Back-to-school guide 2018: where to catch free supplies, deals across NYC

With the end of summer steadily approaching, back to school season is just around the corner.

As New York City public school students head back to school on Sept. 5th, a number of events will be held across the tri-state area with free school supplies for those in need.

Items such as pencils, notebooks and bookbags will be available for students preparing to head back to class.

Midwood Library Back-To-School Celebration– This local branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will host its annual back-to-school celebration with food, raffles and games.
When: Thursday, August 23th, 1-6 p.m.
Where: 975 East 16th Street (at Avenue J), Midwood, Brooklyn

I Will Graduate Back-To-School Yard Party– P.S. 28, The Warren Prep Academy is hosting this event with free school supplies, music and games.
 Friday, August 24, 3-8 p.m.
Where: P.S. 28, The Warren Prep Academy, 1001 Herkimer Street (at Howard Avenue), Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

“Family Fun Day” in The Bronx: – Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, who represents the Bronx’s 16th District, will host the area’s annual “Family Day” event with school supplies, music and food.
When: Saturday, August 25th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 1377 Jerome Avenue, Corner of West 170th Street, The Bronx

Senator Kevin Parker’s 11th Annual Back-To-School Celebration– The NYS Senator of the 21st District will host a free event featuring free back-to-school supplies, food, and activities.
When: Saturday, August 25th, 12-5 p.m.
Where: Paerdegat Park (East 40th St between Farragut Road & Foster Avenue), East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Back to School Giveaway – Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, who represents the state’s 36th District, is hosting a back to school giveaway. Items such as school supplies and headphones will be distributed along with 200 bookbags.
When: Wednesday, August 29th, 12-2 p.m.
Where:  6 Gramatan Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York 

5th Annual Back-to-School Block Party – Council Member Mark Levine, who represents the 7th District in Northern Manhattan, is hosting this annual event. There, students have the opportunity to receive free school supplies such as backpacks, books, pens, pencil cases and water bottles.
When: Thursday, August 30th, 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: 141st Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Hamilton Place, Upper Manhattan

Habana Outpost’s 11th Annual Back-To-School Bash– This event, which is hosted by non-profit group Habana Works, will include school supply giveaways, face painting and dancing.
When: Monday, September 3rd, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street (at S. Portland Avenue), Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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