Chocology Kids Event – WMHO Lego Contest

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Linda Johnson | 0 Comments

4,000 Lego bricks + 65 Chocology Kids = WOW!

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This past weekend Chocology sponsored the Lego/Minecraft build at the WMHO Lego Contest in Stony Brook, New York and what an event it was! Over 145 parents, kids and young adults participated in both building and enjoying the Lego exhibits. The atmosphere was so much fun; we can’t wait to sponsor this event again next year!

We had kids ranging in ages from 2 to 22 join us for the Minecraft Lego build. Throughout the day we had some pretty amazing designs created, some of which will travel with ILUGNY to the Brick Fair event held in New Jersey in October.

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Each participant in the Chocology/Minecraft build received a Certificate of Awesomeness and will also receive a sweet treat when they visit the Chocology booth at the Port Jefferson Farmer’s Market. Thank you to all of our participants for making this event one to remember!

Also on display at the WMHO Lego Contest and event were a 6-foot Empire State Building, the New York skyline and over 50 other contest entries. The winner of the contest will be announced at the closing ceremony on October 16.

Chocology couldn’t have done this without the help of four special teenage volunteers. Thank you to Madeline, Katherine, Allen and Alina who supported this event in the areas of design, marketing, building and clean- up! We appreciate your help and look forward to working with you all again!

It was such a privilege to work with WMHO and ILUGNY at the Lego Build this year! It was a festive event that we will be looking forward to year after year.

We are posting many of the photos that we took at the event. All of the creations were absolutely wonderful however we could only post a few of the photos. We apologize if yours didn’t make the blog, there are more photos on our Facebook page.

To learn more about Chocology and Chocology Kids, follow us on social media at FacebookTwitter and/or Instagram! We look forward to bringing you more sweet Chocology Fun events!

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Posted in Chocology Kids, Ed Sheeran, Lego, Minecraft, Stony Brook, Three Villiage, Ward Melville, WMHO

International Day of Peace - September 21, 2014

Posted on September 15, 2014 by 63390433 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_434" align="alignleft" width="300"]Peace Sign small Lego Peace Sign made from 10,000 Legos by Madeline, Linda and David. Now on display at the Dusty Attic in Port Jefferson, New York.[/caption] Did you know that September 21 is the official United Nations International Day of Peace? Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. We at Chocology have plans to pause on September 21 and reflect on ways that we can promote peace in our world. To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. This anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nations commitment to the purposes and principles upon which the Organization was founded. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982. In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. One way to promote world peace is to do what we love doing. When we do what we love, we feel more peaceful and tend to radiate equanimity to everyone around us. Since chocolate is our passion, we at Chocology feel that living our dream and sharing what we do with the world is one way that we can promote peace. Since we care deeply about our customers and strive to deliver the best possible product, with customer service at the forefront of our mission, we hope that we inspire peaceful transactions and happy customers. In turn, we hope that when our customers receive our chocolates that they feel just a little more harmony in their hearts as well. When we share our chocolate passions, whether that’s through education, blogging or selling our chocolates, we strive to transmit joy to those who follow us. Our goal is to not only sell chocolates but to educate and bring people together through an age-old delicacy that everyone loves. We hope that you’ll take a moment on September 21 to reflect on how you can make the world just a little more peaceful. Perhaps you can share a chocolate with a stranger, smile at the overworked cashier at the grocery store or write an uplifting note to a friend. It’s the small things that make up a giant peaceful world. If we all do our part, International Day of Peace will be an every day event. Share with us in the comments or on Facebook what you plan to do on International Peace Day. Even the smallest of actions make a difference and your comment just might inspire someone to join you in your peace affirming actions. Next week, we'll share with you how we celebrated! Happy International Day of Peace from Chocology!

Posted in Chocology, Distinctive, dusty attic, education, International Day of Peace, joy, Lego, Lego Peace Sign, Luxury chocolate, Peace and Harmony, Uncategorized, United Nations, World Peace

Day 8 London

Posted on April 25, 2014 by 63390433 | 0 Comments

London Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 11.14.28 AM -When we lived here the first thing I would do when anyone from America came over to visit was send them on the Big Bus Tour—which is exactly what I wanted for Madeline to do.  It’s a great way to get your sense of direction and at the very least get to see the sites of London.  Madeline loved spending the entire day sitting on the top of the double decker bus seeing all of London’s famous landmarks! Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 11.53.16 AM I’d have to say Tower bridge was probably Madeline’s favorite.. and I’m confident that’s because for her 10th birthday we had a big ‘ol Lego party and the final mystery build was 18 kids building the 4,287 pieces Tower Bridge. It’s still sits proudly in my office at home. Pretty much as soon as I moved over to London I learned the best Indian food comes out of London and guess what?  Marriott Regents Park restaurant features Indian food and Chef Ali's Chicken Tika Masala was out of this world.  Oh it was good to just take a day off and enjoy a fabulous dinner at the hotel and then sleep like rocks. Happy Travels, Linda and Madeline p.s.  Madeline absolutely love, love, loves London.  She says "The people are so refined, and helpful and the city is busy and quiet at the same time".  She also loves how the people respect history.  She'd move here in a heartbeat.

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