Spring Carnival



The moment you’ve been waiting for all year is here! Overnight, PS321 will be transformed into a magical wonderland for families from the school and wider community to enjoy everything a carnival has to offer:

classic carnival games & prizes

outdoor inflatables 

delicious food from local hot spots 

cotton candy & popcorn treats 

face painting, manicures, hair braiding

an enormous used book & game sale

hands-on creative & athletic experiences led by neighborhood pros

(like Game Lab, Parkway Hoops, Age for Stage, Champions Martial Arts, Run4Fun, Textile Arts Center, Mindful Sports & Into the Future)


The show will go on RAIN or SHINE, because you cannot stop this FUN!

While the carnival is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, it is also a huge love letter to the kids of Park Slope – a true community event –  so make sure to bring your non-school friends & family with you! And like any good love letter, it does require work – local restaurants are pitching in, neighborhood camps are doing their part, and we all need to do ours! So plan to come and plan to work whatever the weather! 


We hope you will join us in making the carnival come to life. 

We need volunteers at every stage of the day:

Braid hair! Paint faces! 

Bake for the bake sale! Buy a pizza!

Sell tickets! Set up the event!

Shifts at concessions, bouncy houses, book & game shop!


Imagine your luck – there are so many ways to get involved, you can do more than one thing! Bake a treat AND do a face painting shift. Buy a pizza AND sell tickets. Donate books AND set up. Make it a fun hang – get a slot with a friend and have a blast while helping the school! 


Sign up HERE for event volunteer opportunities – Friday and Saturday shifts. 


Email ps321-carnival@ps321.org if you’d like to help plan or donate.

Three easy actions you can take RIGHT NOW: Buy a pizza, donate books/games & buy raffle tickets.

Buy a discounted $18 pizza for us to sell at concessions by calling our generous sponsor, Da Nonna Rosa, on 718-788-6225 by Friday, April 28th at 5pm to reserve those pies!

Donate your gently used books and games to The Pop Up Shop! Bring your items to the lobby Tuesday 4/25 – Friday 4/28 after drop off. Please make sure all pieces are included and tape boxes closed before donating.

Buy raffle tickets: Thanks to our generous neighborhood partners, Little Things Toy Store, Galaxy Comics, The Painted Pot Park Slope, Fferins of Brooklyn and Nitehawk Cinema, we have great items for our Spring Carnival Raffle! Winners will be announced at the Spring Carnival at 3:45pm. We are also grateful that our beloved STAFFLE RAFFLE is back! Teachers and Staff have donated special prizes (lunch, ice cream, arts & crafts, etc) that students can enter to win. Check out all the items here! Ticket sales will continue next week and winners will be drawn Friday, May 5th!  All raffle tickets are $1 each with all proceeds going to our PTA.