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

Due to Covid-19 all upcoming programs will be outdoors or virtual. All precautions must be strictly adhered to throughout all FCYA programs.

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.


Zoom has never been this fun! Whether it’s game night, chilling in breakout rooms, creating music or foodie fun, FCYA Zooms are the best way to spend a Tuesday nights.

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

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the type of programming we will be able to offer as we move into the winter months, all FCYA members who are paying a monthly membership will have those memberships suspended and everyone will be moved to a pay-per-program model. This allows the fees to more accurately reflect the programs being offered and ensures that you are always getting the best value for your money.