The Apollo Theater Presents
Saturday, September 13, 2014
12:00 – 6:00 pm
The Apollo Theater will present its second annual community initiative focused on family health and wellness—Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12pm – 6pm. Building on the Apollo Theater’s role as a community resource and gathering place, Harlem Healthy Soul Festival is designed to serve as a platform for Harlem families to learn about the numerous community health resources to live active and healthy lives. This daylong, free event will transform the Apollo building and 126th Street behind the Theater into a fairground filled with, health and educational resources, live music, and family fun.
On 126th Street, there will be a host of offerings for the whole family including health screenings, sports activities with the NY Knicks, fitness and nutrition-based cooking demonstrations, health services, a Children’s Pavilion and other interactive programming. The Festival will offer screenings testing blood pressure, BMI, HIV, hepatitis, and other health issues. There will also be community tents featuring health education resources that address some of Harlem’s most critical health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, childhood asthma and more.
Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. John M. Palmer serves as the health advisor for the Festival.
Harlem Health Soul Festival will include live entertainment under the Apollo’s iconic marquee, health presentations by celebrities, doctors, and experts as well as a special performance by muti-platinum Grammy Award winning R&B singer Faith Evans, on the Apollo mainstage.
The Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, which launched in July 2013, is sponsored by Coca Cola, with additional support from EmblemHealth.