Who Has Fun Plans for Summer Vacation?-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

There are some wonderful holidays to celebrate in July. For example, Independence Day, National Fried Chicken Day, World Chocolate Day, National Blueberry Muffin Day, National French Fry Day, Fresh Spinach Day, National Ice Cream Day, National Mango Day, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, and National Avocado Day. Independence Day is...

Volunteer Spotlight: Denise Colon

GiGi's NYC proudly recognizes Denise Colon as a standout volunteer! Since our Career Development Programs began in 2023, Denise has generously contributed her time and effort to support the success of every student. Her kindness, empathy, and resourcefulness make her an invaluable member of our team, and we deeply appreciate...
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GiGi’s NYC: Quarterly Highlights April-June 2024

GiGi's NYC recently closed out our spring semester, and it was nothing short of amazing! Check out the recap below to read about our remarkable 2nd quarter:We launched our spring semester which included recurring community favorites such as Fantastic Friends and LitLab, as well as the re-launch of Community Chorus. Steve Friedman and...
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A Story by Richard D. Reilly, “The Grandparent Connection”

Dear Friends, I want to share this little story about my grandson Louis.  He’s fifteen years old now.  He was three when we opened the doors to GiGi’s Playhouse NYC in early 2012.  Wow!  How time flies.  Marilee and I hosted events those first few months, helping to put our...

Who is Getting for Summer?-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy Summer GiGi’s Playhouse NYC! There are a lot of wonderful holidays to celebrate in June this year. For example, World Oceans Day, Father’s Day, National Eat Your Vegetables Day, Juneteenth, National Ice Cream Cake Day, International Pineapple Day, and so many more! World Oceans Day was celebrated on Saturday, June...

May is Here!-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

There are some wonderful holidays to celebrate in May. For example, National Life Insurance Day, Cinco de Mayo, Greek Orthodox Easter, Mother’s Day, National Visit Relatives Day, World Baking Day, and Memorial Day, among others. National Life Insurance Day was on Thursday, May 2nd, and a lot of people celebrate...
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Quarterly Highlights: January to March 2024

GiGi's NYC recently closed out our winter semester, and it was nothing short of amazing! Check out the recap below to read about our remarkable first quarter: Long-time participant, Troy Providenti, was announced as our 2024 Ambassador. We launched our winter programs, which included community-favorite Teen Tastic, as well as a...

It’s Time to Get Ready for the Spring Season!-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

There are some wonderful holidays to celebrate in April 2024, such as April Fool’s Day, International Macaroni Day, International Hanging Out Day, Earth Day, National World Art Day, National Pigs in a Blanket Day, National Great Poetry Reading Day, and so many more. April Fool’s Day was celebrated on Monday,...

Who is getting ready for the GiGi’s NYC’s 6th Annual Fashion Show?-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC participant

Happy March and happy spring season, GiGi’s NYC! I would like to share some wonderful spring holidays to celebrate in March. For example, International Women’s Day, National Meatball Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, National Ravioli Day, World Down Syndrome Day, National Chip and Dip Day, National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day, Palm...

Volunteer Spotlight: Katie Cowan

Meet GiGi's NYC amazing volunteer, Katie! Hailing all the way from Southport, United Kingdom, Katie came to the US for a job opportunity and began volunteering with us during her free time. She quickly became a valuable member of our community and we are so thankful to have her! Read...

Who’s Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day?-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Fatima & Peter Hi everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day, GiGi’s NYC! Who is making plans for Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day makes me feel so loved since I have a lot of valentines in my life and this is the time of year to spread love to others. On this day many...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Gerrit Schmidt

Meet GiGi's NYC volunteer, Gerrit! He has been volunteering with our community for over a year and is currently our Fantastic Friends Program Assistant. Gerrit has been an awesome addition to our team, forming strong bonds with our staff, other volunteers, and our teen and adult participants. He is creative,...