East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center

Location: 158 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029

Services and Activities Calendar

The following services and activities are offered weekly. Due to COVID-19, some services and activities are held virtually, in-person, or both. Most classes are in English, but if language services are needed, contact the center at least 72 hours before the class. Click on any activity that interests you to learn more.





The Neighborhood Health Action Centers provide health and wellness services in Harlem, as part of New York City’s effort to promote health equity.

Action Center Resources

Lactation Room

This room will provide a safe and comfortable space for mothers to breastfeed or nurse their babies. To learn more, drop in and speak with the Family Wellness Suite team at the Harlem Action Center.

East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence

The Center provides asthma counselors to help children aged 17 and younger who reside in East and Central Harlem and have poorly controlled asthma.

  • Location: 161-169 East 110th Street, Manhattan
  • For more information, call 646-682-2100 or email at EHACE@health.nyc.gov.

SMART Live! Virtual Programming

Class videos are on SMART’s Facebook page or website.

Anyone interested in becoming a SMART participant can contact Tara Pierce tara.pierce@smartuniversity.org to set up an intake interview.

Family Wellness Suite

We can refer you to services that will help you and your family avoid eviction, enroll in health insurance and find employment.

Pregnancy services include childbirth education and newborn care classes, parenting classes, infant massage, reproductive health workshops and referrals.


Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This training will be conducted in Spanish.

Story Time and Arts and Crafts with the NYPL

Join the FWS and Aguilar NYPL for story time followed by arts and crafts. Open to ages 10 and under.

  • November 3 and 18, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Childbirth Education with Harlem Yoga Studio

Learn how to prepare for birth and have a healthy pregnancy. Open to expecting moms and partners.

  • December 8, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Health Workshop: Overcoming Memory Loss

This workshop will provide information on how to overcome memory loss. This workshop will be offered in Mandarin Chinese.

  • December 9, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Weekly Services and Activities

GrowNYC Fresh Food Box

The Fresh Food Box sells locally grown fruits and vegetables for $14. Courtesy hour for people over age 65 or who have serious health conditions is available between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Insurance Enrollment Counselors

Get free signing up for low- or no-cost insurance. Services are provided in multiple languages and regardless of immigration status.

Crib and Car Seat Distribution

Families can get a car seat or safe sleep surface for their infant, if they need one.

  • Car seat distribution: December 6, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Must be at least 27 weeks pregnant.
  • Safe Sleep Surface distribution: Wednesdays by appointment
    • For infants newborn to 6 months.
  • Email HarlemFWS@health.nyc.gov for requirements and documentation.

Baby Café (Breastfeeding Support group)

This hybrid (in-person and virtual) support group is for people who are breastfeeding. Trained professionals will provide practical breastfeeding support, such as help with latching and breast milk supply, and answer questions. This month’s topics include

  • December 1: Breastfeeding a late preterm newborn
  • December 8: Curious about relactation, learn how!
  • December 15: Breastfeeding help from friends and family- during holidays.
  • December 22: Oh Baby! Let’s talk about YOUR journey
  • Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • To register, visit the Baby Café registration page.
  • To attend in-person as a walk-in: 158 East 115th Street

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Distribution

Adults (age 18 and up) who smoke or vape and want to quit or cut back can get:

  • Brief coaching sessions
  • A free one-month supply of tobacco treatment medications (such as nicotine patches and lozenges)
  • Educational materials

Stop by the East Harlem Action Center during these times to speak with a member of the Action Center team:

  • November 15, 22, and 29, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

PHS’ HHAP Virtual Walking Group

A weekly walk to get the heart rate up from the comfort of your own home.

  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • To participate, join on Zoom.

PHS’ HHAP Development Walk Groups and Blood Pressure Screenings

A weekly walk to get your heart rate up and to socialize with other community members. An opportunity to have your Blood Pressure Checked weekly for free.

  • King Towers | Mondays | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 50 Lenox Avenue
  • Johnson Houses | Tuesdays | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 1829 Lexington Avenue
  • Lehman Village | Thursdays | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 1641 Madison Avenue

Prenatal Yoga

This class teaches movements and yoga poses to strengthen and tone the muscles and organs needed for labor and delivery and alleviate common discomforts of pregnancy.

  • December 7 and 21, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Postnatal Yoga

This class is for newborns (infant to crawling) and their caregivers provides gentle stretching, deep breathing and moving with your baby. Rebuild core strength, tone back and pelvic muscles.

  • December 7 and 21, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


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