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July Program Buzz

Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse offer foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

 

 

 

Music In Motion (13+ years)

July 8, 15, 22 and 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

We are super excited to offer a new music program this summer called Music in Motion. It will be on Mondays from 5-6pm starting July 8th through August 12th for participants age 13 and up. We will learn rhythm concepts by tapping, clapping or playing an instrument and learn melodies by singing along or playing an instrument to a given melody. Different genres and styles of music will be explored while we learn about many types of instruments.

Space is limited to 10 participants! Please RSVP so we know who will be making music with us this summer!

 

 

Art Explosion (13+ years)

July 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Our 6 week summer session will run on Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm from July 8th through August 12th for participants age 13 and up. The first 15 minutes of each session will include a discussion of the artist and some practical art instruction. We use the rest of the hour to create our masterpieces!

There will only be 10 spots available so claim yours today by RSVP’ing HERE!

 

 

Open Play (all ages)

July 10, 17, 24 and 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime! Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as well as support and networking for current families. Come ready for fun and a crazy good time!

Adult participants, this is a great opportunity to volunteer and be mentors to our younger friends!

 

 

GiGi’s Night at the Syracuse Mets

July 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

We have partnered with the Syracuse Mets for a fun Friday night out! We have 50 tickets available to us at a discounted rate for the July 12th game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. To purchase your tickets today, click on this link: https://groupmatics.events/event/Gigisplayhouse2. Tickets are available at this special discount through July 11th.

It is also a fireworks night so be sure to stick around after the game!

Make sure to let us know through our Facebook event that you will be there so we know how many of our friends we will see!

 

 

LMNOP (0-3 years)

July 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Language, Music N’ Our Peeps guides parents and infants/toddlers through learning basic sign language and through incorporating music and dance therapy into daily activities, to stimulate the child. Recommended for children 6-36 months old.

Friends of all abilities are welcome! #inclusion

Please RSVP so we can be properly prepared!

 

 

Gratitude Committee (20+ years)

July 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join this core group of adult volunteers (ages 20+) to hand-craft thank you cards for our amazing donors, as well as assist the office with other playhouse projects. We provide the supplies, you provide the gratitude!

 

Please RSVP here!

 

 

Fantastic Friends (17+ years)

July 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Join us each month as we do something new and fun! We want to hear what you would like to do! So bring your ideas and we will help you host a Fantastic Friends night.

During this program, we aim to promote positive peer relationships, encourage relationships in the community, and develop our social skills!! Invite your friends, everyone is welcome and inclusion is celebrated!

Please RSVP so we know who will be joining us!

For the most up to date on our monthly activities please follow us on Facebook.

 

 

Destination Discovery (all ages)

July 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Destination Discovery is an interactive and engaging program for participants of all ages and their families. We support the development of motor skills, social skills, and language through purposeful play and peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also brings families together to share experiences and build relationships.

Destination Discovery is for all ages!! Invite your friends & please RSVP so we can be prepared for all our friends!

Visit us on Facebook to learn this month’s theme and purposeful activities.

 

 

Friends, Fun & Fitness (12+ years)

July 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Join us for a fun & exciting time! This one-hour workout session focuses on building muscle tone and endurance and is open to individuals with Down syndrome & their friends of all abilities (12 & up)!  Each week we will encourage each other to give our #bestofall.

Goals:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of physical activity for teens/ young adults with DS
  • Increase physical activity levels through various types of exercise
  • Motivate participants to independently practice various physical activities at home/ in the community.

Please RSVP so we know you are joining us!

 

 

Gluten Free Cooking (12+ years)

July 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Get cooking with your friends at GiGi’s! This program is geared toward building safety awareness in the kitchen and preparing healthy, gluten-free recipes that taste great. During each program, we will make and eat a gluten-free entree and dessert to enjoy!

Recommended for youth, teens and adults (12 & up).

Please RSVP so we have enough food for everyone!

 

 

Kids Club/Playhouse Pals (5-12 years)

July 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Kids Club/Playhouse Pals is an interactive and engaging program for participants ages 5 through 12. We support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program may also support gross motor skills through active games, fine motor, and self-help skills through meal/snack preparation and activities.

Friends of all abilities are welcome & wanted! Please RSVP so we can best prepare for the fun!

 

Open Play (all ages)

July 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This program invites families and their friends to the Playhouse for playtime! Open Play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, as well as support and networking for current families. Come ready for fun and a crazy good time!

Please RSVP so we know you are joining us!

Adult participants, this is a great opportunity to volunteer and be mentors to our younger friends!

 

 

As we at GiGi’s Playhouse Syracuse look to add more and more FREE purposeful programming we need you! Family input, volunteer hosts, family hosts, etc.  Always feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions on how we can make your GiGi’s experience the very best! syracuse@gigisplayhouse.org.

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