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Peconic Community School Celebrates Education During All Day North Fork Benefit

Nicole Barylski

"Discover: Education for a Better World" reflected the mission and vision of Peconic Community School. (Courtesy Photo)

"From start to finish, this event proved that there is excitement about child-centered education," said Liz Casey Searl, Founder of the Peconic Community School (PCS).

The benefit began with a series of workshops. (Courtesy Photo)

On Saturday, February 28th, PCS invited the East End community to join them during "Discover: Education for a Better World," an action packed all day affair centered on education. The three part event, which took place at the school and Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, was attended by over 100 guests. "The workshops at the school were well attended by local and visiting families, the Speaker Series brought out local teachers and administrators, and the party goers got to shed that cabin fever and kick up their heels to Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks," noted Searl.

The afternoon began with a series of free workshops and arts activities led by local organizations like Hallockville Museum Farm, with whom PCS joins forces with every summer for Arts on the Farm Summer Camp, Peconic Estuary Program & Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ellen Nora's art studio, East End Arts Council, Hippy Hive Honey Bee Co≠op, Block Spot, and PCS students even got in on the action with a jewelry sale and bake sale.

The fun continued during a panel featuring esteemed speakers Ameer Mourad from the Institute of Play in New York City, Jerry Mintz, founder and director of Alternative Education Resource Organization, and television and film writer Mimosa Jones Tunney.

The benefit came to a close during "The Party" at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's new tasting room in Peconic. Attendees danced to music by Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks, and tested their luck during a fishbowl auction with prizes from Long Island businesses such as The Giving Room, White Weathered Barn, and Hotel Indigo to name a few.

PCS students held a jewelry sale and bake sale during "Discover: Education for a Better World." (Courtesy Photo)

"Discover: Education for a Better World" reflected the mission and vision of Peconic Community School, who seeks to cultivate thoughtful, resilient, compassionate learners in a safe, trusting, nurturing environment and create a better world. "In my mind it was a great success," expressed Casey about the benefit.

Next up, PCS is hosting "Grow: Spring Picnic & Community Fundraiser" on Saturday, May 23rd. The afternoon will feature music by Grammy nominated children's singer/songwriter Brady Rymer, children's activities, food, and more at Hallockville.

For more information, visit www.peconiccommunityschool.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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