Friday Night Social Activities are for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 13 and older. Friday Night Social Activities are scheduled the first two Fridays of each month unless there is a closure for a holiday or other reason. The activities promote socialization and fun, and are great opportunities to get together with friends as well as meet new people. Any participants requiring direct supervision should come with a responsible adult. Transportation is not provided by the City of Tempe to and from the Friday Night Socials. Please ensure that participants have reliable forms of transportation and are scheduled for pick by the scheduled end time of the activity. Supervising staff/adults do not have to pay admission fees.
The first Friday of each month features a rotation that includes Bingo, Movie Night and Karaoke & Game Night. For Bingo, paid admission will include two bingo cards. Each round will have at least 3 winners who get to choose from a variety of food, snack and non-perishable items. Grand prizes usually consist of higher priced items, such as shirts, and gift cards. For Movie Night, paid admission includes a snack (popcorn or candy) and a drink (water or soda). The movie will have a G, PG, or PG-13 rating. Please refer to the movie description below and the "Parental Guide" link for details on the content of the movie to ensure you feel the movie is appropriate. For Karaoke & Game Night, participants are welcome to sign up to sing a karaoke song, watch and cheer other singers, or play pool or ping pong. Participants can bring their own music (with appropriate lyrics) on a CD or mp3 player, or they can choose from our large selection of songs already available.
Unless otherwise noted, Bingo, Move Night and Karaoke & Game Night is held at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe.
The second Friday is our themed social dance, featuring a DJ playing a mix of current hit songs and classics. Paid admission will include having your name entered into the door prize drawing, which is typically held around 8:00pm. Punch and cookies are also available at no extra charge. Vending machines offering various snacks and soda are also on site.
Unless otherwise noted, Social Dances are held at the Edna Vihel Center, 3340 S. Rural Road in Tempe, next to the Tempe Public Library.
Upcoming Friday Night Social Activities: