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Introducing your trendsetting tot to some of the most influential artists of our time. Graffiti artists, tattoo artists, illustrators, fashion designers, musicians and vinyl toy creators list amongst the creative talents that will host private playdates for your child and his friends. Babesta also organizes and sponsors special events that benefits local and national charities.

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November 12th, 2013:  Babesta x Uprise Art present: Pop artist Rebeca Raney ( will guide kids aged 5-10 and their parents in portrait and figure drawing, engaging imagination and each participant's unique perspective.

Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot. RSVP to

Best Age Range: 5-10 years old, but older or younger are welcome.

Cost: Free


July 8th, 2013: Get a Clue at Babesta! Ready to hone your detective skills? In this one-hour interactive creative writing workshop with author Kristen Kittscher, detectives age 7 and up will solve the mystery of what goes into writing a great story. Kids will literally go undercover to get a peek at how an author works and learn about story elements while puzzling out clues and creating their own characters. Participating spies should being their own notebook and a pen or pencil. Spy kits and disguises will be provided. Kids will also have a chance to get a signed copy of the first in Kristen Kittscher’s funny new mystery series from Harper Children’s, “The Wig in the Window” and are invited to attend her exclusive East Coast launch party (parents too!!) next door at the Mysterious Bookshop.

This event is limited to 12 participants, so RSVP to reserve your spot. RSVP to

Best Age Range: 7-12 years old, but older or younger are welcome.

Cost: Free

Bring:Notebook & Pencil


 Bagaboo bee in the city event at babesta

March 6th, 2013: Bugaboo & Babesta are partnering to host a special launch even to celebrate the new Bugaboo Bee in the City video.  Brooklyn stylist and blogger, Latonya Staubs will share her favorite local hang-outs and how she lives life on the fly with her Bugaboo Bee.

Wednesday March 6th
from 1-3pm
at Babesta Cribz, 56 Warren Street

Activities will include video preview, sweet treats + refreshments, DJ Neil and stroller cleaning

To set up an appointment please email or call 646-290-5508


February 12th 2013: Celebrate Fat Tuesday with craft designed by fashion stylist Alexandra Egan

Tuesday February 12th


at Babesta Cribz, 56 Warren Street
Limited space available, reserve your mask today!

Listen to New orleans jazz and get in the mardi gras spirit! We'll be making funky mardi gras masks with features, sparles and more!  Suggested age 6+, but parents are welcome to come and assist the youngers if needed!

RSVP to or call 646-290-5508



January 29th 2011: Crafting with Heidi Kenney at Babesta Cribz, 56 Warren NYC

Yummy craft with artist Heidi Kenney

Artist Heidi Kenney will be leading a craft @Babesta where kids (and adults) can make their own yummy keychain or necklace!

Saturday January 29th

@Babesta Cribz, 56 Warren Street
Limited to 25 participants
Snacks will be served

RSVP to or call 646 290 5508





September 11th 2010 : Silhouette party at Babesta, NYC

If you (or your child) were not at Hilary Duff's wedding brunch or J Lo's 40th birthday, it's entirely possible that you haven't had a handcut silhouette created of your distinguished profile by Los Angeles based master scissor artist Karl Johnson. Worry not! He'll be at Babesta Cribz on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00am-5:00pm. We are taking appointments in 5 minute intervals throughout the day.

These will make great gifts for holiday and perfectly personalized décor for a nursery. Johnson is a whiz with scissors (a regular Edward Scissorhands), and can create your personalized profile in a flash.

The nitty gritty: Hand cut profiles are $25 each, and $15 for additional copies of the same profile. We will also have frames on hand available for purchase so everyone can walk out with a complete gift.

This is a rare opportunity to see this craft ­ his is an unusual skill in this era of computer generated imagery. We¹re thrilled to be able to host this art event at Babesta and hope that you join us and spread the word!

Please call 646 290 5508 to book your appointment!



May 2010 : Greetings from . . . My Hood - The Postcard Project

Pick up your camera at Babesta Cribz.
Hit the streets and walk the downtown beat.
Point, Snap, Repeat.

Only rules: stay under Canal Street.

Capture what you think of when you think of home.
Fill out your sheet with the coordinates of where you made your shots.
Take all 27, then turn the camera in at Babesta Cribz @ 56 Warren Street.
We’ll develop the film, post the pics and vote!

Who: Kids 5-13yrs old
Where: Anywhere under Canal Street, in Manhattan, NY
Why: It’s a fun afternoon! Even more fun in groups! Have your Postcard chosen to be part of the Downtown Pack!
When: May 4-25. Turn in your camera by the 25th in store! In store presentations and camera distribution Tuesday May 4, Saturday May 8. [details to come]
How: Pick up the camera, take and document your shots of Downtown, turn the camera in to Babesta Cribz and stay tuned.
Our panel of expert judges (photographers and local historians) will select finalists and you [family, friends, neighbors] choose the winners.
Results will be posted online and in store.
Limited to 100 cameras, so reserve your camera in store or by calling 646 290 5508.
See it all unfold at

Kick off:
The kick off will be held at Babesta Cribz first week of May (Tuesday May 4 & Saturday May 8). We will present the project, with tips and tricks and more!



May 2010: Illustrator Justin Roth comes to read from his new book "Baltazar and the Flying Pirates."



May 2010: With the release of Dan Zanes new album, 76 Trombones, he makes has a special performance in Babesta Cribz. Singing and dancing is a must!





May 2008 : Caped Crusaders.

Superman has nothing on your little man .
Wonderwoman may have an invisible helicopter, but has she seen your Fly Girl in action?

A benefit for the Ronald Mc Donald House, your super-kid can try out his super-power of creativity, and make his very own fashion-forward customized cape for any crime-fighting he might be called upon to do. Giant craft tables with loads of supplies, light food and more! Although this is a supersized Babesta x-treme playdate, we only have room for 75 children, so reserve your spot now and support this amazing cause!

Portrait photographer Christopher Auger-Domínguez will be on site to photograph the super kids in their alter ego outfits flying high above Gotham in their capes - with a little help from camera magic.

Fashion Fantasy Game will give kids a chance to make capes online too, a fun way to practice their craft before getting out the glue!

Food by Murray's Cheeses. Milk, Juice and White Wine will also be served.

MAY 22, 4:00-6:00PM at Tribeca Cinema Gallery. 54 Varick Street (entrance on Canal). $25/cape. Proceeds donated to Ronald McDonald House.

After making the cape, your child will be all set to whiz up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Superhero exhibit, that started May 7, and celebrates the fashionable frocks in which the caped crusaders we all know and love keep the streets safe from nefarious ne'er-do-wells.

Check out our sponsor's sites! They're dynamite!
Ronald McDonald House:
Tribeca Cinemas Gallery:
Studio 4B Photography:
Fashion Fantasy Game:

The Fashion Fantasy is a virtual world and social network where tween girls learn about business through role-playing as a fashion designer or store owner.

& for tix and info on the Metropolitan Museum of Art:


February 2008 : A night of drawing with JK5/Art Ratz at Babesta, NYC.

This Art Ratz event at Babesta gives children a chance to draw alongside amazing underground artist, JK5. The tattoo artist, painter and toymaker (he designed the Flowbots) will help your child tap into his creative spirit, break all boundaries of reality and draw, create and have a great time. An evening of drawing with JK5 is a treat for any age.


January 2008 : Paint your own Munny/Art Ratz at Babesta, NYC

Munny Painting is all the rage, and at this Art Ratz event at Babesta kids can try their hand at it! The vinyl toys are blank slates -- he or she can paint them with any color, expression and accessories they can dream up.
Great for kids 4 and up. (and of course the parents!)


December 2007 : Yo Gabba Gabba event at Babesta with Divalysscious Moms presenting the new Yo Gabba Gabba toys made by Kid Robot. Come Celebrate the show, get your favorite Yo Gabba Gabba character and receive a free tee!