Imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition, the so-called Swedish Cottage was later brought to Central Park by Frederick Law Olmsted, who thought it looked like an ideal model schoolhouse. Today, a marionette theater company puts on kid-friendly productions here, and after a private viewing of the current show (past performances have included Neverland: Peter Returns and The Three Bears Holiday Bash), your posse can retire to the adjacent private room with child-size furniture to devour the provisions you brought. All ages.
|Venue name:||Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre Birthday Parties|
|Cross street:||Central Park West at 81st St|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 81st St-Museum of Natural History|
|Price:||Sat, Sun at various times; $499/2.5 hours, maximum 50 guests|