2017 New York City Buddy Walk® Schedule of Events

9:00am - 10:00am    TIMES SQUARE VIDEO - The Times Square Video will begin at 9:00 am and will run for approximately 40 minutes.  The video will only be played once. Gather to watch the video on “Duffy Square” and the surrounding pedestrian mall at the intersection of between 45th and 47th Streets, Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Times Square.
     
10:00 am - 11:15am   BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM TIMES SQUARE TO CENTRAL PARK - Immediately following the Times Square Video, participants that reserved a seat on a bus will be directed towards the buses.
     
11:00 am - 3:00 pm   REGISTRATION - Registration begins at 11:00 am at the Great Hill in Central Park, which is located at 106th St and Central Park West. Registration will remain open all day.
     
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm  

OPENING CEREMONY - Chris Wragge, co-anchor of CBS 2 News this Morning, and Jamie Brewer, actress, will kick off the opening ceremony. Sara Weir, President of NDSS, and Zac Stacy, Former NFL player, will serve as our Emcees during the Opening Ceremonies.  NDSS will also honor the self-advocate who won the 2017 Dan Piper Award.
The 2017 New York City Buddy Walk® Grand Marshalls are DeAnne and Mark Stidham and John Cronin. 

     
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm   THE BUDDY WALK® -  immediately following the opening ceremony, the Buddy Walk® will begin. The Buddy Walk® will be led by NDSS Guests and Self-Advocate Ambassadors. This fun walk through Central Park is approximately 1 mile.
     
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  

FUN IN THE PARK - Relax with games, refreshments, live entertainment and more! Make sure you don't miss out on the football station with Former NFL Player, Zac Stacy or Yoga with Beachbody Celebrity Trainer, Vytas. There will also be food available at the event including hot dogs, pizza, snow cones, cotton candy, chips and popcorn! 

1:00 pm - Dance Party at the Main Stage

1:30 pm - Post Walk Yoga with Vytas at the Main Stage

2:00 pm - Zumba at the Main Stage

     
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm   BUS TRANSPORTATION TO TIMES SQUARE - Buses will leave the Great Hill to return participants to Times Square at 2:45 and 3:00 pm. Reservations are not required for the return trip.

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