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 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.

ABC Children’s Mobile Crisis Team

Responds to an active crisis situation anywhere in Manhattan within two hours. Crisis teams work 24/7, are free of charge and serve all children and adolescents up to age 20.

Call 988 to speak to a crisis counselor or go to 988: Crisis Referrals to learn more.

ABC In Good Hands

Connects infants and young children with a team of mental health professionals specializing in screening for Early Intervention and Special Education eligibility, psychoeducation, evaluations and system navigation support.

Contact: Chislene Lora, program director at clora@a-b-c.org


Family Storytime

Join the Family Wellness Suite, Aguilar New York Public Library, and Literacy Inc. for story time followed by sensory exploration activities, songs and play. Open to infants to toddlers.

  • Wednesday, April 10 and 17, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Peer Support Group (in Spanish)

A monthly gathering from the comfort of your own home with peers to converse about various topics of interest.

  • Every first Friday of the month, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Join virtually on Zoom

SMART Health Outreach Tabling

A Community Resource for Health Information and Support.

  • Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 158 East 115th Street (Corner of Lexington Avenue)

Breastfeeding 101

Open to expecting moms and their support person. In this class you will learn about topics like colostrum, milk supply and breastfeeding positions. This class includes a prenatal yoga session, breastfeeding informational material and a goodie bag.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Register on Eventbrite

Community Conversations

An opportunity for East Harlem residents to share insights, ideas, and engaging activities in an interactive workshop. There will be educational activities, gifts, health awareness and health education.

  • Third Wednesday of every month (next: April 17), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 158 East 115th Street (Corner of Lexington Avenue)

On-Site Service Pop-Up Fair

Join us for a day filled with on-site services available to the East Harlem community, particularly the Newest New Yorkers.
  • Tuesday, April 2 and 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 158 East 115th Street (Corner of Lexington Avenue)

Scamming Awareness for Seniors Workshop

A workshop brought to you by the Carter Burden Network in collaboration with HHAP to bring scamming awareness to older adults.

  • Monday, April 22, 11 a.m. to noon
  • King Towers, 50 Lenox Avenue

Black Maternal Health Week

Join us for programming dedicated to expecting and new moms. Practice self-care with activities including art therapy and yoga. Open to mothers and caregivers.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Register on Eventbrite

Mothering the Mother

A support group for moms. Share stories, exchange tips and find the support you need on your parenting journey. Knowledgeable and friendly staff along with local organizations will be available to answer any questions you may have and offer guidance on various topics related to early childhood development.

  • Saturday, April 13, 20 and 27, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Register on Eventbrite

Weekly Services and Activities

GrowNYC P.S. 57 Farmstand

Buy products like fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey and bread. Spend $2 in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, get a bonus $2 in Health Bucks, up to $10 per day.

Insurance Enrollment Counselors

Get 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: April 11 and 25, English: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Spanish: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Safe Sleep Surface distribution: By appointment only
    • For infants newborn to 6 months.
  • Email HarlemFWS@health.nyc.gov for requirements and documentation.

NYC Mommies Club (Breastfeeding Support Group)

This 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.

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • To view activities and register, visit the 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:

  • Tuesdays, 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.

  • White Houses | Mondays | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 2029 2nd Avenue
  • King Towers | Mondays | 9 a.m. to noon | 50 Lenox Avenue
  • Johnson Houses | Every other Tuesday | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 1833 Lexington Avenue
  • Lehman Village | Every other Tuesday | 11 a.m. to noon | 1595 Madison Avenue
  • Lehman Senior Center | Every other Tuesday | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 1641 Madison Avenue
  • Clinton Houses | Second Tuesday of the month | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 1485 Park Avenue (RA’s Office)
  • Corsi Houses | Wednesdays | 11 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | 307 East 116th Street (Basement)

Maternal 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.

Caregiver Hour: Baby Social Time

Mingle with other caregivers and use the space for your baby playdates. Program participants can use our play yards, baby bouncer, activity playmat and toys.

Healing Circles (In-Person)

Bi-weekly workshops offering mental health support for postpartum depression, grief and loss from licensed therapists. Register through Eventbrite:

Circle of Security (Virtual)

Learn how to support, understand and respond to your child's behaviors and emotions, and decrease stress. Explore how past uncomfortable feelings and experiences influence parenting and relationships. Register through Eventbrite:

At the Legal Hand Call-In Center serving East Harlem, trained community volunteers, who are not lawyers, provide free legal information, assistance, and referrals. This service can help you with issues that affect your life, in areas like employment, housing, family, immigration, domestic violence, and public benefits. Legal Hand can help you prevent problems from turning into legal cases.

In-person assistance by appointment only on Thursdays at the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center.

  • Mondays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (In-person assistance by appointment only)
  • Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Call or text 646-604-2709 or email eastharlemhelp@legalhand.org

Single Stop Free Tax Prep

Prepare and E-file your taxes with an IRS VITA Certified Volunteer. You must have an appointment and an active email address to receive your appointment confirmation and reminders. You must always wear a mask during your appointment.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays until April 15, by appointment only, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Make an appointment online
  • For more information, call 800-290-7189


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