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Reading Campground

The P.S. 56 P.T.A. invites you to explore Reading Campground, a day-long community celebration of reading, theater and storytelling under the “stars.” 


We’ll have hot dogs, s’mores and hot chocolate, reading tents, a paper forest, chess, an art project with Studio in a School and of course, the Pocket Fairy!


Save some spending money for our amazing book sale and raffle. The sale includes a stunning array of the latest and best new children’s books at a steep discount: big books, board books, art and activity books, graphic novels, cookbooks, chapter books, science books, novelties and newly illustrated classics. Starting at $1! One free ticket to visit the Pocket Fairy with every book purchase while supplies last!



When: Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


For: toddlers to 5th graders. 


10:15 - 10:40 Treasure Trunk Theatre workshop (great for preK and lower grades)

10:50 - 11:15 Treasure Trunk Theatre workshop (great for preK and lower grades)

11:30 Ruth Chan, author of Thank You, Neighbor! and Have You Seen Gordon? 

Noon Campfire songs with Mr. Grande

12:15 Spanish story time with Ms. De La Rosa

12:30 Musical Comedy with Emma Jayne

2 p.m. The P.S. 56 Dance Club!


Admission is FREE


Children MUST be supervised. 


Covid policy: We will follow the Department of Education Covid Policy. Currently: masks are not required except for children under 5. Adults must fill out the health screening and show proof of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to enter. 


Many thanks to our supporters and partners: Treasure Trunk Theatre, Studio in a School, Wegmans, Little Roy Coffee, Red Jacket Orchards, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Mamacita Comida, the Camp store.


More about Treasure Trunk Theatre: Act, Move, Create, and Play… Where will your imagination take you today? We will play imaginative theatre games with the children and then open our trunk for a mini adventure. Children will learn how to work together as an ensemble and explore the art of improvisation and storytelling. Treasure Trunk Theatre - Offering theatrical camps, classes, birthday parties and more for kiddos ages 6 months to 8 years!

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Show your school spirit! Order a PS 56 T-Shirt, Long-sleeved shirt, Mask, Hat, pen, or Water Bottle today! Click here for more information and to order! 

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