Celebrating medicine and health across NYC this September 7-11, 2022
NYC’s festival of medicine is back!
Over four days from September 8-11, 2022 we’re back getting NYC excited about medicine through a diverse program of experiences, exhibitions, talks and activities. From behind the scenes tours of hospitals and specifically curated exhibitions, to talks from world experts and hands-on technology demonstrations – there’s something for all ages and interests.
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Embark on a 45-minute exclusive historical tour of the second oldest hospital in the country through original artefacts, documents, and photographs on display in the Medical Center Archives of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine!
Join real-life ER doctors Andres Mallipudi and Darien Sutton as they welcome chronically over-sharing comedians to tell stories of their weirdest diagnoses. You'll leave feeling better with the real facts about scary diagnoses having laughed in sickness's face.
Join this special late night tour at the Tenement Museum exploring the personal stories of three health emergencies: tuberculosis in the 1860s, the 1918 influenza pandemic, and HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. Understand the impact each disease had on the community and on individual families.
Join this free evening seminar aimed to support and educate communities on end of life care. Following in the footsteps of the successful Death Café movement, Doulagivers is offering free community education regarding all things end of life.
Join Dutch journalist and author Olivier van Beemen in a conversation with David Jernigan, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health to discuss the health and social impact of the alcohol industry.
Join this walking tour of Central Park exploring the native plants that herbalists have traditionally used for medicine. Led by expert herbalist Dawn Petter you will have the opportunity to discover the apothecary botanicals that grow in the wilds of our urban parks and landscapes.
This groundbreaking exhibition explores how centuries of Brooklynites have understood sickness and health. Join this exclusive curator-led tour through the experiences of everyday Brooklynites showing us that sickness is as much a social experience as a biological one.
The 2019 New York City Congenital Heart Walk is a fundraiser benefiting The Children’s Heart Foundation and includes a family-friendly walk, music, activities, games, food, special guests, researcher remarks, entertainment, and community.
Join this special tour of the state-of-the-art Lenox Health Greenwich Village. Led by Executive Director Alex Hellinger you'll get the chance to see inside this unique facility and hear about their new model of community-based care.
Join the Little Medical School and experience their innovative, interactive STEAM program which engages and inspires children to explore a career in the healthcare field. Children will receive and work with real working medical equipment and get the opportunity for hands-on experiences.
Get exclusive access inside Ellis Island's contagious disease hospital, which has been abandoned since 1954 and is now off-limits to the public. Explore the abandoned kitchen, laundry room, autopsy room, isolation wards and much more on this guided tour.
Join us for a day of talks, tours and short films on Roosevelt Island. Investigate the history of infectious disease in New York City and learn how medical science is keeping us one sneeze away from the next pandemic.
Join this special free program for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their care partners to experience and discuss design objects and exhibitions in a small group led by museum educators.
Join this walking tour exploring the medical history of Roosevelt Island. Led by an expert guide, hear about the research facilities, maternity hospital and rehabilitation center that were all groundbreaking in their fields.
Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitor Center
Every year, around 735,000 Americans suffer from a cardiac arrest - that's more than one every minute. Learn how to identify a heart attack and perform basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which could double the chance of survival.