TAPA Art Show

By Elizabeth Connolly ON A RAINY THURSDAY afternoon this past October, students from the Theresa Academy gathered at the second floor gallery space of the Long Island Children’s Museum to attend a reception in their honor. The weather did little to dim the smiles and spirits of the artists and their families. The artists were happy to find their… Read More »

Snowy Winter Days

During this winter of historic snowfall and freezing temperatures, we have been keeping things light and warm at TAPA. Although some of our weekly classes have been rescheduled because of the snow, we’ve still had outstanding attendance in our classes and are so happy with all the amazing work our students have been doing.  … Read More »

Valentines Day Workshop

On Sunday, February 9th, the TAPA studios were filled to capacity with young lovers at heart looking to celebrate Valentines Day! Boys and girls of all ages enjoyed a day of dancing, Valentines Day Yoga, and crafting incredible valentines for their loved ones.   Volunteers were on deck to help with all of the activities… Read More »

That perfect summer job…

Every young person is looking for a great summer internship and this year TAPA was blessed to have two very talented young ladies join us as interns. The girls worked for two days a week helping us with fall mailings, cleaning and re-organizing the art closets, and helping us prepare for the last two weeks… Read More »

Dancers with Heart

By: Lindsay Rogan After Hurricane Sandy everyone at TAPA (in Long Beach!) was reeling from the unexpected losses.  I knew that the building was flooded and that we had sustained a significant loss but nothing really hit me until I was in the building clearing things out. The most simple things would stop me in… Read More »

Some thoughts…

By: Miss Keyla I have to say! I am always so exhausted in the morning from the long commute to TAPA, but once I enter the TAPA building I am  energized and excited to see everyone’s faces including the amazing staff and vollies. I love the different holiday themes we used during camp that went… Read More »


By: Cindi Valenti As a mother of two special needs children, I sometimes find it hard to understand “typical” mothers and their wants and needs. I want my kids to be happy, socialize like “typical” kids do, succeed in the future and be taken care of. I encourage any activity they want to try or… Read More »

We’re Famous!

David Feldman from Long Beach NY TV recently visited the TAPA studios and had an opportunity to speak with Ms. Susan and one of our parents about our program!  Check us out the video in the link below: http://longislandny.tv/detail.php?id=18