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NDSS Events

Upcoming Events

30th ANNUAL Gala and Auction: Let the Good Times Roll

Thursday, March 10, 2016 
Location: B.B. King Blues Club, New York, NY

Save the date for the 30th Annual Gala and Auction at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. Our Annual Gala and Auction is a celebration of the NDSS mission, the accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome and those who contribute to the Down syndrome community.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, email NDSS Senior Director of Special Events, Madeline Alemar, at


Beau & Friends Concert at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, March 20, 2016 
Location: Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Join NDSS for a night of Broadway entertainment at the world-renown Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Headlining the concert will be the dynamic duo Beau Wright, who happens to have Down syndrome, and his father Ben Wright (original Broadway cast of Into the Woods). The night will also include performances by Broadway's elite. 

For more information, contact NDSS Sr. Director of Special Events, Madeline Alemar, at 


Monday, June 20, 2016
Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, New Jersey

Join NDSS and a group of remarkable golfers on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey to help raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the value of individuals with Down syndrome in our community. 

For more information, contact Sr. Director of Special Events, Madeline Alemar, at


Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Eastern Market, Washington, DC

Join Senator Robert Casey Jr (PA), Senator Richard Burr (NC), Senator Jerry Moran (KS), Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32), Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-At Large) and Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-8)  at our 12th Annual Caring with Congress, an annual Washington, DC-based event, on Capitol Hill to raise funds to support the Research Innovation and Discovery Fund (The Fund)

For more information, contact NDSS Executive Assistant to the President, Kandi Pickard, at 

Past Events


NDSS celebrated our 21st Annual NYC Buddy Walk® on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Central Park! This event raises awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.  

See select photos from the 21st Annual NYC Buddy Walk® here.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015 
Location: Eastern Market North Hall, Washington, DC

NDSS hosted our 11th Annual Caring with Congress, an annual Washington, DC-based event, on Capitol Hill to raise funds to support the Research Innovation and Discovery Fund (The Fund). Thank you to everyone who came out to support The Fund and thank you to this year's Congressional Champions of Change who continue to make the world a better place for people with Down syndrome.

2014 Caring with Congress Select Photos

28th Annual Gala and Auction: Venetian masquerade ball

Espace, New York, New York
NDSS honored Fox's hit TV show GLEE, Sesame Street and Senator Robert P. Casey. 

2015 NDSS Gala and Auction Photos

2014 NDSS Luncheon

The 2014 National Down Sydrome Society Luncheon was held on Monday, October 6, 2014 in New York City. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was honored and Michelle Purri was featured as the Melissa Riggio Voices Award recipient. The luncheon will once again be presented by Barnes & Noble. 

2014 Luncheon Select Photos

20th Annual Buddy Walk® in New York City

People traveled from all over the country to join NDSS in celebrating the 20th Annual Buddy Walk in New York City! It was a fun and inspiring day with perfect weather! Thanks to everyone who came out and made this day special! 

2014 New York City Buddy Walk® Select Photos


To learn more about how to get involved with our events,
contact NDSS Development Department at
Make a donation in support of NDSS Special Events.

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