Friday, September 2, 2011
Saint Albans, NY (September 2, 2011) – On Saturday, September 17, 2011, a free health & wellness fair will take place outdoors at 113-50 Farmers Boulevard in St. Albans, Queens. Hosted by the Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp. (FBCDC), the theme of the health fair is “Eat Well, Live Well” – promoting healthy eating and active living amongst the residents of southeast Queens.
“All around southeast Queens many of us have embraced too many unhealthy habits in our diets and our daily lives, but now more than ever no one can really afford to be sick. It is important that we encourage one another to live healthier lifestyles,” remarked Isa Abdur-Rahman, Executive Director of FBCDC.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and NYC Council Member Leroy Comrie are key sponsors of the event, and community organizations like the St. Albans Civic Improvement Association are involved in the local push for healthier living.
“St. Albans Civic wholeheartedly supports the efforts of FBCDC to promote awareness and feasible, nutritional choices for community residents and their families … especially children,” expressed Sharon Johnson, 1st Vice President of the civic association.
Participants in the September 17th event will have access to free blood pressure screenings, body mass indexing, nutritional information, massage therapy, fresh produce giveaways, dance fitness and children’s activities. Walgreens Pharmacy will also be on site to give away free pedometers for participants to earn store discounts based on the amount of walking that they do from day to day.
Highlights of the event will be live musicians and food from Earth Tones & Side Dishes – a restaurant concept developed by FBCDC to offer wholesome menu options while celebrating the iconic musical history of southeast Queens. With enough community support FBCDC intends to build Earth Tones & Side Dishes as a 3,500 square-foot, 100-seat restaurant on the same site as the upcoming health fair.