The Chocolate Expo Celebrates Apollo 11
The Chocolate Expo returns to the Long Island Chidren's Museum, this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Food artist Nancy Baker, who has been featured on Food Network, will re-create a scene from a famous photo of the moon landing using a combination of chocolates, cookies and colored sugars. Also, more than 25 authentically costumed Star Wars characters will be available for selfies and other picture-taking opportunities from about 11am to 2pm. Enjoy FREE face painting and balloon twisting activities for children in the museum’s Junior Jet Club.
Admission to all air and space exhibits is included with admission to The Chocolate Expo. Additionally, FREE admission to shows in the JetBlue Airways Planetarium (regularly $9 adult, $8 children) is included. Space Junk will be shown at noon, 3pm and 5pm.
The Chocolate Expo, one of the largest chocolate events in the nation, offers tastings and sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines from at least 35 local, regional and international vendors.
In partnership with the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Long Island Cares, guests are asked to bring nonperishable food items for donation. It is not necessary to be a Chocolate Expo attendee to participate in the food drive.