Willkommen, Bienvenido, Welcome 

Pusteblume International Preschool provides children with a fun and community-oriented multicultural environment where instruction in the German and Spanish language serves as a catalyst for the development of each child’s unique cultural identity.

Our licensed, native-speaking, early childhood educators focus on providing quality instruction in a warm and nurturing setting that cultivates the growth and development of your child. Music, movement, literacy, and visual arts are an integral part of the preschool curriculum.

We welcome families with children from 2 to 5 years of age of all international backgrounds who are interested in having their child learn either German or Spanish, or BOTH as a second language.  And  please check out our range of afterschool language immersion activities for school-age children!

Pusteblume International Preschool is directed by Friends of the German International School of New York, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.



Pusteblume’s  2nd Annual Holiday Event

Nikolaus, Weihnachtsbasar & Posadas…..oh, my!

Saturday, December 6th, from 1-6PM

Join us for our 2nd annual holiday event.This year it is truly international.    We will have all the traditional German treats and music, a wonderful Weihnachtsbasar for holiday shopping, arts & crafts and St. Nikolaus is visiting again! In addition we will also celebrate Posadas in all it’s Spanish glory with special foods and magical music.

  • NIKOLAUS (he visits at 2 and 4PM)
  • FOOD

All proceeds benefit Pusteblume International Preschool.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful event, get your tickets now!


One Day Art Camp FOR ALL AGES – Veteran’s Day 11/11/14     

School closed? Have your child join us for an art camp at Pusteblume. We have a lot of art activites planned, but main focus will be Laternebasteln (lantern crafting) just in time for our Laternelaufen (lantern parade) in Central Park on Saturday, November 15th.

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Laterne, Laterne………..

LATERNEBASTELN – LANTERN CRAFTING WORKSHOP                  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2-5PM                sign up here

There is nothing like a home-made lantern this time of year. Create your very own masterpiece at our annual workshop.


Show off your masterpiece at our annual parade in Central Park. Your lanterns, our music, apple cider and the by now world famous goose cookies make this event the highlight of the season.

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When the weather is not cooperating, come in and enjoy 2 hours of family fun with your children ages 0 to 12 in Pusteblume’s great indoor play space.  Playdates are in GERMAN and SPANISH.

Kids! Come play in one of the designated classrooms, color or craft, tumble and dance in our gross motor room and watch a Sendung mit der Maus or fun Spanish show when you need a rest.

Parents! Spend some quality time with your children in a fun environment with different toys and books. Afterwards explore the neighborhood with a stroll on the Highline and lunch at many of the fabulous area restaurants or Chelsea Market (good shopping there, too).

Best of all… meet other families that speak German and Spanish!
Time: 10AM – 12PM
Donation: $20 per child | $15 per sibling

Pick your date and let us know you are coming here