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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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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Deb's Family Disco Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

At this real club, , hip-hop dancers help guests choreograph their moves on the dance floor as the DJ play tunes. Of course the DJ will spin whatever the birthday kid requests, and guests get the mike for the de rigueur “Happy Birthday” chorus. Included perks are an entertainer to run the party, multi-colored disco lights, and a professional sound system with mikes. DJ- led dance games add to the festivities. In addition to guests’ being treated to food and beverages, tattoo artists will adorn them. Party favors that light up, disco cakes, a bouncy castle, cotton candy, makeup artists equipped with jewels, superhero and princess characters can be woven into the celebration for an additional charge. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 135 W 41st St, (between Broadway and Sixth Ave)
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Discovery Programs Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Options here include gymnastics, pre-ballet dance party, martial arts, baby social party, gym for tots, and music for tots. Parties are an hour of activity followed by a half hour of pizza and cake. Ages 1 to 13.

  1. 251 W 100th St, (between Broadway and West End Ave)
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Discovery Times Square Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Kids who can't get enough of colorful LEGO creations can spend their special day surrounded by incredible sculptures made from the tiny bricks at Discovery Times Square's exhibition "The Art of the Brick." The party package includes tickets to the exhibition, use of a party room, pizza and juice for the tykes and a LEGO brick car racing activity to entertain the party guests. The birthday boy or girl receives an "Art of the Brick" T-shirt and a LEGO set to take home. Ages 6 to 12.

  1. 226 W 44th St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Downtown Dance Factory Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

These footloose fetes include 50 minutes of dance—kids choose from popular genres such as ballet, jazz, creative movement or hip-hop, or they can select a theme, like, princess, butterfly, pirate, superhero or rock star. The DDF Disco Party or Block Party Jam are also frequent picks. At the Birthday Star party, they can also learn a routine to perform at the end of the party (the birthday child gets to choose the song). Teachers, party hosts, paper products, balloons, a gift for the guest of honor, setup and cleanup are all part of the deal. These parties are tailored for both boys and girls. Ages 3 to 12.

  1. 291 Broadway, fifth floor, (between Duane and Reade Sts)
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Dudes and Divas Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Pop-culture-savvy kids will love the themes offered at this Queens party place. In addition to the usual fare (princesses and pirates, superheroes, tea parties), they can pick from such options as Justin Bieber, American Idol, One Direction or iCarly motifs (with Hello Kitty, Barbie or Strawberry Shortcake on tap for younger tots). Bashes include music, games, dancing, makeup, hair and nails, crafts, costumes, balloons, cupcake decorating, pizza, juice, paper goods, invites, a party planner and coffee for adults. Extra fee add-ons range from the basic (cake, goody bags, themed favors) to the extravagant: Parents can book a pink limousine, character impersonators, a Build-A-Bear station or a DJ if they so choose. A 9 pm-to-11 pm shindig, staged to replicate club-like surroundings, is now available for older kids. July or August party hosts score an ice cream bar and a piñata, gratis. Kosher fetes are an option. All ages.

  1. 104-12 Metropolitan Ave, (between 71st Dr and 72nd Ave)
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Dylan's Candy Bar Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 4/4

The mother of all sweets shops offers two age-appropriate parties: Sugar Babies—for children celebrating their first, second or third birthday—and Sweetie Pie, for kids ages three and up. Both options include food, decor, cake, four staff members, karaoke plus a candy spree and the chance to play a game. Older children also get to do a craft—options include candy-jewelry making and lollipop topiaries .A dessert bar and popcorn maker can be tacked on for an additional fee. A new package, Jelly Beans and Tweens, caters to those 7 and older and lets them decorate a messenger bag. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 1011 Third Ave, (at 60th St)
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Eloise at the Plaza Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 4/4

Children get a taste of what life's like for the Plaza's most famous and fabulous resident during an Eloise birthday party. Choose from several different packages, which include a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, lively games, a dress-up fashion show, all while surrounded by Eloise’s signature pink and black color scheme. Splurge for the Rawther Fancy Birthday Party Package and the Plaza throws in a hair, nail or makeup beauty service. Catering is included for all children, adult food is optional. All children take home favor bags, and the birthday boy or girl receives an Eloise book. Maximum of 20 children. Ages 3 and up.

  1. The Plaza Hotel, 1 W 58th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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Everyday Athlete Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Take your kid's big day to new heights by allowing her and her friends to scale New York City's newest climbing wall. As little ones take on the 17.5-foot challenge, a five-to-one child-to-instructor ratio keeps everyone safe. For earthbound tykes, opt for the space's tumbling, hip-hop dance and swordplay themes. Pizza, drinks, decorations and a party host are included in the package. Parents may also book a party at the Carroll Gardens studio (136 Union St at Hicks St), which offers activities like tumbling and dance, as well as exclusive use of the gym, but no climbing wall. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 130 Clinton St, (between Joralemon and Livingston Sts)
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Freshmade NYC Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 4/4

Young foodies can celebrate their big day with any cooking theme they can dream up, or choose from one of Freshmade's popular themes, such as Make Your Own Market Veggie Pizzas, Veggie Sushi Party, Yum Yum Dim Sum, and Tea Party. An in-house catering staff creates a custom menu designed to please both kid and adult taste buds, and an in-house event planner takes care of all the details, including themed decorations and a custom playlist. Each guest leaves with a party favor. For an additional fee, you can tack on face painting, yoga or a photographer. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 636 Broadway, (between Bleecker and Houston Sts)
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Frolic! Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Little ones can select from more than 12 party themes, from Guitars and Rock Stars, where children jam with blow-up guitars to a music video montage, to I Love Pop Art, which invites guests to create Warhol- and Lichtenstein-inspired art at this Williamsburg play space. The bash comes with a birthday-party crew, large party room, themed favors, decorations, pizza and juice, cake or cupcakes, and e-mail invites. Another party option is titled Frolic! Rock 'n' Roll Salon and tied into a new hair and beauty salon. The birthday child scores three one-day passes and a music class to use at a later time. Parents can spring for the extra cost of adding a DJ or the in-house band Little Rock-its! Ages 1 to 6.

  1. The Edge, 34 North 6th St, (at Kent Ave)
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The Gaga Center Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Gaga’s not just the name of an over-the-top singer; it’s also a game. Similar to dodgeball, the sport is played in an octagonal pit and involves trying to avoid getting hit by a soft foam ball. The basic package at the 3,000-square-foot space provides partygoers with endless games of led by trained coaches as well as pizza, juice, music and paper goods. Parents are even invited to join the game for one round. Add-ons include adult beverages, fruit and veggie platters, a DJ and party favors. Upgrade to the Gaga Goes Disco! package for themed lighting and a disco ball. Ages 4 and up.

  1. 230 E 93rd St, (between Second and Third Aves), 10128
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Galli's Fairytale Theater Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

There are a number of ways your kid can celebrate at this midtown children's theater, including seeing a private production, joining performers as they act out a fairy tale of the birthday kid’s choosing, or participating in a theater workshop that culminates in their own version of a fairytale play. As part of the basic package, the show's cast sings "Happy Birthday," and the birthday kid gets photo ops with his or her favorite characters. In addition to use of the Galli theater, each party includes a fully decorated room, pizza, juice, and cake. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 347 W 36th St, (between Eighth and Ninth Aves), 10018
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The Gym Park Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

The Brooklyn space gives kids plenty of ways to burn off energy with bars, balance beams, hula hoops, trampolines and more. After an hour of gymnastics and games, kids chill out over snacks, drinks and cake that the parents provide. Parties can be tailored to different themes (hello, superheroes, pirates and princesses!) All ages.

  1. 81 Oak St, (between Franklin and West Sts)
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