Lofty Aspirations


When you mentioned giving up the crib for a big-boy bed, you got a mouthful about traffic flow, space utilization, and feng shui.

From your 3-year-old.

Maximize your child’s space with a multifunctional loft bed by CasaKids. Architect and children’s furniture designer Roberto Gil consults with the smallest of clients and their design-loving parental units to determine the best configuration for everyone’s needs.

Using a system of modular cabinets, bookshelves, ladders, drawers, desks, and sleeping platforms, Gil creates spaces that work as well for play as they do for peaceful slumber. Plus, all of the beds feature rails, so you can rest easy while your child masters the top bunk.

Wouldn’t want the apple to fall far from the tree.

CasaKids, 106 Ferris Street, between Coffey and Van Dyke Streets, second floor, Red Hook (718-694-0272 or casakids.com).

this week in new york!

Contemporary Dining Skills and Beyond
Socialsklz and The Four Seasons Restaurant team up to teach kids everything from table manners to making mealtime conversation.
Why: Because manners matter.
When: Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. (ages 5-7); noon-1:30 p.m. (ages 8-12); 2-3:30 p.m. (ages 13 and older).
Where: The Four Seasons, 99 E. 52nd St., b/t Park & Lexington Aves. Register 212-579-5300 or at socialsklz.com.

Feisty Females
What: Abby in Wonderland is a cinematic adventure starring Sesame Street’s resident spitfire, Abby Cadabby. Arts and crafts, dancing, and dress-up are all part of the fun.
Why: It’s puppet perfection.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., at Laight St. Tickets online at tribecafilm.com or at the box office the day of the show.

Tales from the Land of Gullah
What: Kids participate in the activities, crafts, and meals of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia.
Why: Dive into island culture.
When: Thru Apr. 4. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights (718-735-4400).

Photo: Courtesy of CasaKids

106 Ferris St
bt Coffey & Van Dyke Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11231
54 Varick St
@ Laight St
New York, NY 10013
99 E 52nd St
bt Park & Lexington Aves
New York, NY 10022
145 Brooklyn Ave
@ St Marks Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213