Call it babysitting, if you will, but while adults enjoy brunch-time plates of mortadella and tortellini at Nonna Beppa, the children are kept busy making fresh pasta, maybe ravioli or tagliatelle. The restaurant, which celebrates the food of Emilia-Romagna, welcomes children 6 and older to free classes at its pasta-making station, while their adult monitors dine. It happens starting at noon on alternate Sundays, free of charge; the next session will be on April 7.

Nonna Beppa, 290 Hudson Street (Spring Street), 917-639-3996, nonnabeppa.com.

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