What a beautiful atmosphere it was at the New York City Baby Shower at the Brownsville Recreation Center. Assemblywoman Latrice M. Walker, accompanied by her 4-year-old daughter, delivered a very touching message to the Brooklyn community and mingled with constituents. NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery led a captivating storytime for the children in the room. In addition to networking with other agencies and meeting Brooklyn families, the LYFE team had a great time speaking with current and former student parents about the resources they received.
Would you like to learn more about LYFE and other NYC services for families? If so, the next NYC Baby Shower will be on May 7th at Beach Channel High School in Far Rockaway, Queens.To RSVP, visit: https://a002-oom03.nyc.gov/IRM/EventRegistration/RegForm.aspx?eventGuid=4bf23a3c-aeb4-486c-9aad-0676bf56bbaa
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To encourage New Yorkers to come together to celebrate, strengthen, and support families, on April 16th, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) hosted NYC Family Strong Party for Prevention in St. Mary’s Park, Bronx, NY. Agencies from all over NYC distributed information about their organizations’ services for youth and families. LYFE Social Workers, Naomi Greenberg, and Jodi Kaltner represented District 79 at the event and provided families with information about all that D79 has to offer youth, such as Referral Centers, LYFE, and Pathways to Graduation. In addition to resources, there was children-friendly entertainment, which included art activities, face painting, clowns, and games. The radio station, Hot 97 kept families dancing with great music. There was also a guest appearance by retired Knicks superstar, Larry Johnson, who signed autographs and took photos with families. What an awesome way to get the message out about Child Abuse Prevention and provide a fun-filled experience for the Mott Haven community of the Bronx!
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, LYFE participated in its third Children’s Cabinet NYC Baby Shower. The event took place at Celebrate Snug Harbor in Staten Island. Families received valuable information regarding New York City services. Amazing people came to support Staten Island families including, Debi Rose, New York City Councilwoman, and Tom Finkelpearl, Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner. In addition to enjoying story time with the First Lady of NYC, Chirlane McCray, the children loved participating in the art activities offered by the Children’s Museum.