To the Letter

Mr. Boddington's NYC ABC poster

mr. boddington's nyc abc poster!

Junior wakes up in the morning asking for bagels and lox — from Zabar’s. Your New Yorker-in-training is a quick study.

So it’s only fitting that his first lesson in letters would indicate that C is for Central Park Zoo and M is for Metrocard.

Local stationer Mr. Boddington’s Studio — founded by designer Rebecca Schmidt-Ruebensaal — is best known for its dapper wedding invitations. But since Schmidt-Ruebensaal became a mom two years ago, they’ve got baby on the brain. Their “NYC Loves ABC” poster is the first glimpse at an extensive new baby line rolling out later this year.

The 11-by-17-inch poster features Mr. Boddington’s signature hand-drawn style and plenty of tongue-in-cheek Big Apple references: S is for Schlepping, J is for Jaywalking, and H is for Hipsters.

Twenty-six pint-size love letters to the city. We’re spellbound.

Available online at mrboddington.com, $20.

this week in new york!

Kids Food Festival
Two days of activities and entertainment geared toward teaching kids (and their parents) the ins and outs of healthy eating.
Why: Hands-on cooking classes, celebrity chef demonstrations, free tastings, and live music.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Citi Pond at Bryant Park, W. 40th St., b/t 5th & 6th Aves. General admission is free; tickets required for special events. Get them online at kidsfoodfestival.com.

The Incredible Journey
What: The classic 1963 kids’ movie chronicles the adventures of three pets who get lost on a family vacation and must find their way home.
Why: Way better than the 1993 remake.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Film Society of Lincoln Center, 144 W. 65th St., b/t Broadway & Amsterdam Ave. Tickets online at filmlinc.com. Adults and children, $6.

Cozy’s Braid Bar
Budding starlets look the part with red-carpet-worthy hair; choose from fishtails, French braids, braid headbands, and more.
Why: Also on the menu: oh-so-trendy feather extensions.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Cozy’s Cuts for Kids, 1125 Madison Ave., at E. 84th St. (212-744-1716); 448 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 81st St. (212-579-2600); 1416 Second Ave., at E. 74th St. (212-585-2699). Braids, $15-$45 depending on style.

Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Boddington’s Studio

448 Amsterdam Ave
@ W 81st St
New York, NY 10024
1125 Madison Ave
@ E 84th St
New York, NY 10028
1416 2nd Ave
@ E 74th St
New York, NY 10021
Citi Pond at Bryant Park
40th St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10018
144 W 65th St
bt Broadway & Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023