Discover LI Youth – Summer 2016

This summer flew by and we had an amazing summer working with our Discover LI Youth. 

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I’ve spent the last couple of days reflecting on the amazing work that a handful of families and their awesome children accomplished over the summer with our pilot program, “Discover Long Island with Momee Friends”.  Earlier in the year, Anne and I met with our friend, Geriann, to discuss the possibility of working with the “tweens” in our community.  What drives them? What interests them?  What positive energy can we draw upon to bring them together in fun and meaningful ways?

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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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September Kidee Poems

Last month local Poet and Author Darren Sardelli challenged the kids on his Kidee Page —->

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 to write about if they could have any pet in the world who would it be and why.

We had three great poems along with pictures submitted by our local kidee poets.

There was a poem about a duck, a tarantula and a cow.



Here are the three amazing poems by our local Kidees:

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Sweetbriar Nature Center- Annual Fundraiser

We had such a wonderful time at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown this past Saturday. We saw some familiar faces and enjoyed a lot of new ones too.

Sweetbriar everyday connects the community with Wildlife and their grounds are beautiful. At the Butterfly and Bird Wildlife Festival there were talented craftsmanship vendors, family entertainment, Long Island Children’s Authors, animal rescues and so much more…

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Contest- Win a signed copy of Galaxy Pizza and Meteor Pie (School Poems That Are Out of This World) by Darren Sardelli

Darren Sardelli and I want to give one local Momee the chance to win a signed copy of his book of hilarious poems for kids.


Darren writes poems that kids will love to read over and over and will put a smile on everyone’s face.

In order to win: tell us what poem/ book made you laugh as a kid or what poem/ book makes you laugh when you read it with your kids now?

Don’t forget to like this post as well : )

Contest ends on Sunday June 9th at 8pm

Author Spotlight: Darren Sardelli

Darren Sardelli is the author of the award winning book, Galaxy Pizza and Meteor Pie (School Poems That Are Out of This World).


Darren also owns his own book publishing company Laugh-A-Lot Books that he started in 2009. That is the same year he published hos first book: Galaxy Pizza and Meteor Pie (School Poems That Are Out of This World). He is a poet who makes kids and adults laugh with his humorous poems.

He is a motivational speaker and loves to do kids assemblies and interact with the kids as he makes them smile and laugh as he reads his poems.

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