The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is organizing and inviting the community seeking a healthy lifestyle and affordable healthcare resources to its first Flushing Community Health and Wellness Expo on Sunday, May 19.
The expo will feature expert presentations, family-friendly activities and workshops as well as health professionals on-site to provide free advice, screenings, and samples, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Margaret I. Carman Green – Weeping Beech Park, located on Bowne Street and 37th Ave.
The Cchamber was selected by Partnership for Parks to participate in the Building Healthy Communities, an initiative sponsored by the Mayor’s Office, the Fund for Public Health NYC, and Astoria Energy LLC to activate public parks and promote community health in Flushing.
“The Chamber is proud to have been selected by Partnership for Parks to organize the first Flushing Community Health & Wellness Expo. Our goal is to promote community wellness and also recognize the tremendous role of our health industry in the local economy,” said John Choe, executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.
The Expo will showcase New York’s most diverse and dynamic health and wellness community and feature free demonstrations, workshops, and screenings by hospitals, professionals, and companies specializing in health and wellness products and services.
Workshops will include presentations on Garden Therapy, a Bowne House Tour & Colonial Tea Demonstration, Solar Energy, Chair Dance Workout, Circuit Exercise, Hatha Yoga, Stroke Prevention, and “You Are What You Digest: Beyond Superfoods” by Shweta Parmar, Ayurvedic Practitioner at Gutsier Living.
“Health and wellness affects our every word, thought and behavior. It’s our duty to maintain a balance for a well community is a happy community and a happier self,” said Maureen Regan, founder and president of Green Earth Urban Gardens Inc. “We are proud to continue our partnerships with the The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and NYC Parks Dept to promote wellness in Queens.”
The main stage of the Expo at Carman Green will feature performances by local groups, including K-Pop Dance by Kolo NY, martial arts demonstrations by Master Michael Ro and the Ultimate Champions Taekwondo of Flushing, and a fencing demonstration by the Queens Fencing Club.
“A healthy community is a better and more vibrant community,” said Michael Yen, head coach of Queens Fencing Club. “As an integral part of our community, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local businesses, healthcare professionals and organizations for our inaugural Health & Wellness Expo to help Flushing residents get more information and services to improve their health. The Queens Fencing Club supports this ongoing effort to advance and maintain the health of our community.”
Sponsors of the event include Queens Endoscopy, Synexus, Fidelis Care, Main Street Radiology, La Jornada, and The Shops at Skyview; community partners Flushing House, Bowne House, and Kissena Synergy; and, members of the Chamber’s Health & Wellness Committee, which includes representatives from the major hospitals, health clinics, insurance companies, and wellness professionals.
“The Flushing YMCA is excited to be partnering with the Chamber to organize our community’s first Health and Wellness Expo,” saif Tiffany Dunbar, executive director of the Flushing YMCA. “As an important part of the Flushing community, the Y strives to promote healthy living through exercise classes, wellness programming, swimming and personal training, and a belief that no one should be denied access to the life-changing effects of wellness. We are proud to promote our Summer Membership opportunities and fantastic summer camps. We hope that this Expo represents the first in a long-lasting tradition of bringing awareness to our amazing community.”