September Happenings!

September 2019

5k Fun Run, Walk and Dash

We not only have a fabulous group of participants at our Playhouse, but our participants’ siblings are also the best! We are fortunate to have a group of siblings who have seen what our Playhouse means to their little sister and have chosen to give back by hosting a 5K to benefit our Playhouse.

Want to join them? You can form a team, be a sponsor, and/or donate. Everyone is welcome to participate in this special event on Saturday, September 29th!

This event celebrates siblings uniting together to honor and advocate for the Down syndrome community. Join us in spreading our message of inclusion and acceptance for all. Let’s make every step count by supporting this family fun event as a participant, donor or sponsor to help raise funds for GiGI’s Playhouse Westchester to continue to offer FREE and purposeful programs. Register your team here today!

3 and Under

Back after a summer hiatus! Join our Playgroup! We’re moving, grooving and laughing along the way. 3 and Under is the perfect place for children three and under to meet new friends, learn and grow, while parents have the opportunity to socialize, network and make friends with one another. Siblings are welcome!

Click here to RSVP for September 7th 10-11:30am

Teen Tastic (13-18)

Teen Tastic promotes friendship, social interactions, communication through a variety of social activities, outings, exercise activities and games for teens. Participants in Teen Tastic gain confidence, leadership skills, and empowerment while working as part of a team or on individual projects and tasks. Grab your spot now, space is limited!

Click her to RSVP for September 6th 5:30-7:30pm

Cooking Club (12-18)

Get cooking with your friends at GiGi’s! This program is geared toward creating independence when preparing easy healthy foods that taste great, increasing safety awareness in the kitchen, education on basic nutritional facts, following directions, learning how to use small appliances and cooking tools.

  • September Theme: An Apple A Day (tasting different apples, baked apples and apple sauce)
  • Registration is required and is limited to 8 participants.

Click here to RSVP for September 13th 5-7pm

Art Explosion (15+)

New Program! Provide hands on experience with multiple art media and provide an outlet for individuals with Down syndrome to express themselves, build confidence and socialize with peers. Teens and Adults ages 15 and up.

Goals:

  • Provide healthy outlet for teens/adults to express themselves
  • Build self-confidence
  • Promote positive peer interactions and socialization
  • Gain experience with multiple art projects

Registration is required as space is limited to 10 teens/adults. RSVP below!

Click here to RSVP for September 13th  7-8pm

Destination Discovery (All ages)

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 for September 14th 10:00-11:15am,  so we can be prepared for all our friends!

Yoga (3-8)

Unfortunately, this program has been cancelled. We are on the lookout for a new yoga instructor and will keep you updated.

Kids Club

This program will help promote friendships, social skills and peer interactions through creative and social activities. Recommended ages: 8-12 years old.

Click here to RSVP for September 21st 10-11:30am

Playhouse Pals

This program will help support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. This program also supports gross motor skills through active games, as well as fine motor skills and self-help skills. Recommended age: 5-8 years.

Click here to RSVP for September 21st 10-11:30am

Fantastic Friends

A fun night out to facilitate social interactions between adults with Down syndrome, their peers, and the community. All adults welcome from ages 18 and up. This month we will be visiting the new Dance Centre in Ardsley and then making our own healthy wraps.

Click here to RSVP for September 20th 7-9pm

GiGiFIT Teen

The GiGiFIT Program is designed to empower individuals with Down syndrome through independence and confidence in their abilities with an ultimate goal of mastering everyday tasks with less effort and minimal assistance. GiGiFIT will enhance a person’s quality of life through teaching healthy exercise habits and movements. Like many GiGi’s programs, GiGiFIT is designed to motivate and teach individuals with Down syndrome to achieve their highest potential in a goal-oriented environment. GiGiFIT is for individuals of all ages with Down syndrome. This session will be specific for the teens.

The Fall session starts this month, every Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm from September 10thto November 19th(excluding October 1st).

Literacy Tutoring/Math Tutoring

Registration has closed for the Fall session which begins this month. Winter Registration will open at the end of October.

Literacy and Math Tutoring – Meet and Greet

For those tutors and students that have been matched for our Fall session of Literacy or Math 1-1 Tutoring. Join us between 5pm and 6pm to meet your tutor/student and to see the learning labs.

Please RSVP to programswestchester@gigisplayhouse.org

Volunteer Orientation

Are you interested in learning more about volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Westchester? Please join us for an hour of information. You will learn a bit about Down syndrome, the way GiGi’s Playhouse Westchester is supporting individuals with Down syndrome and how you can use your talents to help the mission of GiGi’s Playhouse!

Please let us know you’re interested by completing this form.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Playhouse this September!

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