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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

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Design Lab

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy The Gaga Center

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy Stephanie Bourgeois

    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

  • Photograph: Ana Schechter

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesty Museum of Mathematics

    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

  • Photo: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    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

  • Photograph: Scott McDermott

    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

  • Photograph: Bijan Rezvani

    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

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

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

  • Photograph: Gary Gershoff

    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

  • Photograph: Jessica Noe

    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

Photograph: courtesy Angelito Jusay

Birthday party places for kids in New York City

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HiArt! Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Resident artists lead partygoers in hands-on sculpting, painting and drawing projects and involve them in interactive and possibly multidisciplinary (think music and dancing activities). The art studio will customize a party to your child's interests, perhaps incorporating mixed media) or you can choose from themes like Manga Madness, Fairy Houses or Candy Sculptures. Renowned artists are on hand to engage children in the activities. New offerings include Fairy Houses, Giant Autoportraits, Drama of the Diorama, Bug Abode and Collage Soup. Parents provide food, cake and decorations. Ages 2 to 16.

  1. 227 W 29th St, Studio 4R, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Hiho Batik Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Pint-sized Park Slopers love Hiho Batik for its stylish batik apparel, which is made using the traditional method of applying waxes and dyes to fabric. But for crafty kids who want to try the technique themselves, the store also doubles as a studio and party space. Store owners Julia Gordon and Robyn Stylman can make stencils fit any party theme; guests are also invited to "graffiti" the space's chalkboard walls after their creations are complete. Anything from pillowcases to t-shirts to tote bags is fair game, which kids can pick up from the studio five to seven days later. Ages 5 and up.

  1. 184 Fifth Ave, (at Berkeley Pl)
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Iggy's Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

American Idol wanna-bes can belt out their favorite tunes and show off their moves on the dance floor; Rock Star is among the party themes offered . Food and drinks are included; face painting and balloons are available at an extra cost. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 1452 Second Ave, (between 75th and 76th Sts)
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The Institute of Culinary Education Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 4/4

During this two-hour cooking class youngsters whip up their own meal from a choice of menu options, which could be anything from Italian or Asian food to an entirely chocolate-based cuisine. Beverages and snacks are provided by ICE; partygoers leave with a packet of recipes and their own decorated chef's hat. Ages 6 and up.

  1. 50 W 23rd St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids get to live out their wildest fantasy when they choose a pilot-, astronaut-, spy-, marine- or Pirate–themed bash; activities include a Exploring a real Coast Guard helicopter not normally open to the public, making a space suit or tug-of-war and obstacle course.Aside from admission and entry to the Space Shuttle Pavilion, each package includes an interactive tour of the ship, a whirl in the XD Theater's 4-D thrill ride, food, drinks and a personalized cake from City Cakes NY. Upgrade to the gold package ($1,200) for goody bags, invitations, balloons and a picture to take home. An additional $900 buys all of your party animals premium gift bags, thank you cards and a year’s membership to the museum, for the birthday family. Ages 4 to 13.

  1. Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, (at 46th St)
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The JCC in Manhattan Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

The venerable Big Apple institution has expanded its party offerings beyond sports. Themes include dance, science, cooking, art and gymnastics. Custom hip-hop parties are now all the rage, enabling the birthday child to fashion a personalized playlist to be used for a 45-minute hip-hop dance class that culminates with a costume-enhanced show. The JCC takes care of the decor, favors, food and entertainment, and a magician, a balloon twister, or a face painter can join in for an extra fee. Expect an hour of activities and an hour of celebration in the party room. Ages 2 to 12.

  1. 334 Amsterdam Ave, (at 76th St)
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Karaoke Nemo Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Musically inclined kids can belt out their favorite tunes during this two-hour karaoke party. Enjoy unlimited songs, balloons, pizza, wings, french fries and soda. All ages.

  1. 54 E 13th St, (between Broadway and University Pl)
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Karma Kids Yoga Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

For a Zen celebration, consider this space’s customized parties for little yogis and yoginis. The 90-minute packages include one entertaining session of yoga (with a theme such as beach, jungle, farm, outer space, yoga games), plus time for refreshments (pizza and juice), and relaxation time with hand or foot massages. Parents can upgrade their package to receive with their choice of theme, like the Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga Party, Circus Yoga Party, Superhero Yoga Party, Yoga Mat Painting Party, the Butterfly Yoga Party and the Yoga Spa Party. Parents supply the cake and goody bags. Ages 1 to 16.

  1. 104 W 14th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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Kiddie Wonderland Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids can let their imaginations run wild as they play on the castle-themed soft play unit (complete with a dragon-head lookout, stairs and slides), get their faces painted and boogie down on a dance floor equipped with disco lights and a bubble machine. Also available: theme parties, including pop star, dress-up and pirate choices (not to mention tea parties as well as an option to build an animal). Small gifts for the kids, pizza, beverages, table setup and invitations are included; parents bring the cake. For an extra personalization, Kiddie Wonderland will supply custom characters, decorations, party favors and victuals for the parents. All ages.

  1. 298 Naughton Ave, (between Hylan Blvd and Laconia Ave)
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Kids Fun House Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Tailor these three-hour parties to your child’s interests by selecting from themes such as carnival, princess, dinosaurs, glow-in-the-dark dancing, or arts and crafts. Kids Funhouse covers party supplies, cake, pizza, juice, themed activities (such as arts and crafts and a character’s visit), game tokens for all guests and a party host – not to mention decorations and coffee for the adults. Upgrade to the VIP package ($1,300 for up to 26 kids and 75 adults) and the entire 6,000-square-foot facility is all yours; the price is somewhat higher on weekends. Face painting, piñatas, dancing, a hot buffet for adults, goody bags and game tokens are included. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 6273 Fresh Pond Rd, (between Bleecker St and Metropolitan Ave)
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Kidville Birthday Parties, Carroll Gardens

  • Price band: 2/4

Get creative with dozens of Kidville birthday-party themes or create your own! Choose from Sizzling Spectacular Science, Fly Me to the Moon and Dino-Mite, to name a few. Basic packages include everything: a 90-minute celebration in a private space, an activity at the art table, invitations, pizza and juice, cake, premium party favors, party leaders and balloons. Extras like a performance from the Rockin' Railroad Band, photographers, character appearances and a cookie-designing station are also available. At both locations, the Big Blowout Party kicks it up a notch by adding a Jumpy Castle (a kid favorite), extra party leaders and an additional ten guests. Ages 1 to 9.

  1. 380 Court St, (between Carroll and President Sts)
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Kidville Birthday Parties, Midtown West

  • Price band: 3/4

Get creative with Kidville’s whopping 16 birthday-party themes, like Sizzling Spectacular Science,Treasure Hunt and 
Dino-Mite, to name a 
few. Basic packages include a 90-minute celebration in a private space, an activity at the art table, invitations, pizza and juice, cake, party favors, two party leaders and balloons. Extras like a performance from the Rockin' Railroad Band, photographers, character appearances and a cookie-designing station are also available. At certain locations, the Big Blowout Party kicks it up a notch by adding a Jumpy Castle (a kid favorite), two extra party leaders and an additional ten guests. Ages 1 to 9.

  1. 515 W 51st St, (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves)
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Kidville Birthday Parties, Park Slope

  • Price band: 2/4

Get creative with dozens of Kidville birthday-party themes or create your own! Choose from Sizzling Spectacular Science, Fly Me to the Moon and Dino-Mite, to name a few. Basic packages include everything: a 90-minute celebration in a private space, an activity at the art table, invitations, pizza and juice, cake, premium party favors, party leaders and balloons. Extras like a performance from the Rockin' Railroad Band, photographers, character appearances and a cookie-designing station are also available. At both locations, the Big Blowout Party kicks it up a notch by adding a Jumpy Castle (a kid favorite), extra party leaders and an additional ten guests. Ages 1 to 9.

  1. 808 Union St, (at Seventh Ave)
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Kidville Birthday Parties, Union Square

  • Price band: 3/4

Get creative with Kidville’s whopping 16 birthday-party themes, like Superhero birthday bash, Fly Me to the Moon space party and Royal princess and knight party, to name a few. Basic packages include a 90-minute celebration in a private space, an activity at the art table, invitations, pizza and juice, cake, party favors, two party leaders and balloons. Extras like a performance from the Rockin' Railroad Band, face painters, character appearances and a cookie-designing station are also available. At certain locations, the Big Blowout Party kicks it up a notch by adding a Jumpy Castle (a kid favorite), two extra party leaders and an additional ten guests. Ages 1 to 7.

  1. 67 E 11th St, (between Broadway and University Pl)
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