Long Island families are invited to the 11th Annual All Kids Fair at Samanea New York Mall (formerly The Source) in Westbury on April 3 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This will be the first All Kids Fair event that is in-person since before the Covid-19 pandemic began. All Kids Fair has hosted a fun day for kids and their families each April starting in 2011. It will have opportunities for all ages, including kids who have special needs.
“Every year, this fabulous children’s expo has many draws for Long Island families, and this year will be no different,” said Barbara Kaplan, director of the expo. “The All Kids Fair will have over 70 vendors, including camps, places to play, after-school activities, birthday party providers, and college planning.”
Some of the exciting activities to check out this year include:
- Four Video games on “free play” all day, provided by Dave & Buster’s
- Soccer Demo Class, provided by Soccer Stars
- Chorus Class and Piano Performance, provided by LJ Music Studios
- Beanbag Toss for Prizes, provided by TherapyMyWay and Psychological Service LI
- Baby Sign Language, provided by Cues For Kids
- Sewing and Fashion Design, provided by The Fashionable Stylista
Additional activities and attractions include three bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painters, balloon artists, two photo booths, Boxercise non-contact exercises, speech screenings, a guinea pig to touch, Italian ice samples, child ID cards, and cotton candy, all included with admission. Many of these are provided by sponsor Clowns.com.
“The All Kids Fair is a great resource for new parents and old parents alike showcasing many different vendors with great ideas and opportunities for all families,” said Jonathan Morris, a past attendee.
A charity drive to benefit The Book Fairies, a 501c3 that provides books to those in need, will return this year. Those who donate gently used or new books or money will receive raffle tickets to win great donated prizes.
Sponsors for the 2022 All Kids Fair are All in 1 SPOT with TheraTalk, Adam Holstein, Goldfish Swim School, Kweller Prep, Teach Me Wall Street, You & Me By the Sea Travel, Clowns.com, Saf-T-Swim, Dave & Buster’s, WildPlay Jones Beach, Sing 2, Your Local Kids Source, Blank Slate Media, Herald Community Newspapers, and 516Ads.com/631Ads.com.
Tickets purchased in advance at AllKidsFair.com are $5 for children ages 2 and up and adults. Tickets purchased at the door are $10 for children ages 2 and up and $5 for adults. Children 1 and younger are admitted at no charge.