Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 1.48.03 PMThe Lower Lab Auction Team asked us to pass the following important message on to our grades.

With just a week left to go until the Lower Lab PTA takes you BACK TO THE 80S , we wanted to reach out to our parent body and share the following.

The auction is more than just a benefit, it is a terrific night out with friends, old and new, an opportunity for our families to get together with the shared goal of supporting our children’s school…the wonderful items (donated or solicited by YOU!) available for bidding are icing on the cake.

To that end, we wanted to ensure everyone feels comfortable and welcome, so we created a FAQ to answer some commonly asked or overheard questions.

Q: Like, Omigod! My Sitter is busy weeknights! What can I do?
A: If childcare is a concern, consider using Lower Lab supporter Urban Sitter and use the code FREESCHOOL50 on the “my accounts-credits” page for a $50 account credit off your first booking.

Q: My spouse can’t come, will I be uncomfortable going solo?
A: No way! Many parents come spouse-free, no need for both of you to miss a great night because one is unable to come!

Q: My shoulder pads and leg warmers are at the cleaners, do I have to “dress the theme”?
A:  Fer sure, NOT. Some people definitely dress to the max, but just as many keep with their own style, be it dressy or casual. Pretty much anything goes! We want YOU, not your clothes!

Q: Where the heck is Debrosses St?
A: Downtown in Tribeca, and the venue is totally awesome, offering outrageous views of the city, tasty food, and a fabulous atmosphere.

Q: How do I get there?
ASubway?: 1 train to Canal Street
    Taxi?:  Lower Lab has partnered with Via, NYC’s best shared ride service, to offer half price rides for Lower Lab parents attending the auction.
Just download the Via App (for Apple or Android), and enter promo code LOWERLAB50 on sign up. When you are ready to roll, set you pick up and drop off (10 Desbrosses St) and head over to the appointed pick up spot. Travel times vary due to the nature of a shared car service, but you never know who you will meet in your Via!
New and existing users, enter code LOWERLAB50 to get 50% off the standard $5 rate! Additional passengers are always charged at half the price so bring the gang!
    Your own car or skateboard?: Use to find a lot, but there is street parking at night.

Q: Such a bummer!, I still can’t attend, but I really want to have a chance at winning something. What can I do?
A: Let us know! We will set you up on the Text2Bid service which allows anyone to sign in and bid on silent auction items. If you really want one of our live auction items, contact the Auction Team by March 26th and let us know your maximum bids. We will have someone bid as your proxy up to the max amount.

Have we convinced you to attend?  If you have not RSVP’d, chill out, we’ve made it easy…go to You can purchase tickets, sponsor a teacher (please use the sponsor tab), pre-pay for raffles, or just make a donation.

We need to get a posse together for the day of the auction to help us set up, and assist during the event. Please give us a small amount of time to help make the night bombdiggity!  SignUpGenius Link

We’re totally stoked to see you there!