Birthday Party Entertainment and Activities in Manhattan

Birthday Party Entertainment and Activities in Manhattan


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UPDATED May 2017: A guide to party entertainment, entertainers, and fun activities for kids birthdays in Manhattan.
Locations on Upper East Side and Upper West Side,

16 Handles has locations on both the UES and the UWS, we are New York City’s No. 1 frozen yogurt and dessert destination! With endless frozen yogurt and topping combinations, guests can flaunt their flavors and unleash their inner fro-yo chefs! Our stores are the ideal venues for your child's next birthday party—you can rent out our party room during designated hours, rent out the entire store before it opens, or choose a buy out during regular business hours (special pricing applies). Arrange entertainment options or we can provide assistance!

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.

Proudly Serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx,

At, 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.


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.


Groovy music by Ms. Janis Music is what you’ll get with a Ms. Janis Music performer. Our entertainers come to your home, venue, school, or summer 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, active toddler and preschool parties, and playgroups. 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! Ms. Janis Music also offers parties and classes for children with special needs.


Mystery & Mayhem offers hilarious, interactive, unique, and age-appropriate dress-up mystery parties in which guests ages 8-18 become the suspects in a dastardly crime. “Like Clue, but better!” is the way one youngster described the event. Choose from five mysterious, riveting, and winning dramas, or we can theme your party around Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, or any of your child’s favorite heroes or heroines. "Best party I ever had!" is an oft-repeated refrain; once from a child who did all five; her first one at age 9 and her last at age 18!

545 8th Ave., New York

The Ride is a perfect activity for birthday parties! Hop aboard our multi-million dollar patented motor coach with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stadium-style seating, and be treated to comedy, karaoke, surprise street performances, music, singing, and dancing! We’ll work with you to personalize an unforgettable special event. All party packages include free invitation downloads with our Freestyle Rapper, Ballerina, or the Ride Wave, a digital photo upon arrival, and guest of honor’s name scripted into the show! Make this year’s birthday party one your child and their friends will never forget!