Places to have your Party


General

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.


Health Club/Community Room
: If you or a friend lives in a high rise with a pool/health club or community room on the roof, these are often available for rent or reservation.


Familiar Restaurant: Ask at restaurants in the neighborhood or ones that you frequent. Often they hadn’t thought of it before, and they are slow from 2-5 pm anyway. They usually won’t charge for “renting” the room, only for the food eaten.


Private Club: (i.e. New York Athletic Club)


Outdoors in the Park: Central Park, Riverside, Carl Schurtz.


Here is a list of party spaces available in Manhattan. (Arranged by neighborhoods.) I have been to most of these. Some prices may have changed, as well as minimums and personnel.
- Silly Billy

Upper East Side


103 E 84th st. - Kidville, NY, 979-5869, www.kidvilleny.com


1372 1st Ave. - Lil' Ricky's, 452-4628, ask for Genevieve


307 E 84 st. btwn 1st & 2nd - The Party Studio, 737-3377 (ask for Robin), $350 package includes set upc, clean up, party hostess, pizza and juice for 12, $10 each additional. Space for 22.


60 & 3 Ave (1011 Third Avenue) - Dylan’s Candy Bar. 646-735-3850. Separate party room downstairs. Room rental, candy cake and ice cream begins at $575 for one hour and a half. Pizza, party favors and more can be added.

60 & 3 Ave - Patsy’s Pizza - 212-688-9707. Separate party space downstairs


60th St at 2nd Ave - (225 E. 60th), Serendipity, 838-3531, 25 kid minimum, dessert party M-F, 3-5 pm $20 / kid + tax and 20% gratuity, lunch M-Thurs. $40 / kid, Fri. $45 / kid + tax and 20% gratuity, private upstairs room

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

78th & 79th Madison Ave. - Sarafina, 734-1425, minimum 20 kids $20 / kid + tip & tax includes pizza & pasta, sodas & juice, M-F 3:30 - 5:30,
Ture (manager)

2nd btn 80th & 81St - Pig Heaven, 744-4333 or 744-4887,
price varies depending on menu.

3rd Ave at 85th St - McDonalds, 628-8100. Reasonably priced


86th btn 2nd & 3rd - Pizzeria Uno, 472-5656, $12.99 / kid includes pizza, sundaes, balloons, hats, coloring books & crayons

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.

92nd & 2nd - Delizia Pizza, 996-3720 / 534-1006. Joe or Vito.
One low price for room and food. Big separate room. $250.

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

63rd at CPW - 63rd St. YMCA, 875-4100 - 2 rooms reasonably priced “Fireside Lounge” - big room or “Rainbow room” - smaller but adjoining a
children’s play room.

65th & CPW - Tavern on the Green, 873-4111, Suzy Yengo

67 + Columbus - Reebok Club - 362-6800

72nd & Bdwy - 222 W. 72nd, Dougie’s, 724-2222, Matthew, $15 & up / kid depending on menu + tax & tip, private room, closed Sat.
Kosher facility.

CPW & 76th St., The Universalist Church, 160 CPW,
Fred Seidler, Dir. of Mngt & Mktg, 595-8410 (M-F, 9-3)

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.


14th St - 60th St - EAST SIDE


23rd St btn 1st & 2nd - 336 E. 23rd St. , McDonalds, 674-9027 or 979-1885, $85 for 10 kid-minimum --15 kid max at additional $8.50 / kid includes food, drinks, cake, balloons, 1hr. 20 4-6 pm wkdays, 12, 2, 4, 6 wkends

3rd Ave & 33rd St - 480 3rd Ave., McDonalds, 532-8186. $30 for 1hr 20, $8.30 / kid includes food, drinks, cake, balloons, call Veronica or
Waleska between 9 am- 12pm

2nd Ave & 33rd St - Rocky’s II, 683-4080 Pizza rest with separate room downstairs.
Pay only for food.

39th St & 2nd Ave - McDonalds, 686-7124. lots of room downstairs

Park & 48th, St. Bart’s Pre-School, 751-1616, Linda Flynn, Weekdays 2-6 and
Sat. after 12:30 and Sunday after 2:00. $100 room rental.

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.


15 Vandam st. - The Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse, 523-5056

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.


West 10th St. - Village Community School, Gym or aud. 691-5146, Mike


Hudson & 10th - Cowgirls Hall of Fame, 633-1133


143 Spring St. - Tennessee Mountain, 431-3993, Scott


101 Hudson St.- Socrates, 219-2422


Bleeker St. & Laguardia - University Plaza Nursery School, 677-3916, $75 room


Houston & Mercer - Angelika Film Center, 995-2000 , late morn, early afternoon


3rd St & Ave A - Two Boots Pizza. (212) 777-2668, Jeremy. Nice Low Price, room downstairs.

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