#TakeCareofHarlem “Cool for School” Backpack Give-away

Harlem_Hospital_Center_Lenox_Avenue_facadeHarlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion will welcome up to 500 K-12 students and their families preparing for the new school season at “Cool for School” on Sunday, August 23, 2015 12-4pm.

All attendees will receive “golden tickets” prior to the big day at Harlem Haberdashery and Paw Prints of Harlem (“Cool for School” event partner locations).

“Cool for School” is a collaborative effort with the #TakeCareofHarlem non-profit group offering various community engagement and advancement programs including: Feed 500 (the bi-annual hunger awareness program) and Arts Lives Harlem (art based programming for Harlem/Upper Manhattan based youth).

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“Cool for School” presented by #TakeCareofHarlem, Harlem Haberdashery & Paw Prints of Harlem
Sunday, August 23, 2015 ; 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Harlem Hospital Center’s Mural Pavilion
506 Lenox Avenue (at W. 136th Street) – Atrium (Ground Level) and Terrace)

@ Atrium (Ground Level)
12:00 – 12:30: Welcome/Registration

12:30 – 1:00: Harlem Jeopardy (Trivia about Harlem’s rich history and culture)


@ Terrace (Upper Level)
1:00 – 1:30: Group fitness (group exercises for kids and families)

1:30 – 3:00: Arts & Crafts, face painting, create your own binder, and bracelets

3:00 – 4:00: School Supply Distribution including: backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, etc.

Live DJ and refreshments by Vitamin Water all afternoon.

Free “golden tickets” are available for families until Saturday, August 22 at 3pm at:

Harlem Haberdashery, 245 Lenox Ave. (bet. W. 122-123 St.), New York, NY, (646) 707-0070

Paw Prints of Harlem, 100 St. Nicholas Avenue (at W. 116 St.), New York, NY, (646) 590-1902

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