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Birthday party places for kids in New York City

Browse our list of birthday party places in New York City, including museums, play spaces and craft studios, to find the perfect spot to throw your kid's bash.

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: ACT at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Alice's Tea Cup

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Alley Pond Environmental Center

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: American Girl Place birthday parties

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Amerikick

     

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Ample Hills Creamery

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Apple Seeds

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Applause

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Art Farm in the City

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Asphalt Green

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Automatic Studios

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Baby Moves

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Baseball Center of NY

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Bounce and Flip

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Big Daddy's Diner

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Bija Kids

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Bowlmor Lanes

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: BounceU

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brickhouse Ceramic Arts Center

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Boulders

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Bronx Equestrian Center

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Central Pizza

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Children's Museum

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Cyclones Birthday Parties

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Craft Farm

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Design Lab

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Brooklyn Robot Foundry Birthday Parties

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Build-A-Bear Workshop

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Carmelo the Science Fellow

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City:Children's Museum of the Arts

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Children's Museum of Manhattan

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Chocolate Works

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Chelsea Piers

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Citibabes

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: City Ice Pavilion

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: City Treehouse

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: ConstructionKids

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Cookie Party

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Cozy's Cuts for Kids

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Craft Studio

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Created by You

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Creative Dream

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Creative Kitchen

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Deb's Family Disco

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Discovery Programs

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Doodle Doo's

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Downtown Dance Factory

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Dudes and Divas

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Dumbelle

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Dylan's Candy Bar

     

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Eloise at the Plaza

  • Photograph: Courtesty Everyday Athlete

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Everyday Athlete

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: ExerBlast

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: NYC Elite

  • Photograph: Courtesy Amanda Fischer

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Field House at Chelsea Piers

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Frames Bowling Lounge

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Frames

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Freshmade NYC

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Frolic! Play Space

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Gaga Center

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Galli's Fairytale Theater

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: HiArt!

  • Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Hiho Batik

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Iggy's

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Institute of Culinary Education

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: JCC in Manhattan

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Jodi's Gym

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Karma Kids Yoga

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Karaoke Nemo

  • Photograph: Courtesy Kiddie Wonderland

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Kiddie Wonderland

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Kidville

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Kids Fun House

  • Lyouba Assadourova/NY City Explorers's Learning Garden

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Learning Garden

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Le Carrousel

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Lefferts Historic House Museum

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Literally Alive

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Little Shop of Crafts

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Lucky Strike Lanes

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Make Meaning

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Luna Park

  • Photograph: Courtesy Manhattan Fencing Center

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Manhattan Fencing Center

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Milk & Cookies Bakery

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: MoonSoup

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Museum of the City of New York

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Museum of the Moving Image

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Museum of Mathematics

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: New York City Fire Museum

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: New York Botanical Garden

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: New York Hall of Science

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: New York Transit Museum

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: 92nd Street Y

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: NYC Elite

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Oliloli

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Painted Cloud

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: The Painted Pot

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Peoples Improv Theater

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Photo Op

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Playgarden

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Pop Star Parties

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Puppetworks

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Queens County Farm Museum

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Queens Zoo

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Red Carpet Kids

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Ripley's Believe It or Not!

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: RoboFun

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Roller Jam USA

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Scholastic Store

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: 74th St Magic

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Sony Wonder Technology Lab

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Staten Island Children's Museum

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Staten Island Yankees

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Story Pirates

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM)

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Sugar Shop

  • Photograph: Javier Agostinelli/ Super Soccer Stars

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Super Soccer Stars

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: TADA! Youth Theater

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Taro's Origami Studio

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Taste Buds

  • Photograph: Courtesy Textile Arts Center

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Textile Arts Center

  • Photograph: Courtesy The Toy Museum of NY

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Toy Museum of New York

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Twinkle Playspace

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Victorian Gardens at Wollman Rink

     

  • Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Watson Adventures

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Weaving Hand Studio

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: West Side YMCA

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Wiggles & Giggles

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    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Yogi Beans

  • Photograph: Courtesy Young Chefs Academy

    Birthday party places for kids in New York City: Young Chefs Academy

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Birthday party places for kids in New York City

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ACT at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

The padded gym in the basement of this stunning church is a real gem. Basic parties include use of the facility as well as the kitchenette for two hours, while themed bashes such as Cathedral Hunt, Artsy Antics, Gym and Things, Wall Challenge or Sports Jam include pizza or mini bagels and juice. Setup, cleanup, balloons and staff helpers come with either option. Plus, the add-ons here are endless: score a bouncy castle, popcorn, slushies, cotton candy, helium balloons, carnival games, and more for an extra fee. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 1047 Amsterdam Ave, (at 112th St)
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Alice's Tea Cup Birthday Parties, UWS

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids can have a very merry birthday (or unbirthday, if they so choose) at an Alice in Wonderland–inspired tea party. Wee Tea service for the younger set includes scones, sandwiches, chocolate mousse, and chocolate milk or tisane tea. Entertainers can be booked for an additional fee. Alice and the Mad Hatter are among the characters that can be hired to be on the scene. Ages 2 to 14.

  1. 102 W 73rd St , (at Columbus Ave)
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Alice's Tea Cup Birthday Parties, UES

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids can have a very merry birthday (or unbirthday, if they so choose) at an Alice in Wonderland–inspired tea party. Wee Tea service for the younger set includes scones, sandwiches, chocolate mousse, and chocolate milk or tisane tea. Ages 2 to 14.

  1. 220 E 81st St , (between Second and Third Aves)
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Alice’s Tea Cup Birthday Parties, Midtown

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids can have a very merry birthday (or unbirthday, if they so choose) at an Alice in Wonderland–inspired tea party. Wee Tea service for the younger set includes scones, sandwiches, chocolate mousse, and chocolate milk or tisane tea. Entertainers can be booked for an additional fee. Alice and the Mad Hatter are among the characters that can be hired to be on the scene. Ages 2 to 14.

  1. 156 E 64th St , (between Lexington and Third Aves)
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Alley Pond Environmental Center Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Instructors lead young naturalists in age-appropriate discussions about the environment; kids also get to interact with live animals. Then, weather permitting, everyone heads outdoors for a nature walk and a craft project chosen by the birthday kid. Food isn’t provided, but parents can bring their own refreshments and decor. Ages 2 to 12.

  1. 228-06 Northern Blvd, (at 223rd St)
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American Girl Place Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

If your little one is attached to her beloved Kit or Isabelle doll, treat her to a party at Fifth Avenue’s American Girl shop. With the basic package, young guests can chow down on a fancy meal, a signature pink-and-white cake and ice cream in the café, the birthday girl gets a gift, and guests receive goody bags and doll tiaras (not to mention the nice invitations and thank-yous.) Bump it up to $59 a head ($49 per adult) and you’ll get the private dining room and an additional craft activity with the option of adding doll hair salon services and a party photo. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 609 Fifth Ave, (at 49th St)
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Amerikick Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids get their kicks with a 20-minute karate lesson and a martial arts demonstration led by two professional staff members. An extra $50 allows you to add laser tag or Nerf wars; all parties include invitations, setup and cleanup, paper products, pizza, beverages and snacks. • 529 Fifth Ave at 14th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-768-8200, brooklynmartialarts.net). • 5815 Fifth Ave at 58th St, Sunset Park, Brooklyn (718-567-7099). Ages 3 and up.

  1. Various locations
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Ample Hills Creamery Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids build their own sundaes--with a twist! First, children marvel at the shop’s one-of-a-kind stationary bike, which can be pedaled to churn out ice cream, then all party guests take turns riding it. They'll have their photo taken while riding the bike and later incorporate it into a fun craft project. A sundae bar and fresh waffles made right in the kitchen are included in this (very sweet) deal. Ages 5 to10.

  1. 623 Vanderbilt Ave, (at St. Marks Ave)
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Applause Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Stars-in-training take center stage on their big day alongside professional performers in a 45-minute show based on the theme of the birthday kid’s choice, including princess, celebrity, hip-hop, rock & roll and, of course, Broadway. The basic package includes a 45 minute performance; party space, decorations, food, cake, balloons, paper goods and crafts can be added for an additional fee. Ages 1 to 12.

  1. 184 E 76th St , (between Lexington and Third Aves)
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Apple Seeds Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

These all-inclusive parties start off with free play in the sports room, followed by Apple Seeds’ creatively themed activities (Welcome to the Jungle, Princess and Pirates Costume Party, OOOHHH…AAAHHH…IIICCCKKK Science, Songs for Seeds). Included in the party package is an in-house party planner, who can also customize a celebration based on your child’s interests, as well as invitations and gift bags. If you’re feeling generous, rent the entire playground for an after-hours extravaganza on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30pm. •10 West 25th St between Broadway and Sixth Ave (212-792-7590). •200 West End Ave between 69th and 70th Sts (212-792-7591.) Ages 1 to 6.

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Architots Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

This one-stop party destination brings together small children and architectural construction with enough rigorous energy to lure kids from all five boroughs. The center’s signature offering is construction-themed; kids design their own home, then build a model of it using foam, paint, markers and more. At the end of the party, kids take home a plastic helmet and construction-themed goodie bags. The more than 15 other themes include Dinosaurs, Diva Party and Artist for a Day. Packages include pizza, soda, invitations, cupcakes, paper products and face painting, as well as coffee and tea for the adults. For an extra fee, tack on hard hats, themed goody bags, photos, character appearances, party extras, and more food for parents. Ages 8 and under.

  1. 64-64 Dry Harbor Rd, (at the intersection of 80th St and Furmanville Ave)
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The Art Farm in the City Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Birthday options here are endless: Farm Animal parties, Princess and Knight parties, Treasure Hunt parties, Exotic Animal parties and a Do It Yourself party are merely a few of the themes offered. All bashes include time for kids to spend with the residents of the petting zoo, to work on art projects of the birthday child's choice, and, of course, to eat. Food, decorations, invitations and favors are part of the deal too. Ages 1 to 8.

  1. 419 E 91st St , (between First and York Aves), 10128
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Asphalt Green Birthday Parties, Battery Park City

  • Price band: 3/4

Sporty kids can sign up for a gymnastics, soccer, basketball, swimming, dodgeball, flag football or martial-arts party; preschoolers try their hand at an obstacle course. Basic packages include a coach-led activity, a gift for the birthday child, decorations and a host to help set up. The Deluxe package includes pizza, beverages, snacks and an additional host; the Extravaganza/Gourmet package includes all that plus goody bags. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 212 North End Ave, (between Murray and Warren Sts)
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Asphalt Green Birthday Parties, UES

  • Price band: 3/4

Sporty kids can sign up for a gymnastics, soccer, basketball, swimming, dodgeball, flag football or martial-arts party; preschoolers try their hand at an obstacle course. Basic packages include a coach-led activity, a gift for the birthday child, decorations and a host to help set up. The Deluxe package includes pizza, beverages, snacks and an additional host; the Extravaganza/Gourmet package includes all that plus goody bags. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 555 E 90th St, (between York and East End Aves)
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