Special Events

Upcoming Events

Open House Thursday, February 2nd  6:30-7:30pm

Past Events
Holiday Celebration
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 11:00 AM


Fieldhome Fall Festival: September 24, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Garden Road will be there fundraising and spreading the word about the school. This is a family event, with inflatable rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, games and prizes.

The Seabury at the Fieldhome
2276 Catherine Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Spanish Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, 2011

The Garden Road School Spanish Heritage Celebration 10/7, 1:30-2:30. Celebrate Spanish Heritage with a collection of ethnic foods and a special latin dance performed by the Garden Road Spanish Class.

Elementary Students and Kittens (Pre-K) Class field trip to Muscoot Farm to enrich the curriculum lump learning, “Animals”. October 14, 9:30-12:00

Street Games: Saturday, June 11, 1-5 PM (rain date June 12)

Join us for a day of Street Games for all ages! View a screening of the documentary film New York Street Games and see our Intergenerational Exchange Street Games Mural Project. Learn more.

Education R-evolution: Saturday, June 4, 2-5 PM

Join us as we discuss the growing need for educational alternatives in the 21st century. Find out what’s working and how to get involved. With special guests Jerry Mintz, Edith Kimchi, and Jon Scott. Located at The Garden Road School. $15 admission. Download flyer here.

Every Child Is an Artist: May 9, 2011, 7-9 PM

Discover ways to develop your child’s inner artist (geared for ages 0-6). Join us as we help you provide the tools to encourage fun, imaginative, thought-provoking artwork at home and at school. $15 admission. Download flyer here.

Starting March 2, 2011: Talking 101 with Joanna Faber

Join Joanna Faber in a seven-week workshop designed to make difficult parenting situations easier, based on the methods of bestselling authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish!

Spring Fling

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Join us for a fun night of music, a poker tournament, food and more!

Who Does She Think She Is Film Screening

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Garden Road School is hosting an evening of inspiration, collaboration and art. The documentary will be shown, followed by a panel discussion with well-known artist/mothers.

Herbal Solutions to Get Your Family Through the Flu Season
with Master Herbalist Andrea Candee

Monday, November 9, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Learn how to use herbal immune system supports and other methods to keep your family healthy this flu season. Click here for more information.

Understanding and Enjoying Math the Singapore Way
A Workshop for Parents, Teachers and Homeschoolers

Monday, October 5, 2009 7:00-8:30 PM at The Garden Road School

Why is math consistently the favorite academic subject at the Garden Road School? What makes it easy, intuitive and fun?
Learn about two key strategies for learning math in the Singapore Math curriculum:

  • Understanding place value and its use in computations
  • Concept of the unit and how it helps with algebraic thinking

This introductory workshop is designed to help adults interested in supporting children learning Singapore Math either as parents, as homeschoolers, or as educators considering teaching this curriculum. Come find out how easy and fun it can be!

Suggestion donation of $20 at the door

An Evening with John Taylor Gatto

Saturday, September 26, 6:30 PM

Join us for this significant event with an award-winning teacher and author of Dumbing Us Down. For more information, visit this page.

Open House

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 10 AM to 12:30 PM

Bring your children to this interactive open house to learn about our innovative curriculum and programs on our beautiful campus. Join us for arts and crafts at 10:30 AM and music under the Music Tree at 11:30. Download flyer here

Pathways to Mathematical Learning

Wednesday, May 27 7-8:30 PM

Math is in everything around us, from our own hands (with the ten “digits”), to the fractal nature of fjords, to the way computers think. It can be a true joy to discover the wonders of math as it displays itself in nature or even on a piece of paper. But learning math has more that comes with it: it can enhance unique mental pathways, special ways of viewing the world and solving problems.

How can we keep the joy of learning math alive in ourselves and our children, when often we might not need to use it outside of balancing our checkbooks? This workshop will highlight what we can do as adults to bring the enjoyment of math into our own lives, to then support our children in their discovery of this amazing subject.

The workshop will also address what makes Singapore Math the most successful math teaching program in the world, and the ways it is implemented and supplemented at the Garden Road.

Presented by: Susan Midlarsky
Susan Midlarsky is in her second year teaching in the elementary school at the Garden Road. Prior to this, she taught at several private schools in the Boston area and was trained in the Golden Education Template methods. Her background includes a masters degree in Elementary Education, as well as two years of mentorship in teaching Singapore Math by renowned mathematics professor Yoram Sagher.

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Pathways to Mathematical Learning

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Wednesday, April 29, 7-8:30 PM: EDUCATING FROM WITHIN

Director Donna Mikkelsen will go deeper into the fundamentals of the Garden Road philosophy of education.

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Educating From Within

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Saturday, April 18, 2009: Dinner-Dance Fundraiser

Save the date for our event that puts the “fun” in “fundraiser!” Join us from 6-10 PM for dinner and a swing dance lesson.

Dinner Dance Flyer
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Tuesday, March 10, 7-8:30 PM: THE NATURE OF INTELLIGENCE

Education consultant Rafi Haham sheds light on the nature of intelligence in this fascinating workshop.

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Nature of Intelligence

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Thursday, February 26, 6:30 PM: Art Show Celebration at Peekskill Coffee House

The Garden Road School has an art show on display throughout February 2009 at the Peekskill Coffee House. Join us on February 26 for a joyful celebration of the children’s natural expression.

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Limits Workshop Flyer

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Kindergarten Orientation: Tuesday, Feb. 24, & Thursday, Feb. 26

Get ready for a wonderful year of kindergarten next fall! Attend our Kindergarten orientation to find out what to expect. Parents searching for an excellent kindergarten are welcome to attend. 2/24 6:30-7:30 PM; 2/24 11:30AM-12:00 PM.

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Monday, February 9, 7-9:00 PM: PARENTING IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Are we prepared?

Join us for this unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned education expert Edith Kimchi.

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Saturday, February 7, 1-3:00 PM: A Celebration of Natural Genius

Join us for this unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned education expert Edith Kimchi. Bring musical instruments!

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Monday, January 26, 2009, 7-8:30 PM: Creating Limits That Allow Freedom

This workshop will take a practical look into setting natural limits that allow for the freedom of a child’s natural genius to blossom.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008: Swing Dance Fundraiser

Learn to swing dance with a dance lesson taught by professionals Katrine Bangsgaard and Bill Kline.
Plus: Wine and cheese, music, and lots of dancing!

7:30-10:00 PM at the schoolhouse; $20 per person

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Sunday, June 1, 2008, 9:30 AM: China Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

The K-1 class has taken it upon themselves to raise funds to send the Red Cross for aid to earthquake victims. They are doing a one-hour bike ride, followed by a lemonade stand. All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

View articles about the fundraiser by clicking on each image:

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Thursday, March 6, 2008: Art Show Reception

Featuring the vibrant artwork of the Garden Road students, this will be a family event featuring musical performances, a special coffee house raffle, and a mural auction. The reception will also feature special musical guests Kathleen Pemble and the Garden Road School teachers.Download flyer here.
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM.
Location: Peekskill Coffee House.
Suggested donation: $5.00

Saturday, February 16, 2008: Special lecture with Edith Kimchi: Natural Pathways of Development from Birth to Seven Years

3-5 PM at the Garden Road School, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
For more information, view this page.

Thursday, October 18, 2007: FREE Parenting Workshop with Joanna Faber

7:30 PM at the Croton Free Library, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
For more information, view this page.

Tuesday, October 30/Thursday, November 1: Talking 101: Seven-week workshop with Joanna Faber

Come learn practical methods to improve communication and discipline and to enhance your relationships at home. For more information, view this page.

Saturday, September 15, 4-6 PM: Mini Extravaganza Family Potluck

Our first Parents Company event! Hosted at the Garden Road School, there will be balloons, crafts, bean bag toss, great family fun, and great food.

Bring your favorite specialty: Last name A-R: Bring a main dish. Last name S-Z: Bring dessert. Optional: Bring beverage.

Contact parentscompany@thegardenroad.org for more information.

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