Fall Festival 2020 Schedule

Welcome! The Schedule and Instructions for the virtual Fall Festival are below.

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7:00pm – 8:00pm  Festival Kick-off!



All Day – Scavenger Hunt on Goosechase App

  • See INSTRUCTIONS on this page for how to join the game.

11:00am – 11:30am  Kwame’s Books

  • Grades N-2: Family Book Chat for Kids & Parents [CLICK TO JOIN]
    How to Read a Book
  • Grades 2-4Knockout! Book Chat for Kids [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Becoming Muhammad Ali
  • Grades 5-8: Knockout! Book Chat for Kids [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Becoming Muhammad Ali
  • Adults/Alumni: Knockout! Book Chat [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Becoming Muhammad Ali

11:40am – 12:10pm  Games

  • Grades N&K: Shared Story – What would a fox do? [CLICK TO JOIN]
  • Grades 1-3: Shared Story – What would a fox do? [CLICK TO JOIN]
  • Grades 4-8: Kahoot! Tournament [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Pop Culture? Faculty Guess Who? And More!
    See INSTRUCTIONS for how to join the game.
  • Adults/Alumni: Kahoot! Tournament [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Are you smarter than a Far Brook student?
    See INSTRUCTIONS for how to join the game.

12:20pm – 12:50pm  Lunch!

1:00pm – 1:30pm  Art

  • For ALL: Learn to Draw a Fox with Rob Olazagasti [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Have your paper, pencils, and markers ready!

1:40 pm – 2:10  Fall BRWL for ALL!

  • For ALL: With BRWL Studios [CLICK TO JOIN]

    Float like a butterfly…A little bit of boxing, a little bit of yoga, and a LOT of fun!
    Bring: towel, yoga mat, water

2:20pm – 2:45pm More Art

  • For ALL: Pumpkin Painting with Colette Hemingway [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Spread out some newspaper, and have your pumpkin, paints and brushes ready!

2:50pm – 3:00pm Donuts (of course!)

  • For ALL: Donuts On A String [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Have your donuts strung and ready for the Zoom (see INSTRUCTIONS, also in your surprise bag)

7:00pm – 8:00pm Good Night, Far Brook

  • For ALL: PJ StoryTime! [CLICK TO JOIN]
    Time for an evening snack and a story from our Junior High – everybody in their PJs!


Not sure what to do? Take a look below for any additional instructions to prepare for activities. 


Bookmark this page so you can always find your way back. All links open in a new tab. If you’re having trouble joining an activity, please check the Zoom details here first, or call or text Tech Support: (646) 512-3211



If you haven’t yet read Kwame’s new book Becoming Muhammad Ali, here’s an animated promotional trailer for a little taste. And you can listen to the author reading the first chapter in the Audible sample here.


  • We’ll look at the drawings and think: Once upon a time, there was a fox…
  • Help us write the Far Brook fox’s story!


  1. Download the GooseChase app
  2. Select “Play as Guest”. You do NOT need to set up an account.
  3. Enter game code: 1BKMRJ
  4. Enter your first name and grade, e.g., John 4G
  5. Complete the missions by uploading photos and videos – these may be added to our shared Google Photos Album. The game will be live Friday at 3pm and will end Sunday at 5pm.
  6. Check the app as more Fall Festival missions will be unlocked Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 10am! (There are 35 total missions for a total of 35,000 points!)


You need two devices to play Kahoot – one to view the questions on Zoom (“screen”) and another to enter your answers (“controller”).

  1. If you are using a tablet  or smartphone, download the Kahoot app on your controller device, the device where you will enter your answers. You’ll find links to download the mobile app here: https://kahoot.com/home/mobile-app/
  2. If you are using a computer, go to kahoot.it in your browser.
  3. Join the Zoom on your screen device. The hosts will display a game PIN.
  4. Enter the game PIN on your controller device. You do not need to set up an account.
  5. Enter your name or a funny screen name if you’re asked to provide a name.


Your package should contain a ball of string and a packet of 6 mini powdered donuts. Here’s how to build your own donuts on a string.

1. Resist eating the donuts before the event!
2. Cut 6 pieces of string of alternate lengths – no more than 10 inches – and tie around each donut
3. Gather the remaining string and find your nearest tree branches to attach your string horizontally. Remember it needs to be not much taller than you so your littlest family member can reach! If you don’t have a tree branch, attach your string to a broom handle, a door handle, between two sticks or to a willing parent! Whatever you have that works.
4. Once you’ve tied both ends of the string to your branches, tie on your powdered donuts so they are lined up and ready to be eaten.
5. On Amy’s count of 3, put your hands behind your back and get messy…we mean eating!



Keisa Anthony
Robyn Bennett
Katy Burns
Wendy Doran-Paley
Carolyn Elbert
Jill Johnston
Vani Krishnamurthy
Tiffanee Mackey
Neil Marks
Rebecca Randall
Darren Vengroff
Eucabeth Williams


Questions? Email Jennifer Barba, Director of Parent Engagement and Communications, at jbarba@farbrook.org or email the team at pcc@farbrook.org