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 400 children and their families are invited for a day of free fun, music, adventures, and VIP admissions. On Sunday, June 18th, Making Headway’s 2023 Family Fun Day will be at the world-famous New York Hall of Science, in Queens, NY. This event will feature clowns, science exhibitions, games, art activities, build-a-bear, virtual reality, experiences, and so much more. Every guest will also get a VIP Hall of Science pass to enjoy after the party ends.

Register to Attend

We are currently at capacity and registration is closed. If you want to get on a waitlist (people often cancel) please contact us at Jennifer@makingheadway or 914-238-8384. Get more information at www.MakingHeadway.org/FFD.

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.

Where and When

Sunday, June 18th, 2023 (Father’s Day)

11:00am – 2:00pm: Making Headway Party & Lunch in the Great Hall
10:00am – 5:00pm: Enjoy the Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science, Great Hall
47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368


The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St, Queens, NY 11368. There is only one entrance.
For detailed driving directions, click here.

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

Public Transportation
NYSCI is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the 7 train to 111th Street, the Q23 or Q58 buses to Corona Avenue and 108th Street, or the Q48 bus to 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

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.