Raising awareness, supporting, educating, and connecting people with Down syndrome and their families in the greater Utica and central New York area.
Wednesday, May 17th
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, June 8, 2023
131 N. Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
Join us for Ladies Night at Tavolo! This event is free for all members of The 21 Club. We learn so much from each other while having fun! There will be appetizers provided by The 21 Club. You can order from the menu also. Please RSVP by May 30th so we have enough seats and food for everyone.
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Chadwicks Donovan Memorial Park
9400 Elm Street, Chadwicks, NY
Our in person family picnic is back! Join us on Thursday evening, July 13th at 6pm (rain or shine). This event is FREE for all 21 Club families. The food will be from Piggy Pat's 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.
Check out our Fall 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 October.
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 3, 2023
Delta Hotels by MaRriott grande Ballroom
200 genesee Street, UtIca
Starting At 3:30pm
Santa is 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.
Our friends at Upstate Cerebral Palsy will be sponsoring the Buddy Walk this year at the Parkway Recreation Center in Utica, NY. There will be a walk around the tennis courts, and activities for the kids.