Welcome to The Cheeky Chipmunk!
NYC’s top choice for party entertainment services.
How can we help you today?

 


“I’m in a hurry and ready to book! Take me straight to the inquiry form, please!”

Okay, you got it! Just click on “SEND ME A QUOTE!” and you will be taken to our booking & inquiry form straight away. The form will ask you to give us a little bit of information regarding your special event. “When is it? Where is it? How many guests will you expect us to entertain?” and all of the other juicy details we need to know in order to be able to calculate your event’s own unique rate. Once you submit your answers to us, we will email you back with a proposal package. From there you can see what packages we have to offer you, what your rates are, and you’ll be able to select the services you love best. It’s as simple as that!

Ready? GREAT! Then let’s get started!


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Would you rather meander a bit? Take a moment to relax and peruse? No problem! Take a gander at the options below. See if any of these services are calling to you. Grab yourself a snack, kick your feet up for a bit, and take in what we have to offer. Check out our super fun blog, party tips, videos, tutorials, interviews, public events calendar, customer reviews, and all the other crazy fun stuff available below. Take your time. We’ll be here if you need us. ;) Enjoy!

~Lenore Koppelman
Owner, Founder, and Lead Artist at The Cheeky Chipmunk, NYC.


Children’s Birthday Parties

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“I’m planning a birthday party for my child, and would love to find out more about what children’s entertainment services you have to offer!”

Corporate Events

The Cheeky Chipmunk Team Face painting for vh1 save the music, featuring questlove & dj’s amira & kayla. Gramercy theater, nyc.

The Cheeky Chipmunk Team Face painting for vh1 save the music, featuring questlove & dj’s amira & kayla. Gramercy theater, nyc.

“I’m in charge of planning a large (or small) corporate event, and am curious about what kind of entertainment services your team can bring to the table in order to help us make it AMAZING!”

Vending for Event Planners

the cheeky chipmunk team face painting and balloon twisting at various events for nycwff. including this ice cream social event hosted by the food network’s duff goldman at kellogg’s nyc, 2018.

the cheeky chipmunk team face painting and balloon twisting at various events for nycwff. including this ice cream social event hosted by the food network’s duff goldman at kellogg’s nyc, 2018.

“I’m an event planner in charge of organizing special events that my clients will talk about for years to come, and that their guests will never forget! I’m interested in bringing The Cheeky Chipmunk in as a vendor so that we can work together to make some amazing magic happen. How can we team up to make my events even MORE awesome?”

 

Adult Fun

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“I’m planning a party for adults only, and am curious about what kind of services you can provide for grown-up kids like me!”

Balloons

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“I’ve heard The Cheeky Chipmunk also provides balloon art services! Is this true? How COOL! OMG, I LOVE balloons. Show me what you can do! Tell me more!”

Maternity Belly Painting

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“I’m expecting a little bundle of joy within the next few months, and am looking for an experienced maternity belly painter in NYC to adorn my baby bump!”

 

Face Painting

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“Rumor has it that face painting by The Cheeky Chipmunk is the very best in town! How do I go about booking an incredible artist (or a team of artists) to come to my upcoming event?”

Body Painting

“Aurora Borealis” body painting. Artist: Lenore Koppelman. International Body Painting Model: Jessica Mellow.

“Aurora Borealis” body painting. Artist: Lenore Koppelman. International Body Painting Model: Jessica Mellow.

“I’ve always dreamed of becoming a living breathing work of art. Whether it be for a photoshoot, cosplay event, boudoir session, you name it. I want to try it! I want to be body painted! What’s the process like? And how can we make this happen?”

Glitter Tattoos

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“Glitter tattoos are so pretty! And I’ve heard they last a few days, and are waterproof, which sounds perfect for those upcoming sweaty summertime parties. I’d love to learn more about how to book you for glitter tats, please!”

 

Organic Henna

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“I’m hosting an event and would love to have a henna artist come and adorn everyone with beautiful organic homemade henna! How do you all make your henna? Is it safe? And how do I go about booking an artist?”

Fantasy Makeup

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“I’m looking for some fun and sexy fantasy makeup for an event I’m either going to or an event I’m hosting myself. Adhesive rhinestones, body glitter, a touch of color, and some crazy exciting eyelashes to boot. I want to hit that dance floor like the sparkling queen I am! And so do all my friends! Can you help?”

Private Appointments

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“I’m going to this event (Halloween party, costume party, costume contest, cosplay event, etc.) and want to show up with the sickest makeup EVER! Is it possible to book a private appointment, so I can get made up in time for this event? I want to show up and blow everyone away!”

 

Paint N’ Shoot Package

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“I’m tired of boring photography sessions at Sears. I’d love to book a private appointment for face painting and photography, and create a truly unique solo or family portrait that nobody will ever forget!”

UV Makeup

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“I’m hosting an event which will be drenched with blacklight lighting, and we want our guests to positively GLOW! How do we go about making that kind of magic happen?”

Volunteer Work/Fundraising Events

Cheeky Chipmunk owner Lenore koppelman pictured with marvel editor bill rosemann and chi (children’s hearing institute) development associate, myrna farrell. comic book launch party, debuting marvel’s first hearing-impaired superhero, sapheara!

Cheeky Chipmunk owner Lenore koppelman pictured with marvel editor bill rosemann and chi (children’s hearing institute) development associate, myrna farrell. comic book launch party, debuting marvel’s first hearing-impaired superhero, sapheara!

“I work for a non-profit organization and am in charge of putting together an event to benefit a good cause. I’ve heard you give discounts to events such as these, and that you can even tell us how we can possibly go about finding a sponsor who will pay you on our own behalf! That sounds awesome! Can I please get some more info on that?”

 

Clean-up Instructions

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“All good things must come to an end. As sad as it makes me, it’s finally time to wash off my art. Got any tips to share to make the process as simple as possible?”

FAQ

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“How do I go about getting a quote?”… “What kind of products do you use? Are they safe?”… “Which areas of New York City do you cover?”… “Will you come out to Jersey?”… and so much more.

Comments & Questions

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“Hey, Cheeky! I have a question about your services that I haven’t been able to find the answer to yet. Mind if I reach out and ask you about it?”
(No! Not at all! Ask away!)


Press & Publication

Front cover of  sillyfarm  newsletter, october 2018. Little Red Riding Wolf” makeup by lenore koppelman.  Photography by mike yamin .

Front cover of sillyfarm newsletter, october 2018. Little Red Riding Wolf” makeup by lenore koppelman. Photography by mike yamin.

“I would love to take a gander at a few of the magazine images you’ve face or body painted for, cool projects you got some street cred for, some of your tutorials, and fun stuff like that. Go ahead! Impress me!”

Blog

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“I’m looking to fall down a rabbit hole of fun party decoration ideas, birthday party tips, recommendations about event venues in NYC that I should know about for my next party, articles about face painting and balloon twisting, a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes at children’s entertainment conventions, fun coloring book pages and games to help distract my kiddos, step-by-steps, how-tos, exciting interviews with other creatives, and some super fun photos of what it’s like to be an entertainer in NYC. Lay it on me, Cheeky!”

Video & Media

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“I’m in the mood to watch some fun videos! Maybe some of you face painting? Belly painting? Body painting? Doing a demo or a tutorial? Maybe even getting lost in some fun short films that you did the makeup for? Whatever. I’m not picky. I’ve got a fresh bucket of popcorn at the ready, so for the love of all that is Hollywood… ENTERTAIN ME, ALREADY!”


The Cheeky Chipmunk Podcast

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“You have a PODCAST?!?!? That sounds so fun! Where can I listen?”

Pet Portraits

Friends of The Cheeky Chipmunk






About Us

Owner, Founder, and Lead Artist Lenore Koppelman. (And friends!) Photo by “ Michael Messing photography ”.

Owner, Founder, and Lead Artist Lenore Koppelman. (And friends!) Photo by “Michael Messing photography”.

“I’m just curious… who IS The Cheeky Chipmunk, anyway? And how did it all begin?”

Live Appearances

Face painting by the cheeky chipmunk at westfield world trade center at the oculus plaza, nyc.

Face painting by the cheeky chipmunk at westfield world trade center at the oculus plaza, nyc.

“Where will The Cheeky Chipmunk be face painting, balloon twisting, and entertaining in the city open to the public next? Can I come?” (Yes!) “Can I bring my kids?” (YES!) And where is the next face and body painting convention that Lenore and other Cheeky Chipmunk artists will be instructing/guest speaking/giving live demos at?”

Face & Body Art Television (FABATV)

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“What is FABA TV (Face & Body Art Television)? And how can I subscribe so I can get to watch episodes instructed by Lenore as well as other well-known children’s entertainment instructors from all around the world?”



 

“The Cheeky Chipmunk is
AWESOME 
FANTASTIC 
OUT OF THIS WORLD
YOU ROCK
WE LOVE YOU TO PIECES!!!!!!
It was great to see you again. Your work is STUPENDOUS!!!!!
Thank you for making Isabella’s Nightmare Before Christmas birthday even more special, as ALWAYS!!!”

~Ana, Upper West Side, NYC

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Featured At/On/In:

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC

The Today Show

The Jim Henson Exhibit at The Museum of The Moving Image

Fit Pregnancy

Parents.com

Parenting.com

Family Fun

Face & Body Art Television

Playbill.com

The Rock & Roll Playhouse

Brooklyn Bowl

Industry City

DJ Questlove’s Family Bowl Train

Festivities for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Food & Wine Festival

Kellogg’s NYC

Discover The Dinosaurs at The Javits Center

BizBash at The Javits Center

Pride Island (The T-Mobile Booth)

Adoptapalooza events in Union Square

Face & Body Art Television

SkinMarkZ Magazine

The Bitchseat Podcast

And so much more!