By Andrea Leonhardt

October 4, 2017, 12:46 pm

 

 paint party, community beautification, health, free medical screenings, giveaways, massage therapists, fresh fruit market, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness workshops wellness, community health, health expo, wellness expo, BK Reader, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Healthfirst, Brownsville, The annual health and wellness expo will be joined by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, elected officials and medical experts, and will feature a town hall breakfast, free medical screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness workshops, a kid’s zone and more

In an effort to give back to the Brownsville community and to foster deeper relationships with the residents, Healthfirst is hosting a community beautification Paint Party on Thursday, October 5, and its annual Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 7. The the day-long health expo, joined by Congreswoman Ivette D. Clarke, elected officials and medical experts, is set to take over Brownsville’s Dr. Green Playground – rain or shine.

Healthfirst, committed to supporting and beautifying the communities through collaboration between community members and Healthfirst employees, has been working on various service projects, including painting the fence at the Van Dyke Community Center, since August 2015. On Thursday, the team is returning to paint the remaining fence, and is inviting the community to join in a paint party at the Brownsville center.

On Saturday, October 7, Healthfirst will be joined by Congresswoman Ivette D. Clarke for its annual Health and Wellness Expo. The increasingly popular event is expected to attract more than 2,500 attendees and aims to generate heightened awareness on pressing health matters affecting the community.

 paint party, community beautification, health, free medical screenings, giveaways, massage therapists, fresh fruit market, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness workshops wellness, community health, health expo, wellness expo, BK Reader, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Healthfirst, Brownsville, The day will kick off with a town hall breakfast on health care at the Van Dyke Community Center from 9:00am to 11:00am, led by the congresswoman, local elected officials and health experts. The free Health and Wellness Expo will follow the panel discussion from 11:00 am to 6:00pm at the Dr. Green Playground.

The health and wellness pavilion will offer free medical screenings, prizes and giveaways, spa treatments and massages, a fresh fruit market, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness workshops and a kid’s zone. Attendees will be entertained with live performances featuring R’n’B groups Tru Sol and Legacy.

The event is free, open to attendees of all ages.

 

Community Paint Day

When: Thursday, October 5, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212

Town Hall & Breakfast

When: Saturday, October 7, 9:00am-11:00am
Where: Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212

Health & Wellness Expo

When: Saturday, October 7, 11:00am-6:00pm (Rain OR Shine)
Where: Dr. Green Playground, Mother Gaston Boulevard & Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212


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Andrea is the managing editor of the Brooklyn Reader. She holds a master's degree in International Relations and furthered her education with graduate studies in Journalism prior to joining the BK Reader. A proud cat lady of one, Andrea seeks to fight the good fight with a pen and a piece of paper, with the humble hope to add something to the places she goes and the people she encounters - all around central Brooklyn and beyond.

Andrea is the managing editor of the Brooklyn Reader. She holds a master's degree in International Relations and furthered her education with graduate studies in Journalism prior to joining the BK Reader. A proud cat lady of one, Andrea seeks to fight the good fight with a pen and a piece of paper, with the humble hope to add something to the places she goes and the people she encounters - all around central Brooklyn and beyond.

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