WHIDC will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. 


WHIDC Events & Classes

Classes Start September 2023 

This 26 session training is designed to develop basic skills and knowledge needed to start and operate a successful in-home childcare service.

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Discover The Value

CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Learn proper life-saving techniques and how to respond in an emergency situation.

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Small Business Grants Available 


Explore the latest grant programs available to help you grow and market your small business. There’s still time to apply and WHIDC is here to help you navigate these grants and programs. 

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We’re Hiring!

Join the WHIDC Team as a Bilingual Business Counselor

The Business Counselor works closely with the WHIDC Director and staff and provides confidential, one-on-one counseling to business owners and start-up owners in business management, marketing, sources of capital, planning, etc.

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WHIDC Programs


WHIDC offers CPR, AED, and First Aid classes to the public on a monthly basis, as well as custom CPR and/or First Aid classes by request. 

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The Business Operating Success System (BOSS) provides one-on-one business development assistance to micro-businesses in Upper Manhattan and the Western Bronx.

The program has completed 30 cycles, graduating 407 providers, who have opened 237 new childcare businesses, and created 393 new jobs and 1,400 new childcare slots.

Thank you to our community partners

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The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

Hello Medieval Festival fans,

We regret to inform you that the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park will not be taking place in 2023. The annual festival, with roots in Washington Heights for over 35 years, is being cancelled this year for budgetary reasons.

For information on our future events, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and or check out our website www.whidc.org .

We look forward to reuniting in 2024 when we hope to enjoy the Festival together again.


Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation Board of Directors