Spring Wellness Festival
The Arab American Association of New York partnered with Dare 2 Dream Leaders, INC., a Youth Empowerment Program based in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, to run a Spring Wellness Festival. Activities included dance workshops (debke and step), martial arts, free medical screenings, healthy eating seminars, and trivia. The festival raised awareness around a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers and participants enjoyed nutritious snacks and drinks, donated by local businesses and individuals.
The Spring Wellness Festival was AAANY’s project for National Arab American Service Day, an annual event celebrating Arab Americans’ service and engagement in our communities. Eating, playing games, and dancing (in the rain!) created a great opportunity for the Arab American community to build bridges with the African American, Caribbean, and Latino communities of East Flatbush.