Posts Tagged ‘AMC SFF’

August Meetup Dates of The Foorce

Sorry for the delay on this – where is the summer going?! We hope to see you at some more fun events this month!

August 7 – Swimming at Highbridge Pool, 11:00-1:00PM.

August 11 – AMC Sensory Friendly Film Series, 10;00AM at Lowes Theater on W. 84th Street. Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Much anticipated by my son, I’m on the fence…

August 16 – Chuck E Cheese, Harlem location. 10:00am-12:30pm.

August 20 – NY Science Museum (Queens), 10:30am – 2:30pm.

There are a few more activities in the works so be sure to check Upcoming Events for the most current information!

July 2012 Schedule for The Foorce (is finally here!!)

It’s finally posted! I hope you will be able to join us at one or more of these fun events next month. To RSVP for any of them, just send me an email at with the date/event as your subject, and a few days before each one I will send out an email to all attendees with more details.

Remember, this group is completely informal and free (except for the cost of some activities). It exists purely to provide social opportunities to children with any special needs and their friends/siblings and is open to anyone, though we mostly have kids ages 0-13. Parents must attend all activities with their children (sorry, I have enough of my own), and you can RSVP to as many or as few events as you like. All events are subject to change in cases of inclement weather or children 🙂


JULY 2012

July 6, 1-3pm at Hudson Beach (enter at 103rd and Riverside) – Potluck Picnic and sand play

July 13, 11:00AM at Mariner’s 84th Street Playground – Central Park Brass interactive concert and playground time, picnic lunch to follow.

July 15, 12:00-4:30PM at New York Botanical Gardens: Dig! Plant! Grow! Join us for a picnic lunch at the gardens followed by hands-on family gardening in the Ruth Rea Howell Family garden at 2:00PM.

July 19, 11:00-12:30PM at Highbridge Pool – Social Swim (Olympic sized wading pool and Olympic sized swimming pool)

July 21, 10:00AM at AMC Loews 84th Street 6 – AMC Sensory Friendly Films, Ice Age: Continental Drift

July 25, 10:00AM – Chuck E Cheese (125th Street location). Is usually very empty until after 12:00 on weekdays. If you’re able to join us for this playdate and your child likes pizza and video games, you’re pretty much guaranteed a little downtime here.

SFF Film Series Kicks Off This Saturday (Nov. 5th) at an AMC Theater Near You!

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Though I mentioned it before, I thought this fun opportunity was worth a reminder. Puss In Boots is the first in a long line of new movies being shown in a sensory-friendly environment. It is showing at many (but not all) AMC theaters this Saturday, Nov. 5th at 10:00am.


We might take the kids to the UWS location on W. 84th and Broadway. If you’re headed there drop me a line, though, let’s face it, I won’t be hard to find with all of the kids in tow!


More theater locations can be found on AMC’s website, and information about the SFF film series is below:




The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!

The idea for the program began with a request from a parent with an autistic child for a special screening at AMC Columbia Mall 14 in Columbia, MD. More than 300 children and parents attended the first screening.

We are thrilled to now offer the program at many locations nationwide — please click here for a complete list of participating theatres. As a leading theatrical exhibition company, we are so proud to be making a difference in the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with an autism spectrum disorder by offering families a chance to see a movie together — often for the very first time.

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