Community health and wellness fair scheduled for May 8

The Great Neck Public Schools, in partnership with the United Parent-Teacher Council (UPTC), will host a Community Health and Wellness Fair on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at North High School, 35 Polo Road. This event is open to the entire community, and residents of all ages are encouraged to attend.

The Community Health and Wellness Fair will feature a keynote speaker, break-out sessions by a variety of health and safety experts, and an exhibitor’s space in the gymnasium.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Warren Seigel, Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of Adolescent Medicine at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Seigel is also an associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics at SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

The Great Neck Public Schools Wellness Committee is currently accepting proposals from individuals and organizations interested in presenting at the event. The committee encourages residents and service providers within the region to consider sharing their knowledge and expertise as a presenter or an exhibitor. Anyone interested in presenting at the fair must complete an exhibitor proposal form online at: The deadline for proposals is Thursday, March 1.

In order to develop an event that best meets the needs of the Great Neck community, the Wellness Committee asks residents to share their opinions about the topics they would like to see presented at the fair. A brief, anonymous survey is available online at: This community interest survey is available through March 1, and survey results will play an important role in the exhibitor selection process.

Links to the exhibitor proposal form and the community interest survey are available on the GNPS website at For more information about the Community Health and Wellness Fair, please contact David Zawatson, director of physical education, recreation and athletics at (516) 441-4045 or [email protected].

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