7th Annual All Kids Fair Has Record Attendance

Family-friendly event draws over 2500 people, representing approximately 1000 families.

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Every year the All Kids Fair offers exciting educational and health activities to interest kids and their families.

Photo by: AC Video & Photography

Melville, NY - May 8, 2017 - The 7th annual All Kids Fair had record attendance on Sunday, April 30. Every year, this fabulous children’s expo has many draws for Long Island families, and this year was no different.  
 
Over 2500 people, representing approximately 1000 families, enjoyed a bounce house, petting zoo, and many kids’ classes. 
 

Photo Credit: AC Video & Photography

 
This year’s event was its first at its new location, the Hilton Long Island/Huntington with more space for more activities. The fun-filled All Kids Fair continues its yearly tradition of entertaining kids and their families with captivating and educational activities. 
 
This year had more than 20 classes, some of which took place multiple times, including gymnastics,The Great Marshmallow Challenge, baby ballet, The Science of Magic, optical illusions, yoga, music, art, The Science of Sound, cookie decorating, ASL (American Sign Language), and a Spring Fling with Boomer of Boomers! Medford.  
 

Photo Credit: AC Video & Photography
 
Additional classes were taught by three young ladies who were recently on national TV. Fourteen year old singer Chloe Wheeler, who appeared on NBC Telemundo’s La Voz Kids, the Spanish version of The Voice Kids, performed for her fans. Eleven year old chef Sophie Bravo and 13 year old chef Ally Kusteraof Food Network's Chopped Junior did separate cooking demos.
 
The 2017 All Kids Fair brought back many of last year’s favorite features, such as free face painting and chocolate samples, and added many new ones for the entertainment of its visitors. New options included a large train table setup and an 8 1/2 foot snake to touch and enjoy. 
 

Photo Credit: AC Video & Photography
 
Every year the All Kids Fair offers exciting educational and health activities to interest kids and their families. The Fair offers choices for toddlers through high school, including kids who have special needs or are gifted. 100 exhibitors provided valuable information about schools, camps, after school activities, birthday party ideas, college planning, and travel.
 
Ganimet Brija of Coram, who attended the event, enthusiastically shared “My son had a blast, and everyone was so helpful and friendly.”  NoshinaAmhad of Valley Stream added “I really love this event…already waiting for [the] next event.”
 

Chloe Wheeler. Photo Credit: Claudia Wheeler
 
Attendees who like to “pay it forward” to charitable groups were encouraged to bring non-perishable food and money for donation to The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network). Almost 100 pounds of food plus money were collected to benefit Long Islanders in need.
 
This year’s sponsors were: Long Island Parent Magazine, Your Local Kids Source, Long Island McDonalds, Super Smiles Pediatric and Family Dentistry, Macaroni Kid, and Long Island Media Inc.   
 
About the All Kids Fair
The All Kids Fair is an annual event organized by Specialty Connections. This event showcases services such as schools, after school activities, places forkidsto play, photography, day cares, kid-friendly products such as toys and books, and health/wellness products and services.  For more information about all the events that Specialty Connections produces, including events at area malls, visit www.SpecialtyConnections.com.  For information about the All Kids Fair, visit www.AllKidsFair.com. Contact Barbara Kaplan at 516-621-1446.