Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

October 1, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED October 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.

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.

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.

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.

DINOSAURS ROCK®, GEMS ROCK®, OCEANS ROCK® EVENTS AND SUPPLIES
800-411-3466

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.

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

Experience the magic of live theater for your special event! Your child loves the theater and would love to be on stage? Allow your child to experience the most amazing theater party in town! You may choose from one of our many birthday party options, including seeing a private production, participating in a theater workshop that culminates in their own version of a play, or joining our performers as they act out their own fairy tale. Ages 3 and older.

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 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Choose from themes like pilot, astronaut, or spy, and turn your celebration into an adventure that’s educational and fun. Packages start at $30 per person and include Museum admission for up to 30 guests, a private party space, two party hosts (one in costume), an interactive tour, activities, and rides in a flight simulator, plus birthday cake, food, and beverages. This is a birthday party your child will love today and remember forever!

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 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.

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.

"LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE" (THE)
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.

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!

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!

RIDE (THE)
545 8th Ave., New York
212-221-0853
Email boxoffice@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!

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!

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.