Kids Expo A Success At Walt Whitman Shops

Hundreds turn out for access to child-focused Long Island organizations and businesses.

Walt Whitman Shops recently hosted its first ever Spring into the Mall kids expo, a daylong event featuring Long Island’s best kid-friendly resources and essentials.  The expo presented parents with a wealth of information from exhibitors, all with a focus on children’s services, products, and more.


“We are pleased that this event attracted so many parents, all seeking out resources to benefit their children and families,” said Kathleen Herrmann, director of marketing and business development for Walt Whitman Shops. “From health and wellness to developmental services and even vacation planning, the exhibitors provided top-notch information during the Spring into the Mall kids expo.”


The exhibitors who were on-site at Walt Whitman Shops included Village East Gifted (enrichment center for the gifted learner), DeLiceful (lice removal and prevention), Suffolk Speech (speech rehab and myofunctional therapy), All Kids Fair (upcoming expo for kids and families), North Shore Eye Care (ophthalmology practice), Silverleaf Resorts (family vacation packages), Achieve Beyond (pediatric therapy and autism services), Home Food Service (delicious frozen food delivered to your home), Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, BabysittingBarter.com (connecting parents, sitters, and businesses), Huntington YMCA, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and SBI Campus (an affiliate of Sanford-Brown).


As part of the offerings, Legal Sea Foods provided sampling of its famous clam chowder.


Spring into the Mall kids expo was sponsored locally by Your Local Kids Source of Long Island, an extensive shopping and service magazine and online connection for almost anything for children and families. A complete resource for baby furniture, clothing, great birthday party ideas, party supplies, enrichment programs, educational classes, summer camps, events, activities, private schools, photographers, health and safety products, home-based business opportunities, mommy and me play groups, toys and much more!


Businesses interested in participating in future kids expo events should contact Barbara Kaplan at (516) 621-1446.


Providing shoppers with everything they could ask for, Walt Whitman Shops, formerly Walt Whitman Mall, is located on Route 110 in Huntington Station and managed by Simon Property Group, Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  A major transformation was unveiled on November 21, 2013 when the property introduced a number of new stores and dining destinations to its stellar line-up of more than  80 specialty stores and anchors Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s. Shoppers will experience unsurpassed customer service with amenities including complimentary wheelchairs; Ticketmaster retail outlet at Simon Guest Services and American Express® Simon Giftcards®, which can be used everywhere American Express® cards are welcomed, and VISA® Simon Giftcards®, good everywhere VISA® debit cards are accepted. Gift cards are available in denominations from $20 to $500.  For more information, please go to www.simon.com. For the latest mall events and updates, visit www.waltwhitmanmall.com, check out www.facebook.com/WaltWhitmanShops and follow the center on Twitter: @WaltWhitmanShop.               


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