A family-friendly, two-day neighborhood event in Hell's Kitchen.

Thank you to everyone who planned, volunteered, made donations, and attended the 2024 PS 111 Carnival! The Carnival was a great success.

We're leaving this page up, for now, to memorialize a great event — Sarah Best, Caitlin Canfield, Christopher Canfield, Sonali Khandwala.

Dates: Friday, May 31, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, and Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Location: PS 111 Large Yard, 440 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Thank you for your support! All proceeds benefit PS 111 students and our community through the PS 111 PTA.

Inflatables Activities Food Get Here Save Money Volunteer Local Sponsors


Toxic Rush Obstacle Course

Push, squeeze, climb, and slide, competing against a friend or foe through 44 feet of obstacles!

Price: 4 🎟️ for two times through

Light Vault Zone

In this two-player interactive game, defeat your opponent by tapping more scoring sensors as they light up than your opponent! This is a new game, and is rarely seen at street fairs.

Price: 4 🎟️ for two times through

Firetruck Slide

Climb to the top of this ladder firetruck, and slide down the ladder into the truck cab!

Price: 3 🎟️ for three slides

Sugar Shack

Jump, bounce, climb, and slide in this colorful candy themed inflatable combo bounce house.

Price: 3 🎟️ for four minutes

Traditional Bounce House

Jump and bounce with your friends in this traditional bounce house!

Price: 3 🎟️ for four minutes


Carnival Games

Win prize tickets by playing classic carnival games. Pick from a range of smaller prizes, or save your prize tickets for the grand prize!

Price: 1 🎟️

Sports Frame Games

  • Football Toss
  • Baseball Toss

Price: 2 🎟️ (free with wristband!)

Backyard Games

  • Giant Jenga
  • Cornhole

Price: Free!


Create a vibrant, unique design with your child! A fun beach classic. If you have a wristband, the price is only 6 tickets, which is equal to a single cotton candy + soda!

Price: 10 8 🎟️ (8 6 🎟️ with wristband)
Prices reduced 6/1!

Face Painting

Price: 4 🎟️ (free with wristband!)

Sand Art

Make fun designs by filling bottles with various colors of sand!

Price: 4 🎟️

Design-Your-Own Slap Bracelet

Design your own slap bracelet! A fun, nostalgic carnival activity, now available to our children.

Price: 1 🎟️


Finished with the inflatables? Done with the games? Enjoy the playground, no tickets required!

Price: Free!


🍔 From the Grill

1/4 pound hamburger 5
Add cheese +1 🥬
Deluxe: lettuce, tomato, onion +1 🌿
Add 2nd patty +3
Beyond plant-based burger 5 🌿
Add cheese +1 🥬
Deluxe: lettuce, tomato, onion +1 🌿
Add 2nd patty +3 🌿
Nathan's hot dog 3
Lightlife plant-based veggie dog 3 🌿

🥬 Vegetarian
🌿 Vegan
Gluten-free hamburger and hot dog buns available on request for no extra charge. Quantities limited.

🍿 Salty & Sweet

Fresh-popped popcorn 3 🌿
Cotton candy 4 🌿
Chips 2 Varies 🥬/🌿
Krispy Kreme glazed donut 2 🥬
Ice cream bars & popsicles 3 Varies 🥬/🌿
Ice pop 1 🌿
Fresh fruit 2 for 1 🎟️ 🌿

🥬 Vegetarian
🌿 Vegan
All Salty & Sweet items are gluten-free, except donuts and certain ice cream bars/sandwiches.

🥤 Drink

Tractor Beverage Co. organic lemonade 3
Cold brew iced coffee 3
Iced tea 3
Soda 2
Seltzer 2
Water 2
Juice box 1

All drinks are vegan unless milk is added.

An earlier version of this page listed the cold brewed iced coffee as 4 tickets. That was an editing error. Sorry! The correct price is 3 tickets.

Get Here


C/E: 50th St Station (9 min walk)
1: 50th St Station (12 min walk)
N/Q/R: 57 St-7 Av (12 min walk)


HK South & Chelsea
M11: 10th Ave/W 53rd St (You're here!)

Upper West Side
M11: 9th Ave/W 55th St (5 min walk)

Upper East Side
M31: 10th Ave/W 55th St (3 min walk)

Save Money

As a community-focused nonprofit, we want the Carnival to be affordable to all families.

2-Day Wristband


  • Unlimited inflatable rides (list of inflatables)
  • Unlimited sports frame games
  • Free face painting
  • 20% discount on tie-dye

Price: $50, 10% discount on Saturday.

30 + 3 Bonus 🎟️

Purchase 30 tickets, and receive 3 bonus tickets (a 10% bonus). That's equal to a free hot dog or entry into the bounce houses!

Low-Priced Options

We've worked to keep our prices as low as possible. The following activities & menu items are 3 tickets or less:

Inflatables & Activities

  • Bounce houses
  • Carnival Games
  • Sports Frame Games
  • Design-Your-Own Slap Bracelet
  • Backyard Games (free!)
  • Playground (free!)

Food & Drink

  • Hot dog
  • Veggie dog
  • Popcorn
  • Ice cream bar
  • Ice pop
  • Donut
  • Chips
  • Fresh fruit
  • All drinks!


Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer! The volunteer sign-up period has now closed.

Local Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to the businesses who have supported the PS 111 PTA in the 2023-2024 school year!

Business supporters (alphabetical order):

  • Amish Market (731 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019)
  • Ben & Jerry's (401 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019)
  • Bowlero (222 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036)
  • Marsh McLennan
  • McKinney Welding Supply (600 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019)
  • NYC BJJ Academy (780 8th Ave #302, New York, NY 10036)
  • United City Ice Cube Company (503 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036)
  • West Side Community Fund

While this page is as accurate as possible, and reflects the contracts we have signed and purchases we have made, inflatables, activities, and ending hours are subject to change based on volunteer availability and vendor substitutions. Prices are also subject to change — though they probably won't.

The animations on this page make use of the AOS: Animate on Scroll library, which is licensed under the MIT License. Subway icons are formatted using CSS from the NYC Core Framework, which is copyright The City of New York and licensed under the MIT License. Images of inflatables are copyright Everything Entertainment. See the licenses page for other libraries that were used, as well as their licenses. Background flyer designed by Erin Johnson; used with permission. Image of face-painted PS 111 alumn used with permission.

Page design & implementation © Christopher Canfield. Used with permission under free perpetual license granted to PS 111 PTA.