It’s time to celebrate!   We are thrilled to announce the achievement of GiGi’s Playhouse NYC reaching the milestone of having over 1,000 participants with Down syndrome join our family!   There are so many people who have contributed countless volunteer and staff hours strategizing and implementing our development, reaching out to families, and of course,…

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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Frank Sawyer, Board President  We are grateful for this opportunity for us to come together as a community and to support each other during this trying time.  COVID-19 has had a devastating impact in our world, our country and city.  It has also had a devastating impact on our finances since our major fundraising events for…

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Meet Reed Nerlino, a volunteer who has gone above and beyond year round for GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. Reed first heard of GiGi’s Playhouse NYC through a family friend and has had a close connection to their son with Down syndrome for many years. “Walking in for the first time I pegged (GiGi’s Playhouse NYC)  as a…

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Our participant spotlight this week is Troy Providenti, a participant of 8 years at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. GiGi’s NYC has known Troy since the beginning and we have been so amazed by his commitment to our programs and how much a true friend he is to everyone who steps foot on the playhouse. One passion that resounds at the…

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Dear Families and Volunteers, In light of the Mayor’s decision to close NYC public schools until April 20, we have decided to pause all of GiGi’s Playhouse NYC programs until May 1. We will monitor the situation closely, communicating updates via email and social media. A limited staff will be at the playhouse during regular…

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This week we are spotlighting a GiGi’s NYC program participant who is near and dear to our hearts – Sable Williams! Sable lives in NYC and is a very loyal friend. She attends programs weekly at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC! Sable will tell you “My favorite program is the Gratitude Art Committee” as she attends weekly…

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Meet Jane, our wonderful volunteer Intern here at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC!   Having recently moved to NY, Jane wanted to find a way to contribute a few hours of her time per week in a way that would make a positive impact in the community. She began helping out a couple of days a week,…

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Donen Hoy!   Me llamo Safia estoy muy orgulloso de ser embajador y tutor en GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. Tengo Síndrome de Down. ¡Gracias a socios generosos como ustedes, GiGi me abrió un mundo completamente nuevo y me enseñó las habilidades necesarias para conseguir y mantener un trabajo y desarrollar amistades! Pero la necesidad es grande…

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Donate Today!   My name is Safia. I am so proud to be an ambassador and a tutor at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. I have Down syndrome. Thanks to generous partners like you, GiGi’s opened up a whole new world to me and taught me the skills necessary to get and hold a job and to…

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