Fun In The Son NYC is dedicated to bringing the message of love, faith, hope, community, and Christ to the citizens of Bronx County. Fun In The Son NYC is a one-day evangelistic event featuring international worship groups and culminating with the proclamation of the gospel. Fun In The Son NYC (FITS) is connecting corporations, city officials, and faith communities with their surrounding community to create a platform to connect the diverse cultures in the Bronx. The catalyst for this platform is a collaborative effort that provides access to affordable housing, job creation opportunities, education, training and youth empowerment programs.
The Mission of FITS is to bring Christ and community together. FITS seeks to provide opportunities for children, youth, and emerging businesses to showcase their gifts and entrepreneurial skills and to take their success stories into the community.
The FITS Festival started in 2002 on the island of Jamaica by Glory Music, an Event Planning and Christian Artist Booking Agency in the Caribbean. Initially geared towards college students, the festival offered a fun-filled alternative to traditional spring break activities. Today, FITS is an international festival with concerts being held in Haiti, Jamaica, and The United States. Throughout the years, numerous internationally acclaimed artists have graced the Fun In The Son stages including Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Tobi Mac, Martha Munizzi, Israel Houghton, Eddie James, Papa San, Carlene Davis, Out Of Eden, and Alvin Slaughter to name a few. The year’s festival will feature internationally renowned artists like JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, Eddie James, Carlene Davis, Bishop Jackie McCullough, Glacia Robinson and many others on our performance stage.
Each year we facilitate three villages that meet the needs of our surrounding community and provides activities where all can interact. Our “healthy village” will focus on preventative care, health, and nutrition education resources for the community. Our “children's village” will feature rides, games, team building exercises, and a school supply give away to the children. The “Partner Spotlight” will give our partners and sponsors ongoing opportunities to connect with attendees throughout the day.
Good Neighbors Community Outreach Agency (GNCOA) is a 501c3 community-based organization that provides services for a variety of underserved groups such as widows, orphans, single mothers, the homeless, and youth. Located on the premises and are sponsored by New Testament Temple Church of God, 3350-56 Seymour Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469. GNCOA seeks to stimulate economic development in our community by providing superior instruction, counseling, and programs. Each year, our services culminate with an annual Worship Festival at Fun In The Son, where we truly bring Christ and our community together.
We have seen over 1,500 responses to the call to commitment to Christ since 2013. Over the last five years FITS NYC has attracted and impacted 3,000 to 15,000 persons annually. Attendees of our festival have left with hope and an appreciation of the services and resources available to them through the businesses and social service organizations in attendance. We know and expect this year to be as great, if not better!