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Kids' birthday party places in NYC

Love a good birthday celebration? These amazing kids’ birthday party places will have you wishing you were one of their pint-size partygoers

Ample Hills, Gowanus

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These kids' birthday party places are some of our favorites—once you've picked out the right birthday venue for your athlete, artist or foodie, find the best birthday cakes, birthday party entertainers and party favors from thes birthday party supply stores. Oh, and if you haven't crossed paths with the perfect birthday gift yet, check out these toy stores in NYC.


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BounceU

BounceU Photograph: Chadwick D. Fowler

BounceU Birthday Parties, Brooklyn

  • Price band: 2/4

At the Brooklyn location, basic parties include playtime in the Bounce Room, which is filled with inflatable toys and arcade games, plus party time in a private room. The play space provides invitations, two coordainators, paper products, pizza, beverages, favors, cake, balloons and a souvenir T-shirt for the birthday kid. All ages.

  1. 6722 Fort Hamilton Pkwy , (between 67th and 68th Sts, second floor)
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Bowlmor

Bowlmor Photograph: Sean Rosenthal

Bowlmor Lanes Birthday Parties, Chelsea

Youngsters can vie for strikes while partying at these hip bowling spots with floor-to-ceiling video screens at the end of each lane. The basic package includes shoe rental, drinks and 90 minutes of bowling. Other packages add cake or cupcakes, invitations, food, more time to bowl and a bowling pin for the birthday child that guests can sign. Party guests at the new-and-improved Chelsea facility at Pier 60 will bowl amid 40 lanes or perhaps will be lucky enough to play inside the private bowling suite or relax within a private lounge. Also be sure to explore new options including a 1,500-square-foot gravity ropes course and the Urban Mission—a NYC-themed laser-tag arena with Gotham icons throughout. Find other Bowlmor locations in Midtown and Union Square. Ages 4 and up.

  1. Pier 60, (between 23rd St and West Side Hwy), 10011
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Brooklyn Boulders

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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), 11217
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Brooklyn Cyclones

Brooklyn Cyclones

Brooklyn Cyclones Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Take your birthday kid out to a ball game—and let him get serenaded by the crowd. Bring ten or more kids to MCU Park, and you and your tot can stand on the field between innings while the entire ballpark sings “Happy Birthday.” No need to buy peanuts and Cracker Jacks; each kid gets a hot dog, soda, ice cream, bag of chips, and a Cyclones souvenir, plus a voucher for one free game of Speed Pitch. For $5 extra per kid, you can hold a meet-and-greet with a player from the Cyclones and enjoy a pre-game party with autograph and photo ops. Ages 4 and up.

  1. 1904 Surf Ave, (between W 17th and W 19th Sts), 11224
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Asphalt Green Birthday Parties, Battery Park City

  • Price band: 3/4

Sporty kids can select a soccer, basketball, swimming, dodgeball, flag football or martial-arts party, or opt for an obstacle course or film-themed bash in the indoor movie theater. 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, cake, beverages and snacks; the Gourmet package includes a customizable menu of Whole Foods items such as starters, salads, wraps, sandwiches and dessert. Ages 2 and up.

  1. 212 North End Ave, (between Murray and Warren Sts)
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Baseball Center of NYC

Baseball Center of NYC

The Baseball Center of NY Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids get their game on at these baseball-inspired b-day bashes. The Homerun Birthday Bash, 90 minutes, includes hitting and pitching competitions and a baseball game, cake, hot dogs or pizza, beverages. The Grand Slam Birthday Bash, a two-hour MLB team-themed party, includes all this and team themed party supplies. Dessert choices include cake, Magnolia Cupcakes and 16 Handles frozen yogurt. Both parties include a party host, balloons, paper goods, setup and cleanup. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 202 W 74th St, (between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway)
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Karma Kids Yoga

Karma Kids Yoga

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 GLOGA (glow-in-the-dark yoga) Party, Circus 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. 25 West 23rd St, 3rd floor, (between 5th and 6th Aves)
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Golf Club at Chelsea Piers

Golf Club at Chelsea Piers Photograph: Courtesy Amanda Fischer

The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

For the first hour Tiger Woods wanna-bes participate in two 30-minute sessions with golf pros. Kids either practice with the simulator, receive putting-green instruction or hit on the pier. The last half hour’s reserved for gobbling up pizza and cake. Ages 5 and up.

  1. Pier 59, W 18th St, (at the Hudson River)
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Manhattan Fencing Center

Manhattan Fencing Center Photograph: Courtesy Manhattan Fencing Center

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. All guests get a certificate of completion and a voucher for a free-trial fencing class at the end of the party. Ages 7 and up.

  1. 225 W 39th St, second floor, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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92nd Street Y Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids break a sweat no matter which type of party they choose: gymnastics, sports, hip-hop or swimming. Depending on their activity, they may spend the afternoon climbing through the spiral slide and other obstacles in the two-level Gym Maze, kicking a ball around in the gym or playing games in the 25-yard pool. Kids can evenopt for fun themed parties like the ballet-centric Tutu Cute Dance Party or the Big Top–themed Circus in the Sky Party. All bashes include access to a designated party room with tables and chairs, favors and gifts for the birthday child; parents provide food, cake and decorations. Ages 2 and up.

  1. 1395 Lexington Ave, (at 92nd St)
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Playgarden

Playgarden Photograph: Heidi Green Photography

Playgarden Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 4/4

Young partiers run through and on slides, ball pits, trampolines, tunnels and bridges under the supervision of trained coaches, plus each guest gets a chance to “fly” in a tot-sized zip-line harness. The 4,000-square-foot playground and 3,500-square-foot party area feature equipment made from recycled materials and an energy-efficient air purification system. In keeping with its planet-friendly attitude, Playgarden offers paper-free custom e-mail invites and uses recycled paper plates and napkins. Staff set up, lead the party and clean up afterwards. Pizza and bottled water are included, as is cake and cupcakes from Tribeca Treats. Ages 3 months to 5 years

  1. 95 Franklin St, (at Church St)
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SLAM at Streb Trapeze Academy

SLAM at Streb Trapeze Academy

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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Everyday Athlete Birthday Parties

Everyday Athlete Birthday Parties Photograph: Courtesty Everyday Athlete

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 roller skating disco themes. Pizza, drinks, customized decorations, supercool lighting, lasers and smoke machines 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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City Ice Pavilion

City Ice Pavilion Photograph: Ezra Suazo

City Ice Pavilion Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Hit the ice at this Queens rink for an ultra-cool celebration. In addition to admission and skate rental, the price of the most basic package covers the party room, pizza, beverages and invitations. For a few more dollars per child, you can tack on extras, like a 30-minute skating lesson or half-price admission tickets for all of the guests. Keep in mind: With the exception of cake, no outside food is permitted, but catering is available. Parties require a minimum of 10 children and take place during public sessions. Children will have two hours to skate on the Third Floor rink. The party package includes the cost of renting skates (although kids can tote in their own), with the smallest size being toddler size 8. All ages.

  1. 47-32 32nd Pl , (between 47th and 48th Aves)
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Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers Photograph: Scott McDermott

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, general admission and cake, so your brood can just show up and enjoy gliding across the ice. For an additional 
fee, magicians, face painters or instructors will join in the fun. Kosher options are also available on request, for an additional fee. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 61 Chelsea Piers (Hudson River), 23rd St at the Hudson River
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The Gaga Center

The Gaga Center Photograph: Courtesy The Gaga Center

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 90 minutes of games 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, themed lighting, face painting and a disco ball. Ages 4 and up.

  1. 230 E 93rd St, (between Second and Third Aves), 10128
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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, Nerf wars and other awesome themes; 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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Yogi Beans

Yogi Beans Photograph: Jessica Noe

Yogi Beans Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Partiers spend their first hour stretching, striking playful poses and playing yoga games to fun music based on their choice of theme (which could be anything from frozen pajama party to superheroes).The last half hour is dedicated to party time, where professionally-trained instructors and a hostess handle the pizza, organic juice and paper products (yoga equipment is also provided); parents must bring the cake. Tack on another half-hour of party time and get a choice of face-painting ($895) or spa-tacular extras like henna tattoos, foot massages, a cucumber eye masks and mani/pedis ($795). Or go for a creative art activity such as make your own mandalas ($850) or Zumbini ($825). (If you haven’t heard yet, that’s Zumba for tots. Why should adults have all the fun?). Those as young as ages 1–3 can celebrate their birthdays with a 1.25-hour sing-along birthday class as well as cake and juice. Ages 2 and up.

  1. 1018 Lexington Ave, second floor, (at 73rd St)
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