Active Kidz Long Island, a family entertainment center on Long Island, recently added bowling lanes and new blasters for its Cannonball Blast game. The birthday party location in Jericho also offers laser tag, inflatables, rock climbing, an arcade, and a virtual game center.
Astoria Sports Complex now offers families and businesses in Queens a new location to host high-end parties at an affordable price point. Astoria Complex Catering offers an upscale environment that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
A new Brooklyn paint-your-own pottery studio, Pottery and Glass Land, offers various pottery pieces for children and adults to paint, as well as glass fusion art. The birthday party location in Midwood also offers ladies’ night out.
Painting with a Twist, a studio that offers painting classes for kids and adults, recently opened in Westport. The Fairfield County painting studio also offers parents' night out and painting birthday parties.
Plaster Palace, a paint-your-own pottery studio, offers a variety of ceramic pieces to paint, perfect for a family activity. The birthday party location in Larchmont also offers a parents’ night out and an art therapy program for children with autism.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline center in Rockland, began plans to expand its current location and add new features. The popular birthday party location in Valley Cottage will also offer black light nights.
Honestly Delicious, a bakery and cafe, recently opened in Garden City. The café has a party room and offers specialty cupcakes, which makes it a great birthday party location in Nassau.
Ronkonkoma’s indoor trampoline center Air Trampoline Sports recently opened. The Long Island trampoline fitness center offers open jump, basketball, dodge ball, and birthday parties.
Forest Hills’ Oliloli Arts & Crafts Studio now offers paint-your-own ceramic ornaments and personalized holiday gifts. The arts and crafts studio also offers glass fusing, jewelry making, and canvas painting. Oliloli Arts & Crafts also hosts birthday parties on the weekends.
Created by Kids, a Park Slope kids art program, now offers a mommy and me art class. The art program also offers kids' after-school art classes, an art camp, and art birthday parties in Brooklyn.
Casual, upscale dining restaurant West East All-Natural Bistro & Wine Bar now offers two birthday party packages for Little Foodies: a cooking party and an entertainment party. The birthday party location on Long Island offers its parties on Saturdays and Sundays for lunch.
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New York Kids Club, a children's activity center, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers various kids classes including theater, dance, gymnastics, and cooking, as well as birthday parties and after-school pick-ups.
Boomers!, a family adventure center in Medford, recently purchased new, faster go-karts that are easier to control. The family amusement park also offers miniature golf, an arcade, batting cages, and birthday parties.
Upper East Side children’s clothing store, Appliké Couture, where children can customize clothing with different shaped appliques, now offers a special in-store discount for 'Big Apple Parent' readers. The store is also a fun place to host a birthday party where the party guests can design their own T-shirt.
SciTech Kids, which offers after-school STEM programing for children in Manhattan, has extended its curriculum to offer more engineering-based classes. The classes for ages 3-12 cover themes including air and water, art and design, electronics, robots, and the human body. SciTech Kids also offers science birthday parties.
92Y, on Manhattan's Upper East Side, recently opened a state-of-the-art gymnastics studio. Gymnastics Studio in the Sky now offers gymnastics classes for children with special needs, private lessons, cheerleader tumbling, and birthday parties.
Kidville, which offers classes for toddlers and young children, is opening a location in Westport. Kidville offers dance, art, cooking, and music classes for kids, mommy and me classes, and a preschool alternative, Kidville University. Kidville also hosts all-inclusive birthday parties, as well as parenting seminars.
West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex now offers Tennis Academy to help children ages 4-18 excel athletically in tennis. The sports and entertainment center also offers lacrosse and basketball summer camps, soccer, basketball, and fitness training, and birthday parties and bar/bat mitzvahs.
Grand Prix New York, an indoor family entertainment facility in Westchester County, recently opened the Arts Garage, an art studio for children, adults, and families, including pottery and jewelry making. Grand Prix also offers bowling and an arcade in Mount Kisco, as well as birthday parties and bar and bat mitzvahs.
MY Gym in Fresh Meadows now offers a non-competitive tumbling team for beginner gymnasts. Each child is taught gymnastics skills and participates in a show. My Gym Fresh Meadows also offers, gymnastics classes, birthday parties and summer camps in Queens.
iSwirl, the only frozen yogurt lounge in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, offers customized frozen yogurt desserts with various toppings. iSwirl also hosts birthday parties, karaoke evenings, and Wii tournaments.
BeeAlive Bee Spa and Retail Store, located in Nyack, now offers its Queen Bee Tea and Spa parties for girls. The spa birthday party includes facials using the stores BeeAlive spa products and manicures, and girls dress up before the tea party begins.
Monster Mini Golf will open an indoor glow-in-the-dark course in Nanuet in late June. Monster Mini Golf hosts birthday parties, accommodates those with special needs, and is fun for the whole family.
Imagine Candy, a candy store in Scarsdale that is involved in charitable efforts, now offers ChariTotes for customers to purchase. ChariTotes are craft kits for children, and 10 percent of the profits are donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.