Smarten Up with Little Green Gourmets

Smarten Up+Little Green Gourmets

It’s time for the next Smarten Up Creative Learning Workshop and it’s going to be a good one!  On December 15th at noon, children of all ages are welcome to join chef Isabel Gunther of Little Green Gourmets at Thompson LES Hotel for some deliciously sweet holiday fun.  There will be treats galore and so much more!  For more info visit, email us at, or call 917-297-3764.



Smarten Up with Wendy Mullin at Above Allen

On Sunday, October 21st, we will be hosting our third Smarten Up Creative Learning Workshop with special guest Wendy Mullin!  She is a multi-talented fashion designer, and Mullin is going to help kids create the most magical, special, and most importantly cool trick-or-treat bag that you could possibly imagine.  Kids can and should come in costume ready to make some Halloween magic happen.  Hope you can make it!

When: Sunday, October 21 from 1:00 – 2:30

Where: Above Allen at the Thompson LES hotel, 190 Allen Street, New York, NY. 10002

Who: Children 6ish to 12ish, tuition $25



The Stinky Puffs


The Stinky Puffs were an early 90’s rock band started by then seven year old Simon Fair Timony, then-stepson of Jad Fair, and by Cody Linn Ranaldo, son of Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo. 

In 1995 The Stinky Puffs released an LP titled A Little Tiny Smelly Bit of…the Stinky Puffs. The album included a song called, ”I’ll Love You Anyway” which was Simon’s personal response to Kurt Cobain’s death, who was a big fan of the band.  Also included on the disk are four live tracks from a July, ‘94 YoYo a Go Go festival performance. Timony performed songs with Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan on guitar, Krist Novoselic on bass and Dave Grohl on drums.

Sure they had a bit of help from some pretty famous, way cool parents, but it is a pretty great accomplishment nonetheless!  Come to tomorrow’s Smarten Up workshop with Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow at Thompson LES and maybe your child will be inspired to do a little bit of the same … there are just a few spots left to RSVP ASAP at