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

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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HeartShare Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the 2019 Spring Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom

Category: Celebrations

New York—Spring arrives on March 20 and HeartShare, New York’s premier nonprofit dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicks off the season in style on March 21 with the 2019 HeartShare Spring Gala. Held for the first time ever at New York’s illustrious Ziegfeld Ballroom—the storied Art Deco theater newly reimagined for…

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Best Friends Join Forces on the HeartShare Marathon Team

Category: Community

HeartShare supporter and best friend of Allie Cashin will be running this year in the New York Marathon on behalf of HeartShare. Carrik met Cashin while they were in college at Notre Dame. It was through this friendship that Allie learned about HeartShare and its services. Allie also has a cousin who lives in a…

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