In 2016, more than 100,000 babies will be born across the city, bringing joy, excitement, and optimism to their parents, families and local communities. The City of New York wants to celebrate these brand new New Yorkers and provide their families with key information and resources on how to make their first years healthy and happy.
New York ~ On Saturday, June 25, 2016, the NYC Children’s Cabinet will host a baby shower for Spanish-speaking New Yorkers at El Museo del Barrio. Led by Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, Chair of the NYC Children’s Cabinet, Deputy Mayor Dr. Herminia Palacio and NYC Children’s Cabinet Executive Director Benita Miller, the baby shower is the last of a series held across the five boroughs for expectant and new parents and caregivers.
The City will provide attendees with information and resources on how their babies can experience all the best that NYC has to offer. Participating families will receive diapers, clothing and other baby supplies. There will also be food, entertainment and educational activities for parents, caregivers, and children to enjoy.
Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio, NYC Children’s Cabinet Executive Director Benita Miller, Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Denise Rosario, founder and executive director of Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, and more than 400 New York City expectant and new parents and caregivers will be attending.
The showers are part of the Cabinet’s Talk to Your Baby campaign, which promotes language acquisition, parent-child attachment and healthy brain development by encouraging parents to talk, read and sing to their babies from birth. Developed with support from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the campaign’s partners include Scholastic, Inc., The Clinton Foundation and Sesame Street.