Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Morrisania Healthy Lifestyles Fair - The Healing Project Table

The Healing Project participated in Morrisania Neighborhood Healthy Lifestyles Fair. The fair brings together dozens of organizations seeking to improve health care outcomes in the South Bronx and throughout New York City.

Adele Lonas and Melissa Marr supervised hundreds of children in creating Fruit block prints. The Fruity Tales program is characterized by our students getting their hands dirty (many parents also got their hands dirty which is another characteristic of the Fruity Tales program). Youngsters were encouraged to use potatoes that had been carved in relief to act as printing blocks. When dipped in paint and applied to paper, the potato would produce impressions of various fruits and vegatables.

The children kept their work as a memento of the experience.

The classes have proven so popular that all three classes currently available in both the Bronx and Queens (hosted by Hour Children in Long Island City) are filled to capacity. There is a wait list for the autumn Fruity Tales classes in both the Bronx and Queens. If you would like to sponsor a class contact Melissa Marr at The Healing Project.

Donations are also accepted online at the Network for Good.

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