In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, GiGi's NYC Community Chorus members sang empowering songs to highlight the strength, talents, and diversity of the global Down syndrome community. A huge thank you to our director, Laurie Gamache, and everyone featured in the Concert!
GiGi's NYC celebrates World Down Syndrome Day today and everyday!
On February 8th, 2021, members of GiGi's Playhouse NYC were guest speakers on radio channel 90.3 FM hosted by WHCR! Guest speakers included: Malik Jabbaar, GiGi’s NYC 2021 Ambassador, Frank Sawyer, Board Member, Yamira Siu, Board Co-President, and Lateefah Abdul Jabbaar, GiGi’s NYC Grandparent Champion Award recipient and Harlemite. They spoke about our amazing community, virtual programming, and upcoming events. If you were unable to tune into the show, please enjoy the recording here!
For those who missed our special event with Grace and Linda Strobel, or for those who would like to watch it again, please enjoy the recording. We are so humbled and inspired by the important work that Grace and Linda do every day to advance the lives of people of all abilities, but especially individuals with Down syndrome. To learn more about Grace, her modeling, and public speaking, please visit https://www.gracestrobel.com. Thank you again to Grace and Linda for taking the time to speak with GiGi's NYC!
Nothing stops the GiGi's NYC Community Chorus from singing together – not even a global pandemic! We are so grateful to our Community Chorus Director, Broadway's Laurie Gamache, and all of our incredible participants for sharing their joy and talent with the world!
The GiGi's Playhouse NYC "we have a Voice" Community Chorus is an all ages inclusive chorus comprised of individuals with Down syndrome, their friends and family. This Performance was conducted at our 7th GiGi's Playhouse NYC "i have a Voice" Gala in 2019!
Chorus Directed by Laurie Gamache
Song: This is Me - The Greatest Showman
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Instead of tips, Jessy, owner of Jessy's Pastries, asks her customers to make donations to support individuals with Down syndrome. She is inspired by her son Brandon, who tragically passed away at age 2. Each year she contributes to GiGi's Playhouse NYC, a one of a kind Achievement Center where individuals with Down syndrome receive the support they need through free educational, recreational, and social programs. Your contributions to Brandon's Virtual Tip Jar will support a vibrant community and give individuals with Down syndrome the opportunity to define and reach their potential.
GiGi's Playhouse NYC Community Chorus Debuts and Performs at NDSS Gala January 2019
GiGi's Playhouse NYC Sponsors NDSS Buddy Walk - September 2018
GiGi's Playhouse NYC in Times Square - September 2018
Brandon's Virtual Tip Jar - May 2016
The Wisdom of Down Syndrome – May 2015
Literacy Lifts Children with Down syndrome Socially– September 2013
The Gifts We'd Lose – April 2013
Singing and Signing for Good – Spring/Summer 2013
NYC Special Needs Sanctuary – September 2012
Radical Pedagogy – July 2012
A Playhouse of Their Own – February 2011
The Best Medicine Radio Show pilot episode- "The Wisdom of Down Syndrome'' aired on May 26th. It featured GiGi's Playhouse Co-Founder Tracy Nixon and her daughter Laura, and Executive Director Britt Sady.