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Try Tricycles at The Plaza

The Kids Garage Reopens

the plaza tricycle garage reopens!

Eloise lived large. She had run of The Plaza, and Central Park was her backyard.

Your kids, on the other hand, bunk in a former walk-in closet and are confused by grass.

Ride out the remainder of the summer with the recently resurrected Tricycle Garage. Originally opened in 1956 — in response to the success of Kay Thompson’s first Eloise book — the garage had bike and trike rentals for young New Yorkers and hotel guests channeling their pint-size heroine’s rambunctious spirit.

The 2011 version stays true to that vision with a fleet of vintage-inspired Radio Flyer ride-ons and scooters kids can take for a spin around the park.

Eloise would have absolutely loved, loved, loved it.

Available at The Plaza Boutique, 1 West 58th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-546-5454 or theplaza.com), $20 for two hours; $40 per day.

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ACCESSORIZE
NestPrep Drool Bibs
What:
Sweet and sophisticated cotton cloths ($26-$30) protect adorable outfits from Mr. and Miss Droolface.
Why: Spit happens.
When: All day, every day.
Where: Online at nestprep.com.

SEE
Mary Poppins at SummerStarz
What:
Introduce your wee ones to the wonder of Julie Andrews while relaxing under the stars.
Why: In a word, its supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
When: Thurs. Music and games, 6 p.m.; movie, sunset.
Where: East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave., b/t N. 8th & 9th Sts., Williamsburg. Free.

WATCH
American Indian Midsummer Powwow
What:
A days-long intertribal dance contest with performances by more than 40 Native American nations.
Why: Crafts, jewelry, and food.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m. (performances, 7-10 p.m.); Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (performances, noon-5 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.); Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (performances, noon-5 p.m.).
Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., b/t 73rd Rd. & 74th Ave., Floral Park (718-347-3276). Adults, $10; children, $5.

Photo: Courtesy of The Plaza Boutique

LOCATIONS
The Plaza Hotel
1 W 58th St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10019
East River State Park
90 Kent Ave
bt N 8th & 9th sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
bt 73rd Rd & 74th Ave
Floral Park, NY 11426
718-347-3276
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