Horn addiction: More unicorn-related activities in Brooklyn • Brooklyn Paper

Horn addiction: More unicorn-related activities in Brooklyn

Unicorn lady: Annie Bruce, co-founder of Brooklyn Owl — a handmade unicorn horn store in Park Slope, will throw a two-day celebration of the mythical creature on Sunday and Monday, in honor of International Unicorn Day on April 9.
Michelle Danahy

Happy Unicorn Day!

Yes, finally we have a day to proclaim our love of the magical one-horned steed, best known for curing poison wounds and posing for rainbow Lisa Frank posters. April 9 is National Unicorn Day in Scotland, which makes it International Unicorn Day here in the Borough of Kings. In addition to joining the “Unicorn Rescue Society” release party with Adam Gidwitz on April 7, Brooklynites who love the mythical, magical beasts can celebrate them at several spots around town:

Toot your own horn!

If you need to blend in with a herd of unicorns, you need your own rainbow-colored, sparkly spiral horn! Fortunately, Park Slope has a store dedicated to just that: Brooklyn Owl, which sells unicorn horns of all colors and sizes. This Sunday and Monday, the unicorn horn peddlers at Brooklyn Owl will celebrate Unicorn Day(s) with a small celebration, featuring a prize wheel game and some cool giveaways. The store is also planning is first anniversary celebration on May 6, which will feature a live unicorn and goody bags.

Brooklyn Owl [252 Flatbush Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, (718) 737–7017, www.brooklynowl.com]. April 8–9; noon–5 pm. Free.

Drink up

What is your quest?: Kamilla Benko will read from “The Unicorn Quest” at Books of Magic on April 8.

Get a mouthful of colorful stars with a sip of the Unicorn Latte, a warming, bright blue beverage from the End cafe in Williamsburg. The drink with multi-colored foam is made with ginger, lemon, blue-green algae, vanilla bean, and other purportedly healthy ingredients, and it will carry you away to a magical land — or at least to Instagram, where it is a real hit.

The End (522 Metropolitan Ave. between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, www.thendbrooklyn.com). Open daily, 7 am–8 pm.

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Carroll Gardens bookstore Books are Magic will throw an early Unicorn Day event on April 8, featuring two readings related to the enchanting equines! Author Kamilla Benko will read from her middle grade novel “The Unicorn Quest,” about a girl searching for her sister in a magical land, while author and illustrator Jessie Sima shows off her picture book “Not Quite Narwhal,” about a unicorn raised under the sea by narwhals. After the readings, kids and their parents can take part in a unicorn-related arts and crafts session.

Books are Magic [225 Smith St. at Butler Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 246–2665, www.booksaremagic.net]. April 8 at 1 pm. Free.

Reach reporter Alexandra Simon at (718) 260–8310 or e-mail her at asimon@cnglocal.com.
Waterbaby: A unicorn learns that he is not a narwhal in this new picture book from Jessie Sima, who will appear at Books of Magic on April 8.

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