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Hello World! -Thank God For the Weekend!

Over the past three years I've worked to promote education, mentorship, emergency preparation and faith based initiatives in communities undergoing development. While serving to get the word out about services and supporting non-profit organizations and agencies, I've come across many amazing people and events in which many community members may not be aware.

I intend to highlight some of the entities in which I've engaged in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, East New York, Brooklyn, Far Rockaway, Queens, South Jamaica, Queens, Brownsville, Brooklyn, East Harlem, South Bronx, North Shore, Staten Island and more! I believe these are all areas to keep an eye on for old and new services which assist the community in addition to events which enrich the lives of friends and neighbors alike.

If you live in these areas and would like me to promote, host or cover your next community event ...Email your Beloved Community Ambassador Today!

Well it's Flashback Friday! Here's a collage of yours truly at BMS Family Day 2016 with community leaders, members and fellow service providers.

Last Year Brownsville Multi-Service Health Center (BMS) hosted a great community event full of resources. I highly recommend you attend if you live in the area on Saturday.

Jazz Concert Series at the Historic Brownsville Heritage House Tell Ms. Miriam that Melanie sent ya! Be sure to check out the memorabilia in the room before and after breaks. You gonna learn a lot.

Further north in Ocean Hill get your free workout on at RAPHA with Shape Up NYC. Tell Sabrina that Melanie sent ya to sweat! :)

In Far Rockaway.....Ocean Bay Community Development Center is hosting a Dance Competition. Enter to compete by 7/15 this Saturday! Tell Ebony Melanie told ya. Call 718-945-8640 ext. 216

St. Johns Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway is accepting registration for vendors at their Community and Back to School Wellness Fair in August. Click Here. Tell Keisha that Melanie sent ya to participate!

Far Rockaway is also preparing for their 1st ever Caribbean Carnival in collaboration with Senator James Sanders, the Rockaway Revitalization Corporation and the West Indian Carnival Association on August 19th. Food and Craft Vendors call 646-463-3271. Costume Purchase 347-623-1264. More Info 718-327-7017/ 718-523-3069. Tell them you heard it here first!

Jamaica Community Partnership Wellness Group will host a Community Health Fair in August. Contact them for more details and to participate 718-523-6868. Tell them Melanie told ya about it.
Together the Beloved Community Achieves More! Share these events with a friend. Enjoy your blessed weekend till we meet again!


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