Harlem resident Jacqueline Gardner is celebrating five years of the annual Senior Citizens On Our Minds Day. The event is hosted by the Malcolm X II Phase A affordable housing program.
The celebration honors longtime senior residents in Harlem and consist of a cookout and brings out elected officials and community leaders. Seniors are also treated to games and other activities.
Seniors Citizens On Our Mind Day was started after Gardener noticed that at neighborhood block parties during the summer there was nothing for seniors to enjoy.
Supporters for this year’s event include the CDC Management, Regal Movie Theater and the 145th Street Alliance Club.