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Open House: NYIT + HCCI Building Resilient Communities

November 11, 2017
10:00 AM  – 3:30 PM

The new partnership between NYIT and Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement Inc. (HCCI) aims to help Harlem's Bradhurst neighborhood become a more resilient community. Join us to celebrate the launch of the program and to find out how you can get involved and take advantage of programming.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: After-School Programs
(15-minute demonstrations)

Learn about STEM activities for school-age children led by NYIT students. The activities feature technology like a 3-D printer and hydroponic garden. The program is currently offered three days a week at David and Joyce Dinkins Gardens, 263 W. 153rd St.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Health Information Sessions
Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D., director of NYIT Center for Global Health, and students from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine offer free wellness examinations and answer questions you may have about your health.

Note: Health information sessions will be offered throughout the year at the Dr. Muriel Petioni Plaza, 203 W. 146th St. To learn about upcoming sessions, contact Lillian Niwagaba at lniwagab@nyit.edu or 516.686.3912 or Nathalie Vrahatis at nvrahati@nyit.edu or 516.686.4923.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Culturama App Testing
Connect with other players in the Middle East to fight a supervillain robot, solve puzzles, and save the world. While you test the new app, try some free Middle Eastern food.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Press Announcement
Join us for the official announcement of the NYIT + HCCI Building Resilient Communities program. Speakers include Malcolm A. Punter, HCCI president and CEO, Rev. Dr. Charles A. Curtis, HCCI Chairman, and Amy Bravo, senior director of International and Experiential Education at NYIT.

Noon – 3 p.m.: Tour the Grow Center
See the hydroponic garden, a computer clubhouse, and rooftop garden.

1 – 2:30 p.m.: Interactive Workshop—What Kind of City Do You Want to Live In?
Discuss some of the big issues happening in New York City (housing, education, transportation, elections, and more) and present solutions through improvisational skits.

Location

263 W. 153rd St.
New York, NY 10039

For more information, contact Amy Bravo at abravo@nyit.edu or call 212.261.1538.