September 18, 2021

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2021 NDSS New York City Buddy Walk® on Saturday, September 18, 2021 is officially OPEN! We are looking forward to a day of celebration, excitement and fun that brings together participants from across the country and supports the mission of NDSS, the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.


What will the Walk look like this year?


The 2020 NYC Virtual Buddy Walk® showed us that even when we can’t gather in-person, the spirit of our community is unstoppable. Walk teams participated across the country with excitement and creatively celebrated wherever they were. We were inspired by your stories, social posts and photos!

NDSS is eager to return to our in-person gatherings just as soon as it is safe and feasible to do so. We are actively monitoring local, state and national guidelines that will help inform our decision about an in-person component to the event. We will announce a decision about any in-person activities by July 1, 2021.


Regardless of whether the NYC Buddy Walk®  will have an in-person component, there will still be PLENTY of ways for walkers to participate and celebrate wherever they are. Walk day promises to be one full of excitement, meaning and connection. Together, we’ll celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome, share stories throughout our communities, compete for fun team awards and so much more!


For questions or more information about the 2021 NYC Buddy Walk®, please reach out to Clara Clark at


CLICK HERE to register for the 2021 NDSS New York City Buddy Walk®!