About the Event
For 26 years, Making Headway has hosted Family Fun Day for families that have had a child diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor. Over 400 children and their families are invited for a day of free fun, music, and adventures. In 2018, Family Fun Day will be at the world-famous NY Aquarium next to the Coney Island Boardwalk. This event will feature clowns, face-painters, games, art activities, build-a-bear, and so much more. Every guest will also get a VIP Aquarium pass to enjoy after the party ends.
Register to Attend
Registering for Family Fun Day is free and easy.
You can call us at 914-238-8384. Just ask for Jennifer or Dan.
*Registration is required by June 6rd. Space is Limited. Spot are limited to mom, dad, and your children.
Where and When
Date: June 16th, 2019
Time: 11am–2pm: Making Headway Party & Lunch.
10am–5pm: Enjoy the NY Aquarium.
Location: The New York Aquarium, Ocean View Deck
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
– Aquarium Map
Free Shuttle from the Bronx and from the Hassenfeld Center
Making Headway will provide a free shuttle from the Bronx and from Hassenfeld Center to and from the Aquarium. The shuttle will leave Hassenfeld promptly at 10am. The shuttle will leave the Aquarium promptly at 5:30pm to return. If you would like to reserve a spot, you must let us know when you register.
GSP Address: 602 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224
– For detailed driving directions click here.
There is only one parking lot for the Aquarium. Take a ticket when you arrive and hold onto it. Making Headway will validate all parking passes, so there is no cost to you.
Subway: Take the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station on Coney Island, Brooklyn. Alternatively, take the N or D trains to the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station, then walk two blocks east on Surf Ave. (Stillwell Avenue station is handicap accessible on the F, Q, N, D train).
Bus: Take the B36 to Surf Ave. and West 8th St. Or take the B68 to Neptune Ave. and West 8th St., then walk south along West 8th to Surf Ave.
Please note that other bus routes in Brooklyn, as well as buses from other boroughs, intersect with B36 and B68.
Call Jennifer Samuels at 914-238-8384
About Making Headway
The discovery that a child has a brain or spinal cord tumor changes everything. The future becomes uncertain; families struggle with anxiety and fear. A strong medical team can help a family take its first crucial steps forward. But reconstructing a life and nurturing a family devastated by the emotional and physical demands of treatment and its aftermath go beyond what a medical environment can provide. That’s where Making Headway comes in.