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.


Peer Support Group

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

  • English: Every third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Spanish: 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 101 informational material and a goodie bag.

  • November 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • To register, visit the Eventbrite page

Baby Blocks Workshop: Big Little Feelings Series

A four-week series where caregivers are given the opportunity to explore and learn about their own emotions and try out strategies to reduce adult stress. Explore how to incorporate strategies to support our children in understanding their emotions and develop tools to regulate them.

People’s Money Idea Generation Session

This year PHS partners with NYC’s Civic Engagement Commission on Participatory Budgeting and will bring the People’s Money Idea Generation Sessions to East and Central Harlem. These workshops will have participants engage in activities to learn about the city budget, talk about their needs and priorities, and collectively discuss ideas that can evaluated and turned into projects to be voted on.

  • November 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at 312 East 109th Street (Covello Older Adult Center)
  • November 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 55 East 102nd Street (Carver Older Adult Center)

Political Awareness and Civic Engagement Workshops

Ever wonder about NYC’s budget process, how you can get involved in decision making, and how to approach politicians? Come join us for a series of “Know Your Politicians: Civic Engagement and Raising Political Awareness” workshops.

  • November 8, 11 a.m. to noon, at 307 East 116th Street, (Corsi Older Adult Center)
  • November 14, 1 to 2 p.m., at 1641 Madison Avenue (Lehman Older Adult Center)

Weekly Services and Activities

GrowNYC P.S. 45 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 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: November 2 and 16, English: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Spanish: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 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.

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 | 10 a.m. to noon | 50 Lenox Avenue
  • White Houses | Mondays | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 2029 2nd 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
  • 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.

  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • To register, visit the Eventbrite page (not required but encouraged)

Caregiver Hour: Baby Social Time

During the summer stay cool and 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.


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