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Beefsteak, Beverages, and Bread Towers. Oh My!

Most of our supporters are familiar with our Annual Golf Outing and Casino Night, but not everyone has heard about our Beefsteak. Push to Walk (PTW) held its inaugural Beefsteak back in 2015. The idea was presented by a dedicated member of our training staff and the entire PTW Team was in agreeance that it was the perfect addition to our annual event calendar. His hope was to expand our circle of supporters by offering an event that didn’t require interest in a specific hobby. The Beefsteak did just that and quickly became a favorite among our clients and staff by offering an affordable, fun, and family friendly evening out.

Our 5th Annual Beefsteak is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss it!

Join us Saturday, November 9th at the Bloomingdale Firemen’s Hall. The evening will include delicious beefsteak provided by the volunteers at the Bloomingdale Firemen’s Hall, beverages, bread tower contest, 50/50 raffle, tricky tray, and great company!

Maybe you grew up attending beefsteaks and know how delicious and fun they can be…JOIN US!

Maybe you aren’t from New Jersey and the idea of NOT eating bread and instead using it as makeshift Legos seems absurd—JOIN US and see what all the fuss is about!

All the fun begins November 9th at 7PM at the Bloomingdale Firemen’s Hall (97 Hamburg Turnpike, Bloomingdale, NJ). Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, email Kate at kwolfe@pushtowalknj.org.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Push to Walk’s mission to provide individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements.

Supporter Spotlight: Segovia

Since opening almost thirteen years ago we have been lucky to have great support from many individuals, businesses, and foundations. Every supporter has left their mark on our nonprofit, but there are those who have been there from the start. The Segovia family of restaurants is one of those long-standing relationships.

We were thrilled to learn and are happy to share that one of the owners, Manny Martinez, is opening Segovia Tavern right here in Oakland, NJ!

Segovia Tavern offers a dining experience inspired by the rich bold flavors of Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. The soft opening of the restaurant is right around the corner (about 2 weeks away) and Oakland locals should add Segovia Tavern to their list of must eats! Who knows? Maybe it will end up in your date night rotation.

We will work with the restaurant to spread awareness of our nonprofit’s mission and vision in the future and look forward to partnering with such generous and caring people, who have supported Push to Walk in many ways over the years.

Stay tuned for details on when and how we will work together in the future!

* Please note that at this time, Segovia Tavern is not accessible for people using wheelchairs, but they do plan to change that in the near future.

Fall Fun for All!

Looking for something fun to do this season?!
Check out some of these links. All these activities and events are completely wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Beach Guide
Here you’ll find almost every beach on the Jersey Shore and the details about their accessibility. Asbury Park especially has a lot of wheelchair accessible events.
https://co.monmouth.nj.us/documents/41/2017%20Accessible%20Beach%20Guide.pdf
Wheelchair Accessible Hiking Trails
Search any state and/or town and enjoy a beautiful day on wheelchair accessible trails!
https://www.traillink.com/stateactivity/nj-wheelchair-accessible-trails/
Adaptive Golfers
At Adaptive Golfers we have experienced instructors, manufacturers, and organizations working day in and day out on helping people with challenges discover the wonders and therapeutic values of golf.
23 Stoneybrook Ln., Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Tel: (973) 632- 1321
https://www.adaptivegolfers.org/
Franklin Lakes Racquet Club
The Franklin Lakes Racquet Club is an accessible indoor tennis court. PTW also held their first Annual Tennis Fundraiser here in August.
803 Susquehanna Avenue, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Tel: (201) 891-7111
https://www.franklinlakesracquetclub.com/programs
New York City
Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty
https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/2018/03/05/visiting-the-statue-of-liberty-and-ellis-island-as-a-wheelchair-user/
9/11 Memorial
 https://www.911memorial.org/visitors-limited-mobility
Equine Tranquility
The Helping Horseshoe Therapeutic Riding Club has been established in order to provide exceptional, safe, fun and educational recreational horseback riding instruction by an experienced riding instructor to individuals with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities.
1180 Ringwood Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Tel: (201) 970-3400
http://www.helpinghorseshoe.org
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, Inc.
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is comprised of member clubs and individuals dedicated to providing recreational hiking opportunities in the region and representing the interests and concerns of the hiking community.
600 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 7430
Tel: (201) 512-9348
http://www.nynjtc.org
Roll Call Wheelchair Dance, Inc.
The mission of Roll Call is to teach people of all ages and abilities how to partner dance.
55 East Central Ave, Pearl River, NY 10965
Tel: (201)391-9498
http://www.rollcallwheelchairdance.com
Infinity Dance Theater
Infinity Dance Theater is a non-traditional dance company committed to expanding the boundaries of dance by featuring dancers with and without disabilities.
220 West 93rd Street, New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 877-3490
http://www.infinitydance.com
New Jersey Fencing Alliance Inc
NJFA's Wheelchair Fencing Program provides instruction and competition opportunities to wheelchair bound athletes who seek to participate in the exciting sport of fencing.
50-58 Burnett Ave., Maplewood, NJ 7040
Tel: (973) 762-6363
http://www.njfencingalliance.com
Alstede Farm Hayrides
Alstede Farms creates inclusive family fun at every turn. That includes a handicapped accessible hay wagon ride for our guests. It accommodates two wheelchairs with additional seating for family and friends. The accessibility-abled wagon follows the same scenic farm route and accesses all the same pick your own activities as our regularly scheduled wagons.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930
Tel: 908-258-6245
https://www.alstedefarms.com/pick-your-own-handicapped-accessible-hayrides/
Turtle Back Zoo
Reserved parking; wheelchairs available, accessible restrooms. Zoo exhibits are accessible to handicapped. Sea lions, an Amur leopard, a red panda, penguins, wolves, and more.
560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Tel: 973-731-5800
iFLY – Indoor Skydiving
At iFLY, don’t believe the impossible isn’t possible. We believe in encouraging people to dream big and dream often. Each and every single one of us in the world, in some way or another, is chasing a better version of ourselves. We may chase after ourselves on one leg or two, in a wheelchair, or blindly, but we all have a desire to be someone. We all want to feel. We all want to experience. We are all so different yet so much the same.
211 E State RT 4, Paramus, NJ 07652-5102
(201) 733-4359
https://www.iflyworld.com/programs/all-abilities/
Operation BeachHead
Operation BeachHead runs accessible activities such as surfing and ice skating. Entirely supported by donations and managed by volunteers whose sole purpose it is to help enhance the lives of our heroes and those with challenges, Operation Beachhead continues to expand its programs and services to offer a variety of year round activities including winter sport programs providing free services and opportunities to 225 participants.
http://opbeachhead.org/

For more information on a specific event or to add to the list please contact Amanda at amudrick@pushtowalknj.org.
For more information on additional events, information, and support please visit our Resources page https://www.pushtowalknj.org/resources/.

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