The Albany Free School Analog Photo Exhibit
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

The Albany Free School Analog Photo Exhibit

The Free School’s 3rd, 4th and 5th graders share their photography with you at Albany's 1st Friday, opening June 7 from 5 p.m-8 p.m. at Albany Center Gallery's Arcade space (488 Broadway, Suite 107, Albany, NY 12207).

Teacher/Photographer Diana Morales challenged her students to take photographs of people, places and things around their South End school campus, with instructions to stop and think before they hit the shutter, explore their point of view, and make a conscious decision with their framing.

Students used 35 mm analogue cameras, color and black and white film.

Exhibitors include Finnoula - 5th Grade/10 year old; Sadie - 4th grade, 9 year old; Izzy - 3rd grade, 9 year old; Kamilah - 3rd grade, 8 year old and Diana, 4th & 5th grade teacher.

The Albany Free School is in its 50th year, a democracy based education for Pre K-8th grade, and a model for student-led learning throughout the United States. For more information about the school, call (518) 434-3072.

Sponsored in part by Albany Center Gallery

Exhibition on view through June 21. 2019

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Pop Up Pizza Shop!!!!!
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Pop Up Pizza Shop!!!!!

We are at it again folks! Tomorrow the Jr. High class is having their delicious and almost famous Pizza Night. All proceeds raised go to their service learning trip to Puerto Rico that is happening in just 3 week!!!
Place your orders by emailing us at albanyfreeschool@gmail.com put pizza in the subject line and please include your phone number and time you want to pick up in addition to your order. Get your orders in early so you can get the time you want!!!
Our menu:
Vegan Pizza $14
Cheese Pizza $12
Toppings $2 mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni, sausage, bell peppers
Specialty pies: $16
White Pizza - Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan
Pesto Pizza w/ roasted red pepper, roasted garlic and goat cheese
Buffalo Chicken w/ blue cheese crumbles and a spicy sauce

It's Friday night!!! Let us cook you dinner!!!
Local deliveries available

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Free School  @ South End Earth Day
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Free School @ South End Earth Day

Join us Saturday April 27th from 10am - 2pm
Build bucket gardens and help prepare our garden beds
It is a blast!!!!
This is part of a larger event,South End Earth Day:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2107006749336067/

Gabby's Garden is a magical place that is a school garden during the school year and a community garden during the warmer weather!
If you want to volunteer in our garden at another time we would love it!!!
Contact:
Deirdre
albanyfreeschool@gmail.com

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Open Mic and Game Night
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic and Game Night

Join the 4th & 5th grade class for a fun packed evening of:
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
GAMES
FOOD
&
LAUGHTER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS !!!
The 4th & 5th grade class is hosting our very first open mic night with live music, poetry, stand up comedy, dance & more.

Games- board & card, including monopoly, exploding kittens, magic the gathering, chess and more!!

Dinner & Desert

& a raffle with amazing prizes donated from local artists & businesses!!


All money raised goes directly to the 4th & 5th grade class trip fund. This class will be going to Rhode Island at the end of the school year for two nights. On this trip they will do a community service learning project.


**To sign up for our open mic or donate a prize to our raffle please send an email attention Diana: albanyfreeschool@gmail.com **

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Enrolling Prek - 8th grade for 2019-2020 Open House (11am-1pm) and Sweet Buns Light (9am-1pm)
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Enrolling Prek - 8th grade for 2019-2020 Open House (11am-1pm) and Sweet Buns Light (9am-1pm)

Come visit The Free School for student led tours of our building between 11am-1pm.
Our school is student centered and project based with a learner focused curriculum. We support social and emotional learning and critical thinking. Student choice and collaboration are promoted. Compassion, empathy and social justice are a focus of our interactions with each other and our wider community. Freedom of movement, joy and play and community engagement are tenants of our school community. Learn about our programming and ask any questions you may have!

We will be having a Sweet Buns Light starting at 9am where you can enjoy:
Cinnamon buns
Quiche
Vegan Banana Bread
Muffins
Cardamom Coffee Cake
Scones (sweet & savory)
Tarts
& more
(All baked goods are homemade, amazing and made with students)


Sweet Buns Light will start at 9am and our OPEN HOUSE begins at 11am!

See you there!!!!!!!!

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Parent Night Out
Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Parent Night Out

Hey Families!!!!! Let Jr. High students at The Free School give you a break and support a fabulous date or non date night!!! Grab dinner with your love or buddy, take a nap, catch a movie, deep clean the fridge, stare into space peacefully, work on your dissertation or really anything you would like and will bring you joy!

We will make sure your child(ren) are well cared for while you have some time to yourself!

Their will be:

Surpervised play

Games

Story time

Crafts

& snacks,


$20 for the four hours plus $10 for each sibling. This works out to $5 an hour for the first child and $2.50 per hour for each additional child. That is a pretty sweet deal.

Jr. High students have been spending some of their time this year taking care of little ones throughout the school day and they have been working our after school program making sure some of our youngest students are cared for after our regular school day. They are experts at story reading, guided play, little one conflict resolution, safety and clean up!!!!! RSVP at albanyfreeschool@gmail.com so we can make sure to have enough snacks!!! Please contact us with any questions.

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Movie and Pizza Night
Feb
8
4:30 PM16:30

Movie and Pizza Night

Join the 4th & 5th grade class for their 2nd Movie and Pizza Night!!
The first was such a raging success it is coming back by popular demand!!!!

This is a family friendly event and so much fun! Come for one or both movies! Please email us with any questions!!!!!

Showing:

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
&
WONDER

The doors will open at 4:30 PM. Ralph Breaks The Internet will begin at 5:00 and Wonder at 7:00.

Come early to get the best spots in the house, pizza and baked goods!!

Admission:
(Suggested Donation)
$5 for adults $3 for kids

🍕🍕🍕!!!$1 SLICES!!!🍕 🍕🍕
(VEGAN SLICES AVAILABLE AS WELL)

We will have a special gift sale going on as well with jewelry and homemade candles!!!!

All proceeds go directly toward the 4th & 5th end of the year service learning class trip!!!

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SHARE THIS EVEN PLEASE AND THANKS!!!!!

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Fish Fry and Falafel Dinner with Our Famous Cake Auction
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Fish Fry and Falafel Dinner with Our Famous Cake Auction

Join us for a fantastic and delicious night of food and fun! The Free School is having our famous Fish Fry and Falafel Dinner.
The Menu:
Fish Fry w/ the fixings
Falafel
Corn Bread
Roasted potatoes
Back Eyed Peas
Coleslaw
Cooked Greens
&
Our Famous Cake Auction!!!!

$4-$6 for kids
$8-$10 for adults
Family discounts available

Support the Jr. High as they continue to fundraise for their end of the year service learning trip. Students are raising money to go to Puerto Rico to support efforts there to rebuild.

Thank you for your support!!!!!


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Free School Fish Fry
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Free School Fish Fry

Join us for our annual Fish Fry and Falafel Dinner with The Free School's original Cake Auction. Hosted by the Junior High/Upper Elementary this event is legendary and delicious. All proceeds from this community dinner benefit service learning trips for students @ The Free School.

The Menu:
Fish Fry w/ homemade tarter and cocktail sauce
Falafel w/ Tahini sauce
Coleslaw
Black eyed peas
Roasted potatoes
Corn bread

$5 for Kids
$8 for Adults

Cake auction starts at 7:45...You don't want to miss it!!!!!

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Wine & Paint Night
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Wine & Paint Night

Grab a Glass of Wine & a Paint Brush!
Come out for a fun night of sipping wine and painting with step by step instructions from our amazing art teacher Diana Morales-Manley!

We’ll provide the canvas, painting supplies, yummy wine, light snacks and even free childcare if needed!

$25 per person
$40 per couple

For Reservations Please Email: albanyfreeschool@gmail.com

Join the event on Facebook: LINK

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2nd Annual Free School Gala
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Free School Gala

Come out to the 2nd Annual Free School Gala event at Albany Pump Station on Monday November 9th from 6:00pm-9:30pm!

There will be delicious food, live msic and poetry, an raffle with great prizes from local businesses and more!

Tickets are $45 per person which include a 3 course meal.

Please email albanyfreeschool@gmail.com to make reservations.

***Free Childcare Available Upon Request***

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