New York based designer, KAWS is sharing his art with his own ‘hood this summer. The Brooklyn residing KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is bringing his sculptures and paintings to the Brooklyn Museum. KAWS, who previously worked for Disney, is displaying his take on familiar cartoon imagery, which are reminiscent in the main attraction; “Along the Way.” The two eighteen-foot-high wooden sculptures are a colossal greeting to visitors as they enter the museum. They will be hard to miss in the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion & Lobby. KAWS, who began his career as a graffiti artist, has a growing fan base as his artwork was showcased in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This latest exhibit also includes the paintings GLASS SMILE (2012) and SHOULD I BE ATTACKING (2013).
We are so excited for our Bastille Day celebration at Brookfield Place this Sunday! Come join us for our “Let them eat cupcakes” themed day (check out Marie Antoinette in our window), celebrating France! We are giving 15% off French brands and themed goods – by Janod toys, 7AM Enfant, Vilac, Sophie the Giraffe & more! Although we can’t offer such deal on our fave french Babyzen Yoyo stroller we are giving a free cupholder with each purchase. As always we’ll put it together for you and deliver for free if you’re under Canal Street.
Cupcakes & champagne served all day! And this is just some of the fun! Our neighbors, Posman’s Books will be reading French books, there will be french language lessons, French games, music and food all day both inside & outside at Brookfield Place! Be sure to join us!
Vive la France!
Summer is the perfect time to train your little chef! It’s a great indoor activity if it’s too hot outside, but make sure to have your air conditioner on, since the kitchen can heat up! The Cooking Club for Kids offers lots of different fun cooking sets for your little culinary whiz!
But before anyone starts cooking, every chef needs chef hats and aprons – and for that we have The Cooking Club for kid’s black and white aprons and hats, ready for our chefs, $23.
Everybody needs to eat a healthy breakfast to have a great day – they way that breakfast is the most important meal of the day–it energizes you! For our breakfast food loving chefs, we have a pancake kit. It comes with: a mixing bowl, different shapes, a flipper, and recipe cards. One morning our little chefs can make pancakes and maybe another morning they can create yummy crepes!
Pizza Time! The Cooking Club for Kids Pizza making kit comes with: a rolling pin, a sauce brush, a pizza tray and lifter, and recipe cards. Our young chefs can create their own pizzas with different ingredients as well! I would love to try a ham and pineapple pizza, please!
Snacks are great for extra energy throughout the day. Babesta has two snack kits: the cookie kit and the gingerbread kit. Both kits contain recipe cards and different cookie cutter shapes. The cookie kit contains a silicone mat and a rolling pin,while the gingerbread kit has a mixing bowl and a decorating pen. How fun will it be to create different shaped cookies! I would love to try a heart and star shaped cookie! I’m sure it will taste as great as it looks!
I also have to add that I love ice-cream as much as I love pizza and pancakes! Babesta recently received Chronicle’s Star Wars’ Ice Saber Kit. It comes with four molds that you can fill with your favorite juice or fruit to make yummy pops that will be chilly for a hot summer day. This kit contains 30 different Ice Saber Recipe so no one will ever get bored! You can have light saber fights while eating!! And they’re only $24!
If any of our little chefs decide to create new recipes with these kits, please stop by and drop off some snacks! LOL.
Only $29 for all these kits. In-stores at Babesta Cribz and online.
On June 15th, Battery Park City has opened the long-awaited Asphalt Green located on 555 E 90th St New York, NY 10128. They are open: Mon-Fri from 5:30 AM to 9:45 PM and Sat – Sun from 8:00 AM to 7:45 PM. You will need a membership to enter, but you can also pay a daily fee, if you would like to take a class for the day or use their facilities. The different class schedules can be found here on their website. & their membership info is found here!!
Asphalt Green was scheduled to open a year ago, but due to different negotiations and damages from Hurricane Sandy, it has opened this year– better than never! They were kind to allow the public to take free demonstration classes and use their different facilities for no charge during the first week. Described by Carl Glassman in his article, people from members to tourists were lined up on the Grand Opening day. So many people enjoyed Asphalt Green’s swimming lanes, basketball courts, and their gym machines! A lot of people have decided to start going to Asphalt Green to get their daily workouts!
Asphalt Green’s mission is to provide fun classes to promote an active lifestyle! It is not aimed for only adults. They love their youths! Registrations for youths to come and play various sports from swimming lessons to basketball, martial arts, flag football, soccer, etc. are open! There will be so many sports that your youth will enjoy! They also have private swimming lessons.
Also, did you know that Asphalt Green holds Birthday Parties for children?! It just gets better, right? They have different birthday packages; remember to reserve ahead of time! Their super-friendly staff will hold fun games for the birthday party guests and the birthday child themselves! Parties range from pool parties to obstacle course parties! Of course refreshments will be served as well as a gift to the birthday kid! I’m very sure the parties will be talked for the whole year!!
For more information, you can check out their website!
1. Tales for the Teeny TinyIt is important to show our babies different ways of learning! Reading books to them, singing to them, talking to them, allows the baby to learn more.
You have to love local libraries; they provide so many books for children and adults of all ages. They also host events to help our tots learn more. In fact, Battery Park City Library is hosting a “Tales for the Teeny Tiny” event on Wednesday, July 17th at 10:30 AM. This event has no sign-ups; it is first come, first serve. Tales for the Teeny Tiny is aimed for babies of 18 months to 3 year olds.
Parents, caregivers, and our adorable babies will finger play, listen to stories, play interactive games, and sing songs. This event will be packed with a lot of activities.
2. Kids Theater: My City Park“When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel.”
Making Books Sing will be presenting their My City Park at Batter Park City Library on July 17th at 4 PM! The audience they seek are for ages 3- 10. This performance is said to last 45 minutes; there will be puppetry, fun songs, and audience participation. This will be a very different and educational event that children and adults will enjoy and love so much!
Check out their website for more details!
Battery Park City Library is located on 175 North End Avenue, New York, NY 10282. This is a map and list of the different subways that will lead you to these events.
Love French pastries? Interested about France’s Independence Day? Enjoy meeting new people, face painting, and drawing contests?
You’re in luck! On July 14th, Bastille Day will be held in, our very own, New York! It will be between Lexington and Fifth Avenues, from noon to 5PM.
Families will definitely enjoy this day, as well as friends who want to learn more about the French culture. There will be yummy pastries (who can say no to that?!), face painting, arts and crafts, crêpes, éclairs, fromages, and more! Live music, cultural dance performances, $2 macarons…it will be equipped with so much fun!
Bastille Day has been on-going for over 10 years, celebrating France’s official independence from the United States that took place on July 14, 1789.
Definitely visit this event for a memorable time! Also, visit the site for more information!
We love our Ugly Dolls at Babesta. Somehow their cute & quirky nature gets us every time. Here’s a little dose of happiness we made while experimenting with Vine! Enjoy!
I went crazy when I came across Smash Scrapbooks and snapped them up for the store. And for kids going away to camp, these funky scrapbooks with all of their accessories make for a really cool way to capture the summer memories. Check them out here!
Today June 21, 2013, marks the official first day of summer, so flip down those shades, apply that sunblock, and stay hydrated.
Babesta loves not only chic and retro fashion of our kids, but also cool adult fashions as well! We recently came across Camilla Frank’s Tiger Kaftan in the Financial Times’ “Hot Looks to Stay Cool in the Sun”.
Grab your walking shoes and put your art hat on, it’s TOAST Artwalk time in Tribeca this weekend! Tribeca has historically been known as an artists’ neighborhood and this is a great occasion to show support to our local art community! Download the map at TOASTartwalk.com. Artists open their studios to the public and galleries get in on the game as well. There’s nothing like supporting your ‘hood with some art for your crib!