When: Sunday, November 18, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Price: Free with Museum admission

What does care mean to you? 

Community Care Fair is a free, intergenerational program that celebrates a plethora of community based organizations that center their practice on care, health, and empowering communities. This program is planned in conjunction with the exhibition Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis, which explores how disease has changed us physically, socially, and culturally, and the surprising interplay between people and pathogens in an urban context. The exhibition explores care from medical, scientific and cultural-political (activist) perspectives and features sources and objects addressing topics from the HIV/AIDS crisis to the Young Lords seizing of an x-ray truck for TB screenings in East Harlem.

Join us for a pop-up fair, where community based organizations will display objects that they use to care for others, as well as free healthy food tastings and hands-on activities. Weill Cornell scientists will be onsite to swab the cellphones of adults wishing to learn about the types of bacteria (harmful and healthful) that can be found on their devices. A children’s swabbing activity using petri dishes will also be available.  

The Community Care Fair Event Includes:

Care Fair with Organizations Throughout the City
Including Moon Mother Apothecary, Womanly Magazine, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and more

Free community Acupuncture
by Proyecto Salud y Acupuntura Para El Pueblo (SAPP) & Community Relief and Rebuilding through Education and Wellness (CRREW)

Circle of Trust, Musical/healing performance, 11am
Curated by Niama Safia Sandy

Free Healthy Food Tastings
by Edible Schoolyard & Buttermilk Company

Science Activities for Kids & Adults, led by Weill Cornell

- Cell phone experiment for adults with Weill Cornell Labs to learn about types of bacteria (harmful and healthful) that can be found on your device
- Microscopic and petri dish activities for kids

Music, DJ Sweaty By Nature
This program is for free, for all ages, open to the public and accessible.

Registration suggested, but not required.

Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Sy Syms Foundation; Lone Pine Foundation; and Louis Wiley, Jr.
The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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