Fidelis Care Unity Events Bring Local Communities Together at Summer Street Festival Series
7/26/2022 • Posted by Fidelis Care


LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. (July 26, 2022) – Fidelis Care, a New York State health plan with more than 2.5 million members, today announced the return of its signature “Unity” events this August and September, promoting community health and wellness and the importance of staying connected with friends and neighbors. A dozen Unity events, from Long Island to Buffalo, will each offer free and fun family activities including live music, face painting, health screenings, and special appearances by Fidelis Care’s popular dinosaur mascot, the Fidelisaurus.

Fidelis Care’s original Unity event, “Unity in the Heights,” started in 2011, featuring an exclusive partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and gathering over 1,500 people annually in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. Since then, Unity events have expanded across the state with a variety of local partners, offering more New Yorkers the opportunity to enjoy family-friendly activities, meet friends and neighbors, and learn about health and wellness.

“Fidelis Care is proud of our unique Unity event series and the growth we’ve continued to see across New York State,” said Chief Member Engagement Officer Pam Hassen. “Having a grassroots presence and serving the needs of local residents in their neighborhoods and communities has always been the heart of our mission. We believe in the power of unity and connection to transform lives.”  

"The Unity Summer Street Festivals are a great opportunity for people to have fun, meet their Neighborhood Coordination Officers, build bridges between the police and the community, and learn about ways to prioritize their health," added Inspector Maximo Tolentino, New York Police Department. "The NYPD is proud to partner with Fidelis Care on these Unity events, and we look forward to meeting everyone.”

"It’s wonderful to partner with Fidelis Care to bring our community together for a family-friendly event, focused on health, wellness, and safety,” added Minnie Torres, Food Pantry Coordinator at the Elder State Presbyterian Church in Schenectady, “Hosting Unity in  Schenectady allows us to offer support and resources for so many people, while meeting their neighbors and having fun.”


Fidelis Care Unity events will be taking place in the following locations across New York State:





Unity in Buffalo

Saturday, Aug. 6

Coldspring Church

107 Verplanck Street

Buffalo, NY

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Unity in Schenectady

Friday, Aug. 26

State Street Office

5 Catherine Street, Schenectady, NY

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Unity in the Heights

Saturday, Aug. 27

160th Street between Broadway and Fort Washington Avenue

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Unity in the Bronx

Saturday, Aug. 27

4125 Carpenter Ave,

Bronx NY 10466

11a.m. – 5 p.m.

Unity in Rockland

Friday, Sept. 2

175 Route 59

Spring Valley, NY

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Unity in Suffolk

Saturday, Sept. 3

Brentwood High School 52 Third Ave

Brentwood NY

12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Unity in Nassau

Saturday, Sept. 24

65 Dartmouth street

Hempstead, NY

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Unity in Queens

Sunday, Sept. 25

1674 Putnam Ave Ridgewood NY

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


About Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care is a mission-driven health plan offering quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life. With more than 2.5 million members statewide, Fidelis Care believes that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health  insurance.  Follow us on LinkedIn at, on Twitter at @fideliscare, Instagram at @fideliscare, and on Facebook at For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit



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