Kids Programs

Sunday circle

Sunday Circle is a weekly program that enables parents to leave their children in the hands of loving volunteers and qualified professionals for hours of fun, entertainment, creativity, and social interaction. Open to kids of all abilities.

Sunday Circle will take place at Asphalt Green (Murphy Center) - 555 East 90th St, 10128

Kids Ages: 4+  |  Volunteers: Grades 7-12  |  Time: 1:30-3:30pm  (Volunteers begin at 1:00pm)

18 Sessions: Oct 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 10, Jan 7, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, Apr 7, 14, May 5

Fee: $675/year per person (can be paid in installments)

Friends @ home

Ages 3+

This weekly program facilitates quality time between teen volunteers and kids with special needs in the comfort of their own homes. Each week, two volunteers visit their special friend, offering companionship, laughter, and fun. In exchange, the teen volunteers learn the value of friendship and experience firsthand the power of giving. Friends @ Home will be taking place in-person or over Zoom at your preference.

day camps

At Friendship Circle Day Camp, kids of all abilities have their school breaks transformed into a fun-filled camp experience! Packed with daily field trips, art, music, sports, special performances and more, FC day camp is an experience like no other.

Ages: 5+

Friendship Circle hosts Day Camps throughout the year:

Thanksgiving Day Camp: November 23, 2023

Winter Camp: December 26-28, 2023

Summer Camp: August 26-29, 2024

@ Chabad UES 419 East 77th Street

Jewish holidays

Throughout the year Friendship Circle provides family holiday inspiration and fun! Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim and more. At FC holiday programs children, siblings, parents and volunteers come together to share memorable holiday experiences that will leave a lasting impression!

birthday in a box

Every child's big day is a big deal at the Friendship Circle! Each child receives a festive birthday package in the mail in honor of their special day!

friendship walk

The highlight of our year! Join thousands from across the NYC community in a tremendous display of pride and unity as we walk through the streets of the Upper East Side raising awareness and funds for Friendship Circle Upper East Side and our beloved kids, teens and young adults with special needs.

Date: May 19, 2024

Location: East 77th Street between 1st & York Aves

All Ages  |  Open to the Public