Built for Fun

jenny's blocks!

Peanuts theme song plays.

Linus: Wah! Snoopy chewed up my blanket.

Charlie Brown: Good grief! What’ll we play with now?

Lucy: Stop whining. I have Jenny’s Blocks, local mom/designer Jennifer Esposito’s oversize foam building blocks that double as furniture. We can make forts, tunnels, bridges — the options are endless.

Charlie: Ugh. I just want to sit down.

Lucy: You’re in luck. If we fit the blocks together just right, we get an ottoman, two semicircular rocking chairs, or four half-moon-shaped kids’ seats. And because they come covered in a choice of fabric, including faux cowhide and velvet, they stand on their own as decor.

Linus: Awesome. You’re out of the doghouse, Snoopy.

Charlie: I’m still depressed.

Lucy: Don’t be a blockhead.

Available through Jennifer Esposito Design (917-226-0800 or jenniferespositodesign.com).

this week in new york!

The Three Bears Holiday Bash
What: Celebrate the season with songs, dance, and puppetry based on the stories of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas.
Why: Be merry and bright.
When: Thru Jan. 3. Schedule online at cityparksfoundation.org.
Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park West, at 79th St. (212-988-9093).

Petite Pomme

What: The Brooklyn purveyor of Luco, Bonbon, Makie, and more (sizes newborn-18 months) has set up shop in Manhattan.
Why: It’s a small wonder.
When: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 186 Duane St., b/t Hudson & Greenwich Sts. (212-219-1449).

Bowery Kids: Hullabaloo
The fam-tastic duo mixes funk, rock ’n’ roll, and blues.
Why: Shake those diapered butts.
When: Sun., noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, b/t Houston & Bleecker Sts. (212-614-0505).

Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Esposito

Central Park West
@ 79th St
New York, NY 10024
186 Duane St
bt Hudson & Greenwich Sts
New York, NY 10013
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
bt Houston & Bleecker Sts
New York, NY 10012