The Mother’s Day Recognition events invite all non-custodial and custodial fathers and other father figures to participate with their child/ren in recognizing the importance of effective co-parenting and celebrating mothers and female caregivers. Participating fathers and father figures and their children will work together on an arts and crafts project (45-60 minutes long) that the children will present to their mother or caregiver on Mother’s Day.
The event is designed to emphasize and illustrate the importance of child-centered co-parenting as well as allow children and their fathers to explore the arts and learn together. Mothers and caregivers from the community are also welcome at the event, and will be recognized.

Cornerstone sites confirmed for Mother’s Day Recognition events:

· Betances – 465 St. Ann’s Avenue, Bronx; Dir: Lisette Nieves, 718-585-5040
Saturday, May 11, 12 pm – 3 pm: Arts & Crafts, and cupcake making

· Edenwald – 1150 E. 229 St., Bronx; Dir: Errol Bedford, 718-652-0246
Saturday, May, 11, 12 pm – 2pm: Artwork and performance for mothers; 4 fathers, 25 mothers + children; partner with Friends of Island Academy Fatherhood program

· Dyckman – 3782 10th Avenue, Manhattan; Dir: Pete Mejia, 212-567-6069
Saturday, May 11, 11 am – 3 pm: cookout led by men from the development; photo montage

· Two Bridges – 286 South Street; Dir: Chi Yung, 212-385-9352
Saturday, May, 11 am – 1:45 pm: Picture frame-making, cooking, potting; 34 families anticipated

· Farragut – 228 York Street, Brooklyn; Dir: Michelle Cattouse, 718-852-6318
Saturday, May 11, 1 pm – 4 pm: arts & crafts; 15 fathers anticipated

· Ingersoll – 177 Myrtle Street, Brooklyn; Dir: Samantha Johnson, 718-522-5051
Saturday, May 11, 3 pm – 5 pm: Luncheon for mothers, guest speakers, presentations from youth

· Sumner – 862 Park Avenue, Brooklyn; Dir: Keludys Ogando, 718-919-3938
Saturday, May 11, 1 pm – 4pm: southern style cooking by men for mothers

· Redfern – 1544 Hassock Street, Queens; Dir: Denese Mars, 718-471-0360
Saturday, May 11, 12 pm – 2 pm: arts & crafts; 4 fathers anticipated

· Carter – 230 Broad Street, Staten Island; Dir: Debra Fredrick, 718-981-0500
Saturday, May 11, 12 pm – 2 pm: arts & crafts activities