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World Down Syndrome Day 2017

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CLOSING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, APRIL 22  
Over 50 people joined us for a closing reception

 Long Island Celebrates!

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Click here for an explanation by Down Syndrome International (DSi) of the significance of the date (3/21) and the evolution of its celebration.

And Alexander's Angels 10th Anniversary!

We thank our sponsors:
Walsh Allstate Agency, Wintrop University Hospital Department of Pediatrics, Lindamood-Bell, Michael Mastermaker of Warp Zone Graphics,
Vintage Tours (Peconic), East End Events Catering (Mattituck),
Cultural Arts Playhouse (Syosset), Neighborhood Center of the Arts, 
The Makar Family, Kyle Erickson, The McElwee Family,
The Gomez-Nieto Family,The Schneidermans, Brandon Gruber, 
The Dolan Family, Pat Gordon, Governor's Comedy Club, 
Navarro Dental Group (East Islip), ACDS, Frank's Steak House,
Ma Bella's Restaurant (Commack), Miko Japanese Restaurant,
Brunello Italian Restaurant, Adventureland, AMC Movie Theaters,
Trans-Star Limo, Home Depot, Hyland Family, Brown Family, Bowman Family,
Mackenzie and Patti Curley, Coyle Family 

We also thank everyone who worked so hard to make this event possible and all who during Alexander's Angels past ten years have contributed so generous with time, ideas, and fundraising, too many to mention.  You are the reason for our success.  Thank you!

Alexander's Angels has shared $547,438 since 2007. Click here to download file.

Funds raised by this event, after all expenses were paid, were distributed as follows:
$9,000 to LuMind RDS Foundation 
$5,000 to Rockefeller University 
Click here to learn about our beneficiaries.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18,  TO SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

Terracotta Gallery
Castello Di Borghese Vineyards
17150 Middle Road 
Cutchogue, NY 11935 

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7th Exhibition

Featuring the amazing works of these
29 artists with Down syndrome 
from around the country and abroad:
 
Shari Ann Adams (CA); Matt Albin (CA); Erik Behnke (AK); 
Jamie Bernstein (NY); Ashlee Birckhead (NC);
Charles Brennan (NY); Rachael Bristol (CA);
Lupita Cano (WA); David Danis (MA);
Shanaeda De Janeiro (CA); Chris Diedo (U.K.);
Kyle Erickson (NY); Alexander Gomez-Nieto (CT);
Brandon Gruber (CA); Julie Hamilton (CA);
Katie Hegensbach (CA); Michael Johnson (IL);
Kyla Larsen (CA); Dan Makar (NY);
Brendan McElwee (NY); Sara Mellin (CA);
Kyle O'Neil (CT); Kasia Puciata (Poland 1961-2004);
Bernadette Resha (TN); Brittany Schiavone (NY);
Gurvir Singh (Canada); Allan Téllez (Mexico);
Roland Vieira (CA); Kristy Yawman (WA) 
 
Curator:  Max Yawney 
OPENING RECEPTION 
Entertainment by Pat Gordon; Arts & Crafts with Eva Garcia 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017 


Click on the pictures below for
DOWNrightART page
and more pictures of the Opening Reception
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 SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

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Macari Vineyard

 

CELEBRATION DINNER

World Down Syndrome Day 2017

Alexander's Angels 10th Anniversary

Abilities of People with Down Syndrome 

 

 Macari Vineyard

150 Bergen Avenue 

Mattituck, NY 11952

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Delicious Buffet by East End Events Catering

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Tasting room with plenty of wine choices
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Crowd Entering Dinning Room from Tasting Room
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Alexander, first to arrive at the dinning room!
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Some enjoying the delicious dinner but... many more seemed to be dancing all night!

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The McElwees enjoying their dinner
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Artist Alan Tellez (Mexico) with Sara Gurvir (Canada)
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Fun, fun, fun!
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Non-stop dancing
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David Danis with friend
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Katherine Giunta and Kyle Erickson dancing
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Gurvir dances with Alexander's grandpa, Juan
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Everyone dances
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Raffle prizes included tickets to Mets and Yankee games!
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Raffle by Lauren Gomez-Nieto with help from Reese and Kendal Walsh
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Alexander Gomez-Nieto introducing himself while DJ Chris watches
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Ricky and Kyle taking a break from dancing for a picture!

 SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

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Main Street, Riverhead, NY 

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The Star Wars Characters lined up at entrance of aquarium to greet us. Cool!!!
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RIVERFRONT ROOM 

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Lauren Gomez-Nieto, Alexander's cousin, invited two of her friends to play with her at the aquarium.  They rehearsed on their own and played two pieces:  Star Wars theme and Telemann Symphony. 
 
 
Click below for a very short video of the trio playing Star Wars theme (turn on the volume). 
 
Violin:  Lauren Gome-Nieto
Cello:  Adam Weaver
Viola:  Anthony Torre 

CLICK HERE TO PLAY SHORT CLIP OF CONCERT

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Thank you!

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