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News and Events – March 2024

Save the date for a celebration of kindness

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Gilded Age and honor the philanthropic spirit that has uplifted countless New York City families.

Join us for our Golden Legacies Gala on Tuesday, June 4, at Guastavino’s, nestled beneath the 59th Street Bridge in Manhattan, for a night of spirited glamour and grandeur. As a designated New York City landmark, Guastavino’s embodies the architectural brilliance of its creators, Rafael Guastavino, Sr., and Jr., with its majestic granite arches and captivating Catalan vaulted tile ceilings. This hidden gem of New York architecture provides the perfect backdrop for an event that honors the philanthropic spirit that has supported The Floating Hospital since its founding in 1866.

Mark your calendars: Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30pm.

Tickets are on sale beginning April 4. We offer many rewarding ways to join us.

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The Floating Hospital’s Waverunners are set for their first-ever TCS New York City Marathon!

We’re excited to announce that we are an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon. We’re not just running through the streets of New York on Sunday, November 3, 2024—we’re racing towards a future where every individual has access to comprehensive healthcare, education, and the essentials for a stable life. Whether you join our Waverunners team or come out to see us run, you become part of a compassionate community dedicated to steering vulnerable families towards a horizon of health and stability. Your participation offers more than aid; it’s a commitment to transforming lives and breaking the cycles of poverty and abuse.

Join The Floating Hospital Waverunners at the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon and make every mile you run a stride toward hope and healing for families in need. Learn more here.

HIV Testing Event

The Floating Hospital recently hosted a “Know Your Status” event to promote HIV testing and awareness. The most recent in an ongoing series, was a huge success, with 70 participants aged 25-85 attending. HealthFirst and the Aids Center of Queens County (ACQC) were among the community supporters who joined us. ACQC provided on-site testing for HIV, and we were thrilled to see a great turnout from Jacob Riis’s senior program members. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Emeka Iloegbu, a public health scientist specializing in Clinical Microbiology and Hematology and Hepatitis C education trainer from the Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group, who led engaging workshops alongside our Floating Hospital staff. Aside from free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, we held a range of activities and workshops to inspire people to make positive choices that will benefit their health and their communities. We recognize that HIV still impacts the LGBTQIA+ community disproportionately, and we understand that there is often a stigma surrounding testing. That’s why we partner with other community organizations to reach those most at risk and least likely to receive vital information and services. We are always grateful for their support.

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The Floating Hospital provides high-quality healthcare to anyone who needs it regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, immigration or insurance status, or the ability to pay. By providing unrestricted medical care in tandem with health education and social support to vulnerable New York City families, The Floating Hospital aims to ensure those most in need have the ability to thrive, not just survive.


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