We’d like to thank the sprinklers at the playground for our kids’ requiring more costume changes than Anne Hathaway at the Oscars.
Because if it weren’t for their multiple summertime wardrobe malfunctions, we’d never have discovered the easy-breezy outfits from new Spanish fashion line Nadadelazos.
With staples (think tanks and sundresses) plus of-the-moment looks (like blousy rompers and sarouel pants) the line reads stylishly carefree even when you do the old switcheroo on a park bench.
The all-cotton pieces showcase original prints — a dash of Euro mixed with the best of the ’70s, a combo we find hard to resist — by designer Tina Laux. And they’re no worse for the wear after being rolled up in your diaper bag awaiting their entrance.
Cue the ice cream truck — you’re ready.
Available at Sweet William, 85 Kenmare Street, between Cleveland Place and Mulberry Street (212-343-7301); 112 North 6th Street, at Berry Street, Williamsburg (718-218-6946 or sweetwilliamltd.com), $38-$48.
What: A free interactive installation of 40 surreal giant inflatable sculptures.
Why: An easy way to teach art appreciation.
When: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 30th St., at Tenth Ave., below the High Line.
Cynthia Sayer and Sparks Fly
What: Eat a picnic dinner picnic and enjoy the free jazzy stylings of banjo player Sayer.
Why: Nothing says summer like music on the grass.
When: Thurs., 6 p.m.
Where: Washington Market Park, enter on Greenwich St., at Duane St.
The Berenstain Bears Live
What: Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister star in a lesson-filled musical based on everyone’s favorite lesson-filled books.
Why: It’s always nice spending time in Bear Country.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., b/t Amsterdam & W. End Aves. (866-811-4111). Tickets online at berenstainbearslive.com. Adults and children, $30-$60.
Photo: Courtesy of Sweet William