2nd Annual – LATCP in May Event

Our 2nd Annual Let ALL The Children Play in May event was amazing. We want to thank all those who came to the event and supported the LATCP Playground and our mission of Inclusion. Whether you came for the day to enjoy the festivities with your family, volunteered your time, were an exhibitor, donated a raffle prize or were a local business sponsor; your efforts helped made for a successful event and WE THANK YOU!

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The children had an amazing day with their families. You can feel the happiness through all of these beautiful smiles pictured, below.

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What an amazing day and we thank all of our exhibitors who brought an amazing amount of energy and fun to the day.

Shooting Stars Sports

The mission of Shooting Stars Sports is to deliver the best personalized sports program and instill the “Love of the Game” early on with a positive experience that will last a lifetime for both the parent as well as the child. Kids Sports for children 2 to 8 years old. (Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse) With locations across Long Island it is a great choice.

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NY Dart Zone is the best choice for an escape from the daily grind. From team building to birthday parties we do it all. We are the prime choice for close combat dart shooting in Long Island. All equipment is supplied, teams and clubs are encouraged to come. All you need to bring is a smile and yourself.

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 LiLa Family Yoga 

LiLa in the sanskrit language means “Divine Play”. At LiLa Family Yoga their goal is to help strengthen bonds within families, mind, body and spirit through Divine play. Lila family yoga offers a wide range of specialty classes, including, mommy and me, mommy and tot, family yoga, grandparents yoga, teens yoga, and kids yoga, as well as traditional yoga classes. They also offer a unique experience called LILa kids program, where mom or dad can take a yoga class, and children get to go off to a separate area to engage in activities with peers, and social interaction. They are an inclusive environment hoping to meet the needs of everyone in your family.

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The Nassau County PAL Lacrosse

Long Island’s Nassau County and Suffolk County PAL organizations offer some of the best youth athletic activities to help children of the community learn and play the games they love. If you are looking for a place to play sports ranging from Basketball to Lacrosse, look to the PAL for a great opportunity.


ASL Discoveries

ASL Discoveries is a well known company that utilizes American Sign Language (ASL) to all who are interested in learning! Active participation is a must when discovering this beautiful, visual language! Our team consists of experienced and trained professionals who specialize in working with various populations. We use original content that is educationally driven to engage and entertain children and those alike.They take pride in our class preparation and hope to share this wonderful journey of discovery with you. Let the discovering begin!

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LI Author and Poet Darren Sardelli


Darren Sardelli is a local Long Island Poet and Author that brings us Laugh-A-Lot Poetry. We love having Darren at our events he brings so many smiles and his creative writing talents in creating poems that kids enjoy is so evident in how the kids respond to his shows.

See his website and buy his books: click here

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The Snow Sisters from Spoonful of Sugar Entertainment

Spoonful of Sugar Entertainment is a Long Island based performing group, that specializes in children education, entertainment and development. Spoonful of Sugar Entertainment wants to bring magic into the lives of local children. Because life can be a fairytale if you just believe.

  Everyone welcomed the snow sisters and the fairiest princess of them all…

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The Real Life Adventures of Jo Jo Bean

Trace Wilkins Francis is a local Long Island Children’s author. Her son Joseph aka “Jo Jo Bean”, is the inspiration behind her book series.  Come join Jo Jo Bean, along with his friends Twisty Tina and Worry Wendell, in THE REAL LIFE ADVENTURES OF JO JO BEAN book series as he explores a grown-up world through his vivid imagination and curiosity.

See her website and buy the books: click here

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Imagination Face Painting

As always, Gina of Imagination Face Painting did an amazing job. She volunteered her time to make the kids smiles with her amazing talent.

If you have an event coming up and need a talented face painter, please call ImaGINAtion Face Painting.

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We were so excited to have Clowns.com at the event from 11am to 1pm. They did a great job face painting and balloon twisting. They brought a lot of joy to the day and we thank them so much for being there.

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Funky Entertainment, Inc.

The photos from LATCP in May are up.  Wait till you see all the amazing moments captured by James Stein and his awesome staff. They captured amazing moments… superhero theme of course! Because we are all superheros.

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To view the photos —>    Please visit:  www.funkyentertainmentinc.com

Click on “Recent Events” , then  Click on link and then find: Let All The Children Play 2016

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 All Aboard (Imagination on the track)

If your child loves trains, then ALL ABOARD is the company for you!

Their parties and programs are fully interactive and gets children moving while encouraging imagination. They have various size tracks to fit any space, both indoor and outdoor. Great for birthdays, block parties, fundraisers, school functions or just about any event that you might be planning.

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We had an awesome craft station with great crafts for ALL the families to enjoy on Sunday!
We can not thank Kathy from Creative Art Studio enough for providing some great crafts and positive energy to the event. Suzanne from Hair We Share volunteered with us and we love her so much. She was making grass friends with the kids. All the volunteers under our tent… you rocked!

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Krafty Hands

Krafty Hands provided us with their adorable and “HAPPY” minion. The minion brought so many smiles to the event with this highly recognizable character that everyone loves.

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Peppy the Owl from Wise Chips

We would love to give a huge shout out to Linda and George Rincon for making it possible to have Wise Chips not only have their adorable mascot, Peppy at the event. But, Wise chips donated 1,500 bags of chips to our event for the families to snack on. Thank you so much for supporting us.

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NY Angels Pageant and Ms. Wheelchair NY 2016- Jessica De La Rosa

Nancy with the NY Angels and Jessica greeted all who entered our Inclusive Day of Play this year at our 2nd Annual LATCP in May event. They rocked the day with their gorgeous smiles and unbeatable personalities. Thanks for being part of our event, ladies.

Website: click here

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Allied Wealth

For 50 years Allied Wealth Partners has enjoyed a productive and successful history. Allied Wealth Partners is a team of highly motivated individuals dedicated to the financial health and well-being of our clients characterized by superb quality and service. Our strength is generated from our long-term commitment to our clients, our fellow advisors, our staff, our industry, and our communities.

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Bussani Mobility

For over 40 years, we’ve been selling, servicing and renting wheelchair accessible vans to people with disabilities in the New York Metro area. We help you find the vehicle that’s just right for you.


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LI Speech

LI Speech supports families and children across Long Island and Queens, specializing in: PROMPT, Myofunctional Therapy, Voice Disorders, Fluency, Augmentative Communications, Articulation, Auditory Processing Disorders and Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders (adults and children). Also offered is Feeding Therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions. There are 7 affiliated offices across Long Island, all participating with most major health insurance companies and offering flexible hours and scheduling; including evenings and Saturdays.

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Premium Sponsors

We want to give a shout out to all of our Premium Sponsors for  supporting the LATCP in May‬ event and becoming our t-shirt sponsors. Thank you Allied Wealth Partners, The Bussani Mobility Team, Suffolk Center for Speech, Lime Interpreting, LLC, Astoria Bank, BankUnited, National Dental Association, Funky Entertainment, Inc., All Aboard – Imagination On Track, Inc., and Noodles & Company.

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We would like to give a huge shout out to all who donated raffle items, too. It was so greatly appreciated! You helped us raise over $1,100.00 in raffle tickets sold, alone. WOW! Thank you so much.

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We had 36 raffle items that were all incredible prizes to win.

See them all —> here




We could not of had such a successful event without all of you and your efforts in making the day fun for ALL meant so much to us.

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We have a lot of pictures to share and we would not have these amazing photos if it was not for Latisha Arrington of Baby Made Beautiful by LFA Photography. She is an incredible photographer and person. This local mom and photographer donated her time to capture our amazing moments at the park.
Please “like” her page and if you need beautiful pictures done please contact her: click here

She also, donated a great raffle prize yesterday for a Free session with her. So generous and kind.



LATCP in May 2016 Media Coverage:

1. News 12 Long Island

Thank you News 12 Long Island and Jackie Lukas for covering our event on May 22nd, 2016.

Our Inspirational Child of the Year, Kate Clyne loved meeting Jackie and holding the News 12 microphone.


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2. Mangano Honors Inspirational Child Of The Year- Nassau County Website

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We would like to thank Mr. Ed Mangano for attending our event last week at the LATCP in May‬ event.
Mr. Mangano along with our thousands of patrons helped support our mission of Inclusion and also helped raise awareness for the Let All The Children Play playground.

Photo credit: Mike Tamborrino ,Special Assistant in Communications at the Office of the County Executive

Read more —> click here



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