The Day Services programs at FREE in Bethpage focuses on the performing arts. We are dedicated to empowering the people we are privileged to serve, follow their dreams of acting, singing, dancing, songwriting and playing music. Each of FREE’s Day Services programs offers a unique experience geared toward the specific goals of our individuals. All programs are designed to ensure self-determined choices, foster independence, productivity, and individual development in a safe, respectful and secure environments.

FREE Players Theater Group

Since its inception, this group has put on reproductions of Broadway caliber shows like Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Wedding Singer, Shrek, 9 to 5, Guys and Dolls and many more! The FREE Players Theater Group has been featured in media including Newsday and News 12. The program continues to draw a crowd for each production as they perform at a variety of venues in the community. The group has staged over 20 productions and continue to strive to produce dynamic and moving works.

FREE Players Ensemble

This dynamic group of talented singers is a crowd pleaser at every event they perform! They were the inaugural act at the opening of the new Nassau Coliseum and have made over a hundred appearances at both local and state self- advocacy conferences, local libraries, fundraisers, local school districts, Long Island Ducks games, rallies, events and so much more. The group has been featured on News 12, ABC, Fios 1 and in Newsday. The FREE Players Ensemble group has put on over 100 performances and that number will only grow as we move into the future.

FREE Style Dancers

This is a group of performers who use their ABILITIES, sense of personal style, and knowledge of their craft to entertain and delight people. Providing the opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to perform choreographed dance, is what FREE Style Dancers is all about. When you find something that you love, you work hard to be the best you can be. This group offers a unique experience geared toward the specific goals of our individuals.

FREE Players Drum and Bugle Corp

The FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps is the 1st differently abled Drum & Bugle Corps/Marching Band in the world! The Corps was established in 2010 by Brian Calhoun, a Senior Music Specialist at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) Music & Performing Arts Adult Day Program and Respite Program in Old Bethpage NY, to provide new opportunities to people of all abilities, across Long Island NY, who are aspiring musicians, dancers, actors, and athletes.

Book Us For Your Event!

  • Performances are no longer than 30 minutes, please note this does not include set up time.
  • Booking requests must be submitted at least 1 month (30 days) before performance date.
  • FREE’s Performance Groups can only travel within the New York Tri-State area.

Use the form below to book FREE Performance Group(s) for your event:

*Select a Performance Group for your Event:
*Performance Time:
*Event Date:

Volunteer Opportunities

We strive to make connections in the community on a daily basis. Our programs support the ambitions of our participant’s goals of music, arts, and dance. We welcome all volunteers from the community. Below are descriptions of some of the volunteer opportunities we have.

Volunteer for a Day:

Welcome to Theater Day Hab. Our program includes a certified site based group as well as several (PWW’s) program without walls. We invite volunteers to spend the full day or just a few hours on site in our Bethpage location. You will have the opportunity to see how the program functions and to visit the different classes that are offered. Come in and share your talents with our groups.

Event Volunteer:

We often have trips and events that take place out in the community. Our groups go bowling, ice skating, to shows, out shopping, to the parks, and so much more. We always need an extra hand to coordinate the group so we can provide support and everyone can enjoy themselves.

Show Day Volunteer:

If takes a village to put on a show. Our participants work so hard all year to prepare for the shows.  We need volunteers to help out backstage and in the front of the house, selling raffles, flowers, and programs. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience and you will get to see a great show!

FREE Players Theater Group Volunteer:

Our FREE Payers Theater Group is a one of a kind experience. We put on yearly full-scale productions of Broadway caliber shows. Be a volunteer member of the production team. The sets and props are all created in house and we are always looking for talented people to lend a hand.

FREE Players Ensemble Volunteer:

The FREE Players Ensemble is a wonderful singing group that performs frequently in the community. Come to volunteer and attend a rehearsal or a performance out in the community. The staff transports the group in vans and we can always use an extra hand.

FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps Volunteer:

The FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps is a very well-known group and the first ever corps made up of people with developmental disabilities. We are always looking for volunteers to help this dynamic group perform their very best.

Volunteer Application

Use the form below to apply for volunteer opportunities for FREE Performance Group(s):

*Select Group(s) you would like to volunteer for: