First Block Party a Success!

YONKERS, NY (June 2014)—The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation hosted its 1st Annual Block Party on Saturday, June, 21, 2014 at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, N.Y.

The free event was attended by our residents, their families, our neighbors and supporters in the community and staff. In addition, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-N.Y.) and State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer were on hand, as were Yonkers Fire Fighters Local 628, who barbequed for all of our attendees, the Yonkers Police Department and Empress Emergency Medical Services.

Our barbeque masters were volunteers from Yonkers Fire Department – Local 628!

Our barbeque masters were volunteers from Yonkers Fire Fighters Local 628!

The Block Party, which lasted three hours, featured games, food, arts and crafts, live music, a petting zoo, raffles and much, much more! “We wanted to have a fun day for our children to participate with their moms, dads, extended family and siblings, so we came up with the idea to have a summer block party!” said Patricia Tursi, the CEO of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center. “We just wanted to let our kids, who don’t always have the typical joys of childhood, to be able to just have fun,” Tursi said.

Kymani and his mom at the petting zoo

Kymani and his mom at the petting zoo

Brian Harrington, Chief Institutional Advancement Officer, agreed with Tursi, adding, “Not only was this event an excellent way to kick-off summer, but it also gave us the opportunity to thank Yonkers and greater Westchester community for welcoming the Pediatric Center with open arms these past two years.”

This event would not have been possible without the support of our generous partners. We’d like to thank our Host Partner: Northwestern Mutual – Westchester; our Gold Partner: Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, LLP; our Silver Partners: Hudson Valley Bank, the Mancini Family and WTAS, LLC; and our Activity Partners: the Kenny Family and the Sontag Family.