Birthday Party Venues, Kids' Party Entertainers, and Birthday Party Planning Resources in Manhattan

Birthday Party Venues, Kids' Party Entertainers, and Birthday Party Planning Resources in Manhattan

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Plan your child's ultimate birthday party in Manhattan!


UPDATED June 2018: No matter what theme or where your child wants to host their next birthday party, you'll need a venue, entertainment, and more. Good thing you've come to the right place! Our comprehensive birthday party planning guide for Manhattan has you covered. You'll find birthday party places across NYC, from sports centers and museums to indoor playspaces, theaters, carousels, STEM venues, and amusement parks. These party venues are located across Manhattan, in such neighborhoods as Lower Manhattan, Battery Park City, Upper West Side, Times Square, Midtown, Upper East Side, Tribeca, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Hudson River Park. And we can't forget birthday party entertainment! From clowns and princesses to cooking and mysteries you have to solve, you'll find party entertainers that will come to you, whether you're hosting your child's birthday in your Manhattan home or at a Manhattan birthday party venue..

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Birthday Party Entertainment

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

Breakaway Hoops is an NYC-based basketball company offering youth, ages 7-17, fundamental basketball instruction through camps, leagues, and clinics year-round. We offer basketball themed birthday parties. Come celebrate the special day with us and we will make it memorable. 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 look forward to hearing from you soon.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986

Art-filled parties begin with time to explore the museum’s hands-on workshops. Experienced teaching artists lead children in your choice of private workshop. Parties end with food and cake.

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, Spiderman velcro wall, gladiator joust, sports inflatables, robots, and racecars.

FROGGLE PARTY TIME
1732 First Ave. Suite 20955, New York
646-480-0570

Froggle Parties offers outstanding kids parties that are high energy and pack a ton of fun! As seen on TV! We offer heaps of kids party packages from hilarious clowns and party performers, to mesmerizing magicians, puppet shows, balloon twisters, face painting, games, dancing, bubble parties, characters, super heroes, princesses, pirates, and fairies! All of our parties are created by our very own in-house kids entertainment team and so our kids party shows are completely unique and exclusive to Froggle! Get a $20 discount when you quote NY METRO.

GALLI THEATER NEW YORK
357 W. 36th St., Suite #202, New York
212-731-0668
Email galliny@gmail.com

Party with the Galli Theater New York and 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!

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).

Birthday Party Places

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

Breakaway Hoops is an NYC-based basketball company offering youth, ages 7-17, fundamental basketball instruction through camps, leagues, and clinics year-round. We offer basketball themed birthday parties. Come celebrate the special day with us and we will make it memorable. 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 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!

BROADWAY DANCE CENTER CHILDREN AND TEENS
37 W. 65th St. 3rd floor, New York
212-582-9304

Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens loves a good dance party! Your birthday dancer and guests are sure to love these birthday parties set in our beautiful, spacious studios. These hour and a half long parties include a fun dance class and games, a lead instructor and assistants, a special gift for the birthday child, and setup and cleanup staff. Themes include Tiny Dancer Celebration, Fairytale Adventure, Uptown Funk Party, Broadway Bash, and Teens & Tweens Blowout. Choose your favorite theme and party package that fits your needs. Come celebrate with us!

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, Manhattan
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520 Camps: 212-336-6846

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 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 customizable. Choose from packages that include pizza, beverages, cake, favors, and catering.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986

Art-filled parties begin with time to explore the museum’s hands-on workshops. Experienced teaching artists lead children in your choice of private workshop. Parties end with food and cake.

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 will be dazzled by a unique, interactive party experience! Our dedicated emcees and party hosts provide an unforgettable birthday experience within a theatrical, interactive party room atmosphere. As "The Birthday" leading man or lady, you are 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

Party with the Galli Theater New York and 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!

IMAX VR AMC KIPS BAY 15
570 Second Ave., New York
Email 2195@amctheatres.com

Looking for a unique activity for that special birthday kid-then look no further-IMAX VR is a mind-shattering virtual reality experience centre based at AMC Kips Bay 15. It is a unique combination of premium technology and world-class content that lets users see, feel, move, and play in new worlds in a powerfully immersive and realistic way. With groundbreaking VR headset technology, players will be instantly transported into new virtual worlds that are more realistic than anything imaginable. For more information: amctheatres.com/imaxvr or email 2195@amctheatres.com.

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York
646-381-5010
Email groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org

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 and activities. 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.

KATE TEMPESTA'S URBAN GOLF ACADEMY
917-270-7257
Email mari@ktuga.com

KTUGA’s parties are customized to your child’s interests. Think Pirate Golf Fun to Princess Castle Chipping. Ideal for ages 3-8. Select from different activities to highlight our golf games including storytelling, shadow screen play, and music and movement.

LAUNCH MATH + SCIENCE CENTERS
Multiple Manhattan locations: Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Tribeca, 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
tlgscarsdaleny.com
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!

NFL EXPERIENCE
20 Times Square, entrance between 47th and 48th streets on Seventh Avenue,
646-863-0088

Host your child’s birthday party at NFL Experience Times Square! A live action attraction, combining interactive games, content, and a state-of-the-art 4D theater bringing fans closer than ever to the game and their favorite teams. Enter into the Stadium, a 4D film where they will be taken on an immersive ride. Then, head to Quarterback Challenge to throw the game-winning touchdown to their team of your choice. Visit Super Bowl Celebration, take a picture with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and gaze at all 51 Super Bowl rings. Celebrate your child’s big day in championship style at NFL Experience!

PALISADES CLIMB ADVENTURE
4590 Palisades Center Drive, Level 4 of the Palisades Center, West Nyack
845-727-3500

Palisades Climb Adventure offers the world's tallest indoor ropes challenge course. Standing 85-feet tall, it has five levels and 75 unique challenge elements to explore, climb, and conquer. More advanced athletes will find a challenge, while “just for fun” climbers will experience a sense of athletic accomplishment. Our Sky Tykes kids’ ropes course is designed for ages 2-7, 48-inches max and our new Sky Rail attraction is now open! Both courses are available for birthday parties, other groups, and special events. Book your party today!

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

Give your child the best birthday with our VIP Birthday Party Package at Hudson River Park’s whimsical carousel on the water! Book our custom birthday package (starting at $449) and personalize it with our exclusive food and entertainment add-ons. View our package details at: http://promo.nycarousel.com/book-us. Book online or contact our party specialist for availability at info@nycarousel.com.

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!

SEAGLASS CAROUSEL AT THE BATTERY
Water Street and State Street,
718-788-2676
Email info@nycarousel.com

Celebrate at SeaGlass! The Battery invites you to celebrate all birthdays at SeaGlass Carousel. Our dedicated party host will ensure your birthday is extra special and never one to forget. With endless fun and carousel rides, birthdays at SeaGlass are magical experiences set within the adjacent shade-covered terraces. The terraces are surrounded by magnificent perennial gardens designed by internationally acclaimed Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf and the seven-acre Battery Woodland. Book online at seaglasscarousel.nyc/birthdays.

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.

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!

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
Birthday Parties:
wcs.org/birthdays
Bronx Zoo: 800-433-4149 bzeducation@wcs.org
Central Park Zoo: 212-439-6551 cpzbirthdayparties@wcs.org
New York Aquarium: 800-433-4149 nyaeducation@wcs.org
Prospect Park Zoo: 718-399-7339 x327 ppzbirthdayparties@wcs.org
Queens Zoo: 718-271-1500 x313 qzeducation@wcs.org
Camps:
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 718-220-5132
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, 212-438-6583
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona, 718-271-7361
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn 718-399-7327
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn 718-265-3457


If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime birthday adventure, we have you covered! Our birthdays combine live animal meet and greets, visits to our exhibits, and hands-on activities to make your party animal's birthday a truly unforgettable experience!


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