Affinity Health Plan to Host 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
in Queens – March 30
The Largest Easter Egg Hunt in New York City Will Feature Live Performances, Rides, family Friendly Activities and Dental Screenings
BRONX, NY (March 15, 2013) – Affinity Health Plan, in partnership with Council Member Leroy Comrie, is hosting its 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. This free event is the largest of its kind in New York City, and will take place Saturday, March 30 at St. Albans Park in Jamaica, Queens. The event will feature amusement rides, live performances, pony rides and appearances by the Easter Bunny and Rex, Affinity’s mascot. Also, Healthplex, a major dental program vendor, will be on site to give out toothbrushes and provide free dental screenings for children. The New York Knicks Groove Truck will be distributing prizes, and there will be performances by up and coming child stars Breje and Troi Zee as well as the Big Apple Youth Cheer Team.
“We’re glad to bring the Easter Egg Hunt to the community, and we take pride in our long standing partnership with Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie,” says Denise Rogers Affinity’s director of community relations. “Together, we’re enriching the social and cultural life of the people we serve.” Also commenting on the event, Council Member Leroy Comrie stated, “For twelve years, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Affinity Health Plan to bring smiles to the faces of Queens’ children. It is through these types of partnerships – where community members and local businesses work together – that collectively we will plant the seeds of improvement for the betterment of our neighborhoods and the future of Queens.”
“Doctor” Bob Lee, radio personality at WBLS-FM, will host the festivities. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 at St. Albans Park (on Merrick Blvd.) in Jamaica; 12 – 5 pm, rain or shine. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. For more information call (888) 543-9070 or visit www.affinityplan.org/EggHunt.
About Affinity Health Plan – Affinity Health Plan is an independent, not-for-profit organization offering quality health care coverage to underserved New Yorkers. Its programs are sponsored by New York State and include Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid managed care, and Medicare. Founded in 1986, Affinity serves more than 260,000 members in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties. For more information, visit www.affinityplan.org or follow Affinity on Facebook and YouTube.
About Council Member Leroy Comrie – Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie was elected to represent the 27th Council District in 2001 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2005 and 2009. He sits on the crucial Budget Negotiating and Leadership Committees; chairs the Land Use Committee, and is a member of key Council Committees including Rules, Privileges & Elections, Finance, Consumer Affairs, Housing and Buildings, Cultural Affairs/Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and the Sub Committee on Zoning.
Deputy Majority Leader Comrie knows government must be responsive and provide opportunities for positive interaction with citizens. Therefore, he is focused everyday on providing quality education, guidance and support for youth; ensuring quality healthcare and services for seniors; and, creating economic development projects to create employment opportunities and affordable housing for all New Yorkers.
The chair of the Queens Delegation, Council Member Comrie is a lifelong member of Saint Alban the Martyr Episcopal Church, where he serves as a layperson, vestryman and chalice administrator.
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