On April 28th, P.S. 295: The Studio School for Arts & Culture will host Brooklyn’s second Touch-A-Truck street fair. At this fun family event, kids will have a chance to climb inside and explore some of the working trucks and vehicles they see in everyday life.
Touch-A-Truck Brooklyn 2012 will be bigger and better than ever: more trucks, longer hours, shorter lines, and more great food. Over 20 vehicles are scheduled to take part, along with their drivers/operators, who will be on hand to explain how these vehicles work and what purpose they serve in the community. Highlights include a FDNY fire engine, NYPD police car, DSNY garbage truck, an ambulance, concrete mixer, tow truck, cherry picker, animal adoption van, the Green-Wood Cemetery Trolley and more.
Several of Brooklyn’s famed gourmet food trucks will also be selling savory treats on-site, including Frites & Meats, Souvlaki GR, Mr. Jalapeno, and The Treats Truck. And of course, Mr. Softee frozen treats.
Proceeds from last year’s debut event — which raised $25,000 — funded a part-time teacher to help reduce class sizes in the fourth and fifth grades.
Event sponsors include Checklist Home Services, Dr. Mindy Pediatric Dentistry, Gowanus Bay Terminal, Greschlers’ Hardware, Home Depot, Park Slope Plumbing, Paul Signs, Quadrozzi Concrete Corp., Rolling Press, Sidecar, Sunshine Transportation, and Union Market.