Recreation room opening @ Broadway Family Plaza

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 DSS Commissioner Steven Banks, DHS Administrator Joslyn Carter, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Dr. Herminia Palacio joined Praxis and members of Welcoming Neighbors Bronx for the ribbon cutting of the Praxis Broadway Family Residence’s new recreational center. DHS partnered with HBO and Sesame Street to host Lily, Sesame Street’s first Muppet that experiences homelessness, as special guests for the children viewing the recreational center for the first time.

When the doors to the center opened, Sesame Street’s Elmo greeted the children, and together with Praxis staff, guided the families to a performance area in the recreational center to introduce the families to Lily, who gave a performance in collaboration with Alan Muraoka (Mr. Hooper’s store) for all guests in attendance.