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Bronx District Attorney Hosts Child Safety Fair in Edenwald | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey | #hacking | #aihp



By DAVID GREENE

“DR. SENCHA” OF Healthy Humor based out of Jacobi Hospital shows two youngsters how to balance a disc on a long stick at the Baychester Community Center on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo by David Greene

Hundreds of Bronxites turned out for the 6th Annual Child Safety Fair hosted by the Office of Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, held at the Baychester Community Center, located at 1220 East 229th Street in Edenwald on Saturday, April 15.

 

PARENTS AND CHILDREN enjoy tables and tables of arts and crafts and games at the annual Child Safety Fair at the Baychester Community Center on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo by David Greene

Outside the community center the NYPD shutdown Schieffelin Avenue where a basketball station and a bouncy house was set up for the daylong event. Dozens of tables were set up inside and outside the center as various city agencies and local nonprofits provided information on healthcare and various programs. There were also some free giveaways.

 

YOUNGSTERS ENJOY ARTS and crafts as well as different games during the 6th Annual Child Safety Fair hosted by Bronx District Attorney’s office on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo by David Greene

Other groups in attendance included NY Life insurance company, the Fresh Air Fund, a nonprofit which organizes sleep away camps in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley area for kids who visit volunteer host families along the east coast in the summer and learn new skills, experiences and perspectives, the NYPD Community Affairs bureau, the 47th Precinct Explorers Program, the NYPD’s Police Action League (PAL), and Montefiore Health System.

 

A PARI OF clowns make balloon animals for the many young visitors to the Annual Child Safety Fair hosted by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark held at the Baychester Community Center on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo by David Greene

Attending the event for the first time with his 4-year-old son Michael, Odell Allen of Edenwald said of the event, “I heard about it through the president, Sandra Gross, from the community center. She informed us that this would be here and actually it’s a great event!”

 

A FACE PAINTER paints a child’s face at the annual child safety fair hosted by the Office of the Bronx District Attorney at the Baychester Community Center on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo by David Greene

Allen continued, “He’s going in the bouncy house right now. I visited the tables and I spoke to a few individuals who had a lot of different things [to share].” He added, “All of the festival’s festivities were great.”

 

YOUNGSTERS AVAIL OF a pop-up basketball court at the 6th Annual Child Safety Fair hosted by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo by David Greene

Meanwhile, “Dr. Sencha,” a clown dressed as a doctor, was busy assisting two children as they tried their hands at balancing a plastic disc on the end of a long stick. Dr. Sencha and her partner “Dr. Yadontsay” were with Healthy Humor, a group based at Jacobi Hospital where they spend their days cheering up sick and injured children.

SEVERAL HUNDRED VISITORS pack the gymnasium at the Baychester Community Center during the 6th Annual Child Safety Fair held on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo by David Greene

Cosponsoring the event with the Bronx District Attorney were The New York Yankees, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, and the NYPD. Demonstrations were held on bicycle safety, fire safety, and bullying prevention. Guests also enjoyed free food, music and arts and crafts.

BRONX DISTRICT ATTORNEY Darcel Clark (center) is joined by members of the NYPD’s 47th Precinct Community Affairs during the annual Child Safety Fair held at the Baychester Community Center of Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD’s 47th Precinct’s Twitter page.

Clark said of the event, “I am glad to host our annual Bronx Child Safety Fair, which will provide parents and children with important safety and life-saving information.” She added, “Our mission is to keep our children safe and empower our communities to prevent harm.”

 

 

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