Parents in NYC are always looking for new and different birthday party venues where we have not already attended a kid’s party. Kidz Central Station continues its Birthday Party Series with a look at unique and cool birthday party spaces in NYC that are not the usual gyms and athletic centers. Also, consider hiring a musical performer to entertain the group.
Shake Shack UWS hosts your friends in the private Rec Room and treats them to all of the classics: Shack burgers, flat-top dogs, crinkle fries, frozen custard shakes and concretes, Shack-made lemonade, fresh brewed iced tea, and fountain sodas. Your friends will love it.
16 Handles has birthday party locations on UWS and UES. Rent out the entire store before it opens or choose a period during regular business hours. Recommended entertainment options include a gaming station with party host, face painting/tattoo artist, balloon artist, mad scientist, Rockin’ With Andy, magicians, and clowns.
Action Burger is a science fiction/comic book/video game themed restaurant in Williamsburg. Entertainment includes classic arcade games (Street fighter anniversary & Mortal Kombat 2), as well as, modern games (Just Dance, Guitar Hero, Halo, Call of Duty, Halo, Mindcraft, Karaoke, and more). Fun for kids and the parents!
The East Wing is the private party room at UES bar The Stumble Inn. It features a “kid friendly” menu with breaded chicken tenders, mini hamburgers, mac n’ cheese, tater tots and quesadillas. They offer a fully stocked bar for the adults and a soda and juice bar for the little ones.
New York City Fire Museum. Do your kids want to grow up to be firefighters? This is their dream party. The museum has collections of fire related art, artifacts, gear, and apparatus from the late 18th century to the present and showcases the evolution of firefighting. The Junior Firefighter Birthday Party package lasts for two hours and is designed for children ages 3-6.
Arcades (VR, Pinball, Interactive)
YokeyPokey Virtual Reality Club – Brooklyn. Race cars, shoot down space aliens, play minecraft, create and destroy cities, paint in an immersive painting and much more in a virtual reality gaming and 360 degree immersive experience. Your kids and guests won’t stop talking about it.
Indoor Extreme Sports – LIC and Staten Island. Choose from Paintball, Black Ops Lasertag, Arena Lasertag, Archery Tag, Virtual Reality, and more. This is one of the best extreme sports & experiences out there for ages 7+.
Modern Pinball NYC Party Place & Arcade. You and your guests will have a BLAST playing Unlimited Games with all arcade machines on FREE PLAY and enjoy the comfort and privacy of the separate Party Room. Ranked #1 at Yelp! for ‘Best Birthday Party Venue’ in New York City!
Fashion & Tea Parties
The Fashion Class. The birthday girl or boy can choose to sew real, wearable clothing, design a fashion project or even hold a professional runway show! The party takes place in the bright and airy 2500 sq ft Midtown studio with separate food, activity and parent hang-out areas.
Tiarah Events – Queens. Tiarah’s Royal Tea Parties are a fun way for little guests to get pampered and have fun! Our Royal Tea Party starts with mani/pedi, dress up, and then once we’re all glamoured up we’ll sit and have a cup of tea, sandwiches, and sweets and scones.
Hello Princess NYC – Morris Park. Two hours of Princess or pop star themed and tea parties for the birthday girl. Manicures, makeup and tiaras for all. Ages 3-10.