Ponies, ping pong balls, and patisserie will come together on June 5 from 11:30 to 3:30 at the Spring Fair of the French-American School of New York (FASNY).
FASNY, celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, will host its Kermesse, or Spring Fair, at the Lower School campus at 111 Larchmont Avenue in the Village of Larchmont.
This is one of the few school fairs in the area to offer pony rides, a fixture in many French parks. There will be other activities, such as face painting and a duck pond. This year, FASNY is introducing new games for older children, like the tricky tennis ball toss. Fairgoers will also enjoy the new henna “tattoos” which are applied by drawing a design onto the skin using organic henna paste.
The fair also will feature environmentally-friendly activities. The Green Club, comprised of FASNY Upper School students, will host a stand to sell items made from recycled goods. Also present will be Westchester County’s Veggie Van, a mobile classroom inside a van retrofitted to run on used vegetable oil. The Veggie Van educates visitors on alternative fuels, recycling and renewable energy.
FASNY Spring Fair’s international buffet, with its loyal and local following, is returning and will be fully stocked with savory and sweet dishes prepared by FASNY families and staff, who come from over 50 countries. In the past, the smorgasbord has featured such delicacies as French quiche, Moroccan couscous, and Sri Lankan Colombo chicken. All of this is complemented by delectable cakes, cookies, and other desserts. The Upper School’s Cultures du Monde club will also showcase international gourmet specialties. For those with less daring palettes, there will be pizza, along with Fair favorites of popcorn and cotton candy.
The celebration will take place rain or shine.
111 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, New York