Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

Manhattan Kids' Birthday Party Guide

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UPDATED October 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!

MYSTERY & MAYHEM
212-260-2295
Email mitzvahzoe@aol.com

Thirty years in business! (Special anniversary discount below). Mystery & Mayhem offers hilarious, interactive, unique, age-appropriate dress-up mystery parties in which guests ages 8-18 become suspects in a dastardly crime. “Like Clue, but better!” is the way one youngster described the event. Choose from five mysterious, winning dramas, or we can theme your party around Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, or Harry Potter. "Best party I ever had!" is an oft-repeated refrain; once from a child who did all five; her first at age 9, and her last at 24! (30 percent discount if booked through Dec. 31, 2017).

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.

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.

BOOK NOOK
167 W. 81st St. (at Amsterdam Avenue), New York
212-873-BOOK (2665)

Come celebrate your next birthday party at Book Nook Enrichment and see why the locals have been raving about our amazing new location! We provide various packages from custom story times to entire space rental of our indoor garden and party room. All parties come complete with a full kitchen, surround sound system, and party planner. Custom add-ons include face painters, puppeteers, and live music! Please call 646-649-5917, booknooknyc.com/events-parties or email us at tribeca@booknooknyc.com to start planning the party you will never forget!

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.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ®
646-927-9129
Email bricks4kidzny@gmail.com

Bricks 4 Kidz® uses LEGO® bricks and technologies to make learning STEM fun and exciting for children. Its programs are built around specially designed model plans with exciting themes, like Jurassic Brick Land, Galaxy Far Away, Mining and Crafting, and Super Heroes and Villains. Its programs seek to introduce engineering and architecture principles, explore math and science concepts, build communication, negotiation, self-confidence and problem-solving skills, enhance self-esteem through solving problems and completing projects, and activate children’s lively imaginations. Bricks 4 Kidz also offers exciting birthday parties. Build, learn, and play-with LEGO® Bricks!

BROOKLYN ROBOT FOUNDRY
347-762-6840
Tribeca: 72 Warren St.
Upper East Side: 1597 Second Ave.
North Slope/Gowanus: 303 3rd Ave., Brooklyn
South Slope: 586 5th Ave. Brooklyn
Atlantic: 492 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn


Email contact@brooklynrobotfoundry.com

Nothing is more fun than getting to build and take home a robot with all of your best friends! Our robot parties were voted No. 1 DIY Kids Party in NYC by New York Magazine’s “Best of New York!” We have customized birthday options for kids of all ages across our Silver, Gold, and Platinum parties for kids up to age 12! And we even offer a Tiny Party for emerging builders ages 2-4! All of our parties are one and a half hours long and are scheduled on weekends throughout the summer and school year!

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520

Why cross the bridge for your next birthday party? Because Chelsea Piers parties are action-packed, entertaining, and hassle-free, with more sports, activities, and fun than any other party venue in NYC! The Field House offers gymnastics, rock climbing, soccer, and ninja warrior. Hit the ice at Sky Rink for ice skating or ice hockey themed parties. Junior golfers can hit the range for a party at the Golf Club or hit the pins with a bowling celebration at Bowlmor. All parties are customizable. Choose from multiple packages that include pizza, beverages, cake, favors and catering services.

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 hands-on projects in a variety of themes, including Outer Space, Wearable Art, The Animal Kingdom, 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/about/birthdays-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.

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
357 W. 36th St., Suite #202, 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! Through the show kids have the chance to interact with Just Kidding artists creating a once in a lifetime birthday party experience. Post-show, kids can enjoy music, a tasty lunch, and cake made in-house by Symphony Space's own personal chef. All of this is located under one roof! Rates for 15 or more attendees (ages 2 and older) begin at $600 for the Just Kidding Theatre Party and $425 for the Easy Party. To book your party email birthday@symphonyspace.org or call 212-864-5400 x 249.

KATE TEMPESTA'S URBAN GOLF ACADEMY
607-731-1886
Email matt@ktuga.com

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.

WILD WEST CITY
50 Lackawanna Drive, Stanhope, NJ
973-347-8900

Come on down to Wild West City-the perfect place for a fun, unique, and educational birthday party or day trip for all. We have a number of special events and shows that are sure to be hits with the entire family. Wild West City is a western heritage theme park that brings the old west back to life through portrayals of real-life western characters, legendary events, and a frontier town re-creation. Featuring 22 different live action shows throughout the course of the day, we offer visitors the chance to “live” in the old west!

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!


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