"Real Heroes" Day

More than 200 children from The Armory’s CityTrack and Little Feet programs gave a heroes’ welcome to northern Manhattan firefighters, policemen, doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) during the inaugural “Real Heroes Day” at The Armory. The honorees participated in track & field drills and raced alongside elementary school and middle school athletes sporting hero capes. 

“There are times when a child’s first experience with a firefighter, police officer, doctor or nurse is during a crisis. We really want to help the children build positive relationships with these people instead of remembering them from a negative moment. We have a lot of incredible people in this neighborhood to introduce to our students. So we thought we would bring in another group of spectacular folks- Real Heroes!” said Alberto Aquino, Director of Youth Programming for The Armory.

Thank you to the Upper Manhattan “Real Heroes” who participated in this event; FDNY Engine 95, NYPD 33rdand 34thPrecincts along with doctors, nurses and EMTs from Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center.  

NY1 reported on this special event. Check out this link to see more.

"Real Heroes Day" was also covered by the Manhattan Times at this link.


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