Welcome the Back to School Season in Downtown Brooklyn!
September 01, 2022
The start of September means the start of the school year! Get in the back-to-school spirit with events and discounts happening in Downtown Brooklyn throughout the month. Whether you’re at George Westinghouse, BASIS Independent, St. Francis College, or NYU Tandon, there’s something for teachers and students alike to transition back to school. Here’s what’s happening:
Celebrate with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus!
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is coming to Downtown Brooklyn! On Saturday September 10, head to Albee Square at noon to watch an innovative series of parade float stages modified to present circus acts — there’s even a calliope wagon providing authentic circus music! See you there!
Donate school supplies to kids in need
The Office of Council Member Lincoln Restler wants to make sure children in District 33 have what they need for the school year! Help meet the goal of collecting 500 backpacks by September 8! They are also collecting pencils, erasers, folders, composition notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, markers, index cards, dividers, binders, rulers, and more. Please drop off donations at 410 Atlantic Ave, 9-5 Monday-Friday. Or, make a monetary donation through Gowanus Mutual Aid. For more information, please contact (718) 875-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have lunch at any one of Downtown Brooklyn’s ever-growing Shared Streets
The Downtown Brooklyn Shared Streets network was recently expanded and features bistro furniture, planters overflowing with greenery, and striking asphalt art — creating the perfect places for enjoying lunch al-fresco between classes, or having study sessions.
De-stress with Tangerine Yoga’s public-school student/teacher discount
Getting reacclimated to the start of the school year can be stressful for both teachers and students. That’s why Tangerine Yoga is currently running a special discount until the end of 2022 — enjoy 20% off drop-in classes and 10% off monthly unlimited memberships. Learn more and sign up.
Teachers get 10% off at Circa
To help teachers unwind, Circa Brewing Co. is offering a 10% discount for all teachers who have teaching credentials. Free your mind and finish those lesson plans in their AC with a drink in hand. This offer is good until September 6.
Stock up on art supplies from BLICK Art
BLICK is currently offering big savings on art and classroom supplies! Get paint brushes, frames, easels, markers, canvasses, and more at reduced prices until September 25. Teachers can even take advantage of special lesson plan videos for all skill levels! Sign up for their mailing list to receive a $5 e-gift coupon on orders of +$45. Get shopping!
Get coffee at Purple Rainbow Café for 10% off!
As a welcome to the students going back to school, Purple Rainbow Café is offering a student discount! Just show the staff your valid student ID and the discount will be automatically applied for 10% off your purchase.
Enjoy free outdoor workouts after class
Make sure you get some exercise in between all that studying! On Monday evenings, hit up The Plaza at 300 Ashland for Movement Mondays: HIIT the Floor with Chelsea Piers Fitness, a 45-minute workout class that combines foundational movement with hip-hop dance moves. On Wednesdays enjoy Zumba with Dodge YMCA at Brooklyn Commons Park with instructor extraordinaire Natarsha McQueen. Both classes happen every week all throughout the month of September. Sign up for Movement Mondays here, and Zumba here.
Kids can brush up on their art skills with CAMP Craft Pass
Make cool, crafty projects at CAMP’s City Point location with the family! Make slime, beaded jewelry, and ceramics, or paint your own wooden toy. Reserve your CAMP Craft Pass ticket.
Take a break with some ping-pong Ping-Pong Happy Hours are back on at Brooklyn Commons Park!
Play a game or two on Tuesday evenings between 4:30 and 7:00 PM. DJ Mike will be there spinning today’s hottest summer jams. Come every week to practice for our tournament on September 27 and win prizes!
Head to Macy’s for their back-to-school discounts
Macy’s is also running some deals on clothing, accessories, home goods and more. Head on over at 422 Fulton St. so you can return to school in style — and at a reduced price.
Get kid-friendly books from McNally Jackson
Last but not least, get something for the little ones! This back-to-school coloring book is a fun way to get the kids excited for the upcoming new year, as is this classic Berenstain Bears picture book about a back-to-school adventure.
There are so many ways to tap into the school spirit and make sure you have an excellent semester. How ever you decide to welcome the new school year in Downtown Brooklyn, share it with us on social media — tag @DowntownBrooklyn on Instagram or @DowntownBklyn on Twitter and we’ll share your pics!