- Community Health Resources & Exhibitors
- Operation Blood Pressure
- Mobile CLINIC (Health Check Up)*
- Bring ID & Insurance Cards, Medicare, Medicaid*
- Richmond Hill Love Letters (Five Boro Story Project)
- Celebrating Richmond Hill Communities
- Mobile Library(Queens Library)
- People’s Fun Walk with Family, Friends & Community
- Bring your table, picnic basket (Picnic Ground is wide)
- Free Italian Ice for Children by RIVER FUND NEW YORK
RICHMOND HILL CULTURAL PIZZA:
A Concept Closest to the Heart of Immigrants
Richmond Hill is a “rich” enclave in New York City’s central southern Queens County, which is known to be the most richly diverse community in the world. Almost all the countries on Planet Earth are represented in Queens County. Asians comprise 24% of the population, second only to Whites (35%); and are larger than African Americans (18%), Multi-racials (14%) and Other ethnicities (13%). It is a place like no other --- foods, arts, languages, and cultures from all parts of the world are open and available to anyone curious enough to experience the myriad mosaic of sights and sounds, music & dance, arts & crafts that only multi-cultural diversity can offer.
PIZZA! Everyone likes pizza, hot or bland, meat & cheese or vegetarian, with fruits or plain --- every culture puts in its own flavor and condiments to make it taste like “home” or comfort food. This cultural pizza of different nationalities and cultures of Queens County will be presented at this health fair & walkathon event.
Mission: This Fair and Cultural Pizza will herald the day of putting our marginalized and underserved immigrant communities of Richmond Hill into a more visible position so that their true needs will be assessed and addressed as effectively using all resources available and inherent to their cultures and complement those that the United States can support them with.
Objective: To attract, encourage, and engage people from different nationalities in Queens County to participate in the health fair and walkathon, to become informed of health care, social services, legal services & financial education opportunities in the neighboring areas of Richmond Hill, particularly through PAGASA and The Nursing Office Community Center.
- Community building
- Cross cultural exchange
- Honoring local cultures & heritage
Welcome to the Richmond Hill Cultural Pizza! (FAMILY FUN SUNDAY)
1) Walkathon 2) Health Fair 3) Cultural Fair 4) Family Picnic hosted by The Nursing Office Community Center of Richmond Hill in Collaboration with the Office of Assemblyman David Weprin, The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of New York and the Darby Foundation, etc.
Research from Asian American Life video/Youtube, health issues update:
- Eating disorders (i.e., anorexia) is a leading disorder among Asian Americans, like younger Chinese Americans.
- Diabetes – highest among South Asians. It will make India the diabetes center of the world, as 1 in 5 Indians are diabetic, according to the SKN Foundation of Dr. Navi Mahotra. Diabetes is also a major issue among Filipino Americans, and other ethnic groups as well.
Other issues: Cardiovascular Health, Alcoholism, Men’s health, insurance coverage, access to health care services.
Richmond Hill Cultural Pizza: Family Fun Day
Welcome to Richmond Hill in Queens County! One of the 'richest' enclaves of diverse cultures, in fact, the only place where all the countries of Planet Earth are represented.
We are extremely pleased to announce the Richmond Hill Cultural Pizza, which offers a Family Fun Day with a Walk, Cultural & Health Fair and Family Picnic on May 15, 2016, at 10-5pm in Smokey Oval Park, Atlantic Avenue/ Richmond Hill, NY 11418 (Corner 125 St & 95th Ave). This seeks to spotlight our marginalized and underserved immigrant communities, in the Richmond Hill district, and afford them a chance to become more visible so that their true needs could be addressed more effectively by all in the larger community concerned with their health and well-being through Community Assessment and Navigating Resources.
The Nursing Office in collaboration with the Office of Assemblyman David I. Weprin, offers your organization, agency, or company a chance to get in touch with the mostly unseen and unheard of members of our Queens family.
We would appreciate and gladly honor your presence and participation in this event with a generous sponsorship of any kind: activity, service or donation, to this initiative aimed at building our community through cross-cultural exchanges and by honoring our local cultures and their heritage.
We look forward to your joining us for a colorful and rich Richmond Hill Cultural Pizza: Family Fun Day!
For more details, you may contact:
Ludy Resurreccion, Program Director
Or visit us at http://thenursingoffice.com/join-us/event-pl
YOUTH LEADING THE WAY
Our sincerest greetings to you: The Nurse is In.
We are pleased to announce that there will be a Family Fun Day planned for the Richmond Hill Community on May 15, 2016 in Smokey Oval Park, Atlantic Avenue (Corner 125th St and 95th Avenue) from 10 AM to 5 PM. It will be a combined, Heath & Cultural Fair, Walk and Family Picnic. This Cultural Pizza is our unique way of celebrating the rich and diverse culture from all over the world right in our midst. However, it is home to one of the most underserved communities in Queens as well.
As we look at the barriers leading to the inequity to health and other resources, the lack of knowledge related to language and other cultural factors impacts and prevents the new immigrants from navigating the maze of systems to these resources.
As health is a human right, it is our duty to ensure that health becomes available to all. We need to provide a culturally sensitive solution and this is where our youth become our best resource. We are looking at our students to become leaders in helping our immigrant communities to become the perfect liaison between their families and the resources available to them. This will not only promote closer family ties but empower students to become good leaders in the community.
This intercultural and intergenerational approach is our first step to a healthcare delivery that is effective and affordable solution for our most diverse, underserved community of Richmond Hill.
Let us be partners to this civic resolution. We invite Richmond Hill and its students to this event in any capacity as Volunteers and Leaders in this wholesome event while having fun with their families and friends.
Myrna D. Santos, RN
Master of Ceremonies
Indra Ali/Ludy Resurreccion/ S. Jeenarine
I 11:00 AM
Director, Services for Aging Immigrants
Opening Remarks ................................................Assemblyman David Weprin
Interfaith Blessings...............................................Sikh, Hindi, Muslim, Catholic
II Cultural Program/Richmond Hill Love Letters........Bridget Bartolini
11:00-5:00PM Founder/ Five Boro Story Project
“Celebrating Richmond Hill Communities”
Special Award to The River Fund New York for services to Richmond Hill
III 11:30 AM.....................Walk/Mabuhay Peoples March
IV 11:00-4:00 PM .............Health Fair
V 12:00-5:00 PM…………....Family Picnic (Families bring own food)
River Fund to Sponsor SORBETES
(Provide Ices for Children)
VI CLOSING/ Appreciation/Acknowledgement...........Myrna D. Santos, RN
The Nursing Office Richmond Hill Community Center
THANK YOU THANK YOU
Collaborators, Partners & Resources
Advance Cardiovascular Diagnostics
AKA Healing & Wellness Circle
Assemblyman David Weprin
Choices Women's Medical Center
Continental Health Care
Community Board 9
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, NYC
DHOL from Sikh Cultural Society
Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Medical Services
Five Boro Story Project/Queens Library/ Bridget Bartollini
FHAA (Forest Hills Asian Association)
Friends of Richmond Hill Library
Marquis Home Care
My Baryo, My Borough MK & The Neighborhood Nextdoor
Quality Health Care
The Queens Bookshop Initiative
Richmond Hill High School
Richmond Hill Historical Society