News and Events

At HeartShare, we believe in keeping you aware of news and events throughout the agency. Be sure to visit our Events Calendar for important upcoming dates that may be of interest to you.

Recent News

Rosanna Scotto, Co-Host of “Good Day New York,” and Jim Kerr, legendary DJ at Q104.3, to Co-Host the 2020 HeartShare Spring Gala

Category: Gala

Jan. 14, 2020 (NEW YORK)—William R. Guarinello, President and Chief Executive Officer, HeartShare Human Services of New York, announced the co-hosts and honorary co-chairs for the 2020 HeartShare Spring Gala, the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser, to take place on Thursday, March 19, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. The 2020 HeartShare Spring Gala…

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HeartShare’s 11th Annual ArtShare Exhibit Launches with Gallery Reception

Category: ArtShare

Legendary Q104.3 FM DJ Jim Kerr will host The 11th edition of HeartShare’s ArtShare, the annual art gallery exhibit showcasing new works by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), will launch with an opening reception at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery in Brooklyn on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Legendary Q104.3…

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It’s a Family Affair: The 10th Annual Jim Buckley Memorial Golf Outing

Category: Events

On Tuesday, October 1, the Dyker Beach Golf Course will host the 10th Annual Jim Buckley Memorial Golf Outing, dedicated to the memory of a man who dedicated himself to HeartShare and New Yorkers in need. On this special anniversary, we asked his son Jimmy Buckley to share his personal recollections of his father and why it’s so important to him to continue his father’s work…

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HeartShare Celebrates Christmas in July with the Brooklyn Cyclones

Category: Events

We had a blue Christmas—in July!—as HeartShare staffers and individuals from more than a dozen HeartShare residences donned signature blue Santa hats for the Brooklyn Cyclones annual Christmas in July celebration at Coney Island’s MCU Park last week. There were twinkling lights, tinsel, a Christmas tree, a free parachute jump ornament, carols blasting over the…

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HeartShare Resident and Former Willowbrook Resident Henry Geller Presents Memoir to the College of Staten Island/CUNY Library’s Willowbrook Archive

Category: Events

HeartShare resident Henry Geller remembers the day he left Willowbrook State School on Staten Island like it was yesterday. Only it wasn’t yesterday. “It was October 12, 1967,” he says. “I was told, ‘You’ll be back.’ And I said, ‘Not if I can help it.’”  True to his word, Geller never returned to the infamous…

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ArtShare Goes to the Rubin

Category: ArtShare

The Heartshare ArtShare program gives individuals the opportunity to visit museums and art destinations across New York City. The most recent excursion took place on Wednesday, June 19, as members of Brooklyn Day Hab journeyed to see breathtaking East Asian art at the Rubin Museum in Chelsea. The tour began at 11 a.m. in the…

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Governor Cuomo Rep Visits Namesake HeartShare School

Category: School

In 2009, HeartShare’s First Step Preschool in Richmond Hill, Queens, was renamed in honor of Governor Mario Cuomo, First Lady Matilda Cuomo and the entire Cuomo family. Since then, HeartShare has extended an open invitation to the Governor and his staff to visit, and, on Wednesday, June 5, that invitation was answered when the school…

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John A. Gallagher: Director, Writer, Producer, Survivor

Category: Celebrations

HeartShare, New York’s premier nonprofit dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will honor director, writer and producer John A. Gallagher with The Linda Dano Heart Award, for his inspiring dedication to overcoming disability, at HeartShare’s 2019 Spring Gala on March 21 at New York’s illustrious Ziegfeld Ballroom. On the night of November…

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