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Where on Long Island should a new visitor go?

Kennedy Stackowicz, 12, a seventh-grader from Indiana, is

Kennedy Stackowicz, 12, a seventh-grader from Indiana, is asking Long Islanders for help with a project assigned by her literature teacher April Weisser. Photo Credit: April Weisser

Long Islanders: A 12-year-old girl from Indiana needs our help.

For a school project, seventh-grader Kennedy Stackowicz is asking us to write her with our favorite things about New York and fun places for visitors to check out. She’s also interested in local history.

The students in Kennedy's literature class at Queen of Peace Catholic School in Mishawaka, Indiana, each chose a state and wrote letters to newspapers asking for responses from their readers that they will turn into a slide presentation. Kennedy picked New York, and sent one of her letters to Newsday.

Kennedy's mom, whose maiden name was Mary Pascariello, grew up in Sayville. Kennedy has been to Long Island to spend time with her mom’s side of the family and has visited New York City, Southampton and Montauk. “I’m going there this summer, and I’d like to know what fun things to do.” She says her mom has promised that if she hears suggestions from Long Islanders, they would check out some of the places.

You can read more about Kennedy's school project here, and enter your suggestions using the form below. We'll make sure they get to Kennedy!

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Belmont State Park and Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Doug Hahl, Lindenhurst, NY

Kennedy and her family need to go to Robert Moses and Smith's Point parks.

Laura Interrant, Saint James

Adventureland and the Montauk lighthouse

Isai Fuentes, Melville, NY

Fire Island lighthouse

Betty lindner, Kings park

William Floyd Estate

Kerrilynn Jorgensen, East Quogue, NY

Sunken Meadow State park -- great beaches, boardwalk, cafes and more.

Miles Borden, Kings Park, NY

Longhouse in East Hampton, a former private estate, now open to the public

Rhoda McManus, Oakdale

My favorite local history legend deals with clam chowder.

Paul Pepper, Elwood, New York

Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk

Andrea Gurvitz, East Hampton

Ocean Beach, Fire Island

Kevin S Colgan, Islip

Davis Park for a car-free beach experience!

Bonnie Faust , Holtsville

Norman J Levy Park and Preserve in South Merrick

Ann Parry, Merrick

Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay

Rocco Graziosi, East Norwich

The former home of TR Roosevelt, Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay

Howie Sullivan, West Islip


Terri Gentile, Dix Hills

No summer time visit for a family coming to Long Island is complete...

Charles Pincus , Valley Stream

Go to Fire Island.

Mark Murray , Oakdale

Splish Splash, a 96 acre water park in Calverton

Guy, Medford, NY

There's a hiking trail in the back of the Sagamore Hill Orchard House that...

Eileen Cerami, Oyster Bay, LI

One of my favorite places to go on Long Island has to be the Lighthouse on...

Theresa Morris, Huntington Station

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport

william strecker, coram

Treat yourself to Old Westbury Gardens.

Carol Ludwig, Wantagh

Clamming in the Great South Bay.

Eric Simonson, Levittown

Fire Island Lighthouse

Ms. McLaughlin, Levittown

The Shoppes at East Wind.

Charlotte Coté, Port Jefferson

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