Community Events

2016 Sunset Soiree

Thursday July 21st, Fort Greene Park The Co-op School hosted its beloved, annual Sunset Soiree at the monument in Fort Greene Park. Join us !


The Co-op School 2016 Annual Scholarship Gala!

Each spring 400 Co-op School parents and supporters come together for our Scholarship Gala. This is our biggest event of the year and an unparalleled evening of community, fun, and fundraising! In 2016, our mighty community raised $80,000 during the scholarship gala. A monumental 100% of gala proceeds go directly to full and partial scholarships for current and incoming families applying for financial aid.

You can also download the video

2016 Comedy Night

March 31st, 2016 The Co-op School hosted its beloved, annual Comedy Night at the Irving campus. Big shout out to Larry Beyah, Dave Siegel and Jon Laster for a night of laughs!

2016 Valentine’s Dance

February 6th, 2016 The Co-op School hosted its beloved, annual Valentine’s Dance at the Irving campus. There was great food, fun games, a huge dance party and excellent face painting.  Turn out this year was larger than ever! Thank you Co-op Community for always being so fun!
Over $4,000 raised for scholarships


2015 Community Potluck

November 25, 2015 The Co-op School hosted its eleventh annual Community Potluck at both the preschool and elementary campuses. Staff and families contributed a range of dishes toward the communal meal from traditional turkey and stuffing to curries and tagine. Thanks to all who came together and enjoyed sharing good food.


2015 The Co-op School Spring Gala

May 9, 2015 This annual event is The Co-op School’s largest fundraising initiative. All proceeds go directly to the scholarship funds. The evening included cocktails, catering by local chefs, live and silent auctions, and amazing dancing! Our “Awesome” video premiered during the festivities.

$70,000 raised for scholarships

2014 The Coop School Gala, Video: Happy Remix

June 6, 2014 The Co-op School hosted its largest fundraising event of the year at Irondale Theater, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. All proceeds wento directly to the scholarship funds. The evening included cocktails, catering by local chefs, live and silent auctions, and amazing dancing! Our “Happy” video premiered at the Gala.

$65,000 raised for scholarships

2014 Marathon Bake Sale

November 2, 2014 A busy Co-op School weekend finished with the Marathon Bake Sale organized to raise funds for the school’s scholarship fund. Parents baked up a storm of breakfast breads, muffins, cupcakes, and pies. The Bake Sale organizers braved the cold November winds to sell these treats and warm drinks to marathon spectators. Children and adults alike indulged in the goodies, hoping the additional sugar would keep them warm. Thanks to all the families and spectators for their support!

2014 Marathon Cupcakes2014 Marathon Bake Sale2014 Marathon Bake Sale child eating a muffin

2014 Halloween Hangover Block Party

November 1, 2014 The Co-op School hosted it’s first, annual Halloween Hangover Block Party and it was a huge success! Rain forced the party indoors, but didn’t dampen spirits as attendees enjoyed games, DJs, and chatting with new and old friends. The creativeness of our community was on display, with challenging games including Potty Toss, Rock Monster, and Pumpkin Bowling. Thanks to the parents who organized and ran this event and to the families that braved to rain to join the party. We look forward to seeing another round of inventive games next year!

2014 Potty Toss2014 Halloween Hangover Party Pumpkin Bowling2014 Rock Monster2014 Halloween Party Face Painting

2014 Halloween Open Mic

October 31, 2014 A special Halloween Open Mic allowed children and teachers to proudly display their costumes and share something special with their schoolmates. The fun-loving nature of our classrooms shone brightly with an impressive collection of costumes and performances. We had a gaggle of Elsas singing a rousing rendition of Let It Go, Ninjas performing karate, a poetic Red Crayon, an out-of-this-world Lego man, a kingdom of animals and enough Super-Heros to keep the world safe. Both elementary and preschool teachers and staff joined in the fun, competing for the award of Best Costume. Thanks for being such great role-models-in-fun for our community!

2014 Halloween Open Mic Cat2014 Halloween Open Mic Irving2014 Halloween Open Mic Elephant

2014 Cardboard Challenge

October 10, 2014 In honor of Imagination Foundation’s Cardboard Challenge we joined kids around the world in building something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. The Co-op School and Maple Street School welcomed the community at large to join in making public art out of cardboard. The amazing creations and sculptures remianed on display at Putnam Triangle until October 13, 2014.


2014 Potato Harvest Fall


2014 Spring Planting Days

May 6, 2014: Elementary school rooftop garden planting day. May 12, 2014: Preschool rooftop garden planting day. Blog: 2014 Spring Planting Days


2014 Friends and Family Day Book Fair

June 12, 2014 Classrooms at both our preschool and elementary campuses welcomed friends and family to share their love of books.