The Greenwich Hotel

Playing Mantis is featured in The Greenwich Hotel what to-do guide – Link Read more

Animal Instincts

“Now that we are past New York Fashion Week, let’s talk about a real trend-setter with values deeply rooted in the earth, well-being, and humanity.

Before it was popular, Imelda McCain (seen above) opened her all-handmade toy store, Playing Mantis, in Tribecca in with the goal of providing families and children with toys she felt were worthy of—and that she was already making for—her own son, Lucas (seen below). Not only has she been providing smart, Read more

AM New York – Q&A with Imelda McCain

Q&A with Imelda McCain, owner of Playing Mantis

March 26, 2014
Imelda McCain had a mission to introduce children to natural wooden crafts before they pick up the electronics and plastic toys so in 2006 she opened Playing Mantis, at 32 North Moore St. The store carries handcrafted toys and collectibles made from wood and recycled materials. Read more

Singing at Playing Mantis

music and songs

If you have a child, are a child or never actually grew up! Come Join Scott and Jessie at Playing Mantis in Tribeca this Saturday.

Come join us Saturday December 28th from 1-4pm
at the Playing Mantis Toy store, Read more

Playing Mantis participating with Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace

Let us take you on a journey to discover the Soulful Economy and a marketplace for conscious consumers. Shop artisan gifts that give back, from unique jewelry to wallets and bags made out of recycled material, beautiful rugs crafted in India, pillows from Africa, tabletop from Bali, essential oils of health and healing, home accessories, toys, stunning artworks, clothing, and handcrafted items from our Haiti Artisans Collection: tobacco leaf vases, recycled cereal box necklaces, recycled T-shirt bags and more. Read more

Snowfall

It is the first snowfall of 2013…. as if the clouds from above descended and settled in the grass, on trees and rooftops. It is so fresh…. unbranded, unmarked by neither foot nor paw prints. Once in a while the wind swooshes lifting the snow from branches …as they dance and then lightly flutters against the silver sky. Read more

Fundraising Evening – Hope for the holidays

Thank you all for a very successful evening – Your support and kindness is greatly appreciated

Fundraising Evening

Join us for a fundraising evening of restoring hope to the victims of typhoon Yolanda

December 1, 2013 between 4:00 – 7:00 PM
100% profit from (including web sales) will be donated to the Philippines
Refreshment and Music will be provided Read more