NYC Healthy Neighborhoods

NYC Healthy Neighborhoods is a blog maintained by the NYC Health Department’s three District Public Health Offices (DPHOs) in Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Here you will find local news, events, resources, and program updates from the DPHOs and our community partners.

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Have you ever wanted to lead your own group exercise class? Now you can!

NYC Parks and Recreation presents: Fitness Instructor Training Program

This comprehensive 10-week training program followed by a 6-month internship leading your very own Shape Up NYC class will give you hands-on experience to prepare you for a nationally accredited certification exam!

Locations:

West Bronx Recreation Center

1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452

Saturdays from 3-5:30pm

Starting October 4, 2014

McCarren Play Center

776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Saturdays from 9:15-11:45am

Starting September 27, 2014

McDonald Field House

775 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310

Wednesdays from 5-8pm

Starting October 1, 2014

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

232 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

Thursdays from 6-8:30pm

Starting October 2, 2014

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11374

Tuesdays from 6-8:30pm

Starting September 23, 2014

To apply please complete an application at: http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc/instructor-training

Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in fitness, including current participation in group exercise classes.Prior exercise instruction experience preferred, but not required.

Cost: $60 for fingerprinting and background check. NYC Parks recreation center membership required.

For membership pricing, visit: http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation-centers/membership

Please apply by August 31, 2014

For questions or help with the application, please e-mail shapeupnyc@parks.nyc.gov

This afternoon, Assistant Commissioner of the Brooklyn DPHO, Dr. Aletha Maybank along with Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley launched a community lactation room, located right in Assembly Member Mosley’s Brooklyn district office. 

The lactation room is part of Brooklyn’s very own Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone—a unique public health initiative to support women and families in breastfeeding. The Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone draws upon the strengths of community organizations, residents, and local leaders to collectively provide families with the tools they need to succeed in breastfeeding. 

This event celebrates August as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and this week as being the second annual Black Breastfeeding Week.

For more information about breastfeeding, visit http://on.nyc.gov/1962Ucn or call 311.

Attention Harlem residents! A new ShapeUp NYC fitness class has been added to the fall schedule. FREE Yoga classes will begin this Wednesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Harbor located at 1234 5th, Ave in East Harlem. 

Classes are FREE and no registration is required. For more information, visit nyc.gov/parks. 

Attention Brooklyn residents! It’s not too late to sign up for September Pre-K classes!Tomorrow, Saturday August 23, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the DOE will be hosting an event where you can learn more about free, high-quality, full-day pre-K for your child!

Come down and meet local Pre-Ks and enroll your child at a Pre-K near you.   

The sign-up fair will be held from 12 - 4 p.m. at 444 Thomas S. Boyland Street in Brownsville, Brooklyn. 

Call (718) 802-3839 or email mkelley@brooklynbp.nyc.gov for more info. Hope to see you there!

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Show us your favorite healthy fruits and vegetables by entering our #SoGoodNYC Facebook Photo Contest!

  1. Text SOGOOD to 877877 to find a NYC farmers’ market near you.
  2. Visit a market and snap a photo of your favorite fruit or vegetable.
  3. Enter your photo by Sept 2nd:

Facebook: Like our Eat Healthy, Be Active Facebook page and upload your photo to our contest page: bit.ly/XA5CEy

Twitter: Post your photo using the hashtag #SoGoodNYC. You will receive a message from @nychealthy with a link to claim your photo. Follow the link and complete the form.

Instagram: Post your photo using the hashtag #SoGoodNYC. Share your Instagram photo on Twitter and include the hashtag #SoGoodNYC. You will receive a message from @nychealthy with a link to claim your photo. Follow the link and complete the form.

We’ll pick our top entry from each of the five boroughs, and you and everyone else can vote for your favorite citywide!

Winners will have their photos posted at the farmers’ market where their photo was taken, and will receive a food-related incentive basket containing items such as a grater, spatula, t-shirt and/or tote bag!

Attention Brooklyn, Bronx, and Harlem residents! Take a picture of your favorite fruit or vegetable while you’re visiting your local farmers’ market this weekend! Post your photo on NYC Health’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by using the #SoGoodNYC hashtag. We’ll pick top entries from all 5 boroughs for a chance to win a food-related gift bag!

Check out the details above. Good luck and have fun!

Hey NYC residents! Now you can text SoGood to 877-877 to find farmers’ markets near you! 

Most farmers’ markets accept EBT cards. And with every $5 spent using your EBT at a market, you will get a $2 Health Bucks coupon!  That’s $7 to spend on fresh, local, healthy fruits and veggies! Give it a try today!

Train to become a certified fitness instructor with NYC Parks and Recreation!  To apply, click here to complete an application.  Please apply by August 31, 2014. For questions or help with the application, please e-mail shapeupnyc@parks.nyc.gov.

Have you ever wanted to lead your own group exercise class? Now you can!

NYC Parks and Recreation presents: Fitness Instructor Training Program

This comprehensive 10-week training program followed by a 6-month internship leading your very own Shape Up NYC class will give you hands-on experience to prepare you for a nationally accredited certification exam!

Locations:

West Bronx Recreation Center

1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452

Saturdays from 3-5:30pm

Starting October 4, 2014

McCarren Play Center

776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Saturdays from 9:15-11:45am

Starting September 27, 2014

McDonald Field House

775 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310

Wednesdays from 5-8pm

Starting October 1, 2014

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

232 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

Thursdays from 6-8:30pm

Starting October 2, 2014

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11374

Tuesdays from 6-8:30pm

Starting September 23, 2014

To apply please complete an application at: http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc/instructor-training

Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in fitness, including current participation in group exercise classes.Prior exercise instruction experience preferred, but not required.

Cost: $60 for fingerprinting and background check. NYC Parks recreation center membership required.

For membership pricing, visit: http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation-centers/membership

Please apply by August 31, 2014

For questions or help with the application, please e-mail shapeupnyc@parks.nyc.gov

Check out Assistant Commissioner of the Brooklyn DPHO, Dr. Aletha Maybank's article in the Brooklyn Reader! In it she writes about the Breastfeeding Caravan that took place last week to raise awareness and support of breastfeeding, especially a woman’s right to do so in public. 

For more information about breastfeeding and the law that protects a woman’s right to feed her child in public, please visit www.nycbreastfeedingcouncil.org or email brooklyndpho@health.nyc.gov. 

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Attention Bronx residents! On three Sundays in August, the Grand Concourse between 165th and 167th Streets will transform into a car free area to play, walk, relax, socialize and ride bikes. This event is called Boogie on the Boulevard and will take place on August 3, 10, and 17, 2014 from 10 AM - 2 PM. 

Several cultural and community partners will come together to use the area for art-making, music, bicycle clinics and public health services.

For more information about Boogie on the Boulevard, please click here.

Hope to see you there!