Susan L. Taylor, founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, is scheduled to give the keynote address at the daylong health expo on April 26 from 12-7 p.m. at the Taino Towers of El Barrio/East Harlem.

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) has partnered with Entering the Holy of Holies, An Institute of Learning and Healing and the joint practice of Back to the Middle and New York Sports Acupuncture to produce a day featuring vendors, workshops, storytelling, live demos and performances—all dedicated to body, mind, spirit and heart healing.

“The health of our families is critical to the well-being and productivity of our children and our community,” said Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega, president and founder of CCCADI. “Learning about health contributes to our ability to learn and engage actively in our immediate surroundings.”

With an emphasis on heart and mental health, this highly anticipated event is geared for pleasure and possibilities. Visitors can expect dance and art therapy classes, fresh food, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, nutritionists, reflexologists, a detox clinic, divination systems, meditation and so much more.

“We’re interested in broadening access to culturally resonant practitioners, resources and products related to holistic health,” said Desiree Gordon, programming director of education and community programs at CCCADI. “This is about decolonizing our perspective on wellness in a way that empowers and engages while enlivening joy and purposefulness.”

For more information, call 212-307-7420, ext. 3004 or 3008, email or visit Follow CCCADI on Facebook and Twitter @CCCADI. To purchase tickets, visit Entry is $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $5 for seniors and students. Children under 12 enter free of charge.