Places to have your Party
Your Apartment: You can do it in your apartment. S.B. doesn’t need a lot of room. Show is usually done in living room. Move coffee table out of the way. SB stands at one end of the room, and the kids sit on the floor. Children don’t take up much room sitting together on the floor. After the show, put a plastic sheet on carpet and a paper tablecloth over that, and children sit on the perimeter of the paper - in the same spot they sat for the show.
School: Ask the school if they would allow parties in the building after school, or even during school.
Upper East Side
60 & 3 Ave - Patsy’s Pizza - 212-688-9707. Separate party space downstairs
61st & 1st Ave - (328 East 61st Street -3/F) Koala Banana, 646-216-9506, Laure Benchimol. Loft-like space.
64th & 1St - (404 East 64th ) - John’s Pizza, 935-2895. Back of restaurant, Lisa
73rd & 3rd - BBQ, 772-9393. $6 / kid
73rd & First Ave - (1374 First Ave) - Delizia Ristorante & Pizza, 517-8888 (ask for Frank), $350 party package includes 4 large pizzas, 4 pitchers of soda, room for 2 hours, waiter.
202 East 77th St., 861-4330 Beautiful large space. Includes small/large tables/chairs. Special weekday prices
& 79th Madison Ave. - Sarafina, 734-1425, minimum 20 kids $20
/ kid + tip & tax includes pizza & pasta, sodas & juice, M-F 3:30
btn 80th & 81St - Pig Heaven, 744-4333 or 744-4887,
3rd Ave at 85th St - McDonalds, 628-8100. Reasonably priced
90th & FDR - Asphalt Green, 369-8890 ext. 120. Ask for Mr. Flarrety. 2 party rooms-one for up to 50 kids, and smaller room for 30 kids or less. Smaller room has a sink. Each room is $110 per hour.
91st & York - Vinegar Factory, 987-0885. Ask for Rob
91 street & 3rd - New York Sports Club, 212-987-7200 or 212-868-1674 x509.
& 2nd - Delizia Pizza, 996-3720 / 534-1006. Joe or Vito.
92nd & Mad - Ciao Bella Ice Cream Parlor, 831-5555. 20-25 kids. $300 to rent.
Upper West Side
59th btn 5th & 6th - Mickey Mantles, 688-7777 $30 / kid includes space, meal, cake, party bags
at CPW - 63rd St. YMCA, 875-4100 - 2 rooms reasonably priced “Fireside
Lounge” - big room or “Rainbow room” - smaller but adjoining
65th & CPW - Tavern on the Green, 873-4111, Suzy Yengo
67 + Columbus - Reebok Club - 362-6800
& Bdwy - 222 W. 72nd, Dougie’s, 724-2222, Matthew, $15
& up / kid depending on menu + tax & tip, private room, closed Sat.
& 76th St., The Universalist Church, 160 CPW,
78th & Broadway - Standup New York, 595-0850
80th & Columbus - “Nora” 362-5087 $500-1000 depending on time & menu
81st & Columbus - Pizzaria Uno 595-4700. $100 room , free soda, buy pizza
82nd & Columbus - Ray’s Pizza, ask for Eliana, 873- 1134. No fee, just order food. Large space in back of rest.
83rd btn Bdway & Amst. - Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 721-1234.
83rd at Amst. - 477 Amsterdam, High Life, 787-7199, Mike, $10 / kid depending on day, prices are extremely variable.
83 Col. + Amsterdam. Manhattan Treehouse - 148 W 83. Colleen. 712-0113. Pleasant private party space.
84 & 83rd + Amsterdam - Homer's Malt Shop, 212-496-0777. Ask for Anthony, the manager. They have an outdoor space-price range is form $10 to $15 per head depending on menu. Menu choices include: chicken tenders, french fries hot dots, mozzarella sticks.
85 & Broadway - La Cocina mexican restaurant. With a large nice basement for party. Pay only for food. no room chg. George 874-0770
91st & Columbus - McDonalds, 721-7509
92st St at Columbus - Westside Family Pre-school - 316-2424 ask for Elaine. A school that rents itself out. Very nice indoor space plus a backyard.
Amsterdam Ave. btn 110th and 111th- V & T Pizzeria and Restaurant - 1024 Amsterdam Avenue. 666-8051/663-1708. Has a big separate room for parties.
Ave & 33rd St - 480 3rd Ave., McDonalds, 532-8186. $30 for 1hr
20, $8.30 / kid includes food, drinks, cake, balloons, call Veronica or
Ave & 33rd St - Rocky’s II, 683-4080 Pizza rest with separate
39th St & 2nd Ave - McDonalds, 686-7124. lots of room downstairs
& 48th, St. Bart’s Pre-School, 751-1616, Linda Flynn, Weekdays
1st Ave at 53rd St - Metropolitan Cafe, 759-5600, separate back room
57th & 2nd Ave. - McDonalds, 588-0689
59th btn 5th & 6th - Mickey Mantles. 688-7777 - $30 / kid includes space, meal, cake, party bags
60 & 3 Ave - Dylan’s Candy Bar. 646-735-3850. separate party space downstairs
60 & 3 Ave - Patsy’s Pizza - 212-688-9707. separate party space downstairs
14th St. - 57th St - WEST SIDE
8th Ave & 26th St. - McDonald ‘s, 633-1107, separate room with playground in it.
33rd St & 7th Ave. - Fantasma Magic Shop, (212) 244-3633, Roger. Separate room for party and show. Excellent new space. Birthday child floats in the air.
South of 14th St.
81 Greenwich Ave. - (near 11th St.) Artepasta, 229-0234, Jonathan, $15 / kid + tax & 20% tip includes huge menu choices, Sunday brunch, ice cream/sorbet, 12-3 Mon.-Sun.