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Party Locations- Kids & Adults

February 3, 2008

Some of the below listed are for ADULT parties only, but I wanted to keep those in the mix as sometimes parents are looking for party rentals for adult parties.

(SEE also under ACTIVITIES- Indoor/Rainy Day Activities- many
kids’ spaces rent out- also look at FAMILY FRIENDLY EATS- a lot of
these places have private rooms too).

The Artful Place
171 Fifth Ave
718-399-8199
www.theartfulplace.com
$250 for 12 kids for a basic party, $300 for a deluxe party

They will put on a soiree where kids create crafts such as jewelry boxes and
treasure chests or even make their own stuffed animal. Party packages
are either basic (i.e., decorating a T-shirt) or deluxe (i.e., painting
a velvet-lined cigar box handbag), depending on the activity, and
include a goody bag and juice box for each child (you bring the cake).- Time Out New York Kids

The Artistry Project
http://www.theartistryproject.com
185 Sackett St
718-858-0217
$25 per child

Parties have six different themes, including “3, 2, 1, Blastoff,”
in which kids use watercolor and pastels to create imaginary
outer-space scenes, and “Teddy Bear Tea Party,” in which children
create a portrait of their favorite stuffed friend with chalk pastels.
Artists from the center will work with you to create a specific theme
for your mini-Monet.- Time Out New York Kids

The Backyard
www.backyardbrooklyn.com
info@backyardbrooklyn.com
20 Tiffany Place
Brooklyn NY (btwn Kane and Degraw)
718.624.2212
A
multi-use space designed for infants to age 6.  Offering drop in
playtime, Bija dance and yoga classes, Baby Fingers sign language,
CPR/First Aid classes, prenatal yoga, music, half day summer camp,
story time, sing along, birthday parties and more. Playtime hours:  Mon
– Fri 10am- 7pm  and Sun 2pm- 7pm


Bija offers a birthday spin on its dance, yoga, and movement classes
for kids. One-year-olds celebrate their first big day on their play
equipment, and older kids can throw bashes that include yoga, parachute
games, hip-hop dancing, ballet, and tumbling. Each party starts with an
hour of movement; then parents or Bija provide food and cake for
after-class chow time. At least two weeks’ notice is required. An extra
half-hour in the party room is available for an additional $50. – Time Out New York Kids

The Bourne Townhouse
137 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205 US
The Bourne Townhouse is a Victorian Townhouse located in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, an area
known for its beautiful and diverse architecture. Built in 1891, it
retains original details that add to the character, elegance and style
of the space.  As you enter  the marble tiled vestibule, enjoy the
acclaimed art pieces of Clinton Hill artists and beautiful herringbone
parquet floors. Generously sized and elegantly appointed rooms await
your vision for a special event.  The children’s event space is bright,
colorful and awaiting  your party, class or playgroup.  The Bourne
Townhouse is also the place for elegant and spacious vacation rentals,
as well as, film, television or photography shoots.

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
www.bqcm.org
58 Seventh Ave
718-622-3300
$400 for 12 children
for his special day.
The two-hour event includes a lesson by a “Musical
Adventures” program instructor, who will spend 45 minutes teaching kids
songs through a combination of movement, dance and banging on drums
that the program incorporates into all its classes.  Kids play musical
games and learn how to tell stories through singing in the
conservatory’s auditorium before eating the snacks and cake that you
bring along. -Time Out New York Kids

Brooklyn Cyclones Birthday Party
www.brooklyncyclones.com
Surf Ave between W 17th and W 19th Sts
Coney Island
718-382-2609
Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell Ave. Prices range from $17–$24, depending on seating availability.

Take your birthday kid out to the ball game—and let him get serenaded
by the crowd. Bring ten or more kids to KeySpan Park, and you and your
tot can stand on the field between innings while the entire ballpark
sings “Happy Birthday.” (Obviously, this package is not for the shy.)
No need to buy peanuts and Cracker Jacks; each kid gets a hot dog,
soda, ice cream, and a souvenir, plus a voucher for one free game of
speed pitch. Book well in advance, parents can reserve seats up to
three months before opening day.- Time Out New York Kids

Brooklyn Gymnastics
http://brooklyngymnastics.com/
1635 Bath Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214 (Bay Ridge)
718-232-6444
Our
parties are 100 minutes of PURE FUN! And WE do ALL the Work. We provide
the coaches for the first hour of activities, and a hostess for the
forty minutes in the party room. We offer gymnastics/sports
parties (including games, obstacle course, races, Airtrak), and for one
price of $380.00 for 15 children ($15.00 each additional child). We
include: invitations, paper goods, pizza, soda, Carvel Ice Cream Cake,
balloons, coffee for adults, t-shirt for birthday child, party favor
and can supply extras like pizza, soda, heros and kosher parties. We
also do sleep-overs which include: gymnastics instructions, sports
games, dinner, breakfast, snacks and movie.

I know people have continuously raved about
Bklyn Gymnastics so I decided to enroll my son, age 3,  in a class,
completely sight unseen. We took our free “try out” class and our son
had so much fun, we’re hooked. Just thought I’d put a plug in because
they have lots of time slot choices and age ranges. BG seems to allow a
lot of makeup chances in case you have to miss. Also, it’s the EASIEST
drive from Bay Ridge and parking’s no prob. Just fantastic!
-Jenny

Brooklyn Play Spot CLOSED!!!
399 Atlantic Ave

$175 for 2 hours, plus an additional $9 per child
Choose a handful of games (i.e., pin the tail on the donkey, musical
chairs, hot potato); bring materials the kids can use to color, create
paper crowns or partake in another form of arts and crafts. The kitchen
area allows for easy setup and cleanup of the birthday cake (yes, you
bring it). – Time Out New York Kids

Chuck E. Cheese
www.chuckecheese.com
139 Flatbush Ave at Atlantic Ave
Fort Greene
718-783-4570Subway: B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave.
Prices start at $8.99 per child.

Chuck E.’s is your typical fast-food place on steroids, with arcade and
video games, slides and ball pits, and junk food galore. Kids use
tokens to play the games and get tickets in return; higher scores mean
more tix, which can then be redeemed for prizes. Adding to the fun (and
ahem, cheese factor), Chuck E. Cheese himself comes out to sing “Happy
Birthday” and crown the birthday child. The basic package includes
pizza, drinks, cake, game tokens, and a designated party area. The
super package includes more tokens, plus goody bags.- Time Out New York Kids

The Coney Island Surf N Turf Grill
www.coneyislandsurfnturfgrill.com
The party package is down by owner Karen from Pick A Party.  Her contact info is:
347 420 9909.
A basic party begins with the children arriving at the closed restaurant and making their own pizzas. The
chef then takes the pizzas to the kitchen to cook, while the children are entertained. They get their
face painted, balloon animals and tattoos. They move on to do a craft. The younger children do parachute
games and dances such as itsy bitsy spider, head shoulders knees and toes, limbo. The older children
do three legged races, potato sack races, cha cha slide, cotton eyed
joe etc…The pizzas are served and the fun continues with a visit from
your favorite character for photos and fun. The children then go on to
make their own sundaes and have birthday cake in my new Ice Cream Cafe
located
next door (connected inside). The adults food is also included and the
adults get a choice of garden or Caesar salad, a choice of two pastas,
a choice of chicken francaise or fried chicken, coffee and cookies.
Also included for the package price is cotton candy, jelly apples, popcorn or cheese doodles, balloon
centerpieces, favors, give away’s, invitations and soda or punch.The
price of this party for 15 children and 20 adults is $649.00. Parents
have the option of catering additional food for their party. You can
add extras such as choc lollipops, a pinata, personalized favors, etc.

The Co-op School
http://www.thecoopschool.com/html/space/space.html
Fort Greene Clinton Hill Cooperative Daycare
241 Taaffe Place, Suite 107, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 789-8105
Our
sunny loft is available to rent for your next party or meeting. It is
ideal for birthday parties and baby showers, great for meetings,
readings, and rehearsals. There is a full working kitchen,
toddler-sized furniture, and seating for adults. The space is $200 to
rent for five hours, this includes three event hours and two for setup
and clean up. We are located near Classon Avenue and Dekalb Avenue in
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Please email coopschoolrental@gmail.com for more information and availability.

I
rented out the space twice for a cooking class. The parents who run the
school were very helpful in opening it for a “look-see” and closing it
down. It seemed dirty on both ocassions we rented it though- full
garbage bags, no paper towels in the bathroom, etc but when I pointed
that out, the volunteer parent remedied the problems immediately.
-Karen

Cortelyou Party Zone
386 Marlborough Road
Bklyn, N.Y.  11226 (Bay Ridge)
(888)-693-3212
www.MYEFC123.com
Plan your child’s next birthday party at the Cortelyou Party Zone – where kids are the star of the show.  Personalize your child’s party with a choice of popular party themes.  We provide the pizza, drinks, snacks, cake and ice-cream.  Parents need only bring the kids and a smile, and we’ll do the rest.  We setup, cleanup, and entertain the party participants with a choice of face painting, arts and crafts, karaoke, an obstacle course, group games, singing, dancing and much more.  You can also choose an ultimate pirate adventure, a princess tea party or a supermodel fashion show.  We provide totally private parties for kids from 1 to 12 years old. Your imagination is the only limit at the Cortelyou Party Zone.  Would you like to party at our place?

Deity- for adults only
www.deitynyc.com
368 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
deitynyc@gmail.com
A
renovated synagogue that has fabulous lighting, a cool club atmosphere.
There are a lot of photos on their website so you can see what the
space feels like. Must be 21 years or older.

Grand Space
http://grandspace.com/home.html
info@grandspace.com
Click here for map and directions
778 Bergen St. (corner of Grand St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11238 (Prospect Heights)
Grand Space is a 6000 sq ft loft with 2500 sq ft of clear, open space with a
very large kitchen, 3 restrooms, and a bathroom with 3 showers. Furniture
and platforms are also available for use.Grand Space
can accommodate approx. 200 people for holistic functions and has been used for seminars, workshops, ceremonies, parties, movie screenings,photo shoots, and more.

This
is a very hip space that can easily be transformed into a “look”. There
is even a rooftop that accommodate more revelers. We had a benefit Kids
Disco here and the group helped us set the place up to the “look” we
wanted. They had a lot of tables, futons, couches and mattresses that
we set up to make a big play room. The kids jumped on a mini trampoline
and then flopped on to the covered mattresses and loved it. They skated
across the enormous wooden dance floor and enjoyed the fun fabric that
stretched in waves across the ceiling. They have 5 refrigerators to
stock your goodies in, 3 bathroom stalls and a shower! I think this
would be a super space for adults too.
-Karen

Gymboree of Brooklyn
www.gymboreeclasses.com
3 locations:

The Montauk Club
25 Eighth Ave at Lincoln Pl (Park Slope)
718.983.1280

1385 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY (Bay Ridge)
718-983-1280

5206 Avenue N
Brooklyn, NY (Flatbush, Brownsville, East NY)
718-983-1280
Babies and toddlers love a party just as much as their older
counterparts. Gymboree offers 90-minute birthday bashes at this
converted club (disclaimer: it looks fancy from the outside, but is a
bit run-down inside) for up to 20 tots accompanied by an adult. An
instructor leads activities in music, play, or art. Parents can provide
their own food or Gymboree will order it for an additional cost.

Kids Cook!
www.kidscookbrooklyn.com
170 Hicks St at Love Ln
Brooklyn Heights
718-797-0029
Subway: 2, 3 to Clark St.
Prices start at $500 for up to eight kids.

Set up like a cooking class, Kids Cook! instructors show future Mario
Batalis how to make homemade pasta and sauce, tortillas and Chinese
dumplings (everything is made from scratch—even the drinks). Afterwards,
guests get to much down on the food they prepared.  Cake can be provided for
an additional charge. Want seconds?  No problem. Everyone goes home with a
copy of the recipe.- Time Out New York Kids

Kidz Cut Zone
www.kidzcutzone.com
447 Sixth Ave
718-369-4700

prices vary, call for details

Birthday girl and up to 13 friends can get their hair, nails and makeup done. If
you have a boy who isn’t interested in that stuff- the
stylists will work with you to create a party around a theme, such as
superheroes or SpongeBob. All parties include pizza, cake, a party bag,
and arts and crafts.– Time Out New York Kids

The Little Gym of Brooklyn Heights
www.tlgbrooklynheightsny.com
221 Atlantic Ave between Brooklyn Bridge Blvd and Court St
Brooklyn Heights
718-488-7744
Subway: F, G to Bergen St; 4, 5 to Borough Hall.
Prices start at $400
for members and $440 for non-members for up to 15 kids; $15 for each
additional child.

A “birthday leader” supervises activities, games and an obstacle course
in a private play area (the Gym also provides beverages, paper goods,
and balloons; parents bring their own food and cake). Bonus: the
birthday kid goes home with a Little Gym t-shirt.- Time Out New York Kids

Lulu’s Cuts and Toys
www. luluscuts.com
48 Fifth Ave between Bergen and Dean Sts
Park Slope
718-832-3732
Subway: B, Q to Atlantic Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St.
Prices start at $500 for 10 to 12 girls.

Lulu’s offers Glamour Girl parties for children ages five to nine.
Little girls get up-dos, glittery makeup and mini-manicures while they
listen to fun music. A picture is taken of everyone’s makeover, and the
girls make a frame for it during the party. Pizza, snacks, and juice
are provided; parents bring the cake.- Time Out New York Kids

Maggie’s Threads for Kids

http://www.maggiesthreads.com/

411 Seventh Avenue
718-369-0411
Open M-Sa:10:30-6:30, Su:11-5:30.
$375
for 10 guests, and $20 extra for each additional, up to 12 max guests.
Includes: cake, pizza, paper goods and goodie bags.  Themes include:
Music, Think Green, Muralist Movement, Unique Tees, High Tea Party,
Yoga Party, Fabulous Fibonacci, Roadster, Click Your Heels, Glam Fest
and Gems. See website or call for details.

Mamalu
www.mamalu.us
232 North 12 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-486-6312
Birthday
party $450 package that includes 2 hour private party for 10 kids with
2 adults per child with 30 decorative balloons, colored paper goods
(napkins, paper cups and plates), 30 bite-size sandwiches and service
and clean up.  They also have sweet treats, other food options,
beverages and wine and beer! The space is wonderfully large, clean, and
vibrant.  Great clean and fun toys too. Enormous chalkboard for the
kids to write on also.  They can also recommend entertainers.

I
saw a birthday party going on while I was there one day. The kids had
balloon animals, snacks and looked like they were having a great time.
I have to say the parents were too- hanging out in the comfy chairs,
chatting and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. The space had put up a
tier of balloons to make the space more festive. As soon as the party
was over, someone came in to clean and wipe down the play space and
then open it up for free play.
-Karen

New York Aquarium
www.nyaquarium.com
Corner of Surf Ave and W 8th St, Coney Island
718-265-3448
Subway: F, Q to W 8th St–NY Aquarium.
Prices from $310–$460.

The Aquarium hosts two deep sea-themed parties for kids. The Happy
Hermit Crab party for three- and four-year-olds incorporates stories,
song and crafts. A real hermit crab joins the party, too. Five- to
eleven-year-olds can throw a Designed for the Deep party complete with
a discussion on marine animals. Kids also get to handle real shark
teeth and whale bones, make aquatic crafts and take a behind-the-scenes
tour of the Aquarium. Parents provide the food and cake in the party
room afterwards; parties run from September to June only.- Time Out New York Kids

NY Transit Museum
www.mta.info/museum
Boerum Pl at Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn Heights
718-694-1579
Subway: A, C, G to Hoyt–Schermerhorn; M, R to Court
St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall.
Prices start at $300 for up to 12 kids;
$15 for each additional child.

These weekend parties start with a guided tour of interactive exhibits
where kids can compare modern buses with horsecars of yesteryear—they
can also check out subway maps from over the years. Next, guests create
their own mosaic subway tile. Parents provide the food and cake; the
museum takes care of set-up and clean-up.- Time Out New York Kids

The Old Stone House
http://www.theoldstonehouse.org/
5th Ave btw 3rd and 4th Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Park Slope)
718-768-3195
The
Old Stone House is a modern reconstruction of the Vechte-Cortelyou
House, a 1699 Dutch stone farmhouse with important ties to American
history.Today, the Old Stone House is operated as a historic
interpretive
center dedicated to its crucial role in the American Revolution and in
the evolving histories of Brooklyn, New York and the United States. The
lovely Great Room on the 2nd floor has pale yellow walls, an open
timbered ceiling and excellent accoustics. The space is perfect for
children’s birthday parties, luncheons, dinner parties, weddings and
receptions, readings and performances. The first floor gallery
commemorates the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn and is included
in rentals during non-public hours.The great hall comfortably accommodates 80
standing, 60 seated. When rented in conjunction with the first floor
gallery the House holds 125 people. Adding a tent expands our capacity.

The Painted Pot
www.paintedpot.com
339 Smith St at Carroll St, Carroll Gardens
718-222-0334
Subway: F, G to Carroll St.
Prices start at $25 per child.

Blossoming artists can celebrate their birthday painting ceramics,
creating mosaics or making jewelry. The projects revolve around a theme
chosen by the birthday kid (princess partiers paint a coin bank while
sporting tiaras; the Tiny Tot Party-goers paint a plate with their
handprint). Food, invitations, and decorations are provided; the cake
is not. Every kid takes home their masterpiece and a discount coupon
for their next visit.- Time Out New York Kids

Parkers Place
http://parkersplacebrooklyn.com/
428 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-499-2080
Parker’s
Place provides children with the tools needed to succeed in
kindergarten and beyond. It is a school for kids ages 2-4 but also does birthday parties. Here are the details: Parker’s Place offers a warm environment to host birthday parties for kids five and under.Maximum 15 children. Two hour time limit (we allow 20 minutes before and after event for set-up and pack-up) Includes activity coordinator (music, movement and art) $225 Decorations, food and paper goods are not included.
No alcohol allowed. $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold time.Balance due one week prior to event.
Must have minimum of 1 adult to every 3 children.

I visited Parker’s Place before it “opened” and briefly met the head teacher. She explained that they werealready
booked! The place was adorable: aestheically pleasing with nice
materials and cheery yellow walls. They had some problems getting
permits (oh, that Department of Buildings!) but seem to be in full
swing now.

-Karen

Pottery Cafe
http://www.thepotterycafe.com
thepotterycafe@aol.com

129 Sixth Ave (Cross streets are Sterling Place and Park Place.)
Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Park Slope)
718.636.3096
Tue-Thu & Sun 11am-7pm; Fri-Sat 11am-9pm. Ages 2 and up
Parties for children,
ages five to 12, that include one and a half hours of studio time, one
piece of pottery per child, balloons, paper goods, and a plate –
decorated especially for the birthday child – for all the guests to
sign. Guests also receive a discount coupon towards another visit to
the Cafe. Parties are “drop-off” only, allowing four adults maximum.
The cost is $23 per child, with a 10-child minimum. The birthday
child’s family is welcome to bring cake and refreshments.

Puppetworks
www.puppetworks.org
338 Sixth Ave at 4th St
Park Slope
718-965-3391
Subway: F to FourthAve–9th St; M, R to Fourth Ave–9th St. $375 for up to 50 kids and adults.

Take the birthday party to the theater, where Puppetworks’ marionettes
act out classic children’s stories. The company provides prime seats
for up to 50 kids and adults at a weekend performance. Afterwards,
everyone retires to the party room for an hour to munch on
parent-provided food and discuss the show. Clean-up is included.
Puppetworks recommends at least three months’ advance notice.- Time Out New York Kids

Super Soccer Stars

www.supersoccerstars.com

212-877-7171
Super Soccer Stars is a soccer development program for children ages 2
and up. Positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio ensure
that each child gets the necessary encouragement and individual
attention to steadily progress at his or her own rate, while having a
blast. With multiple indoor and outdoor locations throughout the
greater Brooklyn area, there is always a class to meet your scheduling
needs. Or, set up a private group at a time and place convenient to
you! Birthday party packages are also available to turn your child’s
special day into an unforgettable soccer extravaganza.

Streb Lab for Action Mechanics
www.strebusa.org
51 North 1st St between Kent and Wythe Aves
Williamsburg
718-384-6491
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Prices start at $450 for up to 12 kids.

Parties include two teachers guiding kids through moves on mats,
trampolines and trapezes, plus popcorn, paper products and invitations.- Time Out New York Kids

Tiny Cuts
9702 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY (Bay Ridge)
718-765-9822
Tue-Wed 12n-6pm; Thu-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm
Tiny Cuts
caters just to kids (though moms and dads can sit for a ‘do, too), and
is completely chemical free. It has racecar and jeep styling chairs
that little clients can sit in while watching a Disney movie.
Princess birthday parties are available as well.Free
balloons, lollipops, small toys round out the experience. A First
Haircut Diploma and lock of hair are awarded to kids who are new to the
styling experience.-Go City Kids

Triple Z Music Recording Workshops
http://www.triplezmusic.com
tz@triplezmusic.com
20 Jay Street, Suite 306
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.624.6300;
800. 890.5080
Daily 10am-3pm. Call to schedule.
2 and up
Cost: $195/day (lunch provided); non-profit rates available for groups.
Budding musicians, beat-makers, and music fans can get their first recording experience by spending a day in a Triple Z Music Recording Workshop with producer/musician Paul Guzzone. The
learn-by-doing workshop includes demonstrations and hands-on
experience: Kids learn to use both the recording booth and the
recording console, and everyone gets to step into the booth to play,
sing, or just keep time.
Instruments are available – or participants can bring their own.
Children leave with some basic sound know-how, a CD they helped create,
and a handy reference booklet of tips and terms. –Go City Kids

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