On a beautiful fall afternoon, mentors, mentees and families participated in a Watson Adventure Scavenger Hunt through Central Park. Each team explored Central Park while searching for the answers to the clues. The teams were asked to come up with creative names, some of which were “Central Park 7” and “Central Park Reservoir Dogs”. The scavenger hunt took the teams to many parts of the park including the Carousel, Sheep’s Meadow, the Mall and Wollman Rink. All of the teams worked very hard to complete the hunt but in the end the "Central Park 7" won!
Fordham University vs. Columbia University Annual Liberty Cup Football Game
On September 19th, 2009, Tuesday’s Children was asked to attend the tailgate party and the annual football game hosted by H.E.A.R.T., the Healing Emergency Aid Response Team.
Some of Tuesday’s Children’s families had the opportunity to attend both the tailgate party and the football game, allowing them to interact with members from other organizations as well as members of the FDNY and NYPD.
At half time, representatives from the attending 9/11 organizations were honored on the football field.
Tuesday’s Children had the opportunity to bring the families on to the field as well.
Tuesday’s Children would like to thank Bill Keegan and all representatives from H.E.A.R.T. for a wonderful evening and a wonderful event!
Tuesday’s Children would also like to thank Fordham University and Columbia University as well as our families who came out to enjoy the game!
The first annual Freedom Concert hosted by Mark Sly was held on September 13rd, 2009 at the Florida Fire House in Florida, NY.
Mark brought together seven musicians for a full day of good food, raffles and great music! Mark Sly, a survivor of 9/11, sought to support Tuesday's Children specifically after hearing that there had been budget cuts.
He successfully put together an event for people of all ages that raised over $3,000 for Tuesday's Children and is already talking about concert for next year!"
The First Responder Institute hosted the first event for First Responders and their families on September 12, 2009.
The group spent the morning aboard the Taryn Ann Fishing Boat. Steve, one of the First Responders who attended, shared with Sara and Danielle that “although we didn’t make a killing with the catching, it was an all around great day”.
We would like to thank Captain John and his team for hosting this event!
Tuesday’s Children Ring The Closing Bell in Remembrance of September 11th
On the eighth anniversary of September 11th, representatives from Tuesday’s Children, joined by family members of September 11th victims and World No. 4 ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, visit the New York Stock Exchange.
Christopher Quakenbush and his mother Traci Viklund ring The Closing Bell® in remembrance of September 11th and loved ones lost.
They are joined on the podium by Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is major supporter of Tuesday’s Children and recently invited a Tuesday’s Children child to attend each game he played at the U.S. Open.