What an amazing time we had at California Pizza Kitchen in Lake Grove (Smith Haven Mall) on Saturday. We had a Pizza Party Fundraiser to benefit one of our favorite local charities, Justice 4 Autism.
California Pizza Kitchen in Lake Grove did an amazing job with our fundraiser. Kyle, the General Manager of this location and his staff working that day was very accommodating and took the time to make sure our private pizza party was a success for all the families to enjoy.
It was with such great pride that Momee Friends was able to give special recognition to all of the children we recognized last year as our very first recipients of the Shining Child of the Month Award. Our Inspiring Child ceremony at the LATCP Playground even brought out County Executive Ed Mangano, who praised the amazing work that these young ones do. Each one of them have a special mission and are making such a big impact in our communities. In the days following our event, we were so pleased to see that the kids are even inspiring and supporting each other in their respective missions by helping to spread the word of each other’s goals.
This month, we would like to recognize and award 10-year-old, Keith Passanante of Lindenhurst as our Shining Child of the Month – another perfect example of kids helping kids.
Piece by Piece Bethpage was at it again all month long raising awareness for Autism during the month of April in their community. This time they were having a lot of fun with a blue gnome pass game that 10-year-old Kate Clyne came up with along with her family to support Autism Speaks.
The blue gnomes that are part of Kate’s crew traveled all over Bethpage to different locations. Each day we were delighted to see how many people and businesses in the community shared their pictures in support of Autism by uploading pictures with the blue gnome along with the hashtag #piecebypiecepass. The blue gnome took a picture with the Bethpage FD for Junior Firefighter training, with a happy puppy, Ultimate Gym, and at NSD for Hip Hop Class just to name a few.
Returns to Cunningham Park with the Queens Premiere ofThe Grand Tour
May 15 – June 12, 2016
Big Apple Circus returns to Cunningham Park for the company’s 38th season with the Queens Premiere of The GrandTour! Tickets start at $25, and the show runs from May 15 – June 12, 2016 under the Big Top at Cunningham Park, located at Union Turnpike and 196th Street in Oakland Gardens, NY 11363. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.bigapplecircus.org.
Kudos to Noodles & Company in Patchogue for being selected as one of Long Island’s Bright Picks! Noodles & Company is just one of many businesses throughout our community that have opened their doors and are creating ways for anyone to succeed.
For the month of July we have chosen a young 4 year old boy from Selden who has compassion and an incredible amount of love for his older brother who has autism. At a young age Dylan has an abundance of kindness towards others.
We received the nomination for Dylan from his mother, Laura.