The Healthfirst Health Expo in Bedford Stuyvesant

The free Healthy NYC Expo will provide cooking demonstrations, health screenings, exercise activities, a ‘Senior Pavilion,’ panel discussions and more.

Photo credit: BK Reader

The Brooklyn edition of the Healthy NYC Expo is coming to the Brooklyn Sports Club, located at 1540 Van Siclen Avenue in East New York, on Saturday, September 8. 

The free health and wellness expo will provide cooking demonstrations, health screenings, exercise activities for the entire family, a section dedicated to seniors, as well as panel discussions on subjects such as health insurance and home care services.

“Last year was our inaugural year for the Healthy NYC Expo, with 35 vendors participating and 575 people in attendance,” said Vernon Jones, Sr., CEO of the Healthy NYC Expo series. “This year the event will be held outdoors at the Brooklyn Sports Club, in order for us to expand the activities.”

Former Congressman Ed Towns will host the Senior Pavilion. Photo credit:

By moving the event outdoors, Jones stated that the expo will be able to accommodate 50 vendors and expects to attract 1,000 attendees.

This year, expanded activities will include a youth basketball clinic in partnership with NBA players, a Zumba class held by Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe, and an expanded ‘Senior Pavilion,’ hosted by former Congressman Ed Towns, which will include live jazz, refreshments and tons of resources for seniors.

“We always have something special for seniors at our healthy living events,” said Jones.

Healthy NYC is a citywide movement created to connect health organizations and New Yorkers and to engage them in healthy lifestyles through health fairs in their neighborhoods as well as viral digital content online.

The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to register here.

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