The weather cleared up just in time for the beginning of the annual “Speak up, Speak out, Take Action” Teen Fair, hosted by New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito. Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito currently represents New York’s 8th district including El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley and Mott Haven.
It was a festive atmosphere in East Harlem as hundreds of teens gathered for an annual event that helps connect young people with services in their communities as they go back to school. With live music pumping out from the loudspeakers set up along the street and in between the dance performances by local teen dance groups, groups of teens formed up and down the street enjoying the free food and all sporting a beautiful brand new Kars4Kids backpack.
In her prepared comments, the Councilwoman thanked Kars4Kids for their generous participation.
Wednesday’s event will be held with Congressman Ed Towns in Brooklyn, with a third day of events in Queens with Councilman Ruben Wills and NYCHA Chairman John Rhea.