Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary's Kids


Sun Oct 17 2021 at 10:00 am


Bronx Zoo | Bronx, NY

Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary's Kids
We are excited to share that the Big Heart Walk for St. Mary's Kids will return on Sunday October 17th, featuring a Family Fun Day at The Bronx Zoo.
The St. Mary’s Big Hearts Walk raises critically needed funds to support vital programs and services for St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children. After the walk, enjoy a day of family fun at the Bronx Zoo’s annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo. ?
This year we will be honoring community leader and a true friend of St. Mary’s Kids, Robert Heicklen. Robert has been a consistent presence in the lives of the children at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children and has been a leader in St. Mary’s fundraising, including participating annually in the Big Hearts Walk.
When you become a part of the St. Mary’s family at the Big Hearts Walk, you are helping to change lives for the better. We hope you can join us in taking steps toward a brighter future for St. Mary’s Kids! ?
Know Before You Go!
Are you joining us on Walk Day? Read below to learn the latest updates and be prepared for the big day:
Driving and Transit Directions
The Bronx Zoo is easy to get to from anywhere in the tri-state area. Visit for both driving and transit directions.
Parking will be available at the Southern Boulevard Gate at the Bronx Zoo. For exact directions, please plug the following address into your GPS unit: 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460.
Check in will take place at the Dancing Crane Pavilion at 9AM. Please plan to arrive at the Zoo when registration opens, as the Walk will start promptly at 10AM. Please note, there will be NO day of registration. You must register in advance for this event!
Boo at the Zoo
After the walk, enjoy a day of family fun at the Bronx Zoo’s annual Halloween tradition, Boo at the Zoo. Purchasing additional tickets for Boo at the Zoo is not necessary, as your event tickets will include all day access. Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required.
Bronx Zoo Mask Policy
Masks are required for your visit. Consistent with NYC/State and CDC guidance, masks are required for rides and all indoor areas for all guests over the age of 2 years, regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated guests over the age of 2 years are also required to wear a mask at all outdoor areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings remain optional for vaccinated guests in outdoor areas.
Special Guests
To honor the courageous children that we walk for every year, six of St. Mary’s Kids have been selected to lead our Walk as Grand Marshals: Alessia, James, Adalynn, Sam, Gabriel, Adiv and Noah.
Where is it happening?
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, United States
Host or PublisherSt. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
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