This daylong, free event will transform the Apollo building and 126th Street behind the Theater into a fairground filled with health and educational resources, live music, and family fun. Hosted by celebrity mental health expert Dr. Jeffrey “Dr. Jeff” Gardere, who will provide tips on healthy living, the event will also include live entertainment under the Apollo’s iconic marquee, a special performance set by Gospel star Erica Campbell (of the duo Mary Mary and recent gospel single “I Luh God”) on the Apollo mainstage and an appearance by Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan.
On 126th Street, there will be a host of offerings for the whole family including a New York Knicks sports clinic with retired Knicks players Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, John Starks, Cal Ramsey and former NY Liberty player Sue Wicks, a special presentation and autograph signing by the NY Knicks City Dancers, a tennis clinic with the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, fitness and nutrition-based cooking demonstrations, health services, a Children’s Pavilion, a farmers market featuring healthy and local produce and other interactive programming. The Festival will offer screenings testing blood pressure, BMI, HIV, hepatitis, and other health issues. There will also be health education resources addressing some of Harlem’s most critical health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, childhood asthma and more. Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. John M. Palmer, will serve as the health advisor for the Festival.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
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Saturday, September 19, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Sports Clinic with Cal Ramsey, Sue Wicks and John Starks
3:00 pm-4:00 pm Presentation and autographs with NY Knicks City Dancers
5:00 pm-6:00 pm Sports Clinic with Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY. Activities will take place under the Apollo marquee, inside the theater and on 126th Street – behind the theater.