We might not be able to be together for the holidays this year, but that won’t stop us from celebrating. We hope you can join us for our 12 Events of Christmas this year! All of these events will be virtual, some will be shared via our website, email, and social media, while some will take place over Zoom. The links for every event taking place on Zoom is next to the event description below. If you have any questions or need any assistance using Zoom please give us a call at (315) 223-3973!

December 1-21: Get Cozy with the Parkway Center - Winter Items Drive

The Parkway Center plays a key role in our community and we are always looking for ways to help others. For example did you know that the Parkway Center helps a great deal with the homelss population in Oneida County? As the weather gets colder, we are looking to make sure the homeless population is able to stay warm. To this end we are asking for donations of scarves, hats, and gloves. We have an online registry with Boscovs where you can directly purchase items off the registry and they will be shipped to the Center. You can also drop items off Monday through Thursday from 9-11:30 am beginning December 1. You can shop our regsitry by clicking HERE this link will bring you right to the Parkway regsitry. If you have any questions please call Sarah at (315) 223-3973.

December 3: Cookie Recipe Exchange

We will be compiling cookie recipes from our members! Email your favorite recipe(s) to saraspezzano@theparkwaycenter.org or give us a call at (315) 223-3973 and we will write the recipe down for you. Once the recipes are collected they will be share with members through email, social media, and will be available on the website!

December 8: Cookie Sharing Event - Favorite Recipes and Memories

This event wil take place on Zoom at 11:00 am. We invite you to join us to talk about your favorite Christmas cookies, and memories of the holiday season. If you would like to join us using Zoom please click HERE on the day and time of the event. If you are unable to join over Zoom you can still call in! Just dial 1-646-876-9923 and when prompted enter the meeting ID 899 0356 1559 followed by the passcode 825768.

December 8: Help for Holiday Stress Management

This is a group that will run on Tuesdays beginning December 8 through the 22 and starting at 1:00 pm. In this group we will identify and explore creative ways to de-stress during the holidays. If you would like to participate plese email dzampardi@theparkwaycenter.org or call (315) 223-3973 for more information!

December 9: Holiday Crafts

On December 9 at 11:00 am one of our members, Ginger, will lead a holiday craft event making a seasonal candy wreath (pictured to the left.) For this craft you will need: 1 large bag of wrapped hard candy with twisted ends, 1 spool of red or green curling ribbon, 1 spool of red or green satin ribbon, 1 five inch embroidering hoop, a piece of cardboard 7×4 inches, 1 book, 1 rubber band, and scissors. This event will take place on Zoom. You can join us by clicking HERE on the date and time of the event. If you would like to join but are unable to access Zoom you can call in by dialing 1-646-876-9923 and when prompted enter the meeting ID 835 2429 9408 followed by the passcode 268877.

December 10: Christmas Trivia Challenge

Join us and one of our members, Dona, for a Christmas themed trivia! This will take place on Zoom at 11:00 am on the 10th. If you want to join through Zoom simply click HERE. If you are unable to join you can still participate by calling in; simply dial 1-646-876-9923 and when prompted enter the meeting ID 822 5756 4035 followed by the passcode 038494.

December 14: Parkway Center Holiday Memories

On December 14 the Parkway Center will release a video of holiday memories throughout the years. This video will be available on the Parkway Center website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook page.

December 16: Holiday Talent Show

Join us on Zoom to showcase your talents, or watch and cheer on members that perform! This event will take place at 11:00 am on the 16th. If you would like to participate please call the Parkway Center at (315) 223-3973 or email info@theparkwaycenter.org to sign-up! If you would like to attend the Zoom talent show click HERE the day and time of the event. If you want to attend but can’t access Zoom you can call in by dialing 1-646-876-9923, and when prompted enter the meeting ID 826 3381 6644, followed by the Passcode 270173.

December 17: Holiday Hang Out

Join us for a holiday themed member social hour this month! We will meet at 10:00 am and will have a fun interactive time, and will talk about some of our favorite holiday traditions. If you can join us on Zoom click HERE on the day at time of the event, if you can’t join us over Zoom you can still call in by dialing 1-646-876-9923, when prompted enter the meeting ID 859 9913 4510, followed by the passcode 293577.

December 18: Drive-thru Christmas Luncheon - Sponsored by The Grand

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Menu: Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, pie
Cost: $10
We will be collecting food at this event for the Veteran’s Outreach Center. If you are able please consider bringing a nonperishable food item to donate at the luncheon. You must make your payment by December 11 to reserve your lunch. You can mail or call in to the Center to pay. You can also drop off a payment Monday-Thursday between 9am-12pm (please call ahead of time so someone can meet you to take your payment.) 

December 23: Christmas Carols with Candy Cane

Join us for a virtual event at 11:00 am to play a holiday tune, sing your favorite carol, or just sit back and listen. You can join us on Zoom by clicking HERE on the day of the event. If you want to participate but can’t join over Zoom you can call in by dialing 1-646-876-9923, and when prompted enter the meeting ID 889 8311 6960, followed by the passcode 774229.

December 24: The Night Before Christmas

On Christmas Eve we will release a special reading of The Night Before Christmas which will be read by Angel Heredia in English and Spanish. The video will air on the Parkway Center website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook page. 

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