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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

  • 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

  • Photograph: Courtesy Anne-Rhea Smith

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

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Cyclones

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

  • Photograph: Julie Fischoff

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy Kristina Hill

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy Build-A-Bear Workshop

    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

  • Photograph: courtesy NYC Elite

    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

  • Photograph: Brian Friedman/ B-Freed

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy Amanda Fischer

    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

  • 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)

  • Photograph: Raquel Frechette Photography

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Taste Buds Kitchen

    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

  • Photograph: Courtesy The West Side YMCA

    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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The Learning Garden Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids get free rein over the play space and fenced-in backyard (weather permitting, from May through September). The Learning Garden also throws in tables and chairs for your bash. Just rent the space for $395 or go for an inclusive package for as many as 15 kids with party leaders at the gathering, activities organized around a theme, pizza, cake, balloons and music. Ages 1 to 8.

  1. 186 Underhill Ave, (at Sterling Pl)
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Le Carrousel Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

The basic party package includes unlimited rides on the Bryant Park carousel for an hour, use of the outdoor party space for 90 minutes, a party liaison, and setup of tables, chairs and umbrellas. Pizza, beverages, paper goods, decorations, T-shirts for all guests and entertainment from Le Carrousel’s own Flaubert Frog are available for an additional fee. Ages 1 to 10.

  1. Bryant Park, W 40th St, (at Sixth Ave)
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Lefferts Historic House Museum Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids enjoy good old-fashioned fun year-round at this 17th-century abode. From April through October, the birthday kid can choose from activities like poster making, candle crafting, potato-sack races and quilting; plus, each guest gets a ticket to the Prospect Park carousel. While Lefferts doesn’t provide any food, parents are encouraged to bring their own. Ages 4 and up.

  1. Prospect Park, Flatbush Ave, (at Empire Blvd)
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Literally Alive Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

.Guests enjoy an hour of preshow activities, which include a craft project to take home, before watching the family-friendly theater troupe’s current musical (past productions have included adaptations of Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island). The audience and cast even sing “Happy Birthday” to the birthday child. A photo opportunity with the actors and a special gift for the guest of honor are also included. Private party rooms are available for an additional $150, which covers the cost of a party assistant. Ages 3 to 8.

  1. Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St, (between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts)
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Little Shop of Crafts Birthday Parties, UWS

  • Price band: 3/4

This arts-and-crafts spot’s options run the gamut—young guests can paint pottery, design a mosaic or stuff their own animal pal. Best of all, each celebration is all-inclusive: invitations, paper goods, pizza, cake, crafts, beverages, balloons, karaoke, face painting, cleanup and an art lesson are all part of the deal. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 711 Amsterdam Ave, (between 94th and 95th Sts), 10024
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Luna Park Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

The seaside nabe seems to us like the perfect place to celebrate a warm-weather birthday. Thrill-seeking kids spend two hours working up an appetite with unlimited rides at Luna Park; favorites include Lynn's Trapeze, a flying carousel featuring historic Coney Island images, and Speed Boat, a ride for younger kids, and Wild River, a log boat escapade. Kids enjoy pizza and snacks (and drinks) inside a tent. For an additional fee, Luna Park will include a birthday cake, cotton candy or ices. Parties are offered seven days a week. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 1000 Surf Ave, (at W 10th St), 11224
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Make Meaning Birthday Parties, UES

  • Price band: 3/4

Guests flex their creativity with a hands-on activity that acts as the party theme. Choose from Cake Boss (cake decorating), Hello Hotness (candle making), Simply Sudsational (soap creation) Candy Couture (candy necklace design) and more. Additionally, youngsters participate in a smaller project, where they might design jewelry or paint ceramic figurines. The fee covers a private party space, food, a custom cake, balloons and a dedicated staff, with add-ons ranging from a photo booth, goody bags, and a glitter tattoo artist. Or, opt for the Floor Party, where kids can choose one activity in a semi-private space and snack on complimentary cupcakes and refreshments.. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 1501 Third Ave, (between 84th and 85th Sts)
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Make Meaning Birthday Parties, UWS

  • Price band: 3/4

Guests flex their creativity with a hands-on activity that acts as the party theme. Choose from Cake Boss (cake decorating), Hello Hotness (candle making), Simply Sudsational (soap creation) Candy Couture (candy necklace design) and more. Additionally, youngsters participate in a smaller project, where they might design jewelry or paint ceramic figurines. The fee covers a private party space, food, a custom cake, balloons and a dedicated staff, with add-ons ranging from a photo booth, goody bags, and a glitter tattoo artist. Or, opt for the Floor Party, where kids can choose one activity in a semi-private space and snack on complimentary cupcakes and refreshments. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 329 Columbus Ave, (between 75th and 76th Sts)
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Manhattan Fencing Center Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

After coaches give a primer on fencing technique and footwork, kids engage in friendly bouts and duels. Fencing equipment, decorations and a free trial class for each guest are included. Parents supply the pizza, cake and refreshments. Ages 7 and up.

  1. 225 W 39th St, second floor, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Milk & Cookies Bakery Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Partygoers each get a bowl of plain cookie dough and a number of mix-in items, such as chocolate, dried fruit and marshmallows to concoct their own cookies. Staff members bake and pack up the sweet treats, which guests then enjoy with milk, milk shakes or hot cocoa, depending on the season. The bakery also offers cupcake, ice cream sandwich, or tea parties; parents supply additional food and drinks. Parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Ages 5 and up.

  1. 19 Commerce St, (between Bedford St and Seventh Ave South)
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Museum of the Moving Image Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Young film buffs can dub their voices over Judy Garland’s in The Wizard of Oz, edit sound effects in a Simpsons episode, learn how to animate cartoons or create their very own flipbook. A guided tour is led by a museum educator, and everyone attends a screening of a classic flick like The Red Balloon. The museum sends kids home with party bags; food, beverages and cake can be ordered as add-ons. Ages 8 to 17.

  1. 36-01 35th Ave, (at 37th St)
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