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Take a day trip to Manhattan's Plaza Hotel for 'Eloise' activities

Manhattan's Plaza Hotel hosts themed "Eloise" events through

Manhattan's Plaza Hotel hosts themed "Eloise" events through the end of the August. The Eloise Summer Series includes charm school, magic tricks and crafts and prices range from $15 to $150. Credit: Handout

If your child – or you! – is an "Eloise" fan, you might want to make a day trip to Manhattan’s iconic Plaza Hotel a part of your summer plans: The Plaza, at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, has a host of daytime Eloise-themed activities on the agenda through the end of August.

Eloise was immortalized in books by Kay Thompson in the 1950s. Eloise is a little girl who lives at the ultra-ritzy Plaza Hotel. An oil painting of Eloise hangs opposite the Plaza’s Palm Court, where Eloise would go for lunch and tea.

On Tuesdays, there’s storybook readings; on Wednesdays it’s a frozen yogurt and craft; and on Fridays, participants enjoy a fancy tea. Events on Thursdays rotate, and include charm school, dress up and dance, a magic show, cupcake baking and s’more making. Events range in price from $10 to $150 per person

For a complete list of times and pricing, visit

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