• Birthday Party Guide 2015: Multi-Party System

    We’re 100 Percent Non-Partisan When It Comes To Birthdays—Our Guide To The Best Parties In The City has Something For All Ages & Interests

    By Mia Weber

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    16 Handles: Come celebrate your little one’s (all ages are welcome) birthday at 16 Handles on the UES. The 16 Handles team can customize a party just for you. Please contact their party team at 646-863-2522 or party@16handles.com so they can “Handle” this for you. 16handles.com

    14th Street Y: The 14th Street Y is a vital neighborhood center, conveniently located near public transportation, with a distinctive downtown point of view. Ideal for birthday parties and special occasions, the Y’s community spirit, practical rates, and exciting atmosphere is guaranteed to make your event memorable. 14streety.org

    92Y: 92Y’s Gymnastics Jamboree birthday party takes place in the Gymnastics Studio in the Sky. Kids jump on a tumble track, rock-climb, swing on a zip-line and trapeze, and more. The staff directs kids in age-appropriate activ-ities, and the party includes complimentary invitations, a bracelet or mini basketball for each child, a t-shirt for the birthday child, and a party consultant. 92y.org

    ACT Programs: ACT Divine Parties at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine make birthdays a thrill. Run, climb, slide, tumble, and jump on child-sized equipment in the Cathedral undercroft’s spacious, matted gymnasium. A Party Specialist keeps the fun going, organizing games like gaga, air t-ball, indoor bouldering, and more. actprograms.org

    Advantage Tennis Clubs: Advantage Tennis offers fantastic Tennis Parties for young players at multiple NYC locations. No experience needed—just sneakers. A full hour of fun on the courts, supervised by tennis pros, a gift for each child, and 30 minutes in the lounge to celebrate are all included. advantagetennisclubs.com

    American Museum of Natural History: Dive through 20,000 leagues of birthday fun in AMNH’s Millstein Hall of Ocean Life at the museum’s Underwater Treasures party for kids ages 4-8. Guests will spot a broad spectrum of sea creatures, including the Hall’s ever-present Great Blue Whale! amnh.org

    Applause NYC: Applause offers a variety of parties for all ages. Their most popular themes include Rock ‘n Roll, Hip-Hop, Princess Spectacular, Superhero Academy, and Frozen! During the 45-minute interactive experience, your child will be immersed in the world of their favorite characters or music, led by talented performers. applauseny.com

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    apple seeds

    apple seeds: Get ready for a ROCKIN’ musical party at apple seeds. All parties now take you on a musical journey led by a songs for seeds guitarist. Grab an instrument and play along to a themed performance (princess/pirate, construction, animals, superhero, and more), explore the indoor playground, and enjoy fun and interactive activities. appleseedsplay.com

    The Art Farm in the City: Party at the Art Farm in the City and enjoy two hours at their “farm” with their expert staff to run the celebration for you, including set-up and clean-up! The children will enjoy the Art Farm’s award-winning petting zoo, music, art, or any of their themes (including Farm Foodies, Exotic Animals, Farm Animals, or the classic Standard Art Farm Party)! theartfarms.org

    Asphalt Green: Celebrate your child’s birthday party at either of Asphalt Green’s locations: Upper East Side or Battery Park City! They provide a range of fun birthday activities (for ages 3 and up) such as sports, swimming, tumbling, cooking, music, and dance. Choose from two great party packages: Basic or Deluxe. asphaltgreen.org

    Ballet Academy East: At BAE’s Ballet Birthday Parties, your child’s special day begins with a fun warm-up that leads into a personalized class with a festive birthday theme. The children dance a ballet birthday story narrated by the teacher. Each dancer receives a crown or wand to dance with and keep. Two studios are reserved for your child’s ballet birthday—one for dancing and the other with balloons, tables, and chairs for cake and refreshments. baenyc.com

    Big Apple Circus: The Big Apple Circus’ popular Signature Birthday party includes tickets to a performance, free cotton candy or popcorn vouchers, and souvenir signature Big Apple Circus clown noses. It’s a birthday party the entire family will enjoy. bigapplecircus.org

    Billy Beez: Give your child the chance to run, play, jump, and explore with their friends for their birthday party! Billy Beez is the ultimate indoor play park, with locations in the Bronx, Middletown, and West Nyack, New York. They offer an expert team to ensure a worry-free experience for heart-pumping family fun for all ages (including parents). us.billybeez.com

    Bounce!: Host an active kid’s party at Bounce! Their parties (for ages 2 and up) include jumping on enormous wall-to-wall trampolines, dual foam pits, dodgeball games, and slam dunk basketball—their volleyball court even becomes a junior soccer field. Bounce! Jr. for ages 5 and under includes enormous inflatables and separate courts. Bounce! sport sacks and goodies are available, as well are private party rooms. bounceonit.com

    Bowlmor: The Unbelieva-Bowl package brings birthday party magic to life at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers. Children ages 5 and up will love Bowlmor’s Laser Tag Challenge and arcade. The party also includes bowling and shoe rental as well as inventive, kid-friendly entrees, gift cards, and a custom cake. bowlmor.com/chelsea-piers

    Broadway Birthday Bashes at the PIT: At Broadway Birthday Bashes, they’ll roll out of the red carpet at a legendary 99-seat off Broadway theater where you’ll see world class improvisers create a brand new made-up musical all about the birthday child (ages 5 and up). With a full theater for kids and a full bar for parents, this is guaranteed to be a perfect birthday party venue for guests of all ages. VIP options can include pre-show performers, dance party, face painting, balloon art, karaoke, cotton candy, ice cream buffet, DJ, and a brand new three tier chocolate fountain! broadwaybirthdaybashes.com

    Brooklyn Children’s Museum: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum has many fun themes, such as the Pirates of the Museum, Dino Dig, and Animal Mania (all scavenger hunts)! They also have extras available including face-painting, puppeteers, and their “Let’s Dance!” add-on. “Let’s Dance!” is a room upgrade to the Visiting Exhibit Gallery, and includes giveaways and a dance party! Their in-house DJ facilitates dancing games and customizes every playlist. brooklynkids.org

    Chelsea Piers

    Chelsea Piers

    Chelsea Piers: Celebrate your child’s next birthday at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers—the coolest spot in NYC. Guests enjoy ice skating, followed by pizza and cake in a private or shared party room. Skate rental for party guests and all parents is included. chelseapiers.com/birthday

    Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA): CMA’s Fabulous Animation Birthday parties offer an innovative way to celebrate! Children ages 7-14 sculpt their very own clay creatures, then learn animation basics as they collaborate on a short animated movie in the Media Lab! The party ends with the world premier screening of the birthday movie. cmany.org

    Children’s Museum of Manhattan: At CMOM’s PlayWork party, children ages 1-5 can meet Alphie the talking dragon, dress up as a firefighter, and more. During the 90-minute birthday bash, little ones also take part in a special music and art activity before enjoying pizza and cake from Magnolia Bakery. Goody bags include a pass for the child to return to CMOM for free. cmom.org

    The Chord Club: Parties at the Chord Club are customized to a child’s favorite musician and led by top vocal coaches and sound engineers to give an authentic recording studio experience. The goal is to make each guest feel like a true rock star for the day. Parties can be as intimate as a few friends singing a capella in the studio, or as raucous as 50 people rocking out. thechordclub.com

    Citibabes:
    Citibabes’ Jungle Safari-themed birthday party is one of their biggest hits. Enter the Citibabes jungle, complete with blow-up elephants, giraffes, monkeys, and more. Catered to each age group, Citibabes’ Jungle Safari parties are 90 minutes for 15 children, and include a private party room, playground time, a bouncy castle, art project, catered food and drinks, and more. citibabes.com 

    Classic Kids Photography: When you celebrate your birthday at Classic Kids Photography, they roll out the red carpet (quite literally!) for private use of their studio. Parties can include custom invitations, gourmet birthday cake or snacks, music, hair and makeup stylists, goody bags, and decorations—and a photographer to capture it all! classickids.com

    Columbus Gym: Celebrate with gymnastics fun at Columbus Gym’s expansive, fully-equipped facility. Kids ages 1-12 will enjoy a full hour on the bars, beam, rings, and trampoline while playing games supervised by the trained staff. The last half hour is for food, drinks, and birthday cake. columbusgymnyc.com

    ConstructionKids: The ConstructionKids Go-Cart Party is one of their most popular offerings. Children ages 4-8 learn to use a variety of adult tools to assemble the Go-Carts and draw a track in the ConstructionKids workshop—then the Go-Cart Rally begins! Each child goes home with their official Go-Cart Driver’s License and a balloon. constructionkids.com

    curious candy

    CuRious Candy

    Corbin’s Crusaders: A Corbin’s Crusaders “Party in the Park” offers the chance to play any of your child’s (ages 4 and up) favorite sports—and games with friends and family—on their special day! The two-hour party is run by experienced, high-energy coaches who encourage all to play regardless of skill level. CorbinsCrusaders.com

    Cozy’s Cuts for Kids: Cozy’s Cuts for Kids offers the ultimate party for your little fashionista. Every guest is treated to a professional up-do at Cozy’s Braid Bar and Blow Bar, a mini art manicure, and sparkly makeup application. They also offer art projects, dancing, runway shows, music, pizza, and more. socozy.com

    The Craft Studio: Whether hosting in their space or yours, the Craft Studio brings the fun and always makes sure each party feels individual and special! At their Extreme Cake Deco party, kids can become the champion of cakes! This cake decorating party can be formatted as a group competition (like “Cake Wars”), or as a fun craft where each individual partier crafts their own! craftstudionyc.com

    CuRious Candy: Celebrate this year at the sweetest spot of them all—CuRious Candy by Cynthia Rowley. A party favorite is their Candy Art Party, where guests of all ages get to dream up their own candy work of art. Parties also include mini cotton candy favors, small bites, kiddie cocktails, and champagne for the adults. curiouscandy.com

    Dave & Buster’s: It’s game day every day at Dave and Buster’s in Times Square. Birthday packages are available for groups of ten or more with special menus, game cards, and unlimited video game upgrades. Plus, your child scores with a D&B gift. daveandbusters.com

    corbins crusaders

    Corbin’s Crusaders

    DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society: President Washington guides kids on a scavenger hunt through the museum, helping them read the Inaugural Address and sign the Constitution. This Washington can even create tri-corner hats for party guests! A special Washington birthday cake, inspired crafts, gift bags, and balloons complete this truly presidential experience, ideal for ages 7-10. nyhistory.org

    Discovery Programs: Discovery Programs’ state-of-the-art gym is the perfect location for any gymnastics-themed birthday party. Children ages 3-9 can run, jump, and tumble with one of Discovery’s experienced gym coaches. The party includes innovative games and activities that will make your little one’s birthday unforgettable. discoveryprograms.com

    Dylan’s Candy Bar: Give your child the craziest birthday party ever with their Mad Scientist Sweet Lab! Dylan’s is taking celebrating to new dimensions with totally rad “scientific” experiments, an exciting show by a certified Mad Scientist, and candy-inspired fun galore! The Sweet Lab Party Package includes a two-hour Party Room reserve and exclusive digital invitations, a 45-minute Mad Science Show, complimentary candy decorations, balloons, paper supplies, pizza, refreshments, birthday cake, goody bags, posters, take-home experiments (for each guest)—and of course, an outrageous candy spree! DylansCandyBar.com

    Fastbreak Sports: Fastbreak Sports’ state-of-the-art sports facility is the perfect place to party. Their coaches and party staff will make sure that your child and their friends have a ball. Fastbreak offers a variety of party packages for up to 20 children. fastbreakkids.com

    The Gaga Center: The Gaga Center now offers Gaga FUEL birthday parties for all Gaga- and electronics-obsessed kids! At this high-energy party, all players get an electronic watchband that tracks all movement during the 90-minute Gaga party. gagacenter.com

    Galli Theater: Galli’s Theater’s birthday party packages meet every need and budget! “The Favorite- Show and a Party” delivers top children’s theater entertainment that will turn your party into an enchanting fairytale event! With entertainment, event room, food and beverages, and a custom-decorated cake, you couldn’t ask for anything more in a party for ages 4-12. gallitheaterny.com

    Gotham Tennis Academy: At Stadium Tennis Center in the Bronx, your child will be the champion for the day with their age- and level-appropriate tennis-themed celebration. The first set of “Birthday Tennis” finds your group heading out to the Stadium Bubble, one of the largest indoor tennis facilities of its type in the world, where experienced professionals lead games on the court. In the second set, the celebration moves from the courts into the clubhouse, where your group will enjoy a birthday meal from Stadium Café’s “Birthday Tennis” menu. Rachel@Gothamtennis.com

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    ConstructionKids

    GetCoiffed: Giggles, girlfriends, and getting glamorous are the best way to celebrate! Perfect for ages 5-12, your daughter will thrill at seeing herself and her friends transformed into princesses with a GetCoiffed Glamour Party. Professional stylists arrive at your location, create glorious up-do’s, which are adorned with sparkling clips and glitter. Manicures and make-up complete the excitement. getcoiffed.com

    Giovanni Rana: Pasta classes at Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina, in Chelsea Market, offer kids of all ages a hands-on demonstration and meal. Little ones will learn how to roll dough, mold ravioli or tortellino, and combine fresh ingredients to create pasta filling. Directly following each class, kids can enjoy a chef’s version of the day’s recipes and wrap up their own creations to-go. rananyc.com

    Gymboree Play & Music: Choose your child’s favorite theme, and Gymboree will create a personalized party experience filled with kid-friendly activities in a play space that’s exclusively yours! They specialize in parties for children ages 1-5. Having a party in your building? Ask about Gymboree On-The-Go, where they bring the teachers and activities to you! gymboreeclasses.com

    Gymtime Rhythm & Glues: Celebrate that special birthday in Gymtime style! Gymtime parties are easy to plan for parents, filled with fun for children, and always customized for the birthday child. Choose your theme and let Gymtime take care of the rest. gymtime.net

    HiArt!: HiArt!’s celebrated Candy Sculpture party is an all-time winner. Twenty unfettered feet of candy rule as kids build or paint stupendously abstract environments with HiArt!’s creative staff mentoring the whole time! Colors, scents, and flavors abound at this party for ages 3 and up. Younger kids build with their parent, while big kids can build endlessly on their own! hiartkids.com

    Hiho Batik: During Hiho Batik’s make-your-own batik studio birthday parties, each guest will make a t-shirt or some other item of their own design. Guests can select an item to batik, sketch a design, draw on fabric with wax, and hand paint their items. The finished pieces become wearable art that will become your kid’s favorite for years to come! hihobatik.com

    The Horticulture Society (The Hort): At the the Hort’s Tiny Terrariums birthday parties, kids can create a rolling dune, a woodland scene, or a desert with plants, soil, and itty-bitty plastic creatures. During this 90-minute party, the Hort’s educators will help children of all ages create their own mini living worlds! thehort.org

    ny kids club

    NY Kids Club

    The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: One of the Intrepid Museum’s most popular birthday party options is the gold astronaut-themed party. Great for ages 4-9, it includes two party hosts in astronaut costumes, an interactive tour, admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion, rides in the XD theater, as well as food and beverages for kids and adults, goodie bags, and an activity where kids create their very own spacesuit. intrepidmuseum.org

    JCC Manhattan: The JCC has expanded its party offerings beyond sports. One standout: Custom Hip-Hop Parties (for ages 3-12)! This upbeat party allows kids to create a custom playlist for a 45-minute hip-hop dance class leading up to a performance with costumes and more. The JCC takes care of the decor, favors, food, and entertainment. jccmanhattan.org

    Jodi’s Gym: The non-stop action Ninja Challenge Party at Jodi’s Gym will have your guests navigating through challenging obstacle courses of swinging, climbing, balancing, and jumping. At Jodi’s, they set up, serve, clean up, and do everything in between. jodisgym.com

    Karma Kids Yoga: The Yoga Sleepover Party (for up to 10 kids) lets kids have the ultimate sleepover party at Karma Kids’ magical studio! There will be a pizza dinner, snacks throughout, movies on the big screen, games, and more! Kids will dance, sing, hoop, play, and, of course, do yoga all night long! The party ends the next morning with a bagel breakfast. karmakidsyoga.com

    Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy: Urban Golf Academy’s unique birthday parties are ideal for children ages 4-8 and are customized to your child’s interests. Select from a variety of activities to highlight golf including storytelling, shadow screen play, music, and movement. ktuga.com

    Kids at Art: Kids at Art is the only art studio that offers a Combo Art and Karaoke party with a live DJ! It’s recommended for ages 5 and up. The fabulous art studio is exclusively yours for the duration of the party, and your child and their friends can work on an art project and sing at the same time! Included are all projects/painting, balloons, paper goods, juice/water, and a friendly staff. kidsatartnyc.com

    Kids at Work: Kids at Work’s First Birthday Bash is an affordable 1.5-hour party that includes a 40-minute session with a seasoned musician (trained to work with infants and toddlers), two party professionals trained in infant/toddler development, pizza for adults, and a large, sunlit, 1000-square-ft space in the heart of Chelsea! kidsatworknyc.com 

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    MAGIC Activity Center

    Kids in Sports: Kids in Sports offers the best-of-the-best in sports birthday parties in the city! They focus on the birthday child and their friends, facilitating a memorable hour of sports fun, relay races, and cooperative games. Choose 1-2 sports from a wide selection. kisnyc.com

    Kids of Summer: Kids of Summer’s DoublePlay Sports parties are a hit for kids who love sports! They get the gym space or field, coaches, equipment, and party favors—and your child has a blast choosing either one or two sports for the party! Choose from baseball, basketball, soccer, flag football, dodgeball, and more for ages 6-12. kidsofsummer.com

    Kidville: Kidville’s Big Top Circus Party is a great theme for ages 3 and up. Step into the Big Top and get into character with your own clown tie and top hat, then join Kidville’s three-ring circus with activities in the gym, including tight rope, juggling, and taking center stage as the Ring Leader. kidville.com

    LEGOLAND Discovery Westchester: For an ultimate and fun-filled birthday to remember, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester offers party packages for ages 3-10. Parties include admission to the attraction, a private party room and host, cake, beverages, and more. The premium package includes a private LEGO workshop. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester

    Let’s Dress Up!: Let’s Dress Up! on the Upper East Side offers party choices including: A Red Carpet Party, a Cupcake Party, and a Princess Party. Costumes, favors, and banners delight children letsdressupct.com

    Liberty Science Center:
    LSC’s Birthday Bash is a popular way for children 1-13 to celebrate. After an hour of refreshments and party games led by education staff, young birthday scientists can experiment with a wall of bubbles, navigate a maze in the dark, climb across a fossil-studded rock wall, and experience all LSC has to offer. lsc.org

    Little Maestros: Little Maestros offers fabulous birthday parties! The high-energy, interactive performance features instruments, bubbles, a mix of original songs, classic kids’ songs, and popular music! Their Broadway-level entertainers are available every day, and they offer a wide range of packages. littlemaestros.com

    Loop of the Loom: Six to 12 weavers can take designs home after a Loop of the Loom birthday on the Upper East Side. Suggested for ages 6 and up, children make homemade weaves or felt creations under instructor guidance. loopoftheloom.com

    Lucky Strike Lanes: Lucky Strike’s birthday parties, perfect for kids ages 3-17, will ensure fun for the entire family, adults included. They provide a variety of bowling-centric packages that include bowling, food, and soft drinks. They also have on-site event specialists who can help craft the perfect party, provide party favors, balloons, and a bowling pin souvenir all their friends and family can sign. bowlluckystrike.com

    Madame Tussauds: With a wide range of venue options, Madame Tussauds has set the stage for creating the most dramatic backdrop for your party. Located in the heart of Times Square, your guests are within walking distance to all Broadway theaters and major subway lines; there’s nowhere else like it in New York. Unique and interactive, constantly changing and always forward thinking so no two events are ever the same! madametussaudsny.com

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    The Art Farm

    Mad Science of New York City & Westchester: A Mad Science party at Applebee’s is the perfect way to plan your celebration with just one call!  Their parties will engage all your little Mad Scientists with electricity experiments, bubbling potions, slippery slime, and even include a delicious Applebee’s food package for your guests. newyorkcity.madscience.org

    MAGIC Activity Center:
    Parents are raving about MAGIC’s new Vintage Birthday Party for ages 3-6. Capture the magical simplicity of some good old fashioned fun with potato sack races, a photo booth, and more. Children will also have a blast in the bounce house and on the zip-line, trampoline, and flying swing. magicactivitycenter.com

    Manhattan Movement & Arts Center: Several equipped event spaces make Manhattan Movement & Arts Center the ideal choice for fun, flexible birthday parties, mitzvahs, and more. Parents remain in control of party planning details, while MMAC offers in-house catering options. Perfect for those who want maximum control on a minimal budget. Ask about hiring a dance teacher or basketball coach to take your party to the next level! manhattanmovement.com

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    Mo’ Motion: Mo’ Motion offers single or multi-sport birthday parties and events all year. They work with the parents and children to tailor the birthday activities to fit the guests’ ages, skills, and interests. Spirited instructors coach and lead up to 25 kids for almost two hours, then coaches walk the kids to a nearby restaurant for pizza or kids are given a snack bag after the party. They can do soccer, football, basketball, dodgeball, and a variety of games and relay races. momotion.org

    Museum of the City of New York: Piece of Cake Parties and the museum team up to present four customized celebrations, each 90 minutes long for up to 20 children. Invites, balloons, pizza, cake, and more come standard. Themes include “Taxis & Trains,” “Adventure,” and “Super Skyscraper Caper.” mcny.org

    My Gym: Your birthday child is the star of the party when you celebrate at My Gym! Enjoy exclusive use of a My Gym facility while the staff leads a customized program, including your child’s favorite games, activities, and more! mygymisfun.com (Harlem), mygym.com/uppereast83 (UES) & mygym.com/uws (Lincoln Center/UWS)

    Mystery & Mayhem: A dastardly crime, a riveting mystery, and a one-of-a-kind party for ages 9-19! Your guests play all the suspects in a scripted, yet highly improvisational and interactive, dress-up celebration (which can include characters from your child’s fave book or movie) led by professional actress Judy Rosenblatt. mysteryandmayhem.com

    New York Hall of Science: NYSci’s Super Space Ace Party, for ages 6 and up, has you prepare for liftoff by putting on your own flight suit, then checking out real NASA rockets and learning how they work. Test your knowledge by launching your own stomp rocket and then splash down (or complete your mission) in the Birthday Party Room to enjoy out-of-this-world lunch, cake, and goodie bags. nysci.org

    New York Transit Museum: New York Transit Museum parties for children (ages 3 and up) bring to life over 100 years of transit history for your young transportation enthusiast and friends! Get behind the steering wheel of a bus, walk through a platform full of vintage subway cars and swipe through turnstiles for a party your child will never forget! reservations@nyct.com

    NY Kids Club: NY Kids Club has launched two all-new party themes for those extra-special first and second birthdays at their locations throughout the city. “My First Birthday Party” and “It’s All About TWO” feature age-appropriate games and activities, a keepsake for the birthday child, refreshments, and cake! nykidsclub.com

    Peridance Capezio Center: Come dance and celebrate with the School at Peridance! Your two-hour Party Package includes a private dance class for your child and their friends in the technique of your choice! peridance.com

    Pine Street School: The Pine Street School offers kid-friendly environments for any birthday entertainment as well as space for adults to mingle and enjoy the event. They’ve had magicians, cooking, science labs, dancing, and many more activities rock their space ages 2-17. greenivyenrichment.com

    Pins & Needles: Create and celebrate with a birthday party at Pins & Needles! Get ready for a unique celebration as creative as your child and choose from a customized menu of machine sewing, hand-sewing and DIY craft projects for your guests to make in the P&N Studio with help from their craft specialists. Two-hour studio parties are available for ages 7-14. pinsandneedlesnyc.com

    Playgarden: Playgarden’s 8,000-square-ft playspace is available for private Blowout Parties for children 1-6. Kids have a blast on two indoor playgrounds with structured games, obstacle courses, and zip-line rides! Host a Blowout Playground Party or choose from Princess, Pirate, or Ballet themes! playgardennyc.com

    The Playroom NYC: The Hands-Free party package at the Playroom NYC includes 90 minutes of exclusive use of the facility for up to 18 kids, three staff members, pizza and juice, a personalized cake, set-up and clean-up, and paper goods and decorations for themes like “Frozen,” Sesame Street, and more. theplayroomnyc.com

    Queens County Farm Museum: Let the museum’s experienced farm staff take care of all your party needs. They’ll provide invitations, two party hostesses, pizza and beverages, a personalized sheet cake, goodie bags, a gift for the birthday child, a tractor-drawn hayride, animal feeding, a farmyard tour, and more. queensfarm.org

    RoboFun:
    Host your child’s special day at the RoboFun Studio. They offer packages for LEGO robotics, Minecraft, Coding, or Stop Motion Animation birthday parties for ages 4-12. Parties can take place at their Upper West Side location or in your home. The RoboFun staff does all the work, so you can enjoy the celebration! robofun.org

    Rosa Mexicano: At Rosa Mexicano’s Rock the Guac parties, kids are given a complimentary “Official Guacamole Maker” apron and invited to roll up their sleeves alongside Rosa Mexicano’s experts to mix and mash fresh ingredients like avocados, onions, tomato, and cilantro in a lava rock mortar. rosamexicano.com

    SciTech Kids: SciTech Kids’ science parties include experiments and demonstrations that are interactive, exciting, and fun for kids 4-11. Kids become budding scientists as they conduct cool experiments and enjoy special effects that thrill and inform young minds! Themes include beauty and spa science, sports and velocity, cool chemistry, and more. sci-techkids.com

    Simply Sports: Simply Sports’ custom birthday parties for kids ages 4-12 ensure that every child has a very special day. Kids choose between 1-3 sports to play. Parties are offered on weekends on the Upper East Side. simplysports.net

    Soccer by Coach Fher: The best kind of party is one that ensures that kids come home exhausted! Coach Fher makes this happen at his one- or two-hour soccer parties. Providing a coach for every six children, Soccer by Coach Fher takes care of all the details. The party ends with a family or children’s game. coachfher.com

    SPORTIME Randall’s Island: The birthday child and their guests will participate in a variety of exciting tennis games, activities, and a round-robin tournament. All activities will be adapted to the playing levels of the participants. Children spend one hour playing tennis and a half-hour celebrating in the private party area. SPORTIME supplies the courts, equipment, instructors, and a party room. sportimeny.com

    StrongHeart Fun: A ball pool, tunnel set, soft building blocks and ride-on creatures make StrongHeart Fun’s Package 3 the most requested party option. The only NYC soft play rental company assembles this package at any event location for children 5 and under to enjoy for as long as requested. They will deliver, set up, and pick up all rental items providing much needed convenience on a special day. strongheartfun.com

    Super Soccer Stars: A Super Soccer Stars’ birthday party is the perfect way to celebrate your child’s special day! Led by a team of energetic and enthusiastic coaches at one of their citywide indoor or outdoor locations, children ages 2-12 will play fun and engaging age-appropriate soccer activities for an hour before cake, food, and more. All parties are customizable, with a basic package that includes a soccer ball for every child. supersoccerstars.com/birthdays

    Symphony Space: Birthday celebrations at Symphony Space include a show at a great family performance series, plus food, music, and goodies. Two options are the arts-themed Theatre Party or the no-frills, Easy Party. Both packages include snacks, a personalized birthday cake, and extra hands to help wrangle the kids. symphonyspace.org

    TADA! Youth Theater: Celebrate your birthday at TADA! with 20 of your closest friends singing, dancing, and acting their hearts out. All ages are welcome and all themes are possible. A TADA! party features two Party Pros to run musical theater activities, set-up, and clean-up, exclusive use of TADA!’s rehearsal studio for 90 minutes, personalized e-vites sent directly to your guests, pizza, and goody bags for each guest. tadatheater.com

    Tie Dye Town: Tie Dye Town’s grooviest party is different, fun, creative, and perfect for all ages! Kids have a blast rotating through all of the different stations of arts & crafts—from making their own tie dye t-shirts, spin art, peace sign stencils, and even glitter tattoos! The party includes goody bags, all of the stations of arts and crafts, 70’s dress-up, and three staff members to host! tiedyetown.com

    TLB Music: The Jungle Boogie Music & Play Party is one of TLB Music’s most popular parties! Kids ages 1-6 rock out in a jungle-inspired music class customized with your child’s favorite instruments, then head to TLB’s indoor playspace to play the day away and enjoy Two Boots pizza! tlbmusic.com

    Twinkle Party: Ballet Birthdays with Twinkle Party will have your little ballerina and her friends twirling about in a whirl of imagination and learning.  3-7 year olds are mesmerized by the Prima ballerina dressed for stage while instructed in a ballet lesson. Craft, coloring book, dress-up tutus and tiaras all included. Your budding ballerina will have tutu much fun and a magical birthday she will never forget. twinklepartyfun.com

    Victorian Gardens:
    At Central Park’s Victorian Gardens Amusement Park, party guests receive day-long unlimited ride passes! Partygoers will celebrate amidst more than 30,000 feet of rides, games, and attractions, before chowing down on treats. victoriangardensnyc.com

    Voilà Chocolat: Get creative with chocolate confections at this gourmet make-your-own chocolates party for ages 6-17 (or ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian). Parties include a private room for 90 minutes, a dedicated chocolatiering instructor, food and drinks, and a birthday cake or cupcakes. voila-chocolat.com

    West Side Taekwondo: West Side Taekwondo will offer two-hour parties complete with an introductory lesson, children’s games, and a demonstration of forms, sparring, and board breaks. westsidetkd.com

    Wildlife Conservation Society: The WCS offers a variety of party options at NYC zoos. At Prospect Park or Queens Zoos, guests can enjoy age-appropriate, hands-on activities, animal encounters, and crafts in a private party room. The Bronx Zoo offers animal demonstrations in a private party space, along with activities, a private tour of the Congo Exhibit, and goody bags. The Central Park Zoo offers catered parties that include theater performances, behind-the-scenes tours, and a decorated party room. wcs.org

    YMCA Staten Island (Broadway): Celebrate your birthday at the Broadway YMCA with their new customizable birthday parties. From sports to superheroes to your favorite movies, you can chose the theme and they create a magical experience you child won’t soon forget. ymcanyc.org/broadway

    YMCA Bronx: Pool parties are always fun at the Bronx YMCA! Participants ages 5 and up can enjoy an hour of swimming and games such as volleyball, Marco Polo, or Capture the Goldfish in the indoor pool (outdoor pool during the summer months), and then make their way into the party room for another hour of dry fun playing all the classic games and cake cutting! ymcanyc.org/Bronx

    YMCA Chinatown: The Gym & Swim Birthday Party at the Chinatown YMCA is the perfect way to celebrate! Children will enjoy one hour in the pool and three hours in the full Gymnasium. All parties include fun games, music, sports, and activities to your choosing, as well as swim caps for all swimmers. ymcanyc.org/chinatown

    YMCA Cross Island: This Sunday-afternoon party includes 45-minutes of swimming followed by one hour room rental for up to 20 participants. YMCA invitations and free guest passes will be provided for participants. ymcanyc.org/crossisland

    YMCA Dodge: Minnie and Mickey Mouse Gym & Room Dance Party is the Dodge YMCA’s most amazing party. Children ages 1-7 can enjoy a party like this, which entails of tunnels, balance beams , basketball, and scooters all in the privacy of half of their amazing gym for one hour. After the gym the two hours in our multipurpose room, Minnie and Mickey Mouse will come and play some games with the children. The Y provides all tables and chairs, you are able to bring in any kind of food. They will also supply two staff members to help you will all your birthday party needs. ymcanyc.org/dodge

    YMCA Flushing: The pool party is the Flushing YMCA’s favorite theme party event. Kids of all ages can enjoy free swim or have a sport styled swim time with either basketball or volleyball as their choice of sport. The three-hour event held on Sundays includes both pool time and party room. ymcanyc.org/flushing

    YMCA Greenpoint: Have your next get-together, pool party or birthday party at the Greenpoint Y! Your child and up to 20 participants will enjoy one hour of pool time and one hour in their very own YMCA private party room. Noodles, bubbles/backpacks, and toys will be available for your enjoyment. A YMCA Party Coordinator will assist in set up, clean up, games and escorting children between rooms. ymcanyc.org/greenpoint

    YMCA McBurney: The Indoor Playground party is one of McBurney’s most popular birthday attractions. Participant’s ages 1-4 can play in their Indoor Playground which includes a bouncy castle to jump on, a pirate ship to slide on, and a mini caterpillar tunnel to crawl through. ymcanyc.org/mcburney

    YMCA Ridgewood: The Ridgewood Y in Queens is ready to host your next party! Join the fun and their amazing staff to celebrate those special life moments. From birthday parties to anniversaries, families enjoy using their spacious rooms and amenities. They custom-design every event they host. ymcanyc.org/ridgewood

    YMCA Rockaway: This YMCA offers a Pool Party option that includes one hour in the activity pool, and one hour in a spacious activity room. It is a great party option for children ages 3-12. The YMCA Rockaway’s water slide, which is also functional during the party. ymcanyc.org/rockaway

    YMCA Vanderbilt: A Sports Party is the Vanderbilt YMCA’s most popular birthday party option for ages 5 and up. Sports parties features use of the gymnasium and coaches supplied for the sports activity of your choice. Basketball, Soccer, and Group Games are among the most popular picks. The party also includes three hours use of the party room. ymcanyc.org/vanderbilt

    YMCA West Side: The West Side YMCA’s Sports Party includes use of a gymnasium in which themed parties can be designed in Soccer, Basketball, T-ball, Sports Training or a Combo, depending on your child’s preference. Instructors will lead non-competitive games and give basic sport instruction. A party room will also be provided for food, beverage and present opening! This party is recommended for kids ages 5-12. ymcanyc.org/westside

    Yogi Beans: Invite your guests (ages 6 and up) to play, pamper, and relax with a Yogi Beans SPA-tacular Birthday Bash! At this party, young yogis participate in a fun yoga class incorporating the birthday child’s favorite theme/music. After yoga, kids relax in the Yogi Beans Spa with mani/pedis, aromatherapy, cucumber eye masks, and glitter tattoos. The Bash concludes with a pizza party picnic. yogibeans.com

    Yorkville Youth Athletic Association: Yorkville offers birthday parties on Sundays from September through June. You can request a party in soccer, baseball, basketball, flag football, or dodgeball. They can also do combination sports parties and are open to other games, like variations of tag games, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, and old-school street games. yyaa.org

    Zaniac Learning: Celebrations at Zaniac on the UES entertain kids in grades Pre-K-8 and are STEM focused. Children will work and play together with Zaniac’s unique STEM programs and parties include food, beverages, a STEM-themed cake, and paper goods. zaniaclearning.com

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