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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FOR ALL AGES & DISABILITIES
Easily accessible, with plenty of handicap parking available

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018

POUGHKEEPSIE GALLERIA
2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

ABILITIES FIRST: A Showcase of Resources for Enrichment & Inclusion will bring together resources and unique
services or products that meet the everyday needs and interests of families, individuals or caregivers for those
with any disability whether it be developmental, intellectual, physical, mental or other as well. Admission to the
showcase is free and open to the public.

Join the conversation and follow #AFShowcase2018.
For the latest event updates visit the Showcase Facebook page and tell us you’re attending!
VIEW FLYER HERE

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9:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
Early Opening in a Sensory-Sensitive Environment An opportunity for children with special needs and their families to attend the Showcase before the mall opens. Additional attention has been taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children so they can enjoy this event.

10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Showcase open to the public
Performances, demonstrations, and other special events to be announced.

10:00 A.M.
Sensory Friendly Films


Regal My Way Matinee

Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16
Courtesy of Regal’s My Way Matinee Program
Tickets $6.50 each
BLACK PANTHER (PG-13) A WRINKLE IN TIME (PG)


Movies will be shown in a sensory-friendly atmosphere
where the sounds will be lower and lights will be a bit brighter.




Poughkeepsie Galleria Poughkeepsie Journal iHeart Media
Event Host
Poughkeepsie Galleria
Pacesetter Sponsor
Stenger, Roberts, Davis
& Diamond, LLP
Media Partner
Poughkeepsie Journal
Media Partner
iHeart Media

Special thanks to Highway Displays and Boy Scout Troop 40.

Jessica Doering Mount Saint Mary College
Medici Scholars ThinkDifferently
Grand Marshall:
Jessica Doering
Abilities First 2017
Participant of the Year
Supported By
Mount Saint Mary College
Medici Scholars
Endorsed By
Dutchess County
Government Think Differently



Schedule of Events
Schedule subject to change

9:30 – 10:00 AM
  • Early opening in a sensory sensitive environment. All vendors open until 3 P.M.
10:00 AM
  • SHOWCASE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
  • Sensory-Friendly Screenings of A Wrinkle in Time (PG) & Black Panther (PG-13). $6.50 per ticket. (Regal Galleria Mall Stadium 16).
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Character Meet & Greets (Next to DSW) Courtesy of

11:45 AM
  • Welcoming Remarks from Grand Marshall Jessica Doering (2017 Abilities First Participant of the Year), Poughkeepsie Galleria, and Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond

11:55 AM
  • Wheelchair Basketball Demonstration by Ali Adaptive Sports and Fitness
12:30 PM
  • Meet the Dogs from Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause
12:45 PM
  • Meet Mocha, a Pony from Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue
1:00 PM
  • Performance by Beautiful People Spirit Squad
1:30 PM
  • FLASH MOB
    ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN!
  • Dance Performance by Abilities First School Dance Dance Crew
2:30 PM
  • Meet the Animals from Two by Two Zoo
3:00 PM
  • SHOWCASE ENDS THANK YOU FOR COMING!

*Tentative


Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available!
You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to promote your products and services to those who are looking for RESOURCES FOR ENRICHMENT & INCLUSION. A complete registration form and payment should be submitted as soon as possible to assure a reservation. We reserve the right to return reservations which exceed our category limits.

View sponsorship opportunities here
VIEW VENDOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION HERE

To inquire about exhibition or sponsorship opportunities for the ABILITIES FIRST:
A Showcase of Resources for Enrichment & Inclusion event, email or call 845.485.9803 ext. 215.

2018 PARTICIPATING VENDORS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!



2018 PARTICIPATING VENDORS

All proceeds from the 2018 Showcase will support the mission of Abilities First.


Join the Flash Mob
1:30 P.M. Center Court, 1st Floor, Poughkeepsie Galleria

This is a community event to support and celebrate the interests, needs and abilities of individuals.
With the Spirit of Inclusion in mind, we encourage you to watch and learn
the “music and moves” and join the FLASH MOB!

Simply be there on March 10th at 1:30 p.m. at the Center Court of the Poughkeepsie Galleria when the music starts and JOIN IN! Dance moves can be adapted to a seated position by learning the arm motions.

Feel free to wear your agency’s shirts and share in this celebration of abilities!
Please reach out to Dana Hammond Manager, Community Initiatives by EMAIL
or call 845.485.9803 ext. 384 if you have any questions.