Health Department launch the East Harlem Community Walking Trail

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Tomorrow, the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity will convene community residents and walking groups in East Harlem to launch the East Harlem Community Walking Trail. east-harlem-community-walking-trail-2The East Harlem Community Walking Trail is a 3 mile pathway along East Harlem sidewalks that runs east and west along 106th and 115th Streets, connecting residents to Central Park and Randall’s Island. The trail highlights East Harlem’s rich history and assets while improving physical activity and safety through coordinated group walks.

The Health Department is launching the East Harlem Community Walking Trail at White Park. Participants will gather at White Park for a warm-up stretch in preparation for a guided walk of the trail.  The guided walk will highlight cultural institutions, public art, historic landmarks and other East Harlem community assets that can be found along the trail.  The event will also include an awards ceremony for the walking groups that participated in the Week of Walking Challenge, celebrated the week of November 12th through the 18th.

  • Dr. Noel Manyindo—Assistant Commissioner, Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers, Center for Health Equity
  • La’Shawn Brown-Dudley— Deputy Director, Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers, Center for Health Equity
  • Carmen Diaz-Malvido – Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships, Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers, Center for Health Equity

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

White Park, 106th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, New York, NY 10029

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