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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 msearfoorce@gmail.com 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 🙂

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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.

Meetups This Week – Come Play Outside Before Summer Is Over!

August 11: Higbridge Pool, 11:00am Located at 173rd and Amsterdam, easily accessible by the A, C, or 1 trains and many buses. We will be there from 11:00-12:30. Security is kind of a pain but the pool is generally pretty empty at this time – last week we had the whole place to ourselves for the first 30 minutes! Bring a suit, towel, lock and swim diaper for little ones. Admission is free! And remember, no food, gum or pens allowed inside the pool 🙂

August 12 – Central Park Brass at Robert Bendheim Playgrounda “playground for all children.” Interactive concert starts at 11:00am, we’ll stay for a picnic, playground and sprinklers afterward.

August 14 – Bronx Zoo, 11:00-4:00pm Click here for a review of the Lego Safari exhibit going on now! My kids are super excited for this meetup. If you want to come later in the day and meet up, just send me an email and I will give you my cell # so that you can find us!

Hope to see/meet you at one or more of these events!


More Fun Meetups for Special Needs Families and Friends – August Calendar

You can clearly credit my enthusiasm for Day Of The Post this morning (yesterday morning now) and my motivation to catch up on things to the fact that I had not yet stepped foot outside. By the time I returned from my hot, sticky trip to gymnastics, Blockbuster, picking up prescriptions and grocery shopping my inspiration had melted away along with my patience (and mascara).

I promptly fell asleep tucking the children in and woke around midnight feeling refreshed, now that the temperature has come down a little from the zillion degree heat index of the day (actually 115, but they don’t do a heat index for wearing babies outside).

So in one last dedication to Day Of The Post I present to you the August meetup calendar, only scheduled through the 24th because we will be on vacation that last week. Hope to see you at a few of these fun get togethers!

August 4 – Highbridge Pool, 11:00-1:00pm, trying to get as much water time in as possible as the summer flies by (you are welcome to join us any Thursday for free swim here through August 18)!

August 6 – BounceU Open Bounce Will post time as soon as they set the schedule, probably at 10 or noon though.

August 12 – Central Park Brass at Robert Bendheim Playground, a “playground for all children.” Interactive concert starts at 11:00am, we’ll stay for a picnic, playground and sprinklers afterward.

August 14 – Bronx Zoo, 11:00-4:00pm

August 16 – Thomas Jefferson Park, 10:30am We’ll already be over there for adaptive track if anyone is interested in participating, but also plan to hang out at the shaded playground, and maybe the pool weather/crowd permitting (we are here every Tuesday through August 16).

August 20 – NYC Police Museum, 12:30pm http://www.nycpm.org

September 5 – Goodbye Summer, Hello School Year Picnic! Details TBD.