Torly Kid's 4th Annual Tween Party and Hula Hoop Contest

Get ready! What began as a mere hula hoop contest has evolved into Torly Kid's most anticipated event of the year, the annual Tween Party! We're beyond excited for all of the great activities and giveaways we've got in store for kids ages 7 and up.
  11 AM: Meet author Sarah Mlynowski Sarah is the author of the bestselling YA series,  Magic in Manhattan, (Bras & Broomsticks,  Frogs & French KissesSpells & Sleeping Bags, and Parties & Potions). She'll be reading and signing copies of her brand new book, Fairest of All, the first volume in the Whatever After seriesFairest of All will be in stores in May 2012, but if you want to get a sneak peek right now, stop by Torly Kid to pick up a three-chapter sampler. Learn more about Sarah and her books at 12 NOON: Hula hoop and jump rope contest Who will be crowned the champion hula hooper? This year, we're getting crazy and adding  jump rope to the mix. We've got prizes for the winners who can handle all the tricks we have up our sleeves. 1 - 3 PM: French braiding and manicures Relax after all the hoopin' and jumpin' by getting your choice of French braid styles in your hair (free) and a cool nail art design on your digits ($3). Get in line early: Last year, we were braiding and nail painting non-stop. ALL DAY (11 AM - 4 PM): Custom airbrush designs by Mike Barile of Kustom Camp/Painted Armor It's a simple fact: when it comes to airbrush designs, Mike Barile of Kustom Camp/Painted Armor is where it's at! The second we saw these awesomely bold neon designs, we knew we had to book him. Designs start at $6 and can be applied to a Torly Kid neon canvas bag (free, while supplies last) or lots of other gear available for purchase. See more examples of Mike's art at In addition to the events mentioned above, we'll be giving away cupcakes from Tribeca Treats and raffling off great prizes every hour (you can enter early by visiting Torly Kid). Be the first to get the scoop on event updates, sales & promotions, new arrivals, and our favorite internet videos of cute baby animals by following Torly Kid on Facebook and Twitter.  Email us with questions, comments, or press inquiries at torly [at] (Or just swing by 51 Hudson Street to say hi next time you're in Tribeca.) See ya at the Tween Party! Bring a friend (or two...or five). - The Torly Kid crew Invitation design by Stephanie Luscombe

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