Operation Santa Claus at JFK Airport, Port Authority Hanger #19: Children with Special abilities are entertained in a hanger provided by the Port Authority Police. They are served snacks & refreshments, receive toys and watch Macy’s Santa Claus arrive waiving from an airplane via Delta Air Lines while they celebrate the season. It is a spectacular experience.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden: Special children are entertained by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth; toys are distributed.

Deno's Wonder Wheel, Coney Island, Brooklyn : Special children enjoy games, rides and clowns at Brooklyn’s Coney Island.

In the Past: Astroland Amusement Park, Coney Island. We continue to thank the Alberts family for 40 years of love and dedication to our special children.

Adventurer's Family Entertainment Center: Special children enjoy games, rides, clowns.

In the Past: Nellie Bly AmusementPark. We continue to thank Gina Romano & Family for 40 years of love and dedication to our special children. A special thank you for donating to the the Community Mayors the Nellie Bly Train for our "Operation Santa Claus" party.

The New York Aquarium, Coney Island, Brooklyn: Special kids from all boroughs tour the flora and fauna of the sea world. There is a private show and a toy for every child.

The Bronx Zoo: Special children from the Bronx and Manhattan spend a fun-filled day at this world renown facility. 

The Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn: Special children enjoy visiting the animals and going on rides.

The Brooklyn & Queens Botanic Gardens: This event is especially enjoyed by the blind children. They are individually guided by the Botanic Gardens’ staff on how to pot a small plant, which they get to take home.

The Staten Island Zoo: Children with special  abilities enjoy the animals, clowns and a fun filled day.

Athletes and Kids at St. John's University: This is a hands on experience for the children to learn about team sports and get to participate on the court/field both individually and in small groups with Scholar-Athletes. Many of the St. John's University community have expressed a desire to also become Community Mayors/Associate Mayors upon graduation.

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum: Special children visit the famous aircraft carrier and experience an exciting day of “living history,” enjoy a movie, served lunch by McDonalds or Restaurants Associates and are entertained by clowns.

Luna Park, Coney Island:  Special Children enjoy the rides, clowns and games in Brooklyn's Coney Island.

Earth Day: Students from Poly Prep Country Day School assist our Children with Special Needs as they tend to the Earth by weeding and planting shrubs and small trees. All supervised by our wonderful volunteers.


 Schedule of Events for 2018

Groups without tickets will be turned away. The safety of the children comes first!

If you are a NYC Special Ed teacher or a District 75 teacher, please contact Yuki at:

Hiroyuki Yamada, District 75
(212) 802-1640

April 30

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum  RAIN OR SHINE

April 25

St. John's Athletes and Kids  

May 4

Earth Day w/ Students from Poly Prep Country Day School

May 16

 Deno's Wonder Wheel
May 25 Luna Park / Coney Island

May 30

Adventurer's Amusement Park

May 10

Prospect Park Zoo

Bronx Zoo


Floyd Bennett Halloween Hayride



Operation Santa Claus Volunteers must be pre-registered and show photo ID or government ID

The Dominick Della Rocca Summer Camp Scholarship Fund: Each child awarded the scholarship attends a sleep away camp of their choice for one to three weeks. This teaches the children independence and builds their self esteem. Because of the success of this project, the Community Mayors is committed to its expansion. To see how you can help, visit our donations page. See more

   About Dominick Della Rocca, click here.