Category: HEALTH / WELLNESS

D.I.V.A.S. 2nd Annual Girls’ Empowerment Conference

D.I.V.A.S. 2nd Annual Girls’ Empowerment Conference

D.I.V.A.S. of DeWitt Clinton High School (Diverse, Intelligent, Virtuous, Ambitious, Sisters) are calling all girls aged 13 to 19 years for their 2nd Annual Girls’ Empowerment Conference. The D.I.V.A.S. are a high school sorority that strives to inspire young women to be all that they can be. Conference Date: March 28th — Registration Deadline: March [...]

March 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Free Health Screenings For Women at Mount Sinai Hospital

Free Health Screenings For Women at Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Medical Center calls all New York Women to get screened for heart health. As part of the national Go Red for Women Campaign, Mount Sinai will offer free heart health screenings for women. Women will be tested for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes and receive nutrition and diet advice on how they [...]

February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Depression in the African American Community: Healing Starts With Us — The Open Book

Depression in the African American Community: Healing Starts With Us — The Open Book

“The Open Book” explores the mental health epidemic of depression in the African American community: what it looks like, sounds like and feels like. Their aim is to alert, educate and transform individuals suffering from this illness who may be unaware. The evening opens with a screening of the Healing Starts With Us “Open Book” campaign [...]

January 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Get Healthy in Harlem with Cultural Dance as Exercise

Get Healthy in Harlem with Cultural Dance as Exercise

For some, motivation to excercise doesn’t come easy. We try to convince ourselves that we’ll be better of if we do, but can’t seem to make it to the gym. (Or, is that just me?) To make burning those calories a little easier, try out one of the classes below. Both of them offer traditional [...]

December 17, 2008 | 2 Comments More
Harlem Yoga

Harlem Yoga

You’ve probably heard that yoga is good for you. Maybe you have even tried yoga and discovered that it makes you feel better. But what are the specific health benefits can you expect to enjoy from doing yoga regularly? Physical Benefits Flexibility: Stretching your tight body in new ways will help it to become more [...]

December 11, 2008 | 4 Comments More
Are You Positive? Challenging What You Think About HIV

Are You Positive? Challenging What You Think About HIV

Four average Americans. Two are HIV-positive. Think you can tell who? More than 25 years after AIDS first surfaced, far too many Americans still believe it’s possible to tell if people have HIV by the way they look or live their lives. Styled as a reality show-slash-documentary, this half hour BET News special challenges that [...]

December 1, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem — Center of the Universe, Center of the AIDS Epidemic

Harlem — Center of the Universe, Center of the AIDS Epidemic

Anyone who knows me knows I love New York — especially Harlem. In the past I’ve said that it’s the center of the universe. Think about it. New York is the center of commerce (is it still?), publishing, fashion, culture, food and all that is deemed important in American society. Come uptown, the center of [...]

December 1, 2008 | 2 Comments More
Shaping Up in Harlem with Shape Up New York

Shaping Up in Harlem with Shape Up New York

Shape Up New York is a FREE fitness program for the whole family held at local schools and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Centers around the city. The program offers various classes and activities to choose from. No pre-registration is required. All classes are one hour in length. Classes run until June [...]

November 28, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Lance Smith — Running Around Harlem and Around NYC

Lance Smith — Running Around Harlem
and Around NYC

Lance Smith is a marathon runner who lives in Harlem. He also used to be my neighbor. For seven plus years we lived in the same building. I could probably count on my fingers how many times I saw Lance in long pants or something other than running shorts. LOL. Rain, snow, 90 degree heat [...]

October 31, 2008 | 1 Comment More
First Annual Brooklyn HIV Testing & Awareness Day

First Annual Brooklyn HIV Testing & Awareness Day

The day-long event will be held October 4th in the back of the Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant. New Yorkers can take advantage of free HIV tests, blood pressure and glucose screenings, flu shots, and educational materials along with free music, performances and giveaways. Brooklyn has been hit hard by the HIV epidemic. Brooklyn residents [...]

October 2, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Paint it Pink — 4th Annual Art Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness in Women of Color

Paint it Pink — 4th Annual Art Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness in Women of Color

Art Off The Main is proud to sponsor and host Paint it Pink, to raise awareness of Breast Cancer in women under 40, particularly women of color, on Thursday October 2, 2008, 6PM -10PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion North, 110 West 19th Street (NYC). “Paint it Pink”, in its 4th year, is a gala reception [...]

October 1, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Food Fight: Harlem Forum Debates Supermarket Sweeps

Food Fight: Harlem Forum Debates Supermarket Sweeps

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Is it sinister racism or a misunderstanding of markets that shapes food policy in the city’s poor neighborhoods? The Harlem Food & Fitness Consortium was looking for answers on Wednesday. Yesterday evening the group held a town hall forum to discuss the dearth of supermarkets in Harlem and other communities [...]

September 25, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Gay Men’s Health Crisis Launches Public Service Campaign Targeting Fathers of Black Gay Men

Gay Men’s Health Crisis Launches Public Service Campaign Targeting Fathers of Black Gay Men

The Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) will launch a new campaign “My Son is My Life” that emphasizes the importance of family support, and in particular, the significance of fathers in the lives of their gay sons. While the campaign speaks directly to fathers of black gay men, it also challenges gay men to think [...]

August 20, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Healthy Living First Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon

Harlem Healthy Living First Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon

Congressman Charles B. Rangel along with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, The New York Road Runners, NY City Department of Parks & Recreation and NYC & Company in concert with our major local Hospitals and Colleges invite you, your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow New Yorkers to join with us in our mission [...]

August 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Day — Sunday, August 17th

Harlem Day — Sunday, August 17th

Harlem Week’s Largest Event — International Vendors, Exhibits, Foods, Art, Fun & Games. Also featuring various community based performances of dance/fashion/poetry/music. Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008 Rain Date: Saturday, August 24, 2008 Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Location: W. 135th St. from Malcolm X Blvd to St. Nicholas Avenue. Free to the general public.

August 14, 2008 | 1 Comment More
3rd Annual Diva for a Day

3rd Annual Diva for a Day

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August 13, 2008 | 0 Comments More