September 7, 2016 | Event

Thank you for attending Habana’s 9th Annual Back to School Bash!

Sean Meenan, Habana Works, and the entire Habana family THANK YOU for joining us on September 5th at our 9th Annual Back To School BashIt was so much fun and we enjoyed celebrating the beginning of the school year with you!

True to Habana tradition, we gave away tons of free school supplies and partnered with a great group of local businesses and non-profit organizations that serve children and families, to provide fun activities. Attendees also enjoyed games such as Fountain Fishing in Habana’s Mexican fountain, and our one-of-a-kind Luchador Beanbag Toss! The ladies of Blue Poppy framed the faces of our attendees with gorgeous artwork including flowers, butterflies, and other intricate designs. Greg, our sky-high stilt walker from Dragonfly Productions, dazzled the kiddos with his unusual height and awesome handlebar moustache; DJ Tim kept the crowd DANCING; and the biggest, silliest, guy ever, Little Roger, had everyone in tears with his hilarious antics and incredible dance moves.

Please enjoy photos from the event below!

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Viacomand our 2016 vendors for partnering with us to make this year’s event a huge success!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge

Brooklyn Public Library

Chess with George Harris

Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance

The Greene Grape

JUST Water

Kids Dance Sport

Kings Bay Y at Fort Greene & Clinton Hill

Sarina Sweets


VH1 Save the Music Foundation


We would also like to thank our amazing donors who helped to make this year’s event truly special:

Imperial Bag & Paper Co., for itsgenerous contribution to the event

Arrow School Uniforms, for donating school uniforms that will be given to students in need at PS11, our local public school;

National Grid, for donating tickets to the Bronx Zoo for our raffle and for the cool seed-embedded bookmarks;

Writers House, for the assortment of children’s and young adult books we gave away to attendees;

Fresh Kids, for the delicious and nutritious snacks in our giveaway bags; and

Theresa A. Jackson, for donating the backpacks full of school supplies that our dance contest winners received.


Come back and see us soon and make sure to mark Monday, September 4, 2017 on your calendars for our 10th Anniversary Back to School Bash!!