Meet our Associate Board: Mansha Sharma

GiGi's NYC is super excited to introduce Mansha, a member of our Associate Board (AB)! Mansha started as a One-to-One Literacy tutor and later joined our AB. As a board member, she provided assistance at our 5th Annual Fashion Show this year, and most recently, she stepped into a leadership...

Meet our Youth Board: Sebastian Weise

GiGi's NYC is thrilled to have our Youth Board host Dancing For Down Syndrome again this year! Hear from Sebastian, member of our Youth Board, about his inspiration to support the GiGi's NYC community: How and when did you first get involved with GiGi’s NYC? I first got involved with GiGi's NYC in...

Meet our Youth Board: Caroline Costigan

GiGi's NYC is thrilled to have our Youth Board host Dancing For Down Syndrome again this year! Hear from Caroline, member of our Youth Board, about her inspiration to support the GiGi's NYC community: How and when did you first get involved with GiGi’s NYC? Before volunteering at GiGi’s NYC, I volunteered as...

All Things May! – By Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

There are several holidays celebrated in May. For example, Brothers and Sisters Day, Cinco de Mayo, National Nurse’s Day, National Teacher’s Day, Mother’s Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, National Hamburger Day, and Memorial Day.  National Brothers and Sisters Day was celebrated on Tuesday, May 2nd, and a lot of people do...

Meet our Youth Board: Annie O’Malley

GiGi's NYC is thrilled to have our Youth Board host Dancing For Down Syndrome again this year! Read more about Annie, member of our Youth Board, below: How and when did you first get involved with GiGi’s NYC? My family began going to GiGi’s NYC to have fun for Halloween and Valentine's Day...
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Meet our Youth Board: Allison Providenti

Troy and Allison GiGi's NYC is thrilled to have our Youth Board host Dancing For Down Syndrome again this year! Hear from Allison, member of our Youth Board, about her inspiration to support the GiGi's NYC community: Why did you decide to join the Youth Board? I decided to join the Youth Board...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet CaraMia!

Meet CaraMia, one of our awesome volunteers in our one-to-one tutoring programs! CaraMia quickly proved to be an invaluable asset to these programs, as our students have grown so much with her guidance. Take, for example, our 2022 Ambassador, Danielle. CaraMia and Danielle have been working together in one-to-one literacy,...
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GiGi’s NYC Quarterly Highlights: January – March 2023

2023 got off to an amazing start! GiGi's NYC recently closed out our Winter Semester, which started with the launch of three new programs and culminated in numerous World Down Syndrome Day Celebrations, with so many highlights in between! Check out the recap below to read about our amazing first quarter:...

Who’s Ready for Springtime?-by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy Spring to everyone at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC! Spring is already here so we can enjoy fun things like playing sports and outdoor games and going to the park for walks, barbecues, and picnics. A lot of people also enjoy going out for dinner in the evening.  There are some...
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Family Spotlight: Meet the Saffers!

GiGi's NYC is delighted to introduce the Saffer Family: loving parents Yvette and Brett, and darling baby Sammy! The Saffers graciously accepted our invitation to blog about their wonderful family, to share their experiences and pearls of wisdom with our community. We can't wait to watch Sammy continue to grow...

Volunteer Spotlight: Tamika Wong

Meet Tamika, GiGi's NYC Yoga & Mindfulness Program Leader! We are fortunate to have Tamika lead this highly valuable program on a weekly basis, which gives our participants a practice and routine that integrates physical, mental and emotional development. We encourage you to join her virtually on Thursdays at 5pm...

Alivia announces its collection with GiGi’s NYC on WDSD!

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day,Alivia announced its Spring 2023 collection in collaboration with GiGi's NYC participant, Stephanie Portoviejo! The partnership between Alivia and GiGi's NYC began with a workshop at our Playhouse hosted by Alivia Co-Founder and CCO, Jovana Mullins.Participants chose various artistic tools and drew from personal inspirationto create a design of their...