11th annual All Kids Fair back

The All Kids Fair’s children’s expo will be taking place in person on Sunday, April 3, from 10-4:30, at Samanea New York Mall, formerly The Source Mall, at 1504 Old Country Road in Westbury.

Since 2011, the All Kids Fair has been a fun day for kids and their families to spend time together while also learning about opportunities for Long Island-based companies and organizations of interest to them.

In 2020, this was run as a virtual event, complete with exhibitors, many interactive classes, and even a virtual petting zoo, with kids “interacting” with the animals over a Zoom-like interface.

According to Barbara Kaplan, director of the expo, “every year, this fabulous children’s expo has many draws for Long Island families, and this year will be no different.”

The All Kids Fair will have over 60 vendors plus many kid-centered activities, including “cornhole” (beanbag toss) and soccer.

Families can interact in person with exhibitors in a huge space, with vendors set further apart and with the activity areas in designated open areas rather than in breakout rooms.

Attendee Kitty Chung raved, “You organized a wonderful event for families. We will be glad to return to have more fun!”

Additional activities and attractions include three bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painters, balloon artists, a photo booth, and cotton candy, all included with admission.

This fun-filled event offers exciting educational and leisure activities to interest kids and their families each year. The fair has choices for toddlers through high school, including kids who have special needs or are gifted. There will be information about places to play, camps, after-school activities, birthday party providers, and college planning.

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 to date are All in 1 SPOT with TheraTalk, Adam Holstein, Teach Me Wall Street, Clowns.com, Goldfish Swim School, Your Local Kids Source, Blank Slate Media, Herald Community Newspapers, and 516Ads.com/631Ads.com.

Tickets purchased in advance at www.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 under age 2 are admitted at no charge.


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