The 3rd Annual All Kids Fair takes place on Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Melville Marriott. The event is dedicated to introducing local businesses and non-profit organizations to families with kids anywhere from birth through high school age.
The All Kids Fair is part education and activities expo and part health and wellness fair. In over 80 exhibitor spaces, you will find information about after school activities, nutrition, special needs, camps, financial services, dental health, birthday party ideas, day cares and tutoring.
In four speaker rooms, some classes will be held just for adults and others geared towards children. Topics for the adults include Travel with Kids, Reading Comprehension and College Funding. Classes for the children and their families to enjoy together include music, archery, sports, and martial arts.
Many non-profit organizations will be participating in this year’s event. Attendees who bring non-perishable food to benefit The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) will receive raffle tickets to win valuable prizes. Penelope’s Odyssey will offer simple cheek swabs for the lifesaving national bone marrow registry. Other non-profits include the American Airpower Museum, CHI Au Pair USA, Mid-Island Y JCC, YMCA of Long Island, and Friendship Circle.
A new addition to this year’s event is a babysitting room, which will be free with an admission ticket. There will also be many free activities, including cookie decorating, face painting, balloon animals, health screenings, breastfeeding support, and mini-massages for adults. Beauty queen Amy Marchany, crowned Ms. Royal America 2011-2012 will also attend.
Tickets for all ages 3 and up are $5, and there is free admission for grandparents when accompanied by an adult and child with tickets. For more information and a list of all exhibitors and classes, visit the All Kids Fair or contact Barbara Kaplan at 516.621.1446.