Twinkle is a family-owned and operated indoor playspace in Brooklyn created by Vanessa Yee-Chan and her father Victor John. Victor has been a part of the Williamsburg community for over 30 years and, Vanessa, a working mother of three young kids, was a resident of Williamsburg for over a decade. The family saw the community grow into New York City’s cultural hub and was inspired to create a space where all children, like Vanessa’s own, can grow along with the community. The family set out to design and build the best playspace kids could imagine. With the overwhelming number of families in the community they thought it was the perfect way to give back to the community they love so much.
Before starting Twinkle, Vanessa worked in magazine publishing, beauty PR and event planning. Her eye for innovation and attention to detail are a natural fit for running Williamsburg’s premier playspace. Twinkle specializes in themed birthday parties and open play for toddlers and pre-schoolers, so parents can capture their child’s most memorable moments and share the laughter and love in a unique play space.
Victor has always been intrigued by the detailing of children’s spaces, stemming from his background in engineering and love for design. The entrepreneur owned and designed a Queens-based children’s toy store for ten years. Victor’s innovative transformations of everyday objects reimagined as art has amazed kids and adults alike for over 30 years. Now he has applied his creative license for imaginative set design to Twinkle.
In 2013, this dynamic family trio teamed up to create Twinkle, a playspace that is 100% custom-made in Brooklyn run by Brooklynites. The family provides a fun and cohesive learning environment where you and your gem can make memories that will last a lifetime. Experience the unique and innovative world of Twinkle that will enhance a child’s overall well-being through interactive play and allows their imagination to shine bright. Who says you can’t see the stars in Brooklyn? Come to Williamsburg’s Twinkle where every child is a shining star!