FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL THE CHILDREN, VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING THEIR OWN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TO THE EVENTS.
SPRING 2020 CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
St. John's Athletes and Kids
RAIN OR SHINE
Friday, April 24, 2020
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
RAIN OR SHINE
Thursday, April 30th
Prospect Park Zoo
Wednesday, May 6th
Friday, May 8th
Earth Day with Poly Prep Students
Tuesday, May 12th
Deno's Wonder Wheel
Wednesday, May 27th
Adventurers Family Entertainment Center
Floyd Bennett Halloween Hayride
Operation Santa Claus Volunteers must be pre-registered and show photo ID or government ID
Operation Santa Claus at JFK Airport, Port Authority Hangar #19: 4,000 Children with Special abilities are entertained and 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 (PAST)
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, Deno's Wonder Wheel donated for the day by Dennis & Steve Vourderis.
Adventurer's Family Entertainment Center: Special children enjoy games, rides, clowns.
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 Halloween Hayride, Floyd Bennett Air Field: Historic Aircraft Restoration Project for a hands on experience. The children also enjoy a Hayride and other Halloween themed activities
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.
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, 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.