Suffolk County Au Pair in America had a wonderful, interactive, educational Cultural Fair on Sunday May 22. Families took their children on a “trip around the world” visiting with the au pairs and learning about their countries! Au Pair in America presented the fair to celebrate 25 years as the most trusted au pair agency in the USA! APIA was the first legal au pair agency in the USA.
A rodeo featuring bull riding, live music, Hispanic food and children’s games is being planned for May 29 on a farm in Baiting Hollow, according posters promoting the event.
Emma Saldierna and Edgar Morales, both from East Quogue, have applied to Riverhead Town to hold the rodeo on May 29 on Gold Rush Farms, a 48-acre farm at the corner of Sound Avenue and Oakleigh Avenue.
The event is called a “Jaripeo” — a form of rodeo that involves bull riding and is popular in Mexico.
The posters say in Spanish that the best bulls from the ranch of Sr. Jose Campos will be featured, along with Hispanic food, face painting, games, a mechanical bull, pony rides, several musical acts and the election of a queen of the event.
Families will take a “trip around the world” visiting with au pairs from Au Pair in America. Each child will receive a “passport” and then visit the country tables for their flag stickers! They will learn about each country, do crafts and learn a few words in a new language!
Global Awareness is an educational program sponsored by the American Institute of Foreign Study designed to promote multicultural understanding and appreciation. Au Pair in America is a division of AIFS. www.aupairinamerica.com 1-800-928-7247
Vivian Campos is starting her 2nd year with her host family here in Suffolk County. She taught a lesson on Brazil to her host child’s 4th grade class in Bellport! This Global Awareness lesson was part of the only online approved education class for au pairs from UCLA. The UCLA Advantage Class is exclusively offered through Au Pair in America!