Our Best Buddies Friendship Walk in New York City is right around the corner on Saturday, November 2nd, and that can only mean one thing... our Weekly Challengesare BACK! From now until the Walk, we'll have a new challenge for you every Monday, and you can win great prizes while making a difference for Best Buddies. What more could you want?!

    Challenge #1: The top 5 teams who recruit the most new team members this week will win a Best Buddies Swag Bag full of shirts, wristbands, pop sockets, and all kinds of merch for your team! 

    The challenge is live now.



    Haven't registered yet? Not to fear. Register Here to create or join a team, and you'll already be on your way to winning! It all starts with one! 





    Vanderbilt Museum Plans ‘A Morning for Families’
    for Children and Adults with Special Needs



    CENTERPORT, N.Y. (September 17, 2019) – The Vanderbilt Museum once again will offer A Morning for Families – an event exclusively for children and adults with special needs and their families – on Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
    Gates open at 8:30 am. Sponsored by Northwell Health. The event is free, but registration is required.
    Register here


    Open Planetarium – doors remain open while an educator explains the current sky

    Sensory Garden – designed by Pal-O-Mine Equestrian’s J-STEP Program and Gro Girl Horticultural Therapy, the garden is located at the entrance to the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium.
    (Above right: Visitors learn about the Vanderbilt Sensory Garden. Vanderbilt Museum photo.)

    Examination of specimens –The Vanderbilt Museum Education Department will have various Museum specimens available, and educators will talk about them with visitors. In the Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard, visitors can examine natural-history specimens with a Vanderbilt educator. 
    Natural history galleries – Visitors may explore natural-history exhibits, and the 18 wild-animal dioramas of the Memorial Wing and Stoll Wing. 

    Solar telescope observation session – weather permitting, visitors will be able to view the Sun safely with the Vanderbilt’s solar telescope, in the Rose Garden.


    For Museum and Planetarium hours and admission, click here.

    For events calendar, click here.

    For the Vanderbilt website, click here.

    (Museum administrative office hours: Monday through Friday, from 10:00 to 4:00. Closed weekends and holidays. For information, call 631-854-5579.)



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