The First Annual Health, Beauty and Financial Expo was held on Sept 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.at the New York Hall of Science, which provided local Queens residents and their families a chance to venture new ways to health, beauty and finance. Among the expo were free blood pressure tests, health screenings, samples and demonstrations of different fitness and wellness organizations, such as The Fitness Detective. This was a perfect chance for residents to take advantage of services (requires insurance card) that may not be presented in the past.
Raffle tickets were given from each vendor demonstration and bought in order to win tons of great prizes including gift certificates for massages, dinner at UnoGrill, and most importantly a grand trip prize to Cancun, Mexico. Everyone who came out to the expo was given a free goody bag that had a few thoughtful gifts such as a hardcover notebook and Colgate toothpaste with toothbrush. Hosted by the Queens Courier Newspaper, the purpose of this expo is “learn how to look and feel good, with information about healthy eating options for the whole family and a variety of interactive demonstrations, including how to prepare a healthy salad by Saladmaster.”
Families get to take home investment tips, information about health insurance options, current New York public health information and senior living. The Queens community also got to interact with local experts. The event is perfect for the whole family, with offerings for everyone from kids to senior citizens as you can “pamper yourself without spending a cent with sample psychic readings, body wraps, hairstyling by Giorgio’s Salon & Spa, 10-minute massages by Healing Hands, and henna tattoos with a purchase of special priced eyebrow threading by ASHA Threading.” Children also got free face painting and ID cards from NY Life Insurance.
Overall this event gets five stars for overall presentation, mood, organization and timeliness. Fitness Detective and Giorgio’s Salon and Spa had the most impressive overall presentations as they both went beyond their scope of means to really express passion in their respected fields and had clients that showed actual results from utilizing their services, including a woman named Carol Black who chose to workout at Fitness Detective because it’s a smaller gym where it “allows you to work out without feeling scared or intimidated”.
The event is sponsored by The Queens Courier, National Grid, AgeWell New York, AdvantageCare Physicians, Adirondack Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Giorgio’s Salon and Spa, Frankie’s Carnival Time, Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, Saladmaster and New York Life.