Bronx Healthy Lifestyles Street Fair

Published on August 25, 2009, 9:50 am
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Personal health and personal wealth will come together when the Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center and CheckSpring Bank co-sponsor a Healthy Lifestyles Fair on Wednesday, August 26th, from 11 a.m. – 03:30 p.m., on Gerard Avenue, between 167th and 168th Streets in the Bronx.

The Healthy Lifestyles Fair will have multiple focuses for families with children, including healthy eating and good nutrition, physical fitness, emergency safety awareness, and a variety of family entertainment options. New York City agencies, local professionals and other organizations participating in the street fair include the NYC Parks Department, Community Chefs, MetroPlus, the NYC Fire Department, and Morrisania’s health professionals, including a Mobile Dental Unit providing free screening and a “Rest and Rock” station for nursing mothers. 

CheckSpring will hold a raffle for $50 money orders each hour of the event, and sponsor free pony rides for children. Bicycles and scooters will be raffled off for all children who participate in the activities. Musical entertainment will be provided by Digital DJ-RR. 

CheckSpring bank staff and branch managers will be on hand to speak with residents about new account services and opening checking accounts at their flagship branch, located in the Bronx. 

Details: Wednesday, August 26th from 11 AM – 3:30 PM, on Gerard Avenue, between 167th and 168th Streets in the Bronx.

Contact: Patrick Mitchell, for CheckSpring, at 703-276-3266 or or Theresa Landau, for Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center, at 718-960-2817; 646-258-3551 or

About Morrisania Neighborhood Family Care Center

Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center serves the South Bronx through a two-pronged approach: providing treatment to those who need it, while at the same time emphasizing prevention. Morrisania runs one of the oldest School Health Programs in New York City and serves four schools through five school-based clinics. These clinics ensure access to free primary medical, dental and mental health care to children who have unmet health needs. Morrisania takes a multi-disciplinary approach to helping children with a variety of targeted mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. Its Child Developmental Clinic, certified by the New York State Office of Mental Retardation, provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for children from birth to 18 years of age. Its Women’s Health Services attends to a wide variety of primary care services for women.

About CheckSpring

CheckSpring Bank at is a community development bank founded in 2007 and headquartered in the South Bronx. CheckSpring is committed to serving the financial needs of unbanked/underbanked communities. Its founders created the bank as a response to the apparent lack of banking services available within these communities. Their mission is to close this gap by providing individuals with opportunities to enter the mainstream financial realm and establish credit. CheckSpring’s innovative suite of banking services, convenient locations, hours of operation, and the bank’s ability to provide immediate access to funds is designed to meet the needs of local customers and facilitate savings and wealth creation.


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