A-Truck street fair. At this exciting family event – also a fundraiser to help support arts programs at PS 295 – kids will have a chance to climb inside, touch and explore some of the working trucks and vehicles they see in everyday life.
Tickets are $5 per person (no charge for children under two years old). The fair will run the length of 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, next to PS 295, which lies at the intersection between Park Slope,Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park. The following vehicles are scheduled to take part in the event, along with their drivers/operators who will also be on-hand to explain how these automobiles work and what purpose they serve in the community:
• FDNY fire engine
• NYPD police car
• DSNY Garbage truck
• Airstream trailer
• Concrete mixer
• Dump truck
• Moving van
• Vintage ice cream truck and other vintage autos from the Brooklyn Antique Automobile Association
• The Truck Farm, a traveling garden and CSA that brings a rural experience to urban kids
• Brooklyn Public Library Bookmobile
• And many more!
Some of Brooklyn’s famed gourmet food trucks will also be selling savory treats on-site. Families can purchase amazing burgers and fries from Frites & Meats, some of the best tacos in Brooklyn from Country Boys/Martinez Taco Truck (of Red Hook fame), and delicious sweets from The
Treats Truck. All proceeds from Touch-A-Truck Brooklyn will be used to help fund and sustain PS295‘s arts programs – programs facing budget cuts –specifically music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Several local businesses have already shown their support for the local elementary school by signing on as event sponsors: Target, Union Market, Park Slope Plumbing, Stomping Ground Photography, Quadrozzi Concrete Corp., Greschlers’ Hardware, Paul Signs, Sidecar, Eagle Provisions and Astoria Federal Bank.
About P.S. 295 The Studio School of Art and Culture
PS 295 (http://www.ps295.org), located at 330 18th Street in Brooklyn, is a
community that embraces diversity by nurturing strengths and talents to educate
the whole child socially, academically, culturally and artistically through
differentiation in all facets of learning. In recognizing that all children learn in
different ways, the school believes that an arts integrated curriculum cultivates a
more meaningful discovery of self, enhances prior knowledge, supports content
and language development and encourages a strong respect and appreciation
for the arts. The school’s strong professional development program provides
ongoing learning and leadership opportunities for all members, while offering
students an exemplar for becoming lifelong learners and leaders of the future.