Manhattan Country School’s Farm Outing Day, a community picnic for MCS families (including new families joining the school in the fall), alumni and friends at our 180-acre farm in the Catskill Mountains, will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017. In addition to picnics, there are opportunities for tours, hay rides, lawn games, music, dancing and other informally organized entertainment. Food and drinks can be purchased at reasonable cost and include products raised on the Farm. You may also bring your own picnic lunch. Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes, water shoes, instruments, kites, Frisbees, balls, etc.
Know Before You Go
- Pets are not allowed at the MCS Farm.
- Please bring water bottles from home! Water stations will be set up in various locations for you to fill up.
- If you are bringing a dish to share with the community, please note that MCS is a NUT-FREE school. Peanuts are strictly prohibited.
- If you have reserved and paid for your seat on the chartered bus, please arrive at MCS by 7:30 a.m. The bus will not wait for latecomers!
- Online food bracelet sales close on Thursday, June 15 at 5:00 p.m. You may purchase food bracelets the day of at the Welcome Table adjacent to the red barn.
- Please pick up pre-purchased food bracelets at the Welcome Table adjacent to the red barn.
Getting to Farm Outing Day
Manhattan Country School offers a charter bus for guests attending Farm Outing Day. Driving directions will be provided to those who have RSVP'd. If you plan on driving, please consider carpooling to help ease the tight parking situation.
For an extended stay in the Catskills, consider the following options:
About the MCS Farm
The MCS Farm consists of 180 acres of meadows, pastures, woods and streams at the base of Plattekill Mountain. There is a three-story farmhouse, an attached greenhouse, an outdoor wood-burning oven, a large barn, nature lab, weather station, textiles studio, and sap house for producing maple syrup, a recreation building and a historic building, the Stone House, used for demonstrations of traditional woodstove cooking and conferences. On the farm there is livestock, including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens. Two large gardens provide vegetables consumed year round.
RSVP, Purchase Food Bracelets & Reserve Bus Seats