More than 500 children, from Long island and all around the New York metropolitan area, enjoyed pony rides, wildlife exhibits and much more,at Optimum Kids Day at the Hampton Classic.
In addition to the free pony rides for children under 12, activities included the Laughing Pizza Family Band, the Bellini Family Circus & Friends, magic by the Amazing Zola, face painting by Ruby, llamas from Long Island Livestock, and a Birds of Prey demonstration from the Wildlife Center of the Hamptons.
The Bellini Family Circus & Friends ran workshops to allow kids to learn to perform some of the acts and tricks that they saw.
Guidepost Solutions ran a scavenger hunt and provided participants with Junior Investigator Kits.
Children’s events at the Hampton Classic weren’t limited to Optimum Kids Day. My Playful Gardens, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation and the ASPCA offered events throughout the week of the show. The New York Wolf Conservation Center visited on Tuesday, on Wednesday the was on site with many fun activities, and on Friday Erik’s Reptile Eventures presented their show. Throughout the week, Stony Brook Medicine hosted kid-friendly activities and a skit called “Mission Nutrition.”
Photos by Daniel Gonzalez. Words via hamptonclassic.com.