ALBANY, N.Y. – Youth in this region have seen enough tobacco promotions. It’s time to protect them and put an end to youth smoking and other tobacco use. That’s the message Tobacco Free New York State is working hard to communicate to millions regionally and statewide with its “Seen Enough Tobacco” campaign.
With the goal of safeguarding children from the billions of dollars of hard-hitting tobacco promotions in places where they can see them, the campaign uses video, social media (#SeenEnoughTobacco), digital advertising and a “Jack and Jill (and Tobacco)” storybook that describes children’s encounters with tobacco promotions in convenience stores. Provocative images creatively combine cigarettes with common children’s items, like crayons, a birthday cake and a crib mobile, in scenarios intended to grab the attention of community members and parents and prompt their outrage. Viewers can learn what they can do to protect children from tobacco promotions and join more than 15,000 others throughout the state by pledging their support at the campaign’s websitewww.SeenEnoughTobacco.org.
This summer flew by and we had an amazing summer working with our Discover LI Youth.
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?
South Street Seaport Museum announces Day Sails & Charters: Sail Pioneer!
South Street Seaport Museum announces Sail Pioneer! See New York’s skyline the way it was meant to be seen, from the water. Board the 1885 schooner Pioneer and take a two-hour sail in New York Harbor. Available Thursdays-Sundays through October, guests board Pioneerat Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport and set off to see the sights of New York aboard this authentic historic sailing ship. Bring your family for an afternoon sail, a date for a sunset sail, or just yourself to enjoy history at sea. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine to make it a truly unforgettable trip. No crowds, no cars, and no chaos; instead get a taste of the romance and adventure of the ‘Age of Sail’ aboard Pioneer.
You just finished dinner with the family and it’s that time of the night… bath time. After corralling your children, you plop them in the tub filled with warm water and their favorite water toys (that help make bath time less like a necessary evil and more like playtime). Your mind is sprinting from one thought to another. “Do the kids have clean clothes for school tomorrow?” “What are we going to have for dinner tomorrow night?” “Do I have any meetings tomorrow?” But do you ever stop to think about the water your child uses everyday to clean themselves, play in, and even drink?Where does it come from and how clean is it?
Visit one of NYC’s most beautiful locations, South Street Seaport and learn some of our history with your family.
The South Street Seaport Museum announces Seaport Walking Tours, illuminating the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of New York’s original seaport. Starting on Thursday, April 21, 2016 there will be two regularly scheduled tours available: The Secret Life of the Brooklyn Bridge and A Wicked Tour of the Fourth Ward. To commemorate the sinking of Titanic, a special limited run walking tour is only available on April 14, 15, and 16. Several new tours will be introduced after the Memorial Day weekend. Tickets available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/.
Calling all educators and parents! Do you ever wonder why your students or child seem to make what “we” see as the same mistakes or have an endless negative attitude? Granted there can be many reasons for the repeated poor choices or continued difficulties, but experience has shown me time and time again we can be contributing to the problem.
We can help children move away from telling themselves,