Young Adult Programs


Here you'll find a full listing of programs for young adults (ages 18+). Returning members can update their membership below.

If you are new to Friendship Circle, we invite you to explore all we have on offer, but please note, before becoming an FCYA member you will first have to complete the general application process (there is no application fee). 

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FCYA Weekly Socials

Young adults with special needs enjoy a wide range of weekly programs aimed at facilitating socialization with peers and young adult volunteers. The goal of this program is to give young adults with special needs the opportunity to make friends and hang out outside of the home in a fun, safe and relaxed environment.

Each month offers a rotation of the 6 programs listed below

FCYA Weekly Socials Rotation


Young adults of all abilities meet up at cool destinations around NYC to hang out and have a blast. Some favorites are bowling, Dave & Busters, boating, shows and more.

Friendship Foodies

A monthly social outing to kosher restaurants around the city. Participants practice valuable life skills such as ordering food from the menu, paying the bill and counting their change. Most of all, everyone enjoys great food alongside great friends.

Hangin With Friends

Adults of all abilities come together for in-house events such as paint night, talent night, game night and more.

The Jewish Experience

Shabbat and Jewish Holidays are celebrated together with friends in a meaningful way. Participants enjoy holiday parties, Shabbat dinners, a challah bake, musical havdallah and more.

Basketball for Guys

Monthly FCYA basketball games are an energetic way to spend an hour with the guys. Led and refereed by a professional coach, the basketball sessions combine skill training with team spirit and a fun workout.

Yoga for Gals

Break a sweat with our FCYA gals in this professionally led yoga class.

Hangin With A Bud

This program facilitates quality 'one-on-one' time between young adult volunteers and young adults with special needs, affording everyone the opportunity to experience the joy and companionship of friendship. The pair get together in the city on a consistent basis and explore all that NYC has on offer!

FCYA Membership

For 2019/20 we're moving toward a membership model, where a yearly payment will give participants access to everything going on at FCYA. Members will have access to all our weekly programs and special events with no other cost of participation**.

Membership is $350 for the year (or $29.16 a month for 12 months). This provides exclusive access to 28 programs and events that we have planned for this year.

To encourage maximum participation in the program, we have kept the membership fee as low as possible, and we rely on the generous support of the community to help bridge the gap. That being said, scholarships are available for those that need it and nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.

**The only program where members may incur an additional cost is Friendship Foodies (monthly social outings to kosher restaurants around the city), where everyone orders and pays for their own meal (and fries are on us).