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Next dates for 2017-2018 admissions:

  • Wednesday Jan. 25th, 9:00 to 10:30 AM • Tour
  • Thursday, Feb 2nd - 6:00 to 7:30 PM • Evening Information Session
  • Tuesday, Feb 7th - 9:00 to 10:30 AM • Tour

Please RSVP via email to, or contact Najah, our Parent Coordinator, to sign up. She can be reached at 1-212-860-5821 between 9 AM and 3 PM.

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Fall Festival 2015

Fall Festival 2015


Fall Festival 2015Fall Festival 2015

FALL FESTIVAL 2015 Time: Saturday, October 24, 2015 12 pm to 4 pm

Place: Central Park East 1 1573 Madison Avenue, New York

Writing Club: words spent in leisure

Working in leisure, the Writing Club chooses to meet twice a week over lunch; and because metaphors make the real into poetry, their writing makes poetic their existence. Filmed in June 2015, this short documentary film is about time and contemplation, about trust, and about the hope in words spent in leisure.

School and the Pursuit of Interests. Film by Lucía Cahill-García and Jose Sandin

Recovering the original meaning of leisure, this short documentary film redefines school as the time for the pursuit of one's interests. Filmed in the Fall of 2014, this student and teacher collaboration film pairs well with the article Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach (a two-part conversation with Yong Zhao), written by Luba Vangelova.

Collection Folders at CPE 1: an education in leisure

Filmed in June 2014, this short documentary is about the use of collection folders at Central Park East 1 Elementary School in East Harlem, NYC. Over the years, each child's work is stored in a large collection folder the children will eventually take home once they graduate. Told through the voices of graduating fifth graders, as the children take a final look through the work collected in their folder, the film offers a different view on what assessment and evaluation can be. It is a film about time, contemplation, and about the promises of an education in leisure.

SAVE THE DATE. Fall Festival 2014 - October 25th.

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2013 Fall Festival

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 26th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Park East One Elementary School (School Yard)
106th Street, BTW Madison & Park Avenues
*Proceeds to benefit Central Park East 1 Elementary School
large rummage sale, farm stand, bouncy obstacle course, cardboard maze, balloon art, pumpkin decorating, nail painting, glitter tattoos, face painting, CPE1 store, spin art, sock puppet craft, cupcake decorating, international food table, grilling, tarot card readings, craft vendors and music entertainment. 2013 Fall Festival2013 Fall Festival

2013 Fall Festival

2013 Fall Festival
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