It’s time to be thankful this Thanksgiving !

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at GiGi’s NYC! There are a lot of special holidays celebrated in November. For example, National Nacho Day, Election Day, National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving are just some days to celebrate with your loved ones this month. National Nacho Day was celebrated...

GiGi’s NYC Quarterly Highlights: July – September 2023

GiGi's NYC recently closed out our summer semester, and it was nothing short of amazing! Check out the recap below to read about our remarkable third quarter: We hosted our extremely popular summer programs over the course of six weeks. Participants engaged in an array of purposeful programs at the playhouse,...

GiGi’s NYC Career Development Program: Panel Discussion at Microsoft!

On 10/3/2023, students from GiGi's NYC Career Development Programs attended a panel discussion at Microsoft in Times Square. Our Career Development Programs for adults with Down syndrome ages 18+ are three-tiered: GiGi Prep is the first step, followed by GiGi University, then GiGi Professional. GiGi’s NYC launched GiGi Prep in...

Who is Getting Prepared for the Fall Season and Halloween This Year?-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy Fall GiGi’s NYC! I want to share some holidays that are celebrated in October. For example, they include National Homemade Cookies Day, World Card Making Day, World Octopus Day, National Pierogi Day, National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, National Candy Corn Day, Halloween, and so many more! Also...

Prep Yourself for GiGi Prep

In June 2023, GiGi's NYC launched a 4-week session of GiGi Prep, a Career Development Program for individuals with Down syndrome ages 18+ who want to continue on an independent career path. GiGi Prep places emphasis on building communication skills, goal setting, money management, customer service skills, team building and...

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

Wishing everyone a happy fall at GiGi’s NYC. I am hoping everyone was ready to go back to work and school this month! I just want to share some important holidays to celebrate in September. For example, they include Labor Day, National Grandparents’ Day, National Cream Filled Donut Day, National...

An “All-Netter” – By Richard Reilly, “The Grandparent Connection”

I had a FaceTime call from my grandson Louis the other day. He was with his friend Emery at Morningside Park on the upper west side of Manhattan, overlooking gentrified Harlem. Basketball was the theme for the day. Actually, both boys are enthralled with the subject - not just the...

August Summertime Fun-written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy August GiGi’s NYC! There are some special holidays to celebrate in August. Some of them include National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, National Watermelon Day, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National S’mores Day, National Bowling Day, and National Relaxation Day. National Ice Cream Sandwich Day was celebrated on Wednesday, August 2nd,...

July Fun!-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy July and hoping everyone is enjoying the summer so far! I just want to share some special holidays that are celebrated in July. They include National Doctors Day, World Sports Journalists Day, the Fourth of July, National Fried Chicken Day, International Chess Day, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, National...

Meet our Associate Board: Ian Hanselman

Meet Ian, member of GiGi's NYC Associate Board. He joined our team in 2022 and jumped right in to assist us with our 10th Anniversary Gala! GiGi's NYC is immensely grateful to Ian, and we hope you enjoy learning more about him by reading below: What does GiGi’s NYC mean...

Quarterly Highlights: April-June 2023

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 second quarter: We re-launched our Community Chorus Program where participants rehearsed motivational and empowering songs in preparation for their performance at our 2023 Gala, to be...

Who’s Ready for Summer? – written by GiGi’s NYC participant, Fatima

Hoping everyone is enjoying the outdoors since summer is near and the weather is getting nice and warm out there. Also, there are some occasions celebrated in June. For example, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, National Best Friends Day, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, National Sewing Machine Day, World...