Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.
Friends Academy Celebrates Unity Day with First Community Group Meetings

On Thursday, October 10, the Friends Academy community wore orange to honor Unity Day, part of Bullying Prevention Month. The day was also marked with the first meetings of all-school Community Groups, which bring together students and adults in all divisions to strengthen bonds across campus.


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 Stacey Daal, 631-520-8336 or Bettina Saad, 516-662-5773.

Fall Fair Committee
Stacey Daal – Chair
Bettina Saad – Co-Chair
Emily Chu, Carolyn Mott & Katrina Steel – Rides, Ticket Sales
Arlyn Goldman – Decorating
Michelle Statfeld - Volunteers
Suzanne Mandel - Supplies Coordinator
Molly Henry - Family BBQ


2019 FA Family Night
Friday, October 4th, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To kick off the weekend’s events, All FA families and siblings, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy complimentary rides for an hour 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.

2019 Fall Fair & Homecoming

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 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 Zipper, Round Up, SuperSlide, Fire Engine, Dizzy Dragons, Cliff-hanger, Pharaoh's Fury, and Happy Swing, to mention a few.

Pay-One-Price (POP) Bracelets Pre-Sale Savings
Want to ride the Zipper 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 3rd (10 am 4 pm) and Friday, October 4th (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 3rd (10 am to 4 pm) and Friday, October 4th (5 to 7:30 pm) in the Dolan Center Atrium.

Calling all Foodies…
Schultzy’s Seafood (best lobster rolls!), Barbeque, Vegan Fun, 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!

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 4th, General on-campus parking. 

Saturday, October 5th, General on-campus parking available on a first-come, first serve basis. Satellite parking available at St. Pat's Church until 7:30 pm. 

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.

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!

Fall Fair Athletic Schedule

  • 1 pm - Boys JV Soccer vs. East Rockaway
  • 2 pm - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Oyster Bay
  • 2 pm - Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Oyster Bay
  • 4 pm - Boys Varsity Soccer vs. East Rockaway

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!