Be Aware, Meningitis And You/ Esté Consciente, Información Sobre la Meningitis y Usted

Call For Volunteers To Be First Responders In The Community

Celebrate Taiwanese Heritage At Union Square 4. Summer Concerts for Our Younger Constituents 5. EBT Is Now Accepted At More Of Our City's Greenmarkets

1. Be Aware, Meningitis And You: Those who are more at risk for Meningitis are HIV-positive men who have sex with men; men who have sex with men (MSM), regardless of HIV status, who regularly have close or intimate contact with other men. Meningitis can be spread through prolonged close contact with an infected person. This may include kissing, having sex, or by sharing utensils, a drinking glass, or a cigarette with an infected person. It is NOT spread by breathing in air around an infected person. Meningitis symptoms include high fever, headache, stiff neck and rash. If you develop any of these symptoms, you should seek medical care immediately. The infection may cause brain damage or death. For more information call 311. Esté Consciente, Información Sobre la Meningitis y Usted: Las personas que presentan un mayor riesgo de contagiarse con Meningitis son los hombres VIH positivo que practican activamente sexo con otros hombres y también los Hombres que ocasionalmente tienen contacto sexual con otros hombres independientemente de que puedan estar infectados o no con el virus HIV. El contagio de la Meningitis ocurre a través del contacto sexual prolongado con una persona infectada; y también puede ocurrir mediante un beso, relaciones sexuales, compartir un cigarro o inclusive los utensilios para comer o tomar líquidos de una persona infectada con la enfermedad. La Meningitis NO se contagia por respirar el mismo aire o por estar cerca de una persona infectada. Los síntomas de la Meningitis incluyen fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza, dolores en la nuca y el cuello y presencia de erupciones en la piel. Si usted tiene cualquiera de estos síntomas, por favor busque asistencia médica inmediatamente. Esta infección puede causar daños cerebrales o la muerte. Para obtener más información, por favor llame al 311.

2. Call For Volunteers To Be First Responders In The Community: The New York City Office of Emergency Management is looking for volunteers interested in training to become members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Individuals will be trained on how to work along first responders during emergencies. The training is free and membership on the CERT is on a voluntary basis. For more information go to:

3. Celebrate Taiwanese Heritage At Union Square: Come celebrate Asian American heritage on Sunday May 26th from 12:00 PM—5:00 PM at Union Square Park North for the "Passport to Taiwan" event. Participants can sample local delicacies from Taiwan, observe dough figurine makers and calligraphy masters at work in the arts & crafts area, learn about various organizations and agencies, play children's games, learn about traditional Taiwanese toys in the interactive area, fold cranes in the kids workshop area, and learn more about Taiwan and Taiwanese Americans in the exhibition area.

4. Summer Concerts For Our Younger Constituents: Madison Square Park Conservancy is thrilled to present its 11th season of Mad. Sq. Kids, a series of free outdoor performances for children and their families that takes place rain or shine in the Park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM from June 11th through August 8th. For more information, visit:

5. EBT Is Now Accepted At More Of Our City's Greenmarkets: This month Rosie, Speaker Quinn and Councilwoman Arroyo visited the Union Square Greenmarket. Rosie was happy to publicly announce that working families in all five boroughs will now have expanded access to fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the New York region. EBT cards are now being accepted in fifty of the Greenmarkets located throughout the five boroughs. Below are a few of the local green markets in our community. Este mes Rosie, La Portavoz Quinn y La Concejal Arroyo visitaron el mercado de verduras called "Greenmarket" en Union Square. Rosie está feliz de anunciar públicamente que los residentes de bajos ingresos en los cinco condados de la ciudad tendrán acceso a frutas frescas y verduras cultivadas en la región de Nueva York. Los cupones de alimento (EBT) serán aceptados ahora en cincuenta de los mercados "Greenmarkets" ubicados a través de los cinco condados. Los siguientes son algunos de los mercados "Greenmarket" que podemos encontrar en nuestra comunidad. • Union Square Greenmarket-Broadway & 17th St. to 14th St. W and N sides of Union Square Park M/W/F/Sat 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Year-round • Saint Mark's Church Greenmarket- E. 10th St., at 2nd Ave., in Abe Lebewohl Park Thursday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM July 11 - November 21 • Tompkins Square Greenmarket- Tompkins Square Park Ave. A & E. 7th St. Sunday 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM April 21 - December 22 • Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket- Southend Stuyvesant Town Oval, near 14th St. loop, 1st Ave. & Ave. A Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM April 21 - December 22 • Lower East Side Youthmarket- along Abrons Arts Ctr btwn Pitt St. & Abraham Place Thursday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM July 11 - November 21 • Abingdon Square Greenmarket- West 12th St and 8th Ave Thursday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM July 11 - November 21