Monthly Archives: April 2015

APIA Long Island Au Pairs Enjoy Broadway

OTT-0033M-NYWW-Assets-481x338On Sunday, April 26th , the Long Island Clusters of Au Pair in America went to see On the Town, a revival of a 944 Broadway musical.

Three sailors on a 24-hour search for love in wartime Manhattan sing, “New York, New York, a helluva town”.  The show’s dancing is outstanding!

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Earth Day on Long Island

earth-day-events-and-activities-on-long-island-2014While Earth Day is officially on April 22 this year, celebrations are being held throughout the month. Everyone from kids to adults can get into an Earth friendly mindset. Maybe children can even learn ecological values and practices that will last a lifetime. We’ve rounded up several events and activities across Long Island.


Earthstock Festival
Stony Brook University
Monday, April 20-Friday, April 24
Stony Brook University’s Earthstock is a week-long event starting on Monday. Events range from a lecture on Ecological Restoration to an exploratory adventure on Science at Sea. On Friday  there is an outdoor festival, which features more than 100 educational exhibitors, live music performances by Andean flutists and Aztec dancers, a drumming circle with audience participation and street performers. Don’t miss out on the rubber duck races at 2pm, 2:30pm ice cream social and the 3pm Drum Line and Color Guard Showcase.

Eco Carnival
Suffolk County Environmental Center
Saturday, April 25
Seatuck Environmental Association and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone present the Eco Carnival. A full day of family fun featuring nature programs, live animals, music, art, games and food to celebrate Earth Day 2015. Carnival Booths for henna, wild animal face painting, flying squirrel slingshot, native plant potting, biking skills and safety.

Earth Day Celebration
The Common Ground, Sayville
Saturday, April 25
Vendors, crafts, information and more about Earth Day. This is an annual event.

Celebrate Earth Day
Downs Farm Preserve, Cutchogue
Saturday, April 25
Games, hikes, learning, live music and more.

It’s Not Easy Being Green Yard & Craft Sale
Sweetbriar Nature Center
Saturday, April 25-Sunday, April 26
Buy your mother a gift for Mother’s Day, get ready for next year’s holidays a bit early, or simply treat yourself to a gift. To top it off,help the Earth by buying reused and recycled products to reduce your impact on the planet.



Many local libraries are having Earth Day events, check your local library!

Happy Thai New Year 2015!


Songkran 2015 – The Biggest Water Fight Festival in Thailand – Traditional Thai New Year 2015. When is Songkran in Thailand? Songkran 2015 festival will take place April 13th through the 15th, a festival that is the country’s traditional New Years Eve celebration.

Songkran in Bangkok Songkran in Chiang Mai Songkran in Pattaya
Songkran in Bangkok Songkran in Chiang Mai Songkran in Pattaya

The Songkran Festival is also known as the Thai New year or Thailand Water Festival, originally celebrated as a way for the Thai people to sprinkle water on their family members and elders for good fortune and pay their respects to images of the beloved Buddha. Today, the festival has transitioned into 3 days of water play fun, splashing locals and visitors alike with buckets of water, water hoses and super soakers as they gather in the streets.