Your Invitation to the HNBA Holiday Party

Thursday, December 15th, 7:00 PM

Click HERE to RSVP

Here’s your chance to celebrate with the neighbors you know, meet some of the ones you don’t, and finally introduce yourself to a few who you’ve seen, but haven’t connected with yet…

All welcome.  Feel free to pass this invite on to a neighbor who you think would be interested.  

The goal here is to build community by creating the links that make us all stronger, healthier, safer, better informed, and connected. 

HNBA’s Holliday gatherings are always welcoming, filled with food and good cheer, and we’ll be thrilled to have you join us.  Just sign up below, and let us know what dish or drink you can bring and share.

The gathering will be at Studio 125 – a new event space where the Serengeti Tea House used to be on 125th between Madison and 5th Avenue – 22 East 125th Street.

We will have access to the main area in addition to the lovely covered outdoor patio area with heaters.

Please RSVP using this link:

Protect Your Family from Respiratory Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that is affecting many New Yorkers. The virus often causes mild, cold-like symptoms but may result in severe illness among younger children and older adults.

You can help prevent infection with RSV by following some basic steps:

  • Limit exposure to anyone who is sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Wear a face mask

How to Care for Mild Cases

Most cases of RSV are mild and can be treated at home with these basic steps:

  • A nasal bulb suction to clear congestion
  • An air humidifier to help clear mucus
  • Frequent feeding to prevent dehydration
  • Acetaminophen and ibuprofen for children 6 months and older, and fevers below 100.4° F

When to Contact Your Health Care Professional

If your child develops more serious symptoms, including a persistent high fever, wheezing, more trouble breathing and dehydration, do not hesitate to contact your NYC Health + Hospitals pediatrician or talk to a doctor quickly by contacting our telehealth service.

For non-emergency cases, NYC Health + Hospitals Virtual ExpressCare can connect you to one of our health care providers in minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We speak over 200 languages.

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Or Call 631-397-2273

Emergency Cases

Young children with RSV can develop severe symptoms quickly. Some of the more serious signs include severe difficulty breathing, drowsiness, inability to cry or speak, bluish or gray lips or face, and ribs that are pulling in with each breath.

If your child shows any of these symptoms, Call 911 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

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