On Saturday, April 2nd the Long Island Clusters of Au Pair in America went to NYC to see the new Broadway show “Baby It’s You!” The show is in previews and officially opens April 27th. We all loved the show which featured songs made famous by the Shirelles.
BABY IT’S YOU! is the original Broadway musical inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, a suburban housewife from New Jersey, who discovered one of the greatest girl groups of all time, The Shirelles, and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry’s first female powerhouse.
“Au pair” means “on par” or equal. Au are international visitors who travel to the United States on a J-1 Visitor Exchange Visa to acquire a better understanding and appreciation of American life while living with an American family and caring for their young children.
Hosting an au pair provides a rewarding experience to both the au pair and the family. You and your children will learn first hand from an international visitor and you will share our culture with your au pair. Give your children childcare “with a cultural flair.” It is very affordable. Take a look at our website at www.aupairinamerica.com for current fees and promotions!
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Suffolk County Au Pairs
The Au Pair in America Au Pairs in Suffolk County enjoyed 2010 in the USA. They got together every month for meetings and fun activities. Au Pairs went to NYC often, ice skating in Bryant Park, seeing a Broadway Show, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, and competing in a Scavenger Hunt with lots of other au pairs from Au Pair in America. Au Pairs enjoyed Long Island Beaches, a Long Island Ducks Baseball game, cluster meetings at Senior Community Counselor Cindy Garruba’s home, doing Global Awareness presentations in Suffolk County classrooms and libraries, decorating a holiday tree in Stony Brook Village, and decorating HELP Suffolk Homeless Shelter’s recreation room for the holidays.
Best of all, Au Pairs enjoyed the time they spent with their new friends and their host families. Happy New Year!! May we all learn from each other and have a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
Au Pair in America was established in 1986 as the first federally approved au pair program in the United States. We have established high standards of excellence, partnering with the U.S. government, international partners, our U.S. field network, AIFS staff and orientation team to provide a quality cross-cultural experience for over 87,000 au pairs from around the world and thousands of American families. Join us in celebration……………. From Ruth Frizell Ferry, Sr Vice President and Director, Au Pair in America aupairinamerica.com
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Suffolk Au Pairs celebrated the holiday season with an International Feast. The au pairs all prepared something from their country for the feast. A storm was raging outside with high winds and pounding rain, but in Cindy’s home the atmosphere was cheery and warm. The feast was yummy and everyone enjoyed the bountiful desserts!
After dessert, the au pairs exhanged grab bag gifts they each brought. Cindy handed out gifts and then it was time for pictures. Everyone took turns modeling the Santa hats and posing by the Christmas trees. We shared our plans for the season, some of the au pairs are traveling with their host families over the holidays, some are going off on vacations of their own, and some are taking day trip into to the city to see the holiday decorations, visiting Santa with their host families. Everyone is enjoying the season! Happy Holidays one and all!
The Suffolk County Cluster of Au Pair in America decorated HELP Suffolk Homeless Shelter for the holidays! They transformed the recreation room into a WINTER WONDERLAND filled with snowflakes suspended from the ceiling, 2 snowpeople and some cheerful packages on the walls! The decorate the holiday tree, too! The residents and staff were thrilled with the results!!
HELP Suffolk is a 76-unit transitional housing facility for homeless families housing a maximum of 100 adults and 200 children at any given time. Units are available for people with disabilities.
HELP Suffolk is the largest housing facility for the homeless on Long Island. The complex sits on seven acres of property and consists of four residential buildings, a community building, two playgrounds and a baseball field.
Since its inception in 1990, HELP Suffolk has served over 4,000 families and places approximately 60 percent of families into permanent housing.