Past Events

Event Information:

  • Sun

    Raising the Bar to Wellness

    11:30 amMental Health Association of Nassau County, 206 Clinton Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

    Hosted and sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Nassau County. Co-sponsors are Hispanic Counseling Center (HCC), Maryhaven Center of Hope, Ciotta - T.H.R. Valuation Associates, and the Rick Eberle Agency.
    Contact: Fern Schanback, Director of Business Development, 516-489-2322 x1111,

    Speakers and activities will include the Town of Hempstead showmobile featuring:

    • Hip-Hop/Rap group One4Five
    • Singers Sammi Rae Murciano and Ali B.
    • Inspirational Speaker and Self-Help Blogger Ayana Iman
    • Youth Inspirational Speaker David Flood
    • Motivational Speaker Quentin Vennie (who will be speaking and signing copies of his book) “Strong in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Addiction and Redemption Through Wellness"
    • Luv Michael founder Dr. Lisa Liberatore (a non-profit 501c3 organization that produces high quality organic, gluten-free, and nut-free granola with the goal of providing meaningful employment and on-the-job training to those diagnosed with Autism)

    Additional activities:

    • Break dancers and graffiti painting from B.E.A.T.S. Cru, who will provide canvases for all to paint sayings of hope
    • Dancefit Remix with Dance/Fitness instructor Reuben Edwards
    • A jewelry booth from Pieces By Stacey N. Janet
    • Bide-A-Wee animal rescue center
    • Soul Cycle will be providing giving out free classes
    • Massages will be given by James Messina of Hot Yoga of Carle Place
    • Interactive booths run by Hofstra Students to raise awareness with ideas provided by Fresh Check
    • Making rubber band stress balls and 100 Reasons to Stay buttons with messages of hope
    • Representatives from Planned Parenthood of Nassau County
    • Executive Director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Steve Chassman
    • Food being served by Hamza & Madina Halal food truck, owner : Sal Mashriqi
    • . . . and much more!