River East Elementary


Our Annual Potluck & Curriculum Night is on Monday, September 17th from 4:30-6:30pm. Come to your child's classroom at 4:30 to find out about her or his schedule, routines, and what she or he will learn this year! Bring a meal to share, too, so we can enjoy our traditional Potluck in our new (air-conditioned) cafeteria.

You'll also be able to visit the Scholastic Book Fair during Potluck where you can browse and purchase fantastic books at low prices.

We have moved! We all know a school is not a building, but the people and community which make it up. That being said, we have a new building site, one block from our former home. Our new school address is 2351 First Ave, NY, NY, 10035. Our new phone number is (212) 802-3035. You can also email any admission questions to our principal, Mr. Mike Panetta, at mpanetta@schools.nyc.gov

  • School Supply Lists by grade can be found on the "For Families" page, which can be found in the navigation menu or by clicking here.
  • River East Elementary was one of Inside Schools' Pre-K Picks for Manhattan & tops picks for elementary schools!!
  • In addition to getting a new building site, our website is getting a new platform. Please bear with us as we update over the summer months.

Check back often to view updates for what's happening at River East. Also remember to visit your child's grade level page for important information.

Read this letter from Principal Panetta to find out more:

August Parent Letter
About River East
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