Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

January 21, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED January 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 PARTIES

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

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.

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
347-709-5068
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
Email chateauhorses@hotmail.com

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.

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.

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.

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.

FABULOSITY AT THE TODDLEWOOD STUDIOS
818 Merrick Road, Baldwin
646-596-4227
Email parties@toddlewood.com

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

PIER 62 CAROUSEL
Hudson River Park-- W. 22nd St. @ Pier 62, New York
718-788-2676
info@nycarousel.com


Email natascha@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 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 info@nycarousel.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for our latest updates.

SPORTIME SUMMER TENNIS & SPORTS AND MULTI-SPORT CAMPS
888-698-3664
Several locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Manhattan, and Westchester
info@sportimeny.com


Email kdavid@sportimeny.com

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 sportimeny.com/parties to find out more.

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!”

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!

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!

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!

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.