Events at Girl AGain boutique are craft activities, book readings, and doll care workshops for girls ages 7 to 14 . As part of the mission of Yes She Can, these events are an opportunity for our Girl AGain trainees to take a leadership role in assisting participants. We encourage participants to leave their parents at the coffee shop. They’ll be fine. Registration is required so we are prepared with enough materials. We welcome girls with different abilities. Please call in advance of event to discuss support. 914-358-1460
Note: Our store is tiny so during workshops when there are lots of people in the store we may ask you to leave a stroller outside.
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Gift for Mom – My Doll and Me; Saturday May 6, 11am – noon
Girls can make a special gift for mom – a hand-made picture frame featuring a photo of daughter and doll. Girls will be given white wood picture frames to decorate in their own unique style. We’ll take photos of each girl with her doll and then print them to be inserted into the frame.
All supplies included. Fee: $10. Bring your doll and your imagination. For girls in 1st grade and up.
Register for: Gift for Mom – My Doll and Me
Maryellen’s Poodle Skirt; Saturday May 20, 11am – noon
Maryellen Larkin was an American Girl growing up in the 1950s. She and her friends loved going to “sock hops” – dances at the school gymnasium where the girls would wear big circular skirts and dance in their stocking feet.
Your doll can join the 1950s dance fun too. At Girl AGain we will be crafting a classic poodle skirt in true sock hop fashion for your doll. All materials included.
All supplies included. Fee: $10. Bring your doll and your imagination. For children in 2nd grade and up.
Register for: Maryellen’s Poodle Skirt
Julie’s Earth Day Planting
Julie Albright 1974, was passionate about saving the wild life and celebrating Earth Day. Help us celebrate Julie and Earth Day by planting butterfly friendly plants in a unique flower pot designed by you. We will also be creating butterfly friendly gardens outside the doors of Girl AGain.
Kit’s Easter Basket Craft
Kit Kittredge liked to make sweet Easter treats in the 1930s. Join us as we honor Kit in this sweet tradition and decorate Easter baskets for our dolls. We will also be crafting small eggs and treats to fill our baskets.
Doll Spring Bonnet
Get your favorite American Girl doll ready for the warmer weather and spring holidays with her very own spring bonnet. Join us at Girl AGain to create a unique colorful spring bonnet for your doll to wear.
Doll Spa Day at Girl AGain
NEW workshop. Our doll spa day will teach you all of our best tips and tricks for keeping your American Girl doll looking her best: cleaning grime, removing marks left by lipstick, polish and pen.
The workshop will include a lesson and worksheet on doll skin care tips and tricks, plus you’ll make an eye mask for your dolls to take home. After all, every doll needs her beauty sleep.
Addy’s Quilt celebrating African-American History Month
American Girl Addy Walker made a patchwork quilt for her parents to celebrate their wedding after freedom from slavery in 1865. Join us to make a no-sew a patchwork quilt for your doll.
Valentine Craft & Tea Party
Come dressed in your fancy dress and bring your doll for tea and light snacks at Girl AGain. We will also be crafting treats for our dolls made out of felt and other craft materials for Valentine’s Day.
Doll Hair Do’s & Don’ts
Girl AGain Doll Hair Do’s & Don’ts Workshop is one of the most popular events. Learn how to brush, treat and style your doll’s hair. Watch styling demonstrations and learn techniques to practice on your doll. Leave with a new hair style for your doll. Girl AGain trainees and associates are here to assist.
Samantha’s Holiday Tote Craft Project
A Christmas holiday craft project inspired by American Girl doll Samantha. As Samantha’s Grandmary said “homemade gifts are the best ones…”.
Girls can make a tote bag for themselves or as a gift. Girls will also be able to decorate a small red purse for their dolls (pictured). All supplies included.
Writer’s Workshop with Author Laurie Calkhoven
How much do you know about American Girl? Do you know who founded the company – and why? Who were the first three original dolls? When was the Girl of the Year introduced?
Laurie Calkhoven loves testing your knowledge of fun facts about American Girl. Also included a writing workshop “A Celebration of You” and author signing.
American Girl® Ultimate Visual Guide will be a treasured addition to every American Girl fan’s bookshelf. Books are available for sale.
Kit’s Box of Thanks – A Thanksgiving Craft Project
A Thanksgiving craft project inspired by American Girl doll Kit Kittredge. Kit is a girl from the Great Depression with little money but great creativity and with the true spirit of Thanksgiving. We will be decorating a doll size box of thanks filled with notes to share with those we love and to express all we have to be thankful for.
Doll Portrait Painting Workshop
Art teacher Judi O. will lead a workshop teaching the art of portrait painting. Bring your doll and your creativity.
Trick or Treat at Girl AGain
Kids and dolls: come in costume to Girl AGain. Prizes for girls dressed as your favorite American Girl character. Dolls get prizes too. Create a picture frame. Then, have your photo taken with your doll and insert it into your frame. Treats for everyone!
Create a one-of-a-kind tee-shirt for your doll. Sketch your design on paper, then use paints and markers on a cotton doll-size tee-shirt. All supplies included.
Plant a Doll Herb Garden
American Girls Addy Walker (1864) and Josefina Montoyez (1824) planted and gathered herbs and flowers in the summer time. With inspiration from these American Girls, we will be decorating flower pots at Girl AGain. After designing a unique flower pot with paint and other accessories, we will plant herbs and flowers that you can grow for the rest of the summer!
Writer’s Workshop with author Laurie Calkhoven
American Girl Author Laurie Calkhoven will lead a writer’s workshop about women in history who have done great things.
Laurie will share some stories from her book Fifty Women Who Changed The World, and then girls will write about an inspirational woman in their lives and share with the group.
Julie’s Lunch Box
American Girl Julie Albright carried a metal lunch box to school in 1974. Now you can create one just like hers for your own doll. Decorate a lunchbox and paint lunch food items for your doll to enjoy.
Get ready for the holiday season. Create a one of a kind apron for you doll so she can be dressed for baking and cooking in the kitchen. Apron and art supplies provided. Just bring your imagination and your doll.
Stand Up for Others with Chrissa
Learn how an American Girl of the Year, Chrissa Maxwell, dealt with a school bully and how she stood up for her friends. Chrissa and her friends made head bands to show support for each other, Create a head band for you and your doll.
Julie’s Love Beads (Groovy!)
Julie Albright is an American Girl living in San Francisco in 1974. To protest the Vietnam war everyone was wearing “love” beads – around their necks, as belts and in their hair. Make a love beaded necklace or belt for you and your doll, just like Julie wore.