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May 11th





Cook WIth ALLIE and Karen BiSHOP 

Via ZOOM @ 6:30pm 

Join the fun Wednesdays via ZOOM to learn new recipes that our friends with Down syndrome can prepare safely and enjoy.

Karen and Allie Bishop will be leading each cooking class. All classes are FREE. The ingredients are provided by 21 Club. We will be preparing kits for each person and delivering them to you on Mondays ahead of time. Registration in advance will be required for each class so preparations can be made.

Please RSVP by the Friday before each class so we can gather supplies and deliver what you will need.  If this is your first time joining us, please include the participant's age and any food allergies or sensitivities we should be aware of 


Thursday, May 19th

Ladies Night

@ 6:30pm


131 N. Genesee Street

Utica, NY 13502

Join us for Ladies Night at Tavolo!  If you are a woman with Down syndrome or love someone with Down syndrome - you're invited!  This event is FREE.  We'll have some appetizers available for everyone to enjoy.  You can also order from the menu.  Feel free to invite a friend or loved one to come with you.   We have a lot of fun learning from each other at these events.   We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by May 13th so we have enough food and seats for everyone.  Space is limited.  


Thursday, June 9th

DS Dudes Night

@ 6:00pm - 9:00pm

BBG's Beer, Bites, & Games

4951 Commercial Drive

Yorkville, NY 13495

Join us for DS Dudes Night at BBG's!   Are you a "dude" with Down syndrome or a dude who loves someone with Down syndrome?  If so, you're invited to join the "DS Dudes" for a night of fun and food at BBG's on Commercial Drive in Yorkville.  

Save the date and join us Thursday, June 9th - 6pm-9pm.  Free for all members.  Food, soft drinks, and game tokens will be provided. Cash Bar.

 Please RSVP by June 2nd so we have enough food for everyone.  


Sunday, FALL 2022

 Buddy Walk

Hanna Park- Utica  10:30am-1:00pm


We are waiting to see whether COVID-19 will allow the Buddy Walk to proceed this year.  






Thursday, July 14, 2022

Family Picnic


Chadwicks Donovan Memorial Park


9400 Elm Street, Chadwicks, NY



Our in person family picnic is back!  Join us on Thursday evening, July 14th at 6pm (rain or shine).  This event is FREE for all 21 Club families.   The food will be from Boneyard BBQ.  A photographer will be taking family photos for our annual 21 Club Calendar.  (When you arrive, you can sign up for a time for your family photo.  A calendar pre-order form will be available at the merchandise table at the picnic.  We ask that all calendars be pre-paid so we don't order too many.  Calendars are $15 each)  Down syndrome merchandise will be available for purchase.  

We look forward to welcoming our families and friends for this fun event! 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 5th so we can gather all the supplies for the picnic.  



The 21 Club Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022 

Delta Hotels by MaRriott           grande Ballroom

200 genesee Street, UtIca

Starting At 3:30pm

We are so excited that Santa will still be coming to town for our 21 Club Holiday celebration.  Check your e-mail in November for the details and the invitation! Not on our e-mail list?  Need an invite?  Click HERE.


Literacy Tutoring

Check out our Spring Literacy Program!

Open doors for your loved one by opening a book.  Reading leads to better speech, success at school, and opportunities in life.  Take advantage of our literacy program and get your child started reading or improve current reading skills.  Our 6 week program will start in April.  

The focus of this program is to provide literacy support and reading instruction to individuals with Down syndrome.  Participants and tutors will be matched based on mutual availability, and will meet once a week for an hour of one-on-one instruction for six weeks.  Tutors will be responsible for creating lesson plans and assessing participants.  The Utica Public Library has resources for tutors to utilize, including an array of leveled readers and the ability to duplicate or laminate materials and make personalized books for participants.  Participants can meet with their tutor at a location and time that works best for their schedule.  


Any questions? Contact our literacy program coordinator, Heidi McManus by e-mailing her HERE or calling her at 315-735-2279 ext. 220.


August 2022

Brody's Buddy Ride


Brody’s BUDDY™ Ride is a 63 mile bike ride signifying Trisomy-21.   Down syndrome occurs when there are three copies of the 21st chromosome. Therefore,  21 x 3 to equal 63 miles.  It is here that we feel, 3 copies of the chromosome, as opposed to the typical 2, is better…”More is Better”!  The ride was established to raise awareness for Down syndrome. 

The ride will start and end at Clinton school where parking will be available for bikers.

7:00 AM - Riders check-in
7:15 AM - Opening comments and prayer
7:30 AM - Bike ride begins
1:00-1:30 PM - Bikers arrive back at Clinton Schools


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