• The NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program (the “Program”) was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, microbusinesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations who have experienced economic hardship due the COVID-19 pandemic. WHIDC is here to help! Our services are free of charge. For assistance in applying reach out to one of our business counselors via phone at 212-795-1600 and/or email at LEARN MORE   El...

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.

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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.