Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

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UPDATED APRIL 2015: A list of fun kids' birthday party places in Manhattan, including restaurants, gyms and sports facilities, and other places in NYC that host birthday parties for children. You'll also find caterers, party supply stores, and kids' party entertainers like magicians, clowns, and face painters in New York City, including those on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, East Village, West Village, Midtown, Harlem, and beyond.

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16 HANDLES
212-260-4416 x309
245 Bleecker St. 
240 Lafayette St. 
1569 Second Ave. 
1161 First Ave. 
325 Amsterdam Ave. 
2600 Broadway 
178 Eighth Ave. 
153 Second Ave. 
428 Third Ave.
Email ssilverman9@gmail.com

Add some flavor to your child's next birthday party! With nine locations in Manhattan, 16 Handles is a fun and unique way to celebrate. With unlimited fro-yo to custom cakes, party rooms, store takeovers, awesome entertainment, and more, 16 Handles helps create the perfect party for any group. Let your child flaunt their flavor on their special day with 16 Handles!

A.C.T. PROGRAMS (ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN TRUST)
At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York
212-316-7530
Email act@stjohndivine.org

Commemorate milestones and celebrate special days with ACT at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Book an ACT Divine Party for your child, and take advantage of spacious facilities and attentive staff. Our team will help you plan your event, arrange fun activities, set-up and clean-up, leaving you the chance to enjoy every moment. Choose from various themes. Bouncy Castle, food and beverages can be included for additional fee. Contact us to plan your party today. 

ASPHALT GREEN
Asphalt Green Birthday Parties 
Upper East Side 
555 E. 90th St. 
212-369-8890 x2085  
Battery Park City 
212 North End Ave. 
212-298-2900 x2993 

Celebrate your child's birthday party at either of Asphalt Green’s locations: Upper East Side or Battery Park City. We provide a range of fun birthday activities such as sports, swimming, tumbling, cooking, music, and dance. Choose from three great party packages: Basic, Deluxe, or Extravaganza/Gourmet. Perfect for kids ages 3 and older.

BLUE MAN GROUP
Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., New York
212-260-8993

Blue Man Group is great for birthdays or any special occasion! This unique theatrical experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else, guaranteed to be an outing your group will never forget. Birthday party packages are available, and include the name of birthday child on the LED screen at the beginning of the show and a small merchandise item for each guest. The birthday child receives one 14-by-22-inch Blue Man Group poster.

CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION
536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker and West 3rd streets), New York
212-358-6133

Does your child love to build? The Center for Architecture offers architecture-themed birthday parties for children ages 6 to 12 at our Greenwich Village location. Themes include Skyscrapers, Streetscapes, My Dream House, and Design-A-City—or let us customize one to meet your child’s interests. Led by our experienced educators, kids design and build their own architectural models from a wide range of art and craft supplies, making a memorable, one-of-a-kind party favor to take home. Parties last for two hours and include a hands-on building activity, plus time for lunch and cake.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX 
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
212-336-6500 x6561

Chelsea Piers is home to Manhattan’s best sports-themed birthday parties. State-of-the-art facilities and world-class instruction combine with convenient party planning and packages for a fun and memorable birthday celebration! Preschoolers to teens choose from a variety of activities at the 23,000-square-foot gymnastics center, which includes in-ground trampolines, deep foam pits, and a rock climbing wall. Additional party facilities include indoor playing fields, a Little Athletes Exploration Center, basketball courts, batting cages, two indoor ice-skating rinks, a 40-lane bowling center, or the hi-tech golf driving range. 

CITY CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM (THE)
15 W. 86th St., New York
212-213-1002
Sunday KidSchool, PreSchool, and Adult Ed: 
SAJ, 15 W. 86th St. 
Shabbat Services and programs: 
St. John's Church, 81 Christopher St.(near 7th Avenue) 
High Holiday Services: 
Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th St. 
212-213-1002 

The ultimate birthday party for a Jewish youngster is the bar or bat mitzvah, a rite of passage into adulthood, generally at age 13. At The City Congregation, the innovative secular celebration follows a 2-year, individual, mentored journey to discover personal beliefs, values, interests, and goals, as well as Jewish or intercultural roots and connections. Jewish history, culture, and ethics are learned in stimulating concurrent classes. The proud and joyous secular bar or bat mitzvah service and celebration is a memorable and meaningful once-in-a-lifetime birthday party. Join in! 

CITY SCULPTING
6th Street Community Center, 638 E 6th St # 4, New York
646-221-8450
Email vanessa@citysculpting.com

City Sculpting Children's Summer Art Program with a focus on sculpture is now offering custom art parties. We have countless possibilities from life casting, clay, to mosaics! For more information: citysculpting.com or contact director : vanessa@citysculpting.com or (646) 221-8450. 

CLOWNS.COM
Proudly Serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx, 
718-971-5862
Email abstone77@gmail.com

At Clowns.com, our goal is to create an unforgettable and memorable party experience for you and your family. We provide the highest quality children's entertainment and rental services in the industry. If you're looking for a professional, dependable, and enthusiastic team, you've come to the right place! We are a family-owned and -operated entertainment company, offering a wide range of party and entertainment services including clowns, inflatable bounce houses, characters, magicians, princesses, magic shows, face painting, and party concession rentals.

CRAVE.IT
545 Sixth Ave., New York
212-255-4048
Email silvia@craveitnyc.com

Kids at our parties will make gelato, baked goods, and experience bakery production in the kitchen. They will have full access to our entertainment system including karaoke and video games. Packages include food and drinks for the children, a custom cake, and a prize at the end of the party. You can add food for adults, balloon and face painting, and artists as extras.Our birthday packages start at $500 which includes a two hour party for 10 kids, plus the birthday child. 

FANTASMA MAGIC
Located Inside The Houdini Museum of New York421 7th Ave, 3rd Floor , 
212-244-3633 X24

Make your next event the most magical and memorable at the award winning Fantasma Magic party venue! Your child becomes the official magician’s assistant and will even float in the air. The experience lasts up to two hours and includes: a professional comedy magic show featuring live animals being produced, pizza, snacks, beverages, and a Coldstone ice cream cake, a Houdini Museum tour, magic goodie bags, and a magic set for the birthday child. Magical party packages to fit your budget starting at $1,000 and up. Customize your party your way!

INSTACANDI.COM
1211 Stewart Ave., Suite 104, Bethpage
855-758-7004

Send a treat to someone who is sweet. Instacandi.com is an inexpensive way to show someone you care. We provide themed candy gift bags for any occasion or holiday. Some of our packages are good for: Birthdays, Graduations, Anniversaries, Get Wells, Valentines Day, Congratulations, Easter, Christmas, Chanukah or simply just because. Included in the package is a 18-20 piece goodie bag of candy, a custom themed card and confetti. All packages are only $9.99 and include shipping and can be ordered at our easy to use website, instacandi.com.

JODI'S GYM
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco 
914-244-8811

Kids run, jump, climb, tumble, slide, bounce, and giggle to their hearts' delight at Jodi's Gym, where action-packed parties have won children's hearts for 33 years. Our bright, spacious facility is every child's dream. Teachers guide the children on bars, beams, rings, slides, tunnels, bounce house, tumble track, and more. Next, it's off to a separate area for refreshments that we are happy to supply. Teachers set up, serve, and clean up. At Jodi's, the whole place is yours! You sit back and enjoy.

THE LANYARD LADIES 
464 Jericho Turnpike , Mineola
516-578-2248
Partner Party Locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island
Email thelanyardladies@yahoo.com

The Lanyard Ladies Arts and Crafts Birthday Parties. Bracelet Making, Princess Theme, Tea-Time Party, Making Flip-Flop Party, American Girl Doll Party, Pajama Party, Sand Candy Party, Bling-T-Shirt Party. Many fabulous add-ons and party favors to choose from! Learn to make your favorite bracelet patterns. Come to our birthday Party location or we can come to you! Call today for a "Stringtastic" birthday. 

THE LITTLE GYM 
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072 
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets) 
Upper West Side, Manhattan 
212-799-1225 
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues) 
Upper East Side, Manhattan 
212-787-1124 
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ 
201-445-4444 

A private party at The Little Gym is a perfect way to celebrate your child's next birthday. The 1½ hour parties are supervised by our trained, professional staff from beginning to end. Gymnastics, games, obstacle courses, trampoline, sports, and music are tailored to your child's interests. Parties at The Little Gym mean exclusive use of the gym and party room. At The Little Gym, your child's birthday bash will be the easiest party you'll ever throw! 

LUNESSA DESIGNER JEWELRY
100 Thompson St. , New York
917-305-0510
Email info@Lunessa.com

LUNESSA Jewelry Birthday Parties are led by real jewelry designers in our SoHo Boutique, perfect for ages 7 and older. The parties are a blast, and the kids really love their jewels. Our all-inclusive party packages include: 1½-2 hours of jewelry making, professional instruction and finishing, all materials, organza gift bags, and more. We offer a sparkling array of genuine gemstones, crystals, pearls, and sterling silver components - so guests make their own "real" jewelry. Kids will enjoy organic, kid-friendly snacks. Please contact us for rates, more information, or to book a time. 

MAD SCIENCE
888-MADD-SCI (623-3724)
Mad Science of New York City & Westchester 

Keep your children learning and laughing with Mad Science! Our exciting and engaging parties keep kids inspired about science. We bring our hands-on shows right to your home. It's no-hassle, mess-free fun that parents love just as much as kids. Call today and ask about our bubbling potions and rocket launches, or visit our website.

MOUNT VERNON HOTEL MUSEUM & GARDEN
421 E. 61st St (between First & York Avenues), New York
212-838-6878 
Email info@mvhm.org

Journey back in time to celebrate your child’s next birthday. Partygoers will explore the Museum as 19th-century historic characters, try out popular toys and games from the early 1800s, and play outside in the backyard garden. Choose either a historic craft or a child-friendly tea party to complete your time-traveling adventure. Ideal for ages 6 to 12.

PARTYPOOPERS
New York City & Surrounding Areas 
212-224-9955
Email info@partypoopers.com

PARTYpoopers, NYC’s veteran kids’ birthday party planners is now offering Manhattan’s only custom lasertag parties in an historic downtown location. As always, parties are customized, private, and tons of fun. They’re still doing their famous “Pirates on the Peking” parties at the South Street Seaport, and if you simply want expert help planning your party, Poopers is the way to go. From full-service seamless events, whimsical décor, top-notch entertainment, creative themes, one-of-a-kind venues, fanciful favors, and outrageous cakes, to party-consultation and staffing, PARTYpoopers is committed to making kids laugh while parents relax. FUN FUN FUN!

PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 West 14th Street, New York
212-206-1137 
Email info@pusteblumenyc.org

Pusteblume Party Package! What you get: two hours of pure fun at Pusteblume, 12 children plus the birthday child, facility with set up and clean up, two birthday party helpers, balloons and paper goods, birthday banner, pizza and juice for all children, water and coffee for the adults, guided activity of your choosing (list will be provided), party favor for the birthday guest of honor, and one very happy birthday child! You bring: special decorations, birthday cake, additional foods and beverages, party favors/goodie bags. For themes and booking information please visit: pusteblumenyc.org/pusteblume-party-package 

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! TIMES SQUARE
234 W. 42nd St, New York
212-398-3133
Email fun@ripleysnewyork.com

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square offers a one-of-a-kind birthday party location. Our party packages have kids and their parents jumping for joy! Guests will experience unbelievable interactive exhibits, encounter wildly unique artifacts, and see astonishing curiosities. NYC's most unusual, fascinating, and fun attraction is the ideal birthday party venue, right in the heart of Times Square. The experience will be memorable, and will delight the birthday child and all their friends. Our helpful group sales team does all the work for you, from set-up to clean up! 

ROBOFUN
2672 Broadway (at 102nd Street), New York
212-245-0444
Email naima@vemny.org

Celebrate your next birthday making robots with LEGO®. RoboFun birthday parties are the perfect combination of fun and creativity. All party guests will design, build, code, and animate their own LEGO® robots (grades K-6), video games (grades 1-6), and stop motion animation films (grades 4-6). Packages include: Knowledgeable staff and full supervision, pizza party, RoboFun T-shirt and drawstring backpack for each guest. Call us for more details! 

SPORTIME RANDALL'S ISLAND NYC
One Randall's Island
212-427-6150

Join us for a birthday party of tennis instruction, competition, and fun! SPORTIME tennis birthday parties are 1½ hours in duration, and include one hour of tennis instruction and play, and a half-hour pizza party—or they can be custom made. Extra time and catering options are available. Call us for more information or visit us online at sportimeny.com/manhattan/parties. 

TADA! YOUTH THEATER
15 W. 28th St. (at Broadway), New York
212-252-1619 x4

Celebrate like a star! TADA! offers musical theater birthday parties where your group can experience one of our original musicals for kids (by kids), and/or get in on the action themselves. Package options can include a performance at our theater or a specialized singing and dancing workshop at the location of your choice. All parties include the TADA! birthday song personalized for you, a special goodie bag for the birthday child, invitations, and favors. Let TADA! create a party for you. Visit our website or call for more details.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Locations throughout the Tri-State Area, 
800-52-TIGER (84437)

Everyone has lots of fun during a successful birthday party and that’s what you get at Tiger Schulmann’s. Each kid who attends a birthday celebration achieves new abilities and gains the confidence that they can achieve more. Parties are led by an instructor with over 10 years of martial arts experience, and the ability to focus on every attendee to ensure they’re active and having fun. Tiger Schulmann’s locations have conducted thousands of extraordinary birthday parties since 1984. The parties are highly active, include group-participation games and food is served.

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