Manhattan Community Board 9 will present its Youth Resources Expo at the Riverbank State Park on 145th Street and Riverside Drive on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The expo is an opportunity to bring a variety of organizations together to provide information on youth-related programs and services for families in Harlem and Northern Manhattan.

Among the participants is Columbia University’s Double Discovery Center, which serves more than 1,000 low-income and first-generation, college-bound students in New York City grades 7 through 12, and provides model educational programs and services to young people historically underrepresented in higher education.  Also on hand: The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a Harlem-based non-profit organization that empowers young men and women through programs and services including mentoring, leadership development, international study, academic tutoring, internships, job training and more; and the NYPD’s Explorers program from the 26th Precinct, which is designed to educate young men and women about law enforcement.

Even if you can’t make the expo, the park is worth a visit. 

Did you know that Riverbank State Park is the third most-visited park in New York State?

One of the reasons Riverbank attracts so much attention and so many visitors is its unique design Inspired by the urban rooftop designs of Japan, the 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational facility is also state-of-the-art.  Situated some 69 feet over the Hudson River, Riverbank is the ideal setting for a wide variety of recreational, athletic and art experiences for all ages, interests and abilities. 

Housed in five major buildings, there’s an Olympic-size pool, a covered skating rink (roller skating in the summer, ice skating in the winter) an 800-seat cultural theater, a 2,500-seat athletic complex with fitness rooms and a 150-seat restaurant. Among the outdoor sports amenities, there’s  a 25-yard lap pool, a wading pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a softball field and a 400-meter, eight-lane running  track in addition to picnic areas, spectacular views of the Hudson River, the Palisades and the George Washington Bridge and much more.

 All of these sports amenities make the Youth Resources Expo and Riverbank State Park a great fit. (Except for pets, which are prohibited throughout the park.)

Community Board 9 represents one of the most diverse communities in Manhattan, including the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights and the historic Sugar Hill District – an area that includes Columbia University, The City College of New York and the aforementioned Riverbank State Park.

For more information on the Youth Expo at Riverbank State Park or to participate, drop them a line at:  cb9youthcomm@googlegroups.com or call 212-864-6200.