OCEAN  BLUE - Wednesday, June 9th @ 6:30pm

Join us for Ladies Night on Wednesday, June 9th @ 6:30pm at Ocean Blue, IN PERSON!!!!  We are so excited to see you all in person again and catch up.  We will be outside, weather permitting. 21 Club will be providing some appetizers at this event.  You will also have the option to order from the menu if you'd like more to eat. (FYI- Ocean Blue is now cashless.)  Please RSVP by June 1st.  All are welcome! 


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June 16th





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 







Tuesday, July13th 2021

Family Picnic


Chadwicks Donovan Memorial Park


9400 Elm Street, Chadwicks, NY



Our in person family picnic is back!  Join us on Tuesday evening, July 13th at 6pm (rain or shine).  This event is FREE for all 21 Club families.  Photographer Matt Turner 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 Monday, July 5th so we can gather all the supplies for the picnic.  



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 Spring program has started.  

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.



The 21 Club Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 5, 2021 

Delta Hotels by MaRriott

200 genesee Street, UtIca

Check In starts @3:45- Dinner will be served At 4:15pm

We are so excited to gather with everyone for our annual 21 Club Holiday celebration.  There will be dinner, dancing, Santa and presents.  We ask everyone to dress in your best and join us.  Check your e-mail for the details and the invitation in November! Not on our e-mail list?  Click HERE.

August 2021

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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Sunday, FALL 2021

 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.