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A Real Page-Turner

scribble press!

Little Henry down the street has a commercial agent. And Maggie, the next block over, is making her debut at Carnegie Hall.

Feeling ordinary? Trump them all when you tell them yours is a published author. At age 3.

The NYC outpost of Scribble Press allows mini scribes, ages 3 and up, to write, illustrate, and publish their own stories. Kids can choose from more than 100 templates if they need an idea starter (“I love my mom,” “If I went into outer space,” “All about me”) or give it a go on their own.

A selection of stencils, inklings (cards that give step-by-step instructions on drawing different objects), pens, and collage materials like tissue, glitter, and paper scraps are available for creating illustrations. Little sibs too young to string a story together are welcome to try their hand at simple place mat or note card projects.

Registration is open for camps introducing kids to everything from comic books to creative storytelling. But it sounds like that already runs in the family.


Scribble Press, 1624 First Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets (212-288-2928 or scribblepress.com). Book projects start at $25.

this week in new york!

PLAY
Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair
What:
Enjoy arts and crafts, delicious food, and Broadway performers.
Why: Take to the streets to raise money for neighborhood schools.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Greenwich St., b/t Chambers & Harrison Sts.; Washington Market Park, Chambers St., at Greenwich St.; BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., b/t Greenwich & West Sts.

HEAR
KindieFest, the Family Music Festival
What:
Favorites like Recess Monkey, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and Clementown delight all ages.
Why: Yes, this is kid rock.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., b/t Third & Fourth Aves. Gowanus (718-855-3388). Tickets ($15) online at eventbrite.com.

WALK
Luke’s Rock n’ Stroll II
What: Join this fun two-mile run, walk, and stroll to benefit the nonprofit First Candle.
Why: Support the research and prevention of SIDS.
When: Sat., 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Pier 46 on the Hudson River, b/t Perry & Charles Sts. Register online at firstcandle.org.

Photo: Courtesy of Scribble Press

LOCATIONS
1624 1st Ave
bt 84th & 85th Sts
New York, NY 10028
212-288-2928
Luke's Rock n' Stroll II
Pier 46
bt Perry & Charles Sts
New York, NY 10014
Littlefield
622 Degraw St
bt 3rd & 4th Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-855-3388
Washington Market Park
Chambers St
@ Greenwich St
New York, NY
Greenwich St
bt Chambers & Harrison Sts
New York, NY 10013
199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
212-220-1460
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