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Fall Fair & Homecoming

Dear Friends,

The Fall Fair will look a little different this year, please join us for a weekend of fun and tradition at Friends Academy!

Fun Fair Details:

Friday October 12th, at 5:30p.m.- FA Family Night
All FA families and siblings, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy complimentary rides for an hour followed by a Barbecue and Bonfire!

Saturday October 13th, from ***11:00am-5:00pm*** - Fall Fair and Homecoming, bring your family and friends.

Please get involved:

Sign up for various volunteer opportunities here:

Volunteer at one of our many booths.
-Food Booths Contact: Nicky Pratt,  or cell 516-351-1994.
-All other booths contact: Kimberly Griffiths-Broder

Help Decorate!  We had great fun last year giving the campus a fall face lift.
Contact: Julie Riviezzo,  or cell 516-458-2009
Contact: Stacey Daal, or cell 631-520-8336

Stock up on FA Wear, check out this years new styles and purchase “Discounted” Ride Bracelets – Thursday Oct 11th and Friday Oct 12th, 10 to 4:00pm, Dolan Centre Atrium.
Contact: Alison Mummers,  FA Wear
Contact: Emily Chu,  & Jen Woods ,  Rides Bracelets


Kimberly Griffiths and Stacey Daal

Fall Fair Chair and Fall Fair Co-Chair


How do I get involved?

Parent Council is looking for parents to sign-up for two hour shifts on Friday and Saturday of Fall Fair. Volunteering is a great way to meet your fellow parents. Sign-ups will begin in September.

Interested in hosting a booth? We are still looking for new games, crafts and food booths. Please contact Kim Broder for more information.

Click here to volunteer!

Fall Fair Committee
Kimberly Broder - Co-Chair
Stacey Daal - Co-Chair
Emily Chu & Jen Woods - Rides, Ticket Sales
Jen Woods - Rides
Nicky Pratt - Food Booths
Julie Riviezzo - Decorating
Alison Mummers - FA Wear
Jen Pool - Marketing
Bettina Saad - Marketing and Social Media
Michelle Statfeld - Volunteers
Suzanne Mandel - Supplies Coordinator
Molly Henry - Family BBQ
Entertainment - Pam Keefer and Carolyn Mott

2018 FA Family Night
Friday, October 12, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To kick off the weekend’s events, all FA families, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy the Fall Fair rides from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by the annual BBQ and Bonfire.  You will receive a parking pass for Family Night in the mail the week of October 1st. Parking is limited, please remember your passes.  Carpooling is encouraged.

2018 Fall Fair & Homecoming

Saturday, October 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Remember: The Fall Fair is open to the entire community on Saturday, so be sure to invite your
friends and family!

Rides and games!
All of our favorite rides for all ages including the Starship, Scatt, Giant Slide, Dizzy Dragons, Umbrella rides, Circus Town and Merry Go Round to mention a few.

Test your skills… On The Wild One obstacle course, Cliff Hanger climbing wall and at all of our carnival games.

Pay-One-Price (POP) Bracelets Pre-Sale Savings
Want to ride the Starship all day Saturday? Then you'd better get your Pay-One-Price Bracelet! Advance sale POP Bracelets will be on sale for $30 on Thursday, October 11th (10 am 4 pm) and Friday, October 12th (10 am to 4 pm) in the Dolan Center Atrium and at the FA Family Night (5:30 to 7:30 pm). Don't miss this opportunity – Bracelets will be $35 the day of the Fair.

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 11th (10 am to 4 pm) and Friday, October 12 (10 am to 4 pm) in the Dolan Center Atrium.

Calling all Foodies…
Schultzy’s Seafood (best lobster rolls!), Barbeque, Masala Stop, Italian Food, Greek Salad, Caribbean delicacies, French Fries and more! Sample our specialties from around the world. Leave room for dessert though because Smores, Ice Cream and more are back too!

We promise you won’t go home hungry!

Fall Plant Sale
Stay tuned for more info!

For information on Alumni Homecoming, click here.

A tradition since 1964

Homecoming and Fall Fair became an annual fall event on November 14th, 1964. The Fair was a great success with decorations that followed the theme of a country fair and a variety of booths for everyone to enjoy.

Fairgoers cheered on Varsity football and soccer games in the afternoon and celebrated Homecoming Day with Friends Academy Alumni.

This annual community event brings together Friends Academy students, parents, faculty and former faculty, alumni, relatives, friends and the outside community to share in rides, games, athletic events, arts and crafts, great food and more.

Parking for the Fair

Friday, October 12, General on campus parking.  Satellite parking available at St. Pat's Church until 7:30pm.

Saturday, October 13, General on-campus parking available on a first-come, first serve basis. 

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 Frost Hall and then proceed to park your car if you plan on staying for the day.

Stay tuned for weather related parking updates!

Additional parking: Parking available at St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Shuttle Buses are available between Frost Hall and St. Patrick’s Church. Police will assist with parking during the fair. For the safety of our families and visitors, please follow directions when you arrive on campus.

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.

Fall Fair Athletic Schedule

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PARKING FOR SATURDAY 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 Frost Hall and then proceed to park your car if you plan on staying for the day. Stay tuned for weather related parking updates!