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Walk Info

Sunday, April 29th

10:30 amRegistration 
11:00 amOpening Ceremony & Walk
12:00-4:00 pmStreet Fair & Carnival
12:00 pm - Basketball Show
2:00 pm - Magic Show

Address: East 77th Street between 1st & York

Why Walk for Friendship?

Covid-19 has impacted all of us in a very deep way, but the special needs community have been particularly hard hit. For a community that is in a constant battle against social isolation, the painful reality of Covid-19 has been all the more challenging. We’ve tried to be as creative as possible in moving all of our programming online and thankfully we’ve developed a beautiful virtual offering that is giving so much to our Friendship Circle families, as well as our volunteers. As we strive to continue supporting our kids, teens and young adults with special needs and begin to take the first steps down the path toward a physical reopening, we need to raise awareness and funds for the crucial work that Friendship Circle Upper East Side does.   

This year’s walk on Sunday, September 13 will obviously look different than previous years. We are planning for a virtual, socially distanced day, with everyone planning their own walking or running route (new addition for this year, run a 5k, 10k or 1/2 marathon for friendship!), but our goal remains the same: celebrate the unique beauty of individuals with special needs and raise the awareness and funds that will allow us to continue this all important work. 

How to Get Started

1. Join the movement to end social isolation for individuals with special needs!
2. Register as a walker/runner/fundraiser

3. Plan your route (1 mile walk OR 5K Run OR 10K Run)
4. Invite family and friends to join you
5. Crush your fundraising goal

The Virtual Walk/Run - Sunday, Sep 13 2020

1. Begin your virtual walk/run any time from 7am
2. Finish your walk/run by 12pm 
3. During your walk/run post on your Instagram and Facebook (and tag us!)
4. Send us pictures and videos of you and your crew to be featured during the virtual walk program
5. If you are in NYC, stop by our Friendship Circle booth (with social distancing), outside Chabad UES - 419 East 77th Street (betw. 1st and York Ave's) any time between 9am and 12pm
6. Tune in from 1pm - 2.30pm for the virtual walk program!