It takes a village! Our children are valued members of our community of faith, and we want to make sure they feel welcomed and encouraged to make friends old and young. There's no better time to be had in NYC on a Friday evening than right here at St. James'!
Movies, bingo, Casino night, Lego building, and service projects...fun for the whole family! We are continuing our service projects by Reaching Out to Our Neighbors. Each Family Friday we will: make 150-200 sandwiches to be taken that evening by one of our families to New York Common Pantry, assemble toiletry kits for our meal program guests, and make cards for our Christmas and Easter Pastoral Luncheon guests and for our Pastoral Visitors to take to our home bound and hospitalized parishioners.
Fall dates are: October 28, November 18, December 9, January 20.
These groups are a wonderful way to meet parents of young children (ages 0-5) who are part of the St. James’ parish. A dedicated “caregiver group” is offered for working parents, but caregivers are welcome at all playgroups whenever personal schedules make it difficult for moms or dads to accompany their child. St. James’ playgroups are adult/child and are open to all who are interested. If you must come early or leave late to accommodate nap-time, please do! We would love to have you.
- 0-12 months Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- 12-24 months Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- 24-36 months Fridays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- 3-5 years Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
- Caregiver group Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Playgroup Fees: pledging members/non-pledging members and friends
Fall (Sept. - Dec.) $225/$275. Spring (Jan.- June) $275/$325. Full season, $475/$575.
Playgroup registration covers insurance, cleaning, and supplies. We continue to refurbish all toys and supplies in the nursery for the playgroups. We welcome donations of new toys and funds that can be used to purchase age-appropriate toys for each group.
- Cash donations should be forwarded to Vicki Hall, marked for Nursery Toys and Supplies.