NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Speaks at Yankasa Masjid for Mental Health and Addiction Awareness Weekend

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First Lady Chirlane McCray. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography office.

In an unprecedented appearance, First Lady Chirlane McCray will address the congregation at St. Patrick’s Cathedral this weekend as part of #ThriveTogether: A Weekend for Mental Health, a nationwide outreach effort by over 2,000 faith and community groups in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. to highlight the need for education, compassion and open conversations about mental health and addiction.

As faith and community leaders across the nation speak out during the third annual weekend event, First Lady McCray will address a mosque in the Bronx, a synagogue in Manhattan, and two prominent churches in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Friday, May 18

· 2:00 pm-2:30 pm Yankasa Masjid, 1707 Townsend Avenue, Bronx, NY

Sunday, May 20

· 9:00 am-9:30 am Christian Cultural Center, 12020 Flatlands Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn

· 10:45 am-11:30 am St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue (between 50th Street and 51st Street)

· 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm Hillsong Church (Meeting at Hammerstein Ballroom), 311 W. 34th Street, Manhattan

The First Lady’s remarks will be live streamed via and

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