Monthly Archives: December 2011

International Au Pair in America Holiday Party


AP Christmas Party 2011 017AP Christmas Party 2011 007Sunday, December 11 was the International Holiday Party for the Suffolk County Cluster of Au Pair in America.  Each au pair brought a dish from their country for the International Feast.  There were dishes from Germany, Thailand, France, Poland, Slovakia, Bolivia, Croatia, Peru and the USA.  AP Christmas Party 2011 008

AP Christmas Party 2011 011AP Christmas Party 2011 012AP Christmas Party 2011 013Each au pair brought a wrapped gift for the gift exchange.  The gifts were placed under the tree as the au pairs arrived.  After our wonderful feast, we gathered around the tree for the exchange, numbers drawn from a basket determined who, went 1, 2, 3 and so on.  Everyone enjoyed their gifts.

AP Christmas Party 2011 003Cindy Garruba, Suffolk Community Counselor, handed out her gifts to each au pair.  A snow scraper, knit gloves, an ornament to remember their holiday in the USA and some candy kisses.  AP Christmas Party 2011 015

Pictures around the tree, holiday music and lively conversation was enjoyed by everyone.  Happy Holidays!!

Holiday Tree Decorated by Suffolk Au Pairs



Sunday, December 3rd 2011 the Suffolk County Cluster of Au Pairs decorated a tree for Stony Brook Village’s Promenade of Tree. 








IMAG0055The theme of the tree is “We Bring the World Together!”  The decorations have been made by au pairs from this year’s au pairs, as well as au pairs from previous years. 










386470_244272698972397_100001690058084_713697_1246130526_n[1]IMAG0052Santa Claus arrived at 2 PM on a fire engine.  Children lined up for a chance to tell him what they want this year for Christmas.  Santa will be available every weekend till Christmas for the children.  There is a red mailbox outside the Stony Brook Post Office just for letters to Santa.  The trees are on display until January 1st.  The APIA tree is right in front of the Brook House Restaurant, just to the right of the Post Office.  Hope you visit Stony Brook and visit our tree!!IMAG0047




Build a Lego Menorah in Pt. Jefferson with Your Kids

Building the World’s Tallest Lego® Menorah – North Shore Jewish Center 

Date: December 04, 2011
Hours: 12:30-4pm
Ages: Young elementary, Tween
Price: Free


385 Old Town Rd. – 631-928-3737
Pt Jefferson Station , NY 11776

Description: A professional architect helps children ages 7 to 12 construct a 14-foot menorah with over 50,000 Lego® blocks. Parents must accompany their child. Pre-registeration required. The event includes a dairy lunch and goodie bag. Bring a non-perishable food item for a local food pantry.