48th Precinct National Night Out
In association with: Councilman Ritchie Torres, 48 Pct. Community Council Phipps Neighborhoods, and VIP Community Services
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | 4pm–8pm
187th Street (Between Arthur Avenue & Belmont)
VIP Community Services and the New York Police Department (NYPD) are working together as community partners for National Night Out, a nationwide effort to partner law enforcement and the communities they serve in a positive way. The NYPD coordinates in each borough through their local precinct for the event. Our precinct is #48 in Bronx County. Each year, this event is held on a different street or area within each precinct, and this year’s event will be held at 187 & 188 Street & Hughes Avenue.
VIP Community Services and other community-based organizations will be displaying information about their many programs. It’s a fun event with police manning booths and playing games with the children, pony rides, hot dogs, burgers, ices, ice cream, and popcorn (carnival style) at no cost to the community.
For more information contact:
48th Pct. Community Council – Aida Haddock | 917-642-0197
Staff Picnic at Tremont Park
Between Arthur & East Tremonth Avenue
Friday, August 10, 2018 | 11am–4pm
Be prepared to enjoy yourself at the VIP Staff Picnic!
Food | Games | Raffle | Music
Transportation provided by VIP
Bring your beach chairs, bug repellants, blankets, etc.
Rain date: Thursday, August 24, 2018 | 11am–4pm
Health Fair at Tremont Park
It was a hot summer day in the Bronx at Tremont Park. There were many children at the park enjoying the weather with friends and family. The Story Hour with our Director of Health & Wellness was well attended by the children under a cool tent. A clown created fun things with the children, including making animal balloons and creating funny faces for the children with face painting.
The Bronx continues to experience disparities in pediatric health care. For example, children in the Bronx are 3.5 times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than children in the other boroughs. Correspondingly, when factored by race and ethnicity, the disparities are even more shocking. Statistics released by the Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York, Inc., in 2017, showed that over 40% of the children in the Bronx live below 100% of the federal poverty guideline.
With these striking statistics in mind, VIP will be providing comprehensive services to children from birth to 18 years old. We understand children are our future!