WHIDC Events & Classes

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

Classes start August 1st

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Small Business Recovery Grant Workshop

Learn all about this grant: Who can apply, How and What’s Needed? 

Join our workshop to learn about eligibility and terms and more!

July 8th, 2021 | 2pm

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A Veteran’s Guide to Starting a Small Business

This workshop will provide start-up guides, and an overview of things to consider when starting a business. 

Thursday, July 22 (English) | 3pm 
Friday, July 23 (Spanish) | 3pm

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Are you interested in the childcare business but don’t know where to start? Join our workshop to learn step by step what you need to do to open a successful business.

June 24, 2021 | 6:30pm

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WHIDC Programs

WHIDC Programs -- La Plaza De las Americas

La Plaza serves as a micro-business “incubator” for between 20 and 50 individuals. It accommodates the vendors market, a NYC Green market as well as cultural and community events.

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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.

WHIDC’s toolbox to help retain small businesses and jobs in Upper Manhattan just got larger. As an Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) partner, we are thrilled to share the news about the UMEZ Hybrid Microloan.

Thank you to our community partners

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The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters.

If you are interested in becoming a non-food vendor, volunteer or to purchase ad space in festival programs, please contact the organizers.

To All Performers and Vendors: For the second year in a row, The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon scheduled for October 3, 2021 has been cancelled. Our new date for the 2022 festival is October 2nd.