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!Submit a response
Belmont State Park and Old Bethpage Village RestorationDoug 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 lighthouseIsai Fuentes, Melville, NY
Fire Island lighthouseBetty lindner, Kings park
William Floyd EstateKerrilynn 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 publicRhoda McManus, Oakdale
My favorite local history legend deals with clam chowder.Paul Pepper, Elwood, New York
Deep Hollow Ranch in MontaukAndrea Gurvitz, East Hampton
Ocean Beach, Fire IslandKevin S Colgan, Islip
Davis Park for a car-free beach experience!Bonnie Faust , Holtsville
Norman J Levy Park and Preserve in South MerrickAnn Parry, Merrick
Sagamore Hill, Oyster BayRocco Graziosi, East Norwich
The former home of TR Roosevelt, Sagamore Hill in Oyster BayHowie Sullivan, West Islip
AdventurelandTerri 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 CalvertonGuy, 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 Centerportwilliam strecker, coram
Treat yourself to Old Westbury Gardens.Carol Ludwig, Wantagh
Clamming in the Great South Bay.Eric Simonson, Levittown
Fire Island LighthouseMs. McLaughlin, Levittown
The Shoppes at East Wind.Charlotte Coté, Port Jefferson
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