Health Fairs

A health fair is a community sponsored, public event where one or more health vendors promote and provide free goods and services to the community. Health fairs are limited to one block and one day, and cannot involve fundraising or the sale of goods or services. If you are interested in hosting a health fair, read below for more information or apply here.

When hosting a health fair, keep in mind the following:

  • Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the event
  • Nonprofit applicants must provide nonprofit status documentation with their application
  • Events are limited to the use of one block
  • Events can only occur on one day for 12 hours
  • Rain dates are not permitted
  • You cannot fundraise or charge vendors a fee to participate
  • You may not sell food or other goods and service
    • If you would like to fundraise, sell food or other items at your event, read more about hosting a single block festival
  • Your organization must be insured for a minimum of $1 million. Additional insurance is required
    • Additional Insured:  The City of New York, including its officials and employees, must be covered as additional insured.
    • Certificate Holder: The certificate holder should be listed as “City of New York c/o Street Activity Permit Office, 253 Broadway, New York, NY 10007.”
  • You may require additional permits. All other agency permits must be obtained before we can grant your SAPO permit. Examples include:

Apply for a Health Fair Permit

Permit Types