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The following events are for children with special needs and their families. Meet Santa in sensory-friendly atmosphere, attend a holiday show and more. Please call to confirm dates, times, locations, and event details.
Saturday, December 1 • 10am-4pm
Person Centered Care Services
150 Granite Ave. • 718-370-1088
Enjoy some time with Santa in a noise-free environment. Take family photos. Get creative and enjoy some arts and crafts. Take home snacks and treats.
A Very GRACE-ful Holiday Celebration
Sunday, December 9 • 2-5pm
P.S. 52 • 450 Buel Avenue • 718-983-3800 ext. 223
Autism Friendly Day. Holiday photos, vendors, hot chocolate, treats, food trucks, raffles and a visit from Santa on a fire truck. Children under 5 free. Held in schoolyard and cafeteria-dress warm.
Brunch with Santa and Magician Mike Lane
Saturday, December 15 • 9am-12pm
Sunday, December 16 • 10am
Harvest Café • 694 New Dorp Lane • 347-857-6888
Take a photo with Santa, plus giveaways and more.
Merry Music Series: GRACE-ful Glee
Saturday, December 8 • 3-4pm
SI Children’s Museum • 1000 Richmond Terrace • 718-273-2060
It’s time for holiday caroling with the members of the Grace Foundation of New York’s Junior Glee Troupe. GRACE-ful Glee is an innovative performing arts program provided by the GRACE Foundation that offers individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) a chance to build and express their creative singing talents.
Sensory Santa with Ink Couture & Autism Warriors
Sunday, December 16 • 11am-2pm
Ink Couture • 6264 Amboy Road • 718-887-1587
Open to all children with special needs and their families. Free picture with Santa, toys, snacks and refreshments, and kids activities. Must register by calling or email Ingrid at [email protected]
Caring Santa at the Staten Island Mall
Sundays, December 2 & December 9 • 10am
Staten Island Mall • 2655 Richmond Avenue
Autism Speaks is pleased to partner with the Staten Island Mall and World Wide Photography to present the 5th annual “Caring Santa” program for special needs families who can benefit from visiting Santa in a quiet and calm environment. To be added to the WAIT LIST, please email [email protected]