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15 West 28th Street, New York City, NY, United States 0.8 mi

Since 1984, TADA! has been providing young people of all different backgrounds, including a large number of disadvantaged children and families, the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment. Every year, TADA! produces three original musical theater productions with a discounted ticket program; free pre-professional training and youth development opportunities through the Resident Youth Ensemble composed of over 65 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned Arts Education in-school residencies and after-school programs that are subsidized by our funders; and theater classes for kids of all ages taught by professional teaching artists and for which need-based scholarships are readily available.

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TADA Theater for Parents and Families

Birthday Parties at TADA

Celebrate like a star! Your child will have a fun and memorable birthday when you book a TADA! party. We make it easy. Choose the package that fits best for you, and we’ll take care of the rest!

COMMAND PERFORMANCE

Reserve the entire theater (limit 100 people) during the normal run of any of our musical productions. Details about interactive add-on ‘Get in the Show’ below.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE INCLUDES:

  • The TADA! Birthday song sung from stage by full cast
  • Use of theater lobby for 30 minutes following the performance
  • Party favors for children attending party–including a discount to an upcoming show or class
  • Special goody bag for birthday child
  • 10-minute Question & Answer session with cast (optional; only availble if last performance of the day is selected)
  • TADA! Invitations for you to personalize and send
  • Storage space for cake and beverages

See production schedule here. It is recommended that parties are booked for the last performance of each day; this will allow your group the most flexibility.

Cost: $2,000

BOOK A GROUP

Book a group of 15+ children and the birthday child is free! Details about interactive add ‘Get in the Show’ below.

GROUP PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • The TADA! Birthday song sung from stage by full cast
  • Party favors for children attending party–including a discount to an upcoming show or class
  • Special goody bag for birthday child
  • 10-minute Question & Answer session with cast (optional; only availble if last performance of the day is selected)

No space available for reception before or afterward without ‘Get in the Show’ add-on.This package only available during the normal run of our musical productions, see production schedule and reservation/seating policies here. Please note, all attendees must be ticketed and seated in theater during performance.

Cost: $25 per child; standard adult ticket prices apply

BRING TADA! TO YOU

The Birthday Party becomes its own show!

BRING TADA! TO YOU INCLUDES TWO TEACHING ARTISTS WHO:

  • Run a 45-60 minute series of theater games
  • Teach the song and dance moves for the TADA! Birthday song
  • Come equipped with a keyboard
  • Party favors for children attending party–including a discount to an upcoming show or class
  • Special goody bag for birthday child

This package requires electrical outlet and extension cord for keyboard and enough space for party-goers to move around.  Party must be held within walking distance of NYC subway system or additional transportation charges will apply.

Cost: $500

Get in the Show!

Make your party interactive when TADAs professional Teaching Artists teach the children a song and dance for the TADA! Birthday song or a song from the show (minimum to book: 25 people). The 30-60 minute session takes place in our third floor rehearsal room. If this option is elected, your group is also welcome to use the space for a small reception.

Additional Cost: $500

TADA! also offers the option to rent our third floor rehearsal room space for a reception after the show, subject to availability, without the presence of the Teaching Artists to lead activities.

Additional Cost: $350

Get your party and your dancing shoes on.

SPACE IS LIMITED, BOOK TODAY!

212.252.1619 x140 birthdays@tadatheater.com

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60 Chelsea Piers, New York City, NY, United States 1.17 mi

The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 28-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan’s Hudson River. Situated on Piers 59, 60 and 61 and in the headhouse that connects them, the complex features the following sports and entertainment venues:

Chelsea Piers is located adjacent to Chelsea Cove Park, in the heart of Hudson River Park. The bikeway/walkway runs parallel to the Piers and the popular High Line is located one block east of Chelsea Piers.

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Parents and Families at Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers is proud to offer exciting, affordable and fun-filled programs designed specifically for Parents and Children. With 28 acres of unparalleled sports and recreation facilities, experienced instructors, and turnkey planning services, Chelsea Piers delivers Family outings that are fun, rewarding and educational. Everyone is guaranteed to have a good time, regardless of athletic ability.

Family Trips

Field House

Little Athletes Exploration Center

Ages 6 months – 4 years

The Little Athletes Exploration Center features one of the finest indoor toddler play areas in the city. The focus is on fun through movement as youngsters crawl, roll, jump, and explore. Children participate with a parent or caretaker in an “open play” environment. State-of-the-art equipment provides your toddler with the perfect environment for exploration, learning, adventure and fun.

Please call 212.336.6500, ext. 0 to confirm daily hours for the Little Athletes Exploration Center.

Birthday Parties at the Field House are action-packed, fun-filled and hassle-free!

Special Party Offer

Book a Birthday Party for 15 or more children and receive 5 Chelsea Piers Gold Passports for FREE! Please call for details.

Manhattan’s Best Kids Birthday Parties (Ages 1-15)

Celebrate your child’s special day with a fun-filled and hassle-free birthday party at Chelsea Piers. Wherever your child’s interests lie, Chelsea Piers will help you create a party that your child and their friends will never forget.

Sweet Sixteen Parties

Unique Adult Birthday Parties & Social Events

Batting Cages

The Field House has four state-of-the-art batting cages offering fast pitch, medium pitch, and slow pitch softball and baseball. Also available is The ProBatter® Simulator, which is used at Major League Baseball stadiums and training sites and features a life-size video screen showing a pitcher throwing a ball towards the batter.

You can purchase tokens, or rent the cages for a half or full hour. The batting cages are ideal for little league teams, parties or just plain fun in NYC!

Drop In Program

Need a place to play? The Field House offers daily drop-in programs for both adults and children. Choose from basketball, baseball, gymnastics, rock climbing and soccer. For the little ones, the Toddler Adventure Center features one of the finest indoor toddler play areas in the city.

In addition to drop-in programs, basketball courts, soccer fields and batting cages may be rented.

Schedules may change due to special events and holidays. Please call the Field House to confirm availability for all activities.

The Field House features:

  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • 2 Soccer Fields
  • 4 Batting Cages
  • Rock Climbing for children & adults
  • A Gymnastics Center
  • Mezzanines and party rooms for on-site catering

Sky Rink 

General Skating

General Skating sessions are offered throughout the year and are the perfect family activity. Skate and helmet rentals are also available or you can bring your own. For daily hours and rates, visit Chelsea Piers Sky Rinks

Youth Hockey

Sky Rink is the home of youth hockey in New York City. Fast-paced action, outstanding coaches and a beautiful twin-rink facility located along the scenic Hudson River combine to make Sky Rink Youth Hockey the most popular hockey program for children in the tri-state area. Sky Rink offers the following Youth Hockey programs of all ages and abilities:

  • River Rats Mite Development Program
  • Fall Recreation Youth House League
  • Spring Recreational Youth
    House Leagues
  • Summer Hockey Camps
  • Holiday Mini Camps
  • Private Hockey Lessons
  • NYC Cyclones Travel Hockey Program

The Sky Rink Hockey program is a fun, exciting, upbeat program which gives players the chance to learn hockey at the East Coast’s premier arena.

Please call for more information or to register your child today!

Sky Rink Skating School

Fall 2012 Begins the week of September 10.
New classes start every week!

SPACE IS LIMITED SIGN UP TODAY!

Sky Rink has been teaching NYC children and adults the fun and excitement of ice skating for over 30 years. Overlooking the Hudson River, in New York City, the Sky Rink Skating School instructs skaters of all ages and levels in both figure skating and hockey using a progressive, group-based format. For more information, email the skating school, or click on the program of interest below.

Birthday Parties at the Sky Rink

Sky Rink has been teaching NYC children and adults the fun and excitement of ice skating for over 30 years. Overlooking the Hudson River, in New York City, the Sky Rink Skating School instructs skaters of all ages and levels in both figure skating and hockey using a progressive, group-based format. For more information, email the skating school, or click on the program of interest below.

Host your next party at the coolest spot in NYC! Sky Rink is the perfect place for an easy, fun-filled party. Birthday party rooms, available for exclusive or shared rentals, provide convenient access to the rinks so that your guests can take full advantage of our playground on ice.

With its twin rinks, stunning architecture and expansive views of the Hudson River, Sky Rink is one of the premier ice skating facilities in the United States. Located on Pier 61, Sky Rink provides two full-sized indoor ice skating rinks and offers both professional and casual skaters a unique and exciting place for parties and special events. With the exception of exclusive arena rentals, all parties take place during general skating sessions.

Figure Skating

Learn to figure skate where the biggest names in skating train! Without leaving New York City, Sky Rink’s state-of-the-art facilities and international coaching staff make Sky Rink one of the world’s premier training centers. We offer Freestyle Sessions for every skating level, ice dancing and pairs, videotaping, harness training and customized off-ice conditioning classes. NYC skaters can master their skills with grace and class at the Sky Rink.

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Junior Golf Programs

The Golf Club offers Junior Golf programs for all levels of young golfers, from beginner to elite. In each of our Junior Golf programs, golfers work in small groups with experienced, supportive instructors. Low student-to-teacher ratios ensure that students learn at their own speed and are given maximum individual attention. Juniors also have the ability to try out for the Elite Junior Program, an advanced program for golfers ages 10-18 interested in taking their game to the next level.

Young players are taught the fundamentals of the swing, including proper grip, body alignment, and posture. Advanced players work with instructors to develop a consistent repeating motion and to learn mental strategies to apply on the course. State-of-the-art swing analysis equipment, an indoor sand bunker, chipping stations and a putting green are all used to help young golfers develop a complete game. Safety, rules of the game, etiquette and mental strategy are also part of the curriculum.

After-School Program

7-week session, 1 hour per week

The After-School Program at the Golf Club allows parents to complete their workday by offering various levels of golfers ages 5 - 14 the opportunity to work with teaching professionals in a fun, supportive and safe environment.

This 7-week program meets for 1 hour a week and focuses on the fundamentals of the game including basic swing technique and short game instruction. Young golfers practice their game under the supervision and instruction of our talented teaching professionals. A low student-to-teacher ratio allows for individual training and attention for all participants.

Family Clinic

4-week session, 1.5 hours per week

Family Clinic offers children ages 4-11 and their families the opportunity to spend quality time together learning the game of golf. This 1.5-hour clinic is designed to accommodate young golfers of all skill levels.

In this 4-week program, parents work with children as a teaching professional instructs on all aspects of the game to ensure a fun and stress-free playing experience from the first tee box to the 18th green.

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830 5th Avenue, New York City, NY, United States 1.21 mi

CPF (City Parks Foundation) is the only nonprofit organization to create programs in parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City. We enrich and connect New Yorkers through free and accessible arts, sports, education and community-building initiatives.

We connect teachers, students and families through hands-on classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. Annually, our programs reach 7,500 students and community members and 600 teachers.

Information on Events and Calendar Dates for the City Park Foundation can be found here

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City Parks Foundation’s Arts programs offer over 1,200 performances a year—more than any other arts organization in New York City—in music, dance and theater (called “SummerStage”) and kids performances through SummerStage Kids, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and the CityParksPuppetMobile.

SUMMERSTAGE KIDS

City Parks Foundation’s Arts programs offer over 1,200 performances a year—more than any other arts organization in New York City—in music, dance and theater (called “SummerStage”) and kids performances through SummerStage Kids, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and the CityParksPuppetMobile.

SWEDISH COTTAGE MARIONETTE THEATRE

Bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.

PUPPETMOBILE

One of the oldest marionette companies in the country presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools.

CPF provides FREE sports instruction to over 13,000 kids and 1,000 seniors annually, at over 60 parks citywide. Whether its tennis, golf, track & field or fitness – the name of the game here is FUN for all ability levels!

TENNIS

These lessons make the sport freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment.

GOLF

Fun and easy for kids ages 6 to 17, these free lessons make the sport accessible to kids of all skill levels.

JUNIOR GOLF CENTER – BROOKLYN

This state-of-the-art par 3 facility offers free golf instruction to New York City children between the ages of 7-17.

TRACK & FIELD

Learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw.

KIDS FITNESS

These fun-filled fitness programs help keep young kids active, and help to develop positive, life-long attitudes toward healthy exercise and nutrition.

SENIORS FITNESS

Join New Yorkers ages 60 and over, for free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the country.

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American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York City, NY, United States 1.87 mi

 

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

The Education Department creates learning opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, at the Museum, at home, in school, and in the community.

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Programs

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Hayden Planetarium Programs

After-hours lectures and programs for the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium Theater

Adventures in Science

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Adventures in Science

Multi-day and weeklong science immersions for children in grades pre-K – 8 that introduce them to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Global Weekends

A family-friendly series of day-long programs about contemporary cultures from around the world.

Discovery Room

EXHIBITION

Discovery Room

The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the scenes look at its science.

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CHILD AND CAREGIVER PROGRAM, CHILD AND PARENT PROGRAM

The Early Adventures Program

This program encourages preschoolers, ages 2 to 5 years old, to use their instinctive nature to investigate and explore the world around them in an environment designed for them.

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KIDS AND FAMILY PROGRAM

Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins

Step into the state-of-the-art Sackler Educational Laboratory, located in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, every Saturday and Sunday, for hands-on activities led by scientists.

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WALKS AND TOURS

Nature Walks

Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.

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CHILD AND PARENT PROGRAM

The Science and Nature Program

Classes for young children and their parents or caregivers about the wonders of science and nature.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Milstein Science Series

This weekend afternoon series give visitors a chance to interact with scientists, discover amazing creatures, and celebrate science under the iconic blue whale.

Monthly Family Series

AT THE MUSEUM, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Monthly Family Series

Monthly programs for families with children ages 4 to 11 that runs from October to June that include audience participation and hands-on activities.

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115 MacDougal Street, New York City, NY, United States 1.93 mi

Literally AliveTM is a NYC -based children’s theatre company that produces original musicals based on classic children’s literature, which comes to life onstage. In addition to a full professional production, families can participate in a pre-show arts workshop.

We are committed to engaging children in the arts, which develops their imagination and instills the mental flexibility necessary to utilize creative, problem solving in their adult life. High-quality theatrical productions which offer engaging costumes and sets, as well as performances by talented professional actors, reach across the footlights and welcome the child in.

We are in residence at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. Now in our 14th season, previous productions have included “The Ugly Duckling“, “The Little Mermaid“, “Alice in Wonderland“,”The Velveteen Rabbit“, “Beauty and the Beast“, Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant“, “Stone Soup“,”Treasure Island“,”Cinderella“, “Tico Tales “and “A Christmas Carol“.

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Have Your Next Birthday at the Theatre

Birthday Parties at Literally AliveTM Children’s Theatre

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Have your child’s next birthday party at one of our theatre performances at the Players Theatre in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City.

PARTY PACKAGE

$15-20 per child (minimum 10 children) includes:

  • Our current show (with reserved seating)
  • Hands-on arts workshop
  • Gift for birthday child
  • Announcement of birthday (Happy Birthday is sung from the stage)
  • Photo opportunity with the cast after the show
  • Party rooms are available for after the show at additional fee

Call Brenda Bell at (212) 475-1237 for more information or email me at brenda@literallyalive.com

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1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY, United States 2.07 mi

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in the heart of New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The MET currently represents in their permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of AfricanAsianOceanicByzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.

The Met currently has a global scope of its collections and extends across the world through a variety of initiatives and programs,  including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.

The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum’s collections, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects. Students and teachers may explore the collection with a Museum staff member, who leads discussions and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking in response to original works of art. Tours are appropriate for the group’s grade, level of ability, and subject of interest. Guided tours are offered and recommended for students who are at or above first-grade level and last about an hour.

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The Met has so much to offer kids and their families. Have fun together in the Museum and online!


Family Map and Guides

Family Map

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How well do you know the Met? To find out, download our kid-friendly map or pick it up at the Information Desks when you visit.

Family Guides

Family Guides

Read all about it! Special guides show kids visiting the Museum how to hunt for details and learn fun facts about the collection. Download a guide before your visit, or pick one up for free at the Information Desks.

More for Kids and Families

Family Programs

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Explore art in the Museum in free drop-in programs for kids ages 18 months–12 years together with their adult companions.

Suggested Itineraries

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Choose one of our suggested itineraries to help you navigate the thousands of works on view at the Met.

Family Audio Guide

Family Audio Guide

Ideal for children six through twelve years of age and their families, this specially designed program includes easy-to-follow tours throughout the Museum’s permanent collection.

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Nolen Library

Nolen Library is open to all Museum visitors and welcomes readers of all ages to consult a wide range of materials about the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and the history of art.

Family Programs at The Cloisters

Family Program at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Metropolitan’s branch dedicated to medieval art in northern Manhattan is a great place to visit with children!

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14-38 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY, United States 4.51 mi

The New York Transit Museum, one of the city’s leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since it’s inception over a quarter century ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region’s extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.

The New York Transit Museum’s galleries feature popular exhibits such as Steel, Stone, and Backbone, which recounts the tale of building New York City’s 100 year-old subway system, and many highly interactive exhibitions such as On The Streets, an in-depth look at New York City’s trolleys and buses. Also of interest are the museum’s age-appropriate education workshops and computer resource center.

The New York Transit Museum operates a gallery annex in Grand Central Terminal that presents changing exhibitions. The gallery annex is located just off the Main Concourse in the Shuttle Passage, next to the Station Master’s office. Please go to What’s New on this web site for information on the gallery annex’s current exhibition.

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CHILDREN AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Children and Family Programs Link

Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30, programs for our youngest transit fans are offered free with Museum admission. See a complete list of upcoming programs by downloading the most recent Children’s calendar. To receive our quarterly children and family calendar by mail, call (718) 694-1792.

View Children’s Calendar (PDF)

CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your child’s next birthday party at the New York Transit Museum. Led by the Museum’s enthusiastic and skilled education staff, parties for children 3 and up, bring to life over 100 years of transit lore. TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS said we’re the “perfect place to throw your kid’s bash.” So join us in the bus driver’s seat, stroll along a platform of vintage cars and swipe through the birthday turnstile for a party your child will never forget!

To begin the reservation process, download our reservation form or contact Timothy Keiley, (718) 694-1579, timothy.keiley@nyct.com.

Party On!

Your party for 15 children and 6 adults includes…

  • Two Museum staff members dedicated exclusively to your party making sure your guests have a great time, plus exclusive use of our lunch room and education center
  • A special, kid friendly guided tour of the Museum that’s fun for adults too!
  • Party games and activities, like Design a Vehicle, Make a Mosaic, Scavenger Hunt just right for your child’s age
  • A Family membership so you can enjoy the Transit Museum all year long
  • Set-up and clean-up assistance

Morning Local
$650 (Current Museum Members $595)
Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 1 pm

  • Parties are 2 hours and include enough time in our lunch room for both pizza and cake!
  • A $15 fee is charged for each additional child, with a maximum of 20 children per party. Additional adults can be added for $10 each.

Afternoon Express
$525 (Current Museum Members $470)
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 – 4 pm

  • Parties are 1 ½ hours and include time for cake in our lunch room.
  • A $15 fee is charged for each additional child, with a maximum of 20 children per party. Additional adults can be added for $10 each.

All parties are followed by a 15 minute clean up period, after which guests are escorted from the party area. You may remain in the Museum to enjoy our other exhibitions.

Outside cakes, cupcakes and beverages are welcome. Additional food, such as pizza, bagels or platters, must be supplied by the Museum’s approved Local Stop Members. (Exceptions will be made for individuals with food allergies or special dietary needs.) Alcoholic beverages including beer and wine are prohibited at children’s parties.

Make Your Reservation!

Download and complete a reservation form, or contact Timothy Keiley at (718) 694-1579 for additional information.

A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to hold your requested date. Cancellations must be made three weeks prior to the party date to avoid a cancellation fee of 50%. Cancelled parties may be rebooked for a $75 fee.

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2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY, United States 8.67 mi

From its earliest days, the Wildlife Conservation Society has been a leader in animal well being. The flagship Bronx Zoo established its first veterinary department in 1901. At the time, the department consisted only of a pathologist and a veterinarian. Today, the Wildlife Health Sciences division includes departments of clinical care, pathology, nutrition, and field veterinary programs. The Wildlife Health Center, located on Bronx Zoo grounds, serves more than 15,000 animals from the four WCS zoos in New York.

The state-of-the-art Aquatic Animal Health Center at the New York Aquarium opened in 2008 to meet the unique challenges of caring for its collection of marine animals. The high-tech hospital includes a laboratory and an operating room, several pools for patients with flippers, X-ray machines, and a kitchen for preparing meals for residents of all sizes, from a tiny seahorse to a 3,000-pound walrus.

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Exhibits & Attractions

Bug Carousel

Bug Carousel

Imagine bugs so big you can ride them! Enjoy a true flight of fancy aboard a long-legged praying mantis, a bright green grasshopper, or another of your favorite creepy-crawlies. In cool weather, sliding glass doors transform the carousel into an indoor experience.

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Congo Gorilla Forest

Go nose-to-nose with gorillas in a 6.5-acre swath of the rainforest that will transport you to the heart of Africa. Your Congo wildlife safari will be packed with surprises as you trek beneath the canopy of leaves, through sprays of mist, and up to treetop lookouts.

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JungleWorld

Transport yourself to the tropics! Inside ourAsian jungle, the warm air is just right for otters, gibbons, and a tapir, among nearly 800 other critters that live in mangroves and beaches, sharing their homes just as they would in the wild.

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Madagascar!

Leaping lemurs! Hissing cockroaches! Cave-dwelling crocs! Meet one-of-a-kind wildlife from the world’s fourth largest island. Towering baobobs and octopus trees, forested deserts, and other enchanting habitats will transport you there.

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Tiger Mountain

Go nose-to-nose with Siberian tigers on a woodland that recreates the Russian Far East. In this showcase of the Zoo’s animal enrichment program, discover how training, toys, and foraging games help the big cats stay fit and stimulated.

Outdoor Exhibits & Rides

Indoor Exhibits & Rides

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Activities

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4-D Theater Double Feature

Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions! Films include Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The 4-D Experience and Dora and Diego’s 4-D Adventure, both combining a high-definition 3-D film with effects such as wind, mist, scents and dramatic lighting to take you on a multi-sensory journey.

Animal Activity Trail

Animal Activity Trail

Find your inner animal on the Animal Activity Trail, presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and learn to move like an animal while exploring the Bronx Zoo. Run, jump, dance and crawl as you visit wildlife with remarkable athletic abilities throughout the park.

Bug Carousel

Bug Carousel

Imagine bugs so big you can ride them! Enjoy a true flight of fancy aboard a long-legged praying mantis, a bright green grasshopper, or another of your favorite creepy-crawlies. The Bug Carouselis open year-round. In cool weather, sliding glass doors make it an indoor experience.

Camel Ride

Camel Rides

Saddle up and hop on a hump! Experience a very unique form of New York City transit when you ride a camel around Wild Asia Plaza. Ride can accommodate up to three children, or one adult.

Penguin Feeding

Penguin Feedings

During the daily feeding in the Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Colony at 3:30 p.m., watch Magellanic penguins come out of their dens or up from the deep and bob for fish. Ask a keeper your questions about the birds.

Sea Lion Feeding

Sea Lion Feedings

At the heart of the park, bark hello to California sea lions and meet their keepers. Two daily feeding and training demonstrations for the Zoo’s noisiest residents make the sea lion pool one of our most popular attractions.

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New York City Building, Queens, 8.95 mi

The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

The Queens Museum of Art presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.

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Families

The Queens Museum offers free weekly Drop-in Family Art Workshops on Sundays from 1 pm-5 pm. No advance registration is necessary. These fun, educational workshops invite children ages 5-12 and their adult companions to take part in a shared learning experience that take visitors into our galleries and art studios. Activities offer families the opportunity to reflect on the artworks presented in Museum exhibitions as they work collaboratively to create unique works of their own with a variety of different materials. The art projects are as wildly diverse as the Queens Museum’s dynamic permanent and changing exhibitions. From building monsters to designing city blocks to making puppets, the art works are created by adults and children together under the guidance of skilled and caring teaching artists and a team of youth assistants from our Queens Teens program. Family Art Workshops accommodate diverse learners and are accessible to families with children with special needs and English Language Learners. For more information about Family Art Workshops at the Queens Museum please contact Tim Miller, Manager, Family and After School Programs at 718.592.9700 x137 or at tim@queensmuseum.org.

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Queens, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY, United States 12.33 mi

The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

Our nature trails traverse ponds, salt marshes, forests and meadows where visitors will see shore birds, migrating flocks, and a variety of small animals. Or, visitors can attend one of APEC’s many environmentally-informed programs for children and adults. Please explore our website to learn more.

APEC is dedicated to establishing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment and to preserving nature in an urban setting. The building is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for major holidays. Please check the calendar for closures. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round. Parking and entrance to the building and grounds is free.

Family Trips and Programs

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Preschool Weekday Programs

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Family and Adult Programs

Annual Events

Birthday Parties at APEC

Make your child’s birthday joyful and enriching!

APEC’s birthday parties are learning experiences which will be remembered for a lifetime. Your child and guests are given the opportunity to appreciate nature first hand. We look forward to helping you celebrate your child’s special day!

Our 2-hour parties include:

An indoor, age-appropriate discussion about nature which includes the handling of live animals
A guided nature walk on the trails (weather permitting)
A nifty craft to make and take home.

Your child is the guide. He or she chooses the craft from our wide selection prior to the party. On party day he or she gets to choose the animals that will make a special guest appearance at the party. Program lasts about 1 ½ hours, followed by about ½ hour for refreshments and birthday cake.

Please view our Birthday Party Brochure for more details.

Click here to view our current craft choices (call to confirm; subject to change).

Theme parties for Tweens

New This Year!

Designed for Ages 8 & up Fee: $275 for up to 12 children (12 children maximum)

Spa Day Birthday

Treat your guests to a spa like experience inclusive of calming nature sounds, soothing aromatherapy and mini massage lesson. Guests will have fun creating and using all natural “spa”sentials to take home. Recipes included.

LOG CABIN LAB Owl Pellets

What’s in an owl pellet? Don a lab coat and immerse yourself in the world of dissection. Using common lab equipment guests will discover the snacks and facts about owl food.

Inquire about these themes and others at ext. 205Party Information

Ages:

2 and up

Days:

Saturday and Sunday (some after school and holidays available)

Times:

10 am – 12 noon or 1 – 3 pm (4 – 6 pm depending upon availabiliy)

Fees:

$250.00 for up to 15 children

$12.00 for each additional child

Maximum of 30 children

$30.00 second instructor fee for over 20 children

Food and Decorations:

You supply all food, cake, beverages, paper goods, decorations, and goody bags. You may arrive before the party to decorate the room and set up.

Please remember that APEC does not allow balloons in the building, due to safety concerns for our animals. Please do not include balloons in your decorations or give-aways.

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373D U.S. 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004, United States 18.09 mi

New Jersey Rock Gym

Here’s a question we get all the time: Are there any indoor Rock wall climbing places in New Jersey? The answer is yes! The New Jersey Rock Gym in West Fairfield NJ is an awesome rock gym, if we’ve ever seen one! New Jersey Rock Gym is recognized as the area’s premier indoor climbing center, featuring state of the art climbing equipment. The gym offers the opportunity for climbers of all abilities to challenge and enjoy themselves in a fun and safe environment. Our facilities include:

  • Over 12,000 square feet of climbing terrain
  • 4,000 square feet of dedicated bouldering
  • 41 top rope stations
  • Giant lead roof with room for up to five climbers at one time
  • The largest free standing Boulder Island in New Jersey with challenging features, rappelling tower, and observation deck
  • Bouldering Tunnel will follow-along ramp permits a climber to ascent up to 25′ without a rope
  • Private refreshment room
  • Climbers lounge with WiFi
  • Pro Shop

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parties

Celebrate your Birthday at the New Jersey Rock Gym. Our Instructional Climbing Parties are loads of fun and totally safe.

Download Birthday Invitations here. Directions are included.

Ask about our Birthday Party Favors priced at $1.50 and up

The Everest – for ages 7 and up

Cost: $220 for up to 10 participants; $16 for each additional participant

  • 1.5 hrs of instruction and climbing, 1/2 hour in our private party room
  • Harness and all equipment; njrg professional staff at no extra charge

The Summit – for ages 7 and up

Cost: $300 for up to 10 participants; $24 for each additional participant

  • 1.5 hrs of instruction and climbing, 1/2 hour in our private party room
  • Harness and all equipment; njrg professional staff at no extra charge
  • 2 slices of pizza and soda, including paper goods

The Dyno – for ages 6 and 7

Cost: $220 for up to 12 participants

  •   1 hr of instruction and climbing, 1/2 hour in our private party room
  • -Harness and all equipment; njrg professional staff at no extra charge

The Himalaya – for Ages 6 and up

Cost: $135 for up to 6 participants

  • 1.5 hrs of instruction and climbing, 1/2 hour in our private party room
  • -Harness and all equipment; njrg professional staff at no extra charge

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Belay Certification Class

Prerequisite: Must be 15yrs. or older; No experience necessary

Includes:One Free Week Admission, plus Gear

Cost: $40.00

This class is designed for those who have had no prior climbing and/or belaying experience. Students will learn the basic skills to get them started climbing indoors on top-rope including gym etiquette, harness use, knot tying, commands, belaying and lowering. After completion of this class, students will be prepared for NJRG’s Top-Rope Certification Test.

Class Includes: Gear Rental, lesson, and pass to climb for the balance of the day.

Class Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays (7:00pm-9:00pm), Saturdays and Sundays (10:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Class Time: 1 ½ – 2 hours, depending on number of students.

To reserve: Pre-payment is necessary to reserve your spot. We require 48 hour notice to cancel or to reschedule. Failure to do so will lead to a loss of program fee.

Student/Instructor ratio: 4 to 1.

Youth Climbing Program

Prerequisite: For ages 5-14; No experience necessary

Participants will learn climbing technique, knot-tying, top-roping, bouldering, and climbing safety under the supervision of experienced NJRG instructors. Classes are kept small to no more than four students per instructor. Classes are offered after school hours and on Saturday mornings. Classes are organized into 8-week sessions. Children can take class one or two days a week. This is a great way to teach children how to climb in a safe and friendly environment, and promote physical fitness and problem solving. For more information or to register please call the gym or drop us an email at info@njrockgym.com.

Cost: $144.00 / 8 week session plus $35.00 yearly registration fee

Registration Forms are available now.

Adult Technique Course 101 & 102

Adult Technique 101

This session focuses on techniques that allow you to move up the wall with the least amount of energy. You will be able to climb longer and harder and avoid forearm pump by using these skills.

Introduced during session 1 are: warming up, how to grip a hold, foot work, stemming, back stepping, mantle, flagging

During the class the instructor will help each student perfect their technique and to avoid techniques that are not productive. This will avoid developing bad hanbits that are hard to correct. The instructor will share ways to train and avoid injuries.

Adult Technique 102

This session begins with a review of the first session followed by some easy climbs. During the climbs the instructor will observe the climbers to see which techniques need additional practive before introducing new techniques.

Techniques introduced during session 2 are: warming up, smearing, flagging, layback, hand smear, drop-knee, dyno, heal hook, how to attack overhangs.

During the rest of class time climbers will work on the weak link theory of training. This means identifying a technique that they do not do will and working on it.

Details: The classes are both 2 hours long from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and limited to six adults. You must be top rope certified and advanced registration is required.

Cost:
$25.00 per class for members, $30.00 per class for non-members
1 week cancellation policy, 2 person minimum to run class.
Call for reservations and dates of classes.

Kids Climb

Prerequisite: Must be 6yrs. or older; No experience necessary
Cost: $20.00

This class is a 1.5 hour climbing session, in which we provide instructors to belay participants, and provide helpful instruction.

Class Schedule: Every Sunday (10:30am – 12:00pm)

Class Time: 1 ½ hours

To reserve: Pre-payment is necessary, due by the Thursday before your session. Walk-ins are not allowed. We require 48 hour notice to cancel or at least 24 hour notice to reschedule. Failure to do so will lead to a loss of program fee.

Student/Instructor ratio: 6 to 1.

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200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ, United States 23.28 mi

As New Jersey’s premiere learn to ski/snowboard and tubing destination, Campgaw Mountain offers an alpine escape right in your backyard. Located in northern Bergen County, we are the closest ski area to the New York metro area with 100% snowmaking capabilities. Only 18 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.

We provide a variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines, un-crowded trails, and a friendly staff. You’ll find the latest in rental equipment and the highest level of skiing or snowboarding instruction for all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast, you’ll love the skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Campgaw Mountain.

Campgaw Features:

  • Day and Night Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing
  • Freestyle Terrain Park
  • Two ‘Magic Carpet’ Conveyer Lifts
  • Two Double Chairlifts
  • Six 800-ft. Snow Tubing Runs with Two Dedicated Surface Lifts
  • 100% Snowmaking Capabilities
  • Specialized Children’s Program for Youngsters ages 4-6
  • Five Beginner/Intermediate Trails
  • Seasonal & Daily Ski/Snowboard Rentals
  • Daily Helmet Rentals

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2013/2014

MONDAY – THURSDAY

 Price

2pm-5pm $18
2pm-8pm $23
4pm-8pm $18

FRIDAYS

Price

1pm-5pm $18
5pm-10pm $21
1pm-10pm $25

SAT/SUN/HOLIDAYS

Price

9am-1pm $30
1pm-5pm $30
9am-5pm $36
1pm-10pm $36
3pm-close $25
1pm-8pm* $31

Tubing Rates

Check out this family-fun-loving, adventure that’s close to home! It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s better than sledding any day! Imagine the thrill of riding down a snowy hill and then effortlessly riding your tube back up. Tubes are provided and a surface lift is available for you to ride up the hill. Choose between different runs with varied levels of rollers and pitch. No experience or special equipment is needed. Just hop in your tube and enjoy the ride.

Advanced sales recommended.

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2013/14 Price
Mon.-Thurs/Non-Holiday $18.00
Friday/Non-Holiday $20.00
Weekend/Holiday $24.00

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Birthday Parties

Tubing Birthday Parties

Kids Birthdays

Enjoy a stress free party hosted by Campgaw Mountain.
Our 2 hour parties consist of a party table, tubing tickets, pizza, soda, plus a host for your convenience.

Tubing Sessions Offered*

Monday-Thursday: 4pm-6pm; 6pm-8pm

Friday: 2pm-4pm; 4pm-6pm; 6pm-8pm; 8pm-10pm

Saturday: 10am-12pm; 6pm-8pm; 8pm-10pm

Sunday: 10am-12pm; 6pm-8pm

*Parties are not booked during holiday periods.

Tubing Party Packages (Minimum 10 participants)

10-19 Participants 20+ Participants
Mon-Thursday $25.00 $21.00
Friday $27.00 $25.00
Saturday/Sunday $31.00 $31.00

GENERAL INFORMATION

Parties include a tablecloth, napkins, cups, and plates. Parties are based on a minimum of 10 people. Parties run 2.5 hours in length (2 hours of tubing, 30 minutes for pizza and cake). All participants must be 42″ or taller. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. In case of inclement weather, parties will be rescheduled as soon as possible or the deposit will be refunded.

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

Goody Bags $3.00 per child

Pizza $14.00 per pizza pie

Pitcher of Soda $4.00 per 64oz pitcher

Box of Hot Chocolate $17.99

Box of Coffee $14.99

 Printable Tubing Birthday Invitations

Ski/Snowboarding Birthday Parties

Our 2 hour parties consist of a party table, 1hr. group lesson, pizza, soda, plus a host for your convenience.

Ski/Snowboard Party Offered*

Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Lesson starts runs 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Pizza and Cake at 6:00pm

*Parties are not booked during holiday periods.

Skiing/Snowboarding Party Packages (Minimum of 10 participants)

Skiing Snowboarding
Snow Pass/Food $19.00 $19.00
Lesson $10.00 $10.00
Rental $10.00 $15.00

GENERAL INFORMATION

Parties include a tablecloth, napkins, cups, and plates. Parties are based on a minimum of 10 people. Parties run 2 hours in length (1 hour lesson, 30 minutes rental setup, 30 minutes for pizza and cake, remainder of day is free ski/riding). A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. In case of inclement weather, parties will be rescheduled as soon as possible or the deposit will be refunded.

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

Goody Bags $3.00 per child

Pizza $14.00 per pizza pie

Pitcher of Soda $4.00 per 64oz pitcher

Box of Hot Chocolate $17.99

Box of Coffee $14.99


RESERVATION INFORMATION

Advance reservations are required for all parties.

CALL (201) 327-7800 ext. 221 or EMAIL kpanz@skicampgaw.com to book your party.

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