Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

August 15, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED August 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 Gifts

MASSAGE ENVY - MIDTOWN WEST
525 W. 42nd St., New York
212-473-3689
Email rita.ewing@massageenvy.com

Massage Envy is a national brand provider of massage and MURAD facial services. Our services are performed by licensed professional massage therapists and estheticians. Our membership-based network has expanded to 1,200 locations and a member’s benefits can be used at any Massage Envy location. We have recently added an expanded offering of facial services including a Back Facial, Men’s Facial, and a 90- Minute Facial. Here at our Midtown West location, we service neighboring residents, Broadway performers, and many professional athletes. A massage or facial makes a great birthday gift!

Birthday Party Entertainment

CHILDREN’S PARTIES NYC
Manhattan and NY Metro Area,
917-446-9315
Email info@childrenspartiesnyc.com

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.

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, 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!

RIDE (THE)
545 8th Ave., New York
212-221-0853
Email dhernandez@experiencetheride.com

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!

Birthday Party Places


St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. ,
718-483-5989
Email narniaoffbroadway@gmail.com

Have a birthday party in Narnia! We will work with you to create a custom birthday experience for your child. With special group rates, a special mention from the stage, and an exclusive question and answer time with the actors, your child will experience the magic of one of their favorite books brought to life. The show itself is an inventive adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. All ages will enjoy this 45-minute show, recommended for ages 5 and older. Contact Julia O'Brien at narniaoffbroadway@gmail.com to arrange your group today.

ALLEN BATISTA INTERNATIONAL
450 Lexington Ave., # 1346, New York
917-371-3753

Allen Batista Travel, Inc. presents family-oriented magic shows at Broadway Comedy Club. A 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 and holiday parties. Broadway Comedy Club offers pizza, hot dogs, chicken tenders, as well as juice and soda for your dining pleasure.

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.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY - 6 RIVER TERRACE
6 River Terrace, Battery Park City
212-267-9700 x363
registration@bpcparks.org
(for camps)
Art Portfolio Development Summer Intensive for Teens: Ages 13-17


Email 6riverterrace@bpcparks.org

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: 6riverterrace@bpcparks.org.

BREAKAWAY HOOPS
646-776-2021 x0 office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
Email info@breakawayhoops.com

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 info@breakawayhoops.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

CHATEAU PONY PARTIES
608 W. 48th St., New York
212-246-0520

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.

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.

DINOSAURS ROCK®, GEMS ROCK®, OCEANS ROCK® EVENTS AND SUPPLIES
800-411-3466
Email dinosaursrock2@gmail.com

We bring the museum to you! Amazing parties and school events for ages 3-13. Hands-on! Take home real fossils and minerals from a dig, excavation, or gemstone mining (optional 20-foot sluice). Try Geode Opening, Jewelry-Making, or Stuff-A-Dinos, and Mega Museum exhibits. We offer fun, educational, interactive shows. Fascinating themes: Dinosaurs and Fossils, Minerals, or Oceans. Kids enjoy an incredible, entertaining learning experience with expert presenters. Giant displays, 9-foot ice age leg, 5-foot T-Rex skull, mega-crystals, or touch a real stingray and shark. As seen at the Bronx Zoo. Shop online at dinosaursrocksuperstore.com.

EMPIRE TAE KWON DO
271 W. 23rd St., 2nd Floor, New York
212-645-6611
437 W. 53rd St.
212-645-5821
empire53st@gmail.com


Email empire23st@gmail.com

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.

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!

FUNFUZION AT NEW ROC CITY
29 LeCount Place (Exit 16 off I-95) , New Rochelle
Party Central: 914-637-7575, option 1

Calling all birthday superstars! You and your guests will be dazzled by a unique, interactive party experience! Our dedicated emcees and party hosts will provide an unforgettable birthday experience within a theatrical and interactive party room atmosphere. As "The Birthday" leading man or lady, you will be center stage for your spectacular birthday production! Act one begins with a dazzling interactive show where everyone is a star! There will be eating, singing, dancing, and prizes! Act two is filled with your choice of action-packed amusements! It is a standing ovation every time for the birthday star!

GALLI THEATER NEW YORK
151 W. 26th St., 7th Floor, New York
212-731-0668
Email galliny@gmail.com

Galli Theater: Fairytale theater for the whole family! Party with the Galli Theater New York. We offer a party package for any need and budget! Whether you opt for a personally selected private performance or a workshop party showcasing your little one's skills, a Galli Theater Birthday is one you will never forget! Our most popular packages include:"A Show And A Party," "A Workshop Party," "A Travelshow." Please email us at galliny@gmail.com to find out more.

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.

JUST KIDDING AT SYMPHONY SPACE
2537 Broadway , New York
212-864-1414 x289

Just Kidding parties are artsy, imaginative, and fun, designed to make party-planning easy and engaging! Kids interact directly with Just Kidding artists during the show, and post-show kids can enjoy tasty snacks, cake, and music, in a private party held in Symphony Space's in-house cafe. Choose between the arts-themed Just Kidding Theatre Party or the no-fuss Just Kidding Easy Party. Rates for 15 or more attendees (ages 2 and older) begin at $550 for the Theatre Party and $400 for the Easy Party. To book your party, visit symphonyspace.org/justkidding or call 212-864-5400 x 289.

KATE TEMPESTA'S URBAN GOLF ACADEMY
607-731-1886

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. ktuga.com

LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE
354 Great Meadows Road, Route 611, Hope, NJ
908-459-9000

The No. 1 Amusement Park in North Jersey is the perfect birthday party or day trip destination! A magical amusement park and a pirate themed state-of-the-art water park features short lines, free parking, low prices, and awesome family fun. Bring your own food and enjoy our beautiful picnic grove. Safe, wholesome, family atmosphere is just minutes away. Open weekends in June, then 10am-6pm daily, June 17–Sept. 4. Visit us on Facebook.

LAUNCH MATH & SCIENCE CENTERS
173 W. 81st St., lower level, New York
212-600-1010
Email info@launchmath.com

Launch Math & Science Centers’ birthday parties are out of this world fun! Launch hosts full service parties for your child and friends at the UWS flagship center. Parties feature a fun STEM activity, decorations, cupcakes and juice, paper goods and utensils, party favors, and a gift for the birthday child. Activity options include coding with Scratch and Python, chemistry and physics experiments, rocket science and electronics projects, architectural structures and robotic creations. The Launch team can also provide an engaging STEM project as entertainment for your child’s in-home party!

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
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)
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!

MAISON HUGO
132 East 61st St., New York
212-832-0500
Email info@maisonhugo.com

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.

PIER 62 CAROUSEL
Pier 62 at Hudson River Park (by Chelsea Piers), New York
718-788-2676
Email info@nycarousel.com

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 two-hour Premium Party Package includes a private seating area, unlimited rides for 15 children, goodie bag with plush toy per child, and a party host to help set up and clean. Available upgrades include entertainment, extra children, and more. Nearby parking available. For more information, check our website, call us at 718-788-2676, or email us at info@nycarousel.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for our latest updates.

ROBOFUN
2672 Broadway , New York
212-245-0444
Email robofun@robofun.org

Celebrate your next birthday making robots, video games, or animations with RoboFun. 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 kindergarten-sixth), video games (grades first-sixth), Minecraft challenges (grades third-sixth), and stop motion animation films (grades fourth-sixth). Packages include: Knowledgeable staff and full supervision, pizza party, RoboFun T-shirt and drawstring backpack for each guest. Call us for more details!

TRIBECA LANGUAGE
22 Harrison St., ground floor,
212-219-9893
Email admin@tribecalanguage.com

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!”

USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing ,
718-760-6200 x0

Give your child a birthday party they will always remember! Let the National Tennis Center host your next birthday party. Our birthday party packages include one hour of court time with tennis drills and games organized by our USTA Pro staff. You will also get a one-hour private room for your birthday celebration which includes pizza for all your party guests. For more detailed information on our party packages please call 718-760-6200 x0, or go to ntc.usta.com where you will also find detailed information on our year-round tennis programs for all ages and levels.

VOILÀ CHOCOLAT
221 W. 79th St. (near Broadway),
212-920-8799
Email events@voila-Chocolat.com

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.

ZANIAC UPPER EAST SIDE
261 E. 78th St., 3rd Floor,
917-388-2855
Email uppereast@zaniaclearning.com

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!