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What is GiGi’s Playhouse NYC



GiGi’s Playhouse NYC is a community center where families gather to attend programs, lectures and events that promote the self-esteem and self-advocacy of families touched by Down syndrome.
We are an education center where weekly educational programs prepare individuals with Down syndrome to contribute more fully in their homes, communities and schools.
We are an awareness center dedicated to improving New York’s perspective of Down syndrome, in order to increase acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome so that they can meaningfully contribute to mainstream society.

We’re on a mission!


Our Mission: is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

Our Vision: is to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities

Upcoming events

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Literacy Pod, ages 7-8 @ GiGi's Playhouse | New York | New York | United States
Oct 23 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm GiGi's Playhouse
Teaching children with Down syndrome literacy and pre-literacy skills in a very small classroom setting is what we call a ‘Literacy Pod’. In this weekly group, parents and volunteers work together in order to prepare the... Continue Reading
FREE tickets to Little Orchestra Society Available @ The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Reserve your tickets to The Little Orchestra Society’s “Circus Parade.” “Join the Orchestra for a musical day at the circus – you become the ringmaster and choose the melodies that are part of our circus... Continue Reading
Playhouse Programs CANCELED
Oct 25 all-day
All on-site Playhouse programs are canceled today (soccer will meet as-scheduled). FREE tickets are available to The Little Orchestra Society this weekend, see http://gigisplayhouse.org/newyork/event/free-tickets-little-orchestra-society-available?instance_id=533867 for more information!
Playhouse Orientation @ GiGi's Playhouse NYC | New York | New York | United States
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm GiGi's Playhouse NYC
These orientations are a great way for anyone – prospective volunteers, family members, or service providers – to get to know the Playhouse. Come learn about us as an organization, our facility and programs, and... Continue Reading
Soccer Class @ Morningside Park | New York | New York | United States
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Morningside Park
Meet us in Morningside Park, at 113th Street and Morningside Avenue, for all-ages, adaptive soccer. Practice soccer skills, build strength and agility, and spend time with friends. This class meets every Saturday at 4:30pm. Register... Continue Reading