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Navigating the Public School System

  • The River Room 545 East 14th Street New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)

Join Mom MeetUps and StuyTown for a talk with NYC public school specialist Alina Adams.

She will cover the timelines and application process for applying to public zoned, unzoned, dual language, charter and Gifted & Talented Kindergarten, as well as Hunter College Elementary. UPK and 3PK can also be covered upon request.

Her talk will be about 45 minutes, starting promptly at 6:45pm, with time for Q&A at the end.

This event will be free, but space is limited and advanced registration is required – there is a $20 fee to reserve your spot, which will be refunded to everyone who attends. If you and a spouse/partner would both like to attend, please reserve two spots.

This event is full, but we are accepting names on the waitlist in case people cancel.

When you sign up for this event, you will be added to the Mom MeetUps mailing list. If you need to cancel, please email us at least 48 hours in advance to receive a refund. Only those who attend the event will receive the $20 credited back to their original form of payment.


Alina Adams is a New York City mom of 2 school-age children (and one off to college), and the Amazon best-selling author of “Getting Into NYC Kindergarten” and “Getting Into NYC High-School." She is a contributing writer to TODAY Show Parenting, Mommy Poppins, BlogHer, Red Tricycle, Café Mom, and Kveller. After going through the NYC school application process with her own children and realizing just how convoluted, Draconian and needlessly complex it was, Alina resolved to help make all parents aware of all their school choices — and how to get them — via her website,

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