No weekend plans? Why not Make NYC Your Gym and join the Brownsville Rec Center to explore Brownsville and East New York on two wheels. This Saturday meet at the Brownsville Recreation Center (155 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn NY) at 10:00AM.
Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. NYC Health and Brooklyn Knows community partners are out in the field today conducting free HIV testing via mobile units across Brooklyn. Brooklyn has been heavily affected by HIV and holds some of the highest prevalence rates in NYC. It is estimated that 27,000 Brooklyn residents were living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2010. Additionally African American and Hispanic women account for over 90% of women living with HIV across NYC.
Brooklyn Knows community Partners will be at the following locations today from 11am-4pm conducting free HIV testing:
Fifth Avenue and 50th Street (near 53rd Street or 45th Street on R train).
Grand Street and Bushwick Avenue (near Grand Street on L train).
Wyckoff Avenue and Myrtle Avenue (Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue stop on M, L train).
Knickerbocker Avenue and Himrod Street (near Knickerbocker Avenue on M train).
Graham Avenue and Moore Street (near Lorimer Street on J,M train).
For more information regarding HIV/AIDS visit our HIV/AIDS information page.
NYC Health and the Brooklyn District Public Health Office are working with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to bring you the Annual 10K Community Run and Fun Walk this Sunday, October 7th, 2012.
The 10K run, 5K walk and bike race are being held at 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. There is also a Kiddie Run at the same location. All events are occurring between 8:00AM and 12:00PM. Registration fees range from $5 to $30 dollars. For more information you can visit the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration website.
Check out this great photo of eggplants and tomatoes from the Brownsville Community Farmers’ Market by the Brooklyn District Public Health Office! The Brownsville Community Market is open on Saturdays from 8:30am to 3:00pm. At this market you can redeem your Health Bucks and use EBT. You can use Foursquare to check into the Brownsville Community Farmers’ Market as well as save our NYC Health: NYC Farmers’ Market Foursquare list.