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Sports birthday party ideas for NYC kids

Get partygoers moving with these sports birthday party ideas.

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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Bowlmor Lanes Birthday Parties, Union Square

  • Price band: 1/4

Youngsters can vie for strikes while partying at these hip bowling spots. The basic package includes shoe rental, drinks and 90 minutes of bowling.

  1. 110 University Pl, (between 12th and 13th Sts, third floor)
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Bija Kids Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Held at a 2,500-square-foot Clinton Hill space, a customized Bija bash can incorporate yoga, music, dance, cooking or art at three different price points. The idea is to make the whole experience joyful for the birthday celebrants and relaxing for the parents. At the lower end of the price spectrum, a basic Playdate Party for eight children lasts an hour and a half. The Simple Birthday Party includes an instructor guiding 15 kids through an art, yoga or music activity; the family brings food and decorations, but Bija sets up, serves cake and cleans up. A deluxe two-hour option covers 45 minutes of art, music or yoga instruction, a host, decorations of fresh flowers, party favors and a repast of local food. Ages 1 to 8.

  1. 900 Fulton St, (between Washington and Waverly Aves)
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Brooklyn Boulders Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

For kids inspired by Spider-Man, this Brooklyn gym is the perfect place to celebrate. Young guests spend an hour scaling the facility’s 30-foot walls under the supervision of professional staff members, then unwind for another hour in the party room. Parents must supply all paper goods, food and decorations. For an extra premium, Boulders caters the party, the popcorn is unlimited, and guests go home with a souvenir cup and a T-shirt. All ages. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

  1. 575 DeGraw St, (between Third and Fourth Aves)
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City Ice Pavilion Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

In addition to admission and skate rental, the price of the most basic package covers the party room, either pizza or hot dogs, beverages and invitations.

  1. 47-32 32nd Pl , (between 47th and 48th Aves)
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ExerBlast Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Youngsters bounce through a giant Pilates ball pit and navigate a 6,000-square-foot bi-level obstacle course. Kids end their hour-long adventure with a stretch session in the BlastDown Zone before enjoying healthy treats and cake. As youngsters chow down, they’ll see their total score for the day’s activities projected on the Wall of Fame. While kids may work up a sweat, parents don’t have to worry about a thing—ExerBlast handles setup, cleanup, decorations and paper goods. Parents can purchase food and cake for an additional fee. Ages 4 to 14.

  1. 100 Reade St, (between Church St and West Broadway)
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The Gaga Center Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Similar to dodgeball, gaga is played in an octagonal pit and involves trying to avoid getting hit by a soft foam ball.

  1. 230 E 93rd St, (between Second and Third Aves)
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NYC Elite Birthday Parties, Soho

  • Price band: 3/4

Active little ones spend an hour romping through Elite’s trampolines, foam pit and bouncy house under the watchful eyes of trained instructors, followed by a bubble dance party (for the younger set) or an obstacle course. Afterward kids retire to the party room for a half hour of parent-supplied food, cake and drinks. Paper goods and one balloon or a gymnastics medal for all guests come with the package. Ages 12 and under; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  1. 100 Sixth Ave, (between Grand and Watts Sts)
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SLAM Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Streb’s signature Pop Action parties weave together circus arts, gymnastics, modern dance and Hollywood-like stunts. If your youngster really wants to defy gravity, choose a Flying Trapeze Party. After a brief warm-up, demo and safety talk, participants practice flying through the air. (There’s also an option to sample both art forms.) Parties come with popcorn, paper products, setup and cleanup; parents supply the rest. Ages 2 and up (Pop Action Party); ages 5 and up (Flying Trapeze Party).

  1. 51 North 1st St, (at Kent Ave)
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Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

At these skating parties Chelsea Piers takes care of pizza, paper goods, balloons, skate rental, admission and cake.

  1. Pier 61, W 23rd St, (at the Hudson River)
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