YONKERS, N. Y. -- Yonkers-based Greyston is partnering with other local organizations to offer a free Back-To-School Festival and Health Fair on Saturday on the front lawn of the Greyston Foundation in Yonkers.
Open from noon-4 p.m., the fair includes free health screenings, along with games and activities, food and music at Greyston, 23 Park Ave., Yonkers. Also, 500 backpacks will be given out to students, officials said.
“We are thrilled to host this year’s Back-To-School Festival and Health Fair in collaboration with the public sector and local not-for-profits," said Patrick James, general manager of Greyston's health and sustainable communities. "The event will be a joyous way to prepare our youth for another academic year and to share healthy best practices as we build a thriving community.”
Other sponsors are Affinity Health Plan, the Police Athletic League, Yonkers Police Department, YMCA, Local 628 Firefighters, Messiah Baptist Church, Brooks Memorial Funeral Home, Yonkers Public Library, Charter School of Educational Excellence, state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer and Yonkers Councilman Chris Johnson.
“This is a great opportunity for community members to access important health screenings like blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, and enjoy other resources that can empower them to improve their overall health and wellness," said Dr. Loredana Ladogana, interim chief medical officer for Affinity.
In the event of rain Saturday, the fair will be held at 127 N. Broadway, Yonkers. For more information on Greyston, visit the website .