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.
450 Lexington Ave., # 1346, New York ALLEN BATISTA INTERNATIONAL 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.
362 3rd Ave., between E. 26th and E. 27th streets, New York ARCADE + PARTY PLACE: MODERN PINBALL NYC 646-653-0839 Email email@example.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.
137 E. 62nd St., COOLMESS 212-355-9834 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
914-235-7100 DAVE'S CAST OF CHARACTERS
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.
800-411-3466 DINOSAURS ROCK®, GEMS ROCK®, OCEANS ROCK® EVENTS AND SUPPLIES
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.
151 W. 26th St., 7th Floor, New York GALLI THEATER NEW YORK 212-731-0668 Email email@example.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.
Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM 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!
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan JODI'S GYM 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.
2537 Broadway , New York JUST KIDDING AT SYMPHONY SPACE 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.
St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. , "LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE" (THE) 718-483-5989 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to arrange your group today.
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale LITTLE GYM (THE) 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!
525 W. 42nd St., New York MASSAGE ENVY - MIDTOWN WEST 212-473-3689 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
545 8th Ave., New York RIDE (THE) 212-221-0853 Email email@example.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!
2672 Broadway , New York ROBOFUN 212-245-0444 Email firstname.lastname@example.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!
221 W. 79th St. (near Broadway), VOILÀ CHOCOLAT 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.