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.

For more information, email HarlemFWS@health.nyc.gov.

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, July 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)

IncludeNYC Parent Workshop

This is an interactive workshop for parents who have concerns about their child’s development. Get an overview of basic child development milestones and common parent concerns including autism, speech delays and sensory processing disorder. Learn about screening and diagnostic tools, how to navigate Early Intervention and Committees on Preschool Special Education (CPSE), the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), socialization, how to engage with others and how to build a support system.

NYCHA Recertification Workshop

Learn about the NYCHA recertification process and where to receive one-on-one assistance completing the application.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m.
  • Corsi Houses, 307 East 116th Street

My NYCHA Workshop

Learn how to use the My NYCHA online portal.

  • Wednesday, July 17, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Wagner Senior Center at 435 East 120th Street

NYU Hypertension Study Recruitment Workshop

Workshop about signing up for an NYU research study about air quality and high blood pressure. Recruitment is open to NYCHA residents 18 and older who have high blood pressure. Participants will receive a free portable air cleaner and monetary incentives.

  • July 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at King Towers (50 Lenox Avenue)
  • July 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at White Houses (2029 2nd Avenue)

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: July 17), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 158 East 115th Street (Corner of Lexington Avenue)

Car Seat Distribution

Families can get a car seat for their infant, if they need one.

  • Thursday, July 11 and 18, English: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Spanish: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Must meet requirements and register online. No walk-ins.
  • Email HarlemFWS@health.nyc.gov for more information.

Crib Distribution

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

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

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.

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 a.m. to noon
  • 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 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 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
  • 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:

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.

PHS Peer Support and Meditation Group

Join our Harlem Health Advocacy Partners team for meditation exercises to help lower stress and anxiety.

  • Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon at Corsi Houses (307 East 116th Street)
  • Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Lehman Senior Center (1641 Madison Avenue)
  • For more information, email HHAP@healthsolutions.org or call 646-619-6737.

Ven a Crecer Conmigo en Español

Únase a nosotros y a otras mamas para aprender sobre el desarrollo infantil.

  • Lunes, 10 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.
  • Para registrarse, visite Eventbrite


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