About the Event

For 28 years, Making Headway has hosted Family Fun Day for families that have had a child diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor. Over 500 children and their families are invited for a day of free fun, music, adventures, and VIP admissions. This year’s Family Fun Day will be Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the world famous Rye Playland amusement park. This event will feature clowns, face-painting, a butterfly release, games, art activities, and so much more. Every guest will also get a VIP Rye Playland pass to enjoy after the party ends.

  • Registration is required. Please RSVP by June 1, 2024.
  • To attend or get more info, call Making Headway at (914) 238-8384.
  • This event is open to any family that has a child diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor. Guests can only include the child, parents, and any siblings. Tickets are limited.
  • Rye Playland is wheelchair accessible.

Where and When

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Making Headway Party & BBQ Lunch
4:00pm – 9:00pm: Enjoy Rye Playland (unlimited rides and attractions)

Rye Playland
1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580.


Rye Playland is located at 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580.  There is only one entrance.
For detailed driving directions, click here.

Free Parking
There is only one parking lot. When you arrive, show your ticket or mention you are with Making Headway and parking will be free.

Public Transportation
To get to Playland, you can take the Bee-Line bus or the Metro North to the Rye Station (New Haven line). There will be a shuttle every 20 minutes from the Rye Station to Playland (from 10:00am to noon). Look for a volunteer with a Making Headway sign at the station.

Transportation Support
If you need help traveling to and from Family Fun Day, please contact Dan Lipka at 914-238-8384.


Call Jennifer Samuels at 914-238-8384
Email: jennifer@makingheadway.org

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.