Spring is the season for rebirth, renewal and regrowth
The BIGVISION Community had an exciting past two months with many activities. In February, we went Ice Skating at Bryant Park’s Winter Village. We had a great group come together to brave the cold temps and skate on the iconic rink. We also visited our friends at Brooklyn Boulders for some intense indoor rock climbing; an event that has quickly become a favorite among the Community!
We had our first pick-up basketball game in February, hosted by the JCC Manhattan. We look forward to having more games and eventually plan on starting a sober league. If you are interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March, we had the continuation of our Night of Knitting series, taught by Laurie Kimmelstiel. We continue to learn that knitting is extremely therapeutic and can ease stress immediately!
Continuing with a stress-free theme, BIGVISION collaborated with The Interdependence Project and Experience Wellness with instructor, Adrienne Glasser, for a Recovering Compassion Meditation class. We would like to thank them for such an amazing class and are grateful for the techniques we learned.
We are proud to announce a partnership with Pace University and the expansion of their Collegiate Recovery Program. We look forward to working with them!
We are in discussion with other local universities to work closely on expanding their Collegiate Recovery Programs as well.
Mark your calendars! We have a lot of exciting events coming up!
Dates to be announced: Barry’s Bootcamp, Overnight Hike in the Berkshires, Healthy Supermarket Shopping Tour, continuation of our Career Services Series.
Also mark your calendar for Sunday, May 15th! We are excited to announce that we will be boxing with pro Boyd "Rainmaker" Melson at Mendez Boxing NY. Melson is an award winning Jr. Middleweight class professional and donates his earnings to help raise funds for awareness about spinal cord injuries. Melson graduated from West Point and is a Captain in the Army Reserves.
Our Community is grateful for its volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you! We are always looking for assistance with events, social media, fundraising and outreach! Contact email@example.com.
BIGVISION was created in 2015 to help restore hope and happiness for young adults working through their recovery in New York City. By providing fun events and productive opportunities in a sober environment, BIGVISION strives to eliminate the stigma associated with substance abuse disorder.
Please continue to check out our website, www.bigvision.nyc, for information about BIGVISION and upcoming event details. Also follow us on our new Facebook page, BIGVISION NYC. Follow us on Instagram, bigvision_nyc.
We thank you for your continued support for BIGVISION. Your help is already making a difference in those striving to live happy, healthy and substance-free lives.
Eve Goldberg and the BIGVISION Family