Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

February 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED February 2017: 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.

Birthday Party Entertainment

16 HANDLES
Locations on Upper East Side and Upper West Side,
516-551-2271
Email 16handlesparties@gmail.com

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!

CLOWNS.COM
Proudly Serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx,
516-577-0000
516-577-0000
718-971-5862


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.

DAVE'S CAST OF CHARACTERS
914-235-7100

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.

MS. JANIS MUSIC
800-704-8862
Email msjanismusic@gmail.com

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
212-260-2295
Email mitzvahzoe@aol.com

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!

Birthday Party Places

16 HANDLES
Locations on Upper East Side and Upper West Side,
516-551-2271
Email 16handlesparties@gmail.com

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!

ARCADE + PARTY PLACE: MODERN PINBALL NYC
362 3rd Ave., between E. 26th and E. 27th streets, New York
646-653-0839
Email info@modernpinballnyc.com

Yelp's No. 1 for “Best Birthday Party Venue” in NYC and one of New York Magazine's Best Of New York, this favorite kids’ party place provides non-stop birthday party fun and a unique and exciting NYC arcade experience for all! Have a blast with all games on free play (meaning no fussing with coins and recharge cards!) and have full use of the decorated VIP party room. Notable: For all ages, and family-friendly. All parents included free. Full private and semi-private kids’ parties available, safe Manhattan location. Step stools available.

BEE IN MOTION
New York City Metro Area, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island,
516-680-8497
Email info@beeinmotion.com

Bee In Motion fun, active birthday parties are for children of all ages. All participants will enjoy a variety of energetic, age-appropriate games that can include, but are not limited to favorites such as Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, GaGa Ball, Tag, Kickball, Flag Football, Soccer, Swimming, and all other sport-specific activities. Invite 10-30 friends and adults are required to sit back, relax and enjoy. Visit beeinmotion.com or call 516-680-8497 today!

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986

Birthday parties at the Children's Museum of the Arts offer an innovative way to celebrate for all ages! Parties begin with free time to explore the museum’s interactive workshops followed by a private, hands-on workshop of your choice led by our experienced teaching artists. Workshop options are endless! Choose from suggested projects, including a collaborative Jackson Pollock Mural, Clay Creatures, Animation, and more, or let us customize a project to fit your party theme! Host a fully catered party or provide your own refreshments. cmany.org/rentals/birthdays/.

COOLMESS
137 E. 62nd St.,
212-355-9834
Email events@coolmess.com

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.

FASHION CLASS (THE)
21 W. 39th St., Manhattan
646-329-6663

Learn from real fashion designers with a runway or sewing party this year in our 2500-square-foot, bright, sunny, and pink fashion studio! Guests can choose from a variety of our most popular sewing projects, or put on a full runway show complete with makeup and hair styling. Sewers use our state-of-the-art touch screen Singer sewing machines, easy to use and complete with loads of safety features. Runway shows take place on our 24-foot, light-up runway with a take-home runway photo. Starting at age 6, Fashion Class parties are fabulous for any age!

FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE
22 E. 60th St., New York
646-388-6612, 646-388-6686
Email languagecenter@fiaf.org, birthday@fiaf.org

Host a chic, fun, unforgettable party in FIAF’s sunny Skyroom! Our unique space is your child’s private playground with a floor-to-ceiling window and views of Manhattan. Simply pick one of our exciting themes-Marionettes, French Cooking, Music and Games—and we’ll do the rest. All parties include a photobooth, arts and crafts, playset games, bubbles, cake, festive decorations, invitations, setup, cleanup, entertainment, and everything in-between! Want a custom party? Let us know about your child’s favorite things, and we’ll design a celebration especially for him or her. Available in English or French. Let’s plan your child’s birthday à la française!

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York
646-381-5010

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a one-of-a-kind party! The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will captivate groups of all ages and interests. Choose from exciting themes, value packages, and customization options to create a birthday adventure they’ll remember forever. Packages start at $30 per person. Experience life aboard an aircraft carrier during Operation Slumber! Enjoy after-hours access to the ship and the Space Shuttle Pavilion as well as tours, activities, and more. It’s ideal for scouts, students and campers ages 6–17.

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 and unmatched experience have won children's hearts for 35 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.

KIDS IN SPORTS
1420 Second Ave. (at East 74th Street), New York
212-744-4900
Temple Israel
112 E. 75th (bet. Lex & Park)
New York, NY 10021
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128
Temple Emanu-El
1 E 65th Street
New York, NY 10065


Email info@kisnyc.com

Kids In Sports offers a fun, memorable experience for kids ages 2-12 years old! Select 1-3 sports to focus on, and our experienced coaches design the party to suit your child's sports interests and abilities. Sports options include football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and floor hockey. A standard party is 90 minutes. The first hour consists of sports activities, and the remaining half hour is designated for food and cake. Coaches help with all setup and cleanup. Come see why Kids In Sports offers New York City's best parties!

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


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!

NY KIDS CLUB
Various locations,
347-706-4700
Email nykidsclub@nykidsclub.com

Our thematic celebrations for children ages 1-12 years old are expertly planned to bring delight to the birthday child while captivating your guests-including the adults! The magic unfolds when our theatrical birthday leaders transform our state-of-the-art gym into an obstacle adventure course, princess castle, a superhero command center, and more! Your personal party coordinator will plan the celebration with you to customize your party and ensure the entire experience is magical and memorable.