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Bethlehem Children’s School is celebrating its 20-year anniversary at the school’s favorite annual festivity—Greenfest—a daylong, family-friendly party.Greenfest 2016 Flyer

This fun-filled festival takes place on the grounds of Bethlehem Children’s School. From wine tasting and an impressive live-music lineup to pony rides and a petting zoo, this party is sure to make your weekend come alive.

Kicking-off the event is the beautifully mellow and harmonious acoustic duo, The Pretty Wreckless; followed by local celebrity, Deb Cavanaugh (well-known for her devotion to the Music Together family music programs). She is sure to get your kiddos and the whole family clapping, skipping, singing and dancing. The afternoon captures the hearts of worldly jazz lovers as Heard takes the stage—sure to awaken your ears, enliven your hearts and get your toes tapping. Headlining the party is the area’s most beloved cover band, Raisinhead, reviving venerated classics from Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and The Allman Brothers.

Not only will Greenfest have some of the area’s finest music, you can shop at artisan vendor booths and partake in bucket- and silent auction-hoopla. Try your luck at the laid-back bucket auction or strap on your running shoes at the slightly more competitive silent auction. Look for the alluring donations from some of the area’s most benevolent companies—tempting taste buds from some of the Capital Region’s finest restaurants; spa treatments and custom jewelry; or for the earthier folks, fun-tastic fungi donations!

Greenfest 2016 takes place on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Bethlehem Children’s School: 12 Fisher Blvd, Slingerlands, NY 12159. The party marks the launch of 20 successful years and Bethlehem Children’s School proudly looks ahead to 20 more. Nature. Wisdom. Wellness. is not only our school’s tagline, more importantly it instills these core values in each child, each day. Greenfest 2016—be there!

Activities will be available to entertain children while you check out the sights, sounds and smells of Greenfest, such as:

Make your own:

  • Rainsticks, pine cone bird feeders, marble art
  • Cardboard construction challenge
  • Bean bag toss
  • Face painting
  • Bounce house
  • Pony Rides
  • Petting zoo
  • and much more

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  • Thousand Islands Winery – Wine sales and sampling. –
  • Emack and Bolio’s – Hand scooped ice cream and sundaes –
  • Sun Catcher Farm – Pasture raised meats – chicken, duck pork.  Eggs from pasture raised chickens and ducks –
  • Tastefully Simple – seasonings, dips, soups, bread, cakes, muffins –
  • Ben’s Jammin Art Project – Join the folks from Ben’s Jammin Treasures for some fun art projects –
  • Happy Hearts logoHappy Hearts Originals – We have tie dyed clothing for all ages!  Beautiful, bright pieces in hopes to bring beauty and brightness to people in all avenues of life. A portion of our proceeds goes to a local organization, who shares our mission to bring joy to children who might be facing unfortunate circumstances.
  • Peter Bennett Art – Incredible paintings made by a talented local artist.
  • Eden’s Rose Foundation – Handmade art and crafts that are products of our Direct Trade projects. Some products include: 100% natural Tibetan incense, Macrame jewelry with semi-precious gemstones, apparel made from alpaca and sheep wool, hand chiseled wood carvings in Ecuadorian cedar that is part of a sustainable reforestation project and much more.
  • O’Boys Soap Company – Handcrafted Soaps –
  • North Creek Studios – Art glass, fine silver and wire wrapped jewelry, glass beads and marbles.
  • Huyck Preserve – A non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, recreation, and conservation. Located in Rensselaerville, NY.
  • Mountain Winds Farms – Maple syrup, maple confections, sauces and maple cotton candy. –
  • Blue Rose Chainsaw Carvings – Chainsaw carvings
  • Dutch Desserts, Inc. – European Style fruit and chocolate tarts and baked goods.
  • Party Ceramics – Ready to paint ceramic pieces for kids, or adults.  Same day take home.
  • Eleanor Laviolette – Chair massage
  • Norwex – toxin-free, green cleaning solutions –
  • Sunshine Utopia – Wire wrapped jewelry, rocks, minerals, art and hand painted wooden necklaces.
  • Lakeside Crafts – Handmade crochet items –
  • Bath Fitter – One day bathroom remodeling backed by a lifetime warranty –
  • PosiGen – Solar Energy –
  • Art by Val Robert – Art, originals, prints, note cards


Energetic, joyous, fresh, fun…Heard’s sound aims to waken up your ears, enliven your heart, and even get you up and dancing! Original world music with jazz roots, influences from West Africa, Brazil, places in between and points beyond…with:

  • Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius–keyboard, vocals
  • Jonathan Greene–woodwinds, vocals
  • Zorkie Nelson–percussion, vocals
  • Dylan Perillo-bass, vocals


Deb Cavanaugh

Singer/songwriter Deb Cavanaugh performs interactive shows for all ages.  She draws from her extensive experience with adults and with children as young as birth to engage audiences in singing, dancing and playing percussion instruments. She plays a variety of instruments including mountain dulcimer, mandolin, guitar and more.  She also teaches Music Together classes in Delmar and Troy, NY.

The Pretty Wreckless

This year we are grateful to have received so many incredibly generous donations from area businesses.  Our bucket and silent auctions will include….

Two nights lodging with a lake and mountain view at the beautiful Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid

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Two tickets to the New York City Ballet at SPAC

Family Membership to Hancock Shaker Village

Four classes at The Yoga Loft

Guided Mushroom Walk for two from the Mid Hudson Mycological Association

Admission to Old Sturbridge Village

Cruise for two on Lake George aboard The Mohican

Horseback Riding Lesson from Krumkill Stables

2 hour canoe or kayak rental on the Hudson from The Boat House

Family Membership in The Trustees

Gift certificates to many local businesses and restaurants


The Bethlehem Children’s School is grateful to the individuals and groups sponsoring Greenfest 2016:

Thousand Islands Winery

Thousand Islands Winery

CapitalCare Medical Group

Albany Vascular Group

Coxsackie Transport

Mirror Lake Inn

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Homestead Funding Corp.

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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