The Nightingale-Bamford School Fair


The Nightingale Fair is back and better than ever! After a four-year hiatus due to the schoolhouse construction, we are excited to bring back this beloved Nightingale tradition on Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The Fair brings the entire Nightingale community together for a day of fun and games, both inside the schoolhouse and outside on 92nd Street. This year’s theme, "Camp Nightingale," celebrates the truth, friendship, and loyalty behind the blue doors. 

Find your spirit of adventure and try your hand at archery, rock climbing, or bungee running. Dunk a teacher in the famous dunk tank! Join in campfire songs and stories in the black box theater while enjoying s'mores. Let your voice be heard in karaoke and bring out your inner artist at our craft booth. This is a day for the whole family that is not to be missed!

The Fair will be held rain or shine.

Online sales end at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17!


General Admission Wristbands

Buy now and save! Everyone must have wristband to attend the Fair. Wristbands are $30 in advance or $35 at the door on the day of the Fair.

Wristbands provide general access to the Fair and these exciting activities:

  • Inflatable Slide, Boot Camp Obstacle Course, Bungee Run
  • Rock Climbing Wall and Archery
  • Karaoke and Games
  • Photo Booth, Face Painting, Balloon Art
  • Campfire Songs and Stories
  • Dunk Tank and much more!!
Booth Tickets

Leave your cash at home! For those items and activities not included with the general admission wristband, you have the option to purchase booth tickets ($1.00 each) to use in place of cash. You may still use cash if you prefer, but credit cards will not be accepted at certain booths (such as the craft booths, priced at $5/craft) or to purchase food. Booth tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased by credit card in advance or at the schoolhouse on the day of the Fair.

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Chances raffle tickets are now on sale! It’s a win-win opportunity: Support Nightingale and have a chance to win something fabulous! Chances are $5, $10, or $25, depending on the prize; click on the button below to view everything on offer and purchase Chances. You do not need to be present at the Fair to win, so don’t miss your opportunity to win fantastic items like these:

  • Luxurious Hawaiian getaway in beautiful Maui in an ocean-view suite
  • See your favorite NYC sports teams from VIP seats—Giants, Knicks, Jets, NYCFC, and more
  • Perfect your soccer skills with a private lesson from our very own Mr Burke (for up to 10 girls)
  • See Jimmy Fallon live with two VIP tickets to a taping of his show
  • Watch Sam Smith in concert in amazing seats
  • Spend quality time with the teachers with fun "Teacher treats"
  • Be Head of School for the Day or head of your division for the day

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There are many ways to support the Nightingale Fair, but one of the best is to help underwrite its costs, as every dollar of underwriting means more support for our students. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated!



The Fair cannot happen without your help. Please consider volunteering your time and talents both in advance of and on the day of the Fair. Click on the button below to sign up for a shift!