August Summertime Fun-written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy August GiGi’s NYC!

There are some special holidays to celebrate in August. Some of them include National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, National Watermelon Day, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National S’mores Day, National Bowling Day, and National Relaxation Day.

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day was celebrated on Wednesday, August 2nd, this year, and a lot of people celebrate the occasion by enjoying the day with an ice cream sandwich with loved ones. My favorite ice cream sandwiches are Flying Saucers from Carvel. I enjoy vanilla and chocolate ice cream sandwiches. 

National Watermelon Day was celebrated on Thursday, August 3rd this year. On this day, a lot of people enjoy this fruit in a variety of ways since it is one of the most refreshing summer fruits. I like eating watermelon by itself. You can also enjoy it in a fruit salad and as a popsicle. 

Friday, August 4th, was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. This is a great day to bake homemade chocolate chip cookies. I like mine fresh from the oven with a warm brownie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

National S’mores Day was celebrated on Thursday, August 10th, this year. This is a good day to make s’mores on a bonfire with loved ones. S’mores are a popular dessert to have during the summer at barbecues, at your house, while camping, and when you have company over. You can roast your marshmallows on a stick. I like to use Baker’s or Hershey’s chocolate for my s’mores. 

National Bowling Day is on Saturday, August 12th, this year. Bowling is one of my favorite hobbies. It is exciting to see how much I have improved. My brother Harris is the best bowler that I have played with. He has bowled in tournaments all over the country and has won many awards. 

National Relaxation Day is on Tuesday, August 15th, this year. This day is dedicated to relaxing. August in general is a relaxing month since a lot of people are off from work and school and go on vacation. On this day I’m planning on sleeping in until noon and wearing my pajamas all day. 

This summer, I plan on going on ferry rides with loved ones, enjoying a couple of barbecues, and having family and friends visit to enjoy the weather. 

My restaurant review for this month is of Mito, a Japanese restaurant located in Bayside, NY. I love their crab and artichoke dip, sushi, and short rib. The food is fresh and delicious. I suggest that you all go and try this restaurant.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. See you in September!

Love always,


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  1. Laura M. on August 14, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Fatima, I loved reading this blog post. August has some fun holidays. I hope you have been enjoying them. See you soon ❤️

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