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GRANDPARENTS WALK-A-THON & HEALTH FAIR
Our Walk-a-Thon and Health Fair is held each year on the second Saturday of September in Pelham Bay Park. Its purpose is to encourage keeping healthy by making physical fitness and exercising fun.
The first part of the day is a walk at whatever pace is comfortable, and is designed as a family event where children and their parents and/or grandparents walk together. After the walk there are group activities, games, and exercises designed for all ages.
We spend the better part of the day outside together as families. We also have entertainment, facepainting, arts and crafts, storytelling and other amusements. Last year, for example, we had a multi generational fashion show, where both the kids and the adults were the stars.
Participants can also get complimentary health screenings and information from licensed health care technicians and suppliers.