2017 New York City Buddy Walk® Schedule of Events

9:00am - 10:00am    TIMES SQUARE VIDEO - The Times Square Video will begin at 10:00 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.
10:45 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. To reserve seats e-mail, please click here.  Please note there is  fee of $2 per person to ride the bus this year.  The deadline to reserve seats on the bus is Friday, September 8.
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. There are separate registration tents for on-site registration, pre-registration and Team/Challenger registration. Registration remains open all day
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   OPENING CEREMONY - Chris Wragge, co-anchor of CBS 2 News this Morning, will again serve as our Emcee during our Opening Ceremonies.  At this ceremony, NDSS will also honor the self-advocate who won the 2017 Dan Piper Award.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm   THE BUDDY WALK® - Following the opening ceremony, the Buddy Walk will begin at 12:30 pm. The Buddy Walk® will be led by NDSS Celebrity and Self-Advocate Ambassadors. This fun walk through the park is approximately 1 mile.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm   FUN IN THE PARK - Relax with games, refreshments, live entertainment and more!  Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch to eat in the Park when you finish the Walk!
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 not required for return trip.

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