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CLASSIC KIDS' BIRTHDAY PARTIES FEATURING RETRO SPORTS IN NYC

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by NYMetroParents Staff

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From dodgeball to obstacle courses to Ga-ga, classic childhood games are making a comeback at kids' birthday party venues across New York City. Here's where to find them.


Manhattan

Adults and Children in Trust (A.C.T.)

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

(212) 316-7530

act@stjohndivine.org

The campus that hosts the preschool, afterschool, and camp has a Ga-ga pit. They do birthday parties with retro sports upon request only. Call for pricing and scheduling information.

 

The Fieldhouse at Chelsea Piers

23rd Street and Hudson River Park (between Piers 61 and 62)

(212) 336-6500

fieldhouse@chelseapiers.com

The Fieldhouse has dodgeball and ultimate challenge birthday packages that include activities such as tug-of-war, relay races, potato sack races, and "steal the bacon" for kids 5 and up, and a tyke's version for kids 3 to 5. Check the website for additional info.

 

NY Kids Club

Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn

(347) 706-4700

The X-treme Birthday party option for kids 6 and up includes disco dodgeball, relays, and other "x-treme sport games." Open play times and kids classes are also offered.

 

The Gaga Center

230 E. 93rd St.

(212) 920-7884

Offers several Gaga-themed birthday party packages that include instruction, individual play, and team play, plus customizable goodies—from a live DJ to a personalized Gaga pit cake. Parties are private and take place in one of the center’s three permanent Gaga pits.

 

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Sports and Party Center

800 3rd Avenue, Sunset Park

(718) 965-0004

thirdavenuesportscenter@yahoo.com

Birthday packages include time in the arena playing sports such as dodgeball or kickball. Arena rental is available to play these activities throughout the week. Call for reservations.

 

NY Kids Club

Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn

(347) 706-4700

The X-treme Birthday party option for kids 6 and up includes disco dodgeball, relays, and other "x-treme sport games." Open play times and kids classes are also offered.

 

Queens

Central Queens Y

67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills

(718) 266-5011

Super Sports program for grades K-6 involve numerous sports including kickball. They also do birthday parties. Contact Dale Stark, party coordinator, at dstark@cqy.org.

 

Kids 'N Shape

162-26 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach

(718) 848-2052

At the summer camps and birthday parties, dodgeball, kickball, Wiffleball, and other activities are offered.

 

Long Island City Kids

5-02 50th Avenue, Long Island City

(718) 392-KIDS (5437)

info@lickids.com

Obstacle courses play a role in many of the classes, preschool alternative and afterschool programs, and birthday party themes. Kids as young as 1-2 years are able to participate in the obstacle courses.

 

Worth the Trip!

Ultimate GaGa

575 Underhill Boulevard, Syosset (Long Island)

(516) 921-GAGA (4242)

lou@ultimategaga.com

Gaga for ages 5 to 6 years through adult, $15 for children during Open Play sessions; adults must either rent the pit or throw an adult party to play.

 

 

Also see: Retro Sports for Kids

The Rise of Ga-Ga

 


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