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.
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.
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.
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