A Kick-Off Celebration for the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival at Hall of Scoops


Air-Brushed Tattoos, Balloon-Twisting, Book Reading and Signing by Biscuit Author Alyssa Capucilli and Illustrator Pat Schories, and the Unveiling of “Biscuit’s Birthday Bash” Ice Cream


September 10, 2 – 4pm

Biscuit Author Alyssa Capucilli and Illustrator Pat Schories_photo credit Ronni Diamondstein


WHAT: On Saturday, September 10, from 2-4pm, Hall of Scoops and the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (CCBF) are hosting an afternoon of kids’ activities to launch a new custom-crafted ice cream flavor, Biscuit’s Birthday Bash and to celebrate and raise awareness of the 4th Annual Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, which will take place on Saturday, September 24 at the nearby Robert Bell Middle School.


Free activities will include air-brushed tattoos and balloon-twisting provided by Kiwi Country Day Camp, a book reading by Biscuit series author Alyssa Capucilli and illustrator Pat Schories, and an appearance from Biscuit for hugs and photos. Hall of Scoops will unveil its newest ice cream flavor, Biscuit’s Birthday Bashcake batter ice cream with colorful (edible!) confetti. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Biscuit’s Birthday Bash ice cream will benefit CCBF’s literacy partner, JCY-Westchester Community Partners, to fund the new SMART (Students and Mature Adults Reading Together) in the Ossining School District. Individual donations are also welcome!


WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2 – 4pm


WHERE: Hall of Scoops, 14 S. Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY


COST: All activities are free.  Ice cream is available for purchase.


WHO:   Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, established in 2013, is an annual “happening” every fall in the heart of Chappaqua, with a mission to create, sustain and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with the community and local schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet outstanding creators of books for children of all ages. CCBF is the only children’s book festival in Westchester County and was inspired by Book Day at Sunnyside, which was discontinued in 2012 after 15 years.  The 2016 Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 10am – 4pm at Bell Middle School in downtown Chappaqua.   For more information, visit www.ccbfestival.org or follow the CCBF at www.facebook.com/chappaquachildrensbookfestival.


Hall of Scoops

Chappaqua frozen yogurt and ice cream shop with everything you could dream of and more – an innovative way of enjoying your favorite scoops and sweets. With four sections, including a wall of every candy you can imagine, 12 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurts, 16 delicious flavors of Longford’s ice cream and an amazing gift department for kids of all ages!