pictured l to r; Juliet Adams, Chinyelu Udoh, Chris Legree, Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Judge Lisa Ottley
The first annual Brownsville Health & Wellness Family Day was a success, with families, schools, health organizations and community stakeholders coming together for a day of exercise, movement, healthy eating and fun.
The event was created in partnership with Healthy NYC, Chris Legree, and the Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, as a way to bring the community together in order to spread the message about healthy living, which includes exercise, healthy food choices and community fun.
PATHS Dance (Performing Arts & Technology HS @ Thomas Jefferson Campus) opened the day with a dance performance to kickoff the event. Activities included double dutch, rollerskating by Skaterobics, group exercise by Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe, and performances by a group from Eleven Sixty Six, and the Brownsville Collaborative Middle School step team.
The Melting Pot Foundation’s, Brownsville Community Culinary Center provided healthy foods and Tahee Brew Teas providing delicious iced tea that cleanses the body.
Health organizations that supported the event included EmblemHealth, AdvantageCare, UnitedHealthCare, and New York Therapeutic Communities.
Other community partners included Elite Learners, Pretty Powerful Girls, MPACT and Mo Better Leadership Academy.
Community stakeholders who were present at the event included, Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, Chris Legree (Brownsville District Leader candidate), Judge Lisa Ottley, NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, Van Dyke Houses TA President Lisa Kenner, Tilden Houses TA President Miss Boone, and Howard Houses TA President Miss Johnson.