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East New York Wellness Day
Aug 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Last year’s event had over 250 participants and included 15 partnering businesses and organizations. Last year’s Wellness Day included organizations and groups that were as diverse as East New York itself such as, Ayiti Dous (Sweet Haiti), a Haitian dance group that performed during the event and Mano a Mano, a Mexican cultural group that tabled. These groups came together with other local businesses and nonprofits for food and music, games, yoga, a talent show and the ever-popular BCS dance party.
The East New York Wellness Day provided hundreds of community residents with resources such as free health screenings, prevention information, and a blood drive. There was also plenty of refreshments and music, entertainment, exhibits and live demonstrations, and fun activities for children. The event showcased East New York as a vibrant and viable community and helped increase the community’s awareness of resources, programs and services that were available to them right in their own neighborhood.
The East New York Wellness Day included the following sponsors and partners: East New York Diagnostic Center, United Health Care, Health Plus, FDNY, LDC Klomen Center, Man Up!, Verde and Weed and Seed Initiative, Stoked Mentoring, East New York Farms, Arts East New York, Excellence Foundation, Prospect Family Support Center, Ayiti Dous (Sweet Haiti), Mano a Mano, Green Hill Coop, Atlantic Avenue Early Learning Center, Alderly Creamery, Haitian American Community Coalition of East New York, Betty Shabbaz Health Center, Judah Brothers Boxing Gym and Medicaid.