Birthday Party Locations in Queens, New York

by Abby Slutsky

According to Long Island Exchange, Queens County is close to New York City, yet maintains an atmosphere of suburban living for its diverse population. Queens has a wide variety of locations available for residents seeking to celebrate birthday parties. No matter what your age or interests are, you can find a site to throw a memorable celebration.

General Sports Parties

Sports parties can be customized to a child's interest and age. The Central Queens Y (centralqueensy.org), located in Forest Hills, offers swimming, gymnastics, rock climbing and other active parties parties. Private birthday parties are only available on Sundays, and these should be reserved in advance. Reserved parties include food, paper goods, a choice activity, private party room and a party leader.

Skating Parties

World Ice Arena (worldice.com) in Flushing, New York, offers four different party packages that include food, skating and skates. Parties range in price depending on whether the package includes a lesson or party favors. All parties are 1.5 hours and require party hosts to bring their own cake and paper goods. City Ice Pavilion (cityicepavilion.com) in Long Island City, New York, offers party packages that include food, skating, use of a party room and other amenities based on the particular package.

Craft Parties

Dabbys (Dabbys.com) provides a variety of craft parties including decorating shirts, cupcakes, ceramics and creating other crafts as selected by the party host. The two hour parties include invitations, food, craft project, balloons, supervision and magic tricks. Long Island City Kids (lickids.com) also offers art and gym parties and cupcake decorating. Its two hour parties range in price depending on the package and number of children you invite. All parties include cake, an activity, supervision and the party room. Some upgraded packages include pizza.

Other Options

The New York Hall of Science (nysci.org) offers two hour parties that include admission to exhibits and party room time. A choice of entree, dessert, set up and clean up after the party is included. As of 2011, prices start at $675 for a basic package for 12 guests. The birthday host also chooses a party theme suitable appropriate for the age group. Queens also has many movie theaters that offer group sales. Serve refreshments at home and then take the party to a movie. Most theaters offer group rates. Movie World Cinemas (movieworldcinemas.com), located in Douglastown, also offers movie parties that include refreshments and reserved seating or private showings depending on the package.

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