Recreation Services

Recreation Services encourages personal growth and builds relationships through involvement in a variety of social events, classes, and physical activities. 

Supported activities include the ARI Artists Initiative Classes, Aqua-Aerobics, Dinner Dances, Vacations, Bocce, Trips to Watch Local Sporting Events including the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Monthly Dinners, and much more.  Members of ARI participate in community recreational groups including Challenged People in Motion Golf, Darien YMCA Funbusters, Special Olympics (including swimming, snow shoeing, bowling, and track & field), and much more.   ARI also facilitates vacations including overnight stays at nearby destinations and week long vacations.

This month’s Recreation Calendar:

October, 2023

To sign up for any of the following recreation activities, please contact Gerard Gasparino, [email protected]. RSVP required for all activities.

​Aqua Aerobics will begin on Wednesday, October 4th at the Darien YMCA from 6:15-7:15pm.  The class will exercise in the pool each Wednesday during the Fall/Winter months.  All attendees must register by contacting Gerard Gasparino. 

Art Class will continue on Thursdays in October from 3:00-4:30pm at ARI.  Participants will work on artwork using paint, markers, and other mediums.  Space is limited, please RSVP to Gerard Gasparino. 

The ARI Fall Ball will take place on Friday, October 20th at the Italian Center from 6:00-10:00pm.  This is our big gala fundraiser.  This year’s theme is “Heart of a Champion.”  The evening will include dinner, dancing and entertainment as we honor our Champions.  The cost for the evening will be $100 for individuals at ARI, $100 for a chaperone, $185 for additional guests.  Please contact Gerard Gasparino for more information.  RSVP by October 10th.  MUST RSVP TO ATTEND.

****Please note that the following programs offer Special Olympics. If interested please contact.

ARI offers Bocce in the Summer.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Gerard Gasparino

Darien Lions, Kera Connolly, [email protected]. Sports include: aquatics, bowling, powerlifting, sailing, snowshoeing, tennis and cross country skiing.
Greenwich Special Olympics, James Warner, [email protected]. Sports include: aquatics, track and Field, figure skating, golf and speed skating.
Stamford YMCA, Pat Fervil, [email protected]. Sports include: basketball, bowling and soccer.
Special Olympics of Norwalk, Olivia Skiffington, [email protected]. Sports include: track and field, bowling, floor hockey and volleyball.

For more information regarding recreation services or to sign up for activities, contact Gerard Gasparino, Manager of Development & Recreation at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3023, or e-mail [email protected].