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.
Sign your children up for 2 free games of bowling all summer long!
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is hosting a fundraiser at all New York and New Jersey locations on Friday, May 13 to benefit Sunrise Day Camp, a free camp for kids with cancer and their families. CPK will donate 20% of participating sales. To participate, diners can visit CPK during regular store hours and present the flyer below or mention the fundraiser. Dine-in, takeout, catering, online and curbside orders will qualify toward the fundraiser.
This fundraiser was initiated by Ethan Zemel, a local 13-year old boy that lives with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ethan, who will be attending Sunrise Day Camp this summer, wants to raise money for the organization so that other kids with similar illnesses can enjoy the camp as well.
Last Sunday, one of our local Momees, Jen headed out with her family to Caleb Smith State Park Preserve for one of their programs. Their program was called Nature Quest (a scavenger hunt) and everyone had such great time on the beautiful walking trails and grounds.
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.