Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

April 5, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

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UPDATED April 2016: 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.
450 Lexington Ave., # 1346, New York

Allen Batista Travel, Inc. presents family-oriented magic show boat rides at the NY Skyport Marina and Broadway Comedy Club. The master magician spins the ultimate web of deception with sleight of hand tricks and mentalism for the young at heart. The magician skillfully weaves audience members into the show. It is great for birthday parties. Magic show boat ride enables guests to take in spectacular views from the waterway. Lunch is included in the ticket and cash bar for beverages. Broadway Comedy Club has a food and drink requirement per person.

6 River Terrace, Battery Park City
212-267-9700 x363

Are you looking for the perfect place to host your child's birthday or celebrate your Sweet 16 in style? Whatever the occasion, 6 River Terrace has you covered. This spacious venue is a flexible space with street level access and over 350-square-feet of windows providing natural light with views of Nelson A. Rockefeller Park and the Hudson River. It can be rented out starting at $600 for four hours. For a tour of the venue, more information, or reservations, please call the event coordinator or email:


Breakaway Hoops is a NYC-based basketball company offering youth, ages 7-17, fundamental basketball instruction through camps, leagues, and clinics year-round. Our instructors are current or former college and pro players. We pride ourselves on teaching the game the correct way. As a member of Breakaway Hoops you will see improvement and growth in your child’s game. We offer basketball themed birthday parties. Inquire about setting up a birthday party with us at We look forward to hearing from you soon.

608 W. 48th St., New York

Chateau Pony Parties offers fun-filled, unique Pony Parties at their stable right in the heart of midtown Manhattan! They decorate the entire ground floor of their stable in the theme you choose from a list, all you need to do is order in the food and drinks and they do the rest! Their adorable ponies are sure to entertain as the kids ride and play with the only ponies in midtown Manhattan. They also offer walk-up pony rides at their stable, as a fun, after-school or weekend activity.

Manhattan and NY Metro Area,

Children’s Parties NYC offers the best entertainment for your child’s special event! From beautiful artistic face painting, to balloon twisting, princess parties, magic, music, dance, arts and crafts, glitter tattoos, and caricatures, we bring premier entertainment to you! Plan your party with owner and artistic director Melinda Prom, who utilizes her background in acting, directing, the visual arts, and storytelling to make every party a highly imaginative, creatively unique, and fun-filled production! Our artists are professionals with years of experience and we are amazing with kids of all ages.

137 E. 62nd St.,

At CoolMess kids can make ice cream at their table! They choose chocolate or vanilla base and mix-ins, and watch it churn into a flavor of their own. After eating, kids can fill up their own containers at the candy wall-this doubles as the perfect goodie bag to send home. For the sweetest party ever-come to CoolMess! You can walk-in, host a small party for a few friends, or rent out the entire parlor with a DJ and any theme you can imagine.

545 Sixth Ave., New York

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, balloons, 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.


Make your party a special one! Dave's entertainment services include more than 100 costumed characters. From princesses and superheroes to pirates and tea parties, there’s something for everyone. We feature DJs, clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon sculptors, photo booths, and food carts. Spectacular inflatable attractions include Wild One and Kong's Revenge obstacle courses, Cliffhanger Slide, and Mickey Park. Water fun includes the Big Kahuna and the gigantic Polar Plunge slides. New robotic animals. Frozen and Katy Perry parties. Enjoy bouncers, the Spiderman velcro wall, gladiator joust, sports inflatables, robots, and racecars.

271 W. 23rd St., 2nd Floor, New York
437 W. 53rd St.


Empire Tae Kwon Do’s birthday parties offer parents the perfect birthday solution. We ensure that all participants have an awesome time, get some great exercise, and enjoy an exciting tae kwon do practice and board breaking! Parties include a special tae kwon do class for all guests, games and races, demonstrations by the instructor or master, board breaking, and a free gift! Spaces are limited and often booked months in advance, so it’s best to reserve your party early.

Pier 86 12th Avenue and 46th Street, New York

Make your child’s birthday celebration a unique adventure at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid now features spectacular exhibits in our new Exploreum Interactive Hall, and the latest in virtual, multi-sensory and video display technology, making it the perfect location for a celebration that’s dynamic, engaging, and educational. The Intrepid Museum also includes 27 authentically restored aircraft and a brand new, park-like pier for all to enjoy. With a choice of exciting themes, value package levels, and customization options, this is a birthday adventure they’ll love today–and remember forever.

244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco

Kids run, jump, climb, tumble, slide, bounce, and giggle to their hearts' delight at Jodi's Gym, where action-packed parties and unmatched experience have won children's hearts for 34 years. Our bright, spacious facility is every child's dream. Teachers guide the children on bars, beams, rings, slides, tunnels, bounce house, and tumble track. 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.


Urban Golf Academy's (UGA) unique, original birthday parties are ideal for children ages 4-8 and are customized to your child’s interests. Think Pirate Putting, Crazy Car Chipping, and Batman’s Flying Full Swing. Select from a variety of engaging activities to highlight our golf games, including storytelling, shadow screen play, and music and movement. UGA provides equipment, music, and prizes.

777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ

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!

132 East 61st St., New York

Maison Hugo, a newly opened modern French brasserie run and owned by “Chef and Wife” team, Florian and Michelle Hugo, is now opening its doors to children’s birthday parties! The Skylight Room of Maison Hugo can hold up to 40 people. Choose from a variety of themes including a pastry making class with Chef Hugo and his team. The Skylight Room has a projector for slideshows or movies, and dj dancing can be requested in the birthday package. The menu will include a variety of classic and modern French choices.


Groovy music by Ms. Janis Music is what you’ll get with a Ms. Janis Music performer. Our entertainers come to your home, venue, or party in the park. We bring everything with us to keep children ages 5 and younger entertained. We’ve got you covered from first birthday parties to active toddler and preschool parties. Bubbles, scarves, instruments for the kids, and a play parachute are some of the fun props we use to keep the kids entertained and smiling from ear to ear!

Pier 62 inside Hudson River Park,

Have a ride-filled birthday party at the Pier 62 Carousel in the Hudson River Park. Hassle-free for parents and fun for kids, our hour-and-a-half birthday package includes a private seating area, unlimited rides for 16 children, and a party host to help set-up and clean. Available upgrades include entertainment, extra children, etc. Nearby parking available. For more information, check our website, call us at 718-788-2676 or email us Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for our latest updates.

Several locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Manhattan, and Westchester


Does your child love sports? Treat your child to the greatest sports birthday party ever, at SPORTIME. The birthday child spends his or her birthday playing soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, or a multi-sport combination of his or her favorites. SPORTIME also offers tennis, dance, rock climbing, and pool parties at selected locations. All you need to do is bring the cake. Visit us online at to find out more.

Three studios in midtown: 38th Street between 8th and 9th avenues, 27th Street between 7th and 8th avenues, 8th Avenue between 35th and 36th streets


The Toddlewood Studios Birthday Parties is now servicing NYC! Conducting fun, fabulous, photo shoot parties in three different studios. First let's decorate your very own wooden photo frame with bling, feathers, letters and more. Then you're off to get your hair and make up done so you're camera ready. Now the fabulous high-end photo shoot! Take home prints from the shoot in your frames. This two-hour party is the talk of Long Island and now we're offering it to NYC too! Professional fashion shoot conducted by celebrity photographer, Tricia Messeroux.

22 Harrison St., 

Our language school situated in the heart of Tribeca offers a birthday party rental space for two hours on Sunday mornings 10am-12pm, or afternoons 1:30-3.30pm. Space also available with our Spanish theme birthday parties with clowns, balloons, face painting, and games for children to experience Spanish learning in a fun way-including one hour with our favorite native teachers, and 30 minutes for celebration with cake and drinks. “Hola amigos, vamos a celebrar juntos!”

221 West 79th St. (near Broadway),

Love chocolate? Enjoy fun, educational, chocolate-making activities every day at Voilà Chocolat. Walk in any time between 10am and 9pm, and make your own artisanal chocolate bars, decadent truffles, fun “Voilàllipops,” and large 3D chocolate shapes. We host unforgettable private parties–from birthdays to bachelorettes to corporate events–and we can even customize your chocolates. Every Tuesday at 4pm, we also host an educational class for kids on the origins of chocolate and the manufacturing process. Budding chocolatiers can drop-in, reserve ahead, or, call us to inquire about a private party.

Call our education "one-stop" shopping number for all parks: 1-800-433-4149.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Queens
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

Have a Wild Birthday at the Zoo. From the Bronx to Central Park, Prospect Park to Queens, we offer a variety of birthday party options that cater to your needs. From a traditional family birthday party, to a dream come true all-inclusive party; all perfect for the animal lover. All parties include animal encounters, exhibit visits, and arts and crafts. Whatever your party needs, we hope you'll choose one of our facilities for a great, dare we say, "wild" celebration. Call 800-433-4149 to start booking your birthday party today.

261 E. 78th St., 3rd Floor,

Zaniac Birthdays are fun and inspiring! Birthday celebrations at Zaniac entertain kids ages pre-K to 8 while maintaining a STEM focus. Children will work and play together with Zaniac’s engaging instructors on unique STEM programs. Kids can create a biome in Minecraft, program a robot, strategize in chess, or build a video game with Scratch. Who says you can’t learn while you play? Schedule your next birthday party at Zaniac!