Stepping Stones has in-person, online, and hybrid programs plus play scripts and historic presentations for your online or in person events. Join our mailing list to be the first to get announcements.
VIRTUAL EVENT: 4th Annual Day of Gratitude & 2nd Annual Spirit Awards, Sunday, November 12, 2023, 6 p.m. Eastern, Free, in English with Spanish Translation. Click here to register! Advance registration is required to get the Zoom login. This year’s theme is “Gifts of Gratitude” as you will see archival treasures of Stepping Stones, including some given by friends, and hear the stories of gratitude and the history behind each. Some items included are being shown for the first time on Zoom. An additional highlight will be the “2nd Spirit of Stepping Stones Awards.”
Save these Dates for Fall Events and Beyond! Scroll down for ongoing opportunities!
VIRTUAL EVENT: Coming this Fall! Donor Only-Series Event Series Launch. Past donors, please look out for an email announcement about the new series.
HYBRID EVENT (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL): 73rd Annual Stepping Stones Lois’ Family Groups Picnic, Saturday, June 1, 2024, Free. Check back here for registration information at the end of April 2024.
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR ONLINE, IN-PERSON OR HYBRID EVENTS
VIRTUAL: “Home with History: An Exploration of the Home, Archive, & Lives of Bill & Lois W.” Ongoing – Schedule it for your event or occasion! Free for Your Group/Event. Available in English & Spanish (Provide an interpreter for more languages) 10 minutes to 90 minutes (Questions & Answers Optional)
A historian from Stepping Stones highlights the story of the Wilsons using images from the National Historic Landmark home and archive in New York where the Wilsons lived from 1941 until their deaths. Use your online platform or our Zoom account to bring this event to your friends, groups, convention, round up, anniversary, area, district, etc. We can tailor the event to your needs and specifications. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an event.
IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL EVENT: Dramatic Short Play Readings for Your Events
Ongoing – Schedule it for your event or occasion!
35-Minute, 60-TO-75 Minutes, & 111-Minute Scripts Based on the Wilsons’ Letters
Available for Amateur Volunteers or Experienced Actors, Script available in English, contact us for licensing fee
The historical letters and recordings in the Stepping Stones Foundation Archive are the basis for three presentations that bring the true story of Bill and Lois Wilsons’ journey to life using their own words. The original 110-minute play, In Their Own Words: Bill & Lois Wilson, sparked the making of two new short plays that are now available for readings of 30 and 60 minutes in length. These do not require complicated staging, props, or costumes. They are perfect for amateur or professional use at group anniversaries, events, picnics, conferences, round-ups, retreats, young peoples’ programs, or other online or in-person gatherings. To learn more about the process and licensing fees, email Play Consultant Laurie Heffner-Lewis at email@example.com
IN-PERSON: Stepping Stones Comes to You: An Exploration of the Home, Archive, & Lives of Bill & Lois Wilson. Ongoing – Schedule it for your next in-person conference, round-up, or event! Free; donations are welcomed and encouraged. (While there is no charge for presentations, expenses of sending the speaker such as transportation, parking, lodging, registration, etc. may require reimbursement; contact us to discuss.)
Contact us to arrange a presenter for your next event. A representative of Stepping Stones will present the exciting journey through the Wilsons’ lives, archive and home. This presentation can be tailored to the length needed for your event. Just let us know your preferred length, date, and time and we will work with you to make the occasion special. This live narrated and illustrated presentation highlights the legacies of Bill and Lois Wilson, respective co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups. Donations are welcomed; fees for travel costs may apply. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IN-PERSON: Tour the Historic Site, Home & Studio – Advance Reservation Required
Ongoing by advance reservation only for 1 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Check availability by clicking here and submitting our plan a visit form. All visits inside the home and studio are by guided tour. No tours are available on Sundays and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. See our Visitor Guide for tips and more information. To inquire about same-day availability, complete the form and call 914-232-4822.
Neighborhood Notifications– See the Neighborhood Notes Section on our News page for notifications of medium and large group event reservations at Stepping Stones.