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WHIDC will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial DaY.








WHIDC Events & Classes


Classes Start September 2022

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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Continuous Classes 

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

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Free Legal Clinic For Small Businesses 

May 25 | 6 pm – 8 pm

Join us and speak with an attorney from Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A regarding any of the following: your commercial lease, tax issues, business questions, landlord-tenant relationships, and any leasing questions. 

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Power Your Potential Business

Tuesdays in May Next Class

May 31 | 6 pm 

The weekly Power Your Potential Business Series kicks off May 10. Join us every Tuesday in May as Business and Life Coach Sandra Garcia helps growing women-owned and operated businesses get ready for million-dollar annual revenues.

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Still Accepting Applications

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.

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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

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. This one-day festival attracts visitors from throughout the region to see that our community is a nice place to visit and a great place to invest, live and conduct business in. The event features jousting knights on horseback, falconers, Medieval-style entertainment, educational events and over 100 performers in period costumes. Admission is free. WHIDC has produced the Festival since 1983. It has grown into the largest scheduled event in all NYC Parks, routinely attracting over 60,000 – 70,000 visitors.

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: The 2022 Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon is scheduled for October 2, 2022.