Families living on Long Island have options for local party venues for their 16-year-old's birthday celebration. Long Island party locations which are appropriate for teens include relaxing outdoor sites, sports-centered venues and places with fun activities that allow the teen to have a great time with friends. Whether you plan a event for a teen who wants an energetic party or a low-key get-together, you will find the right place on Long Island.
Plan an energetic birthday blast at a Long Island skating rink. The Hots Roller Skating Rink (hotskates.com) allows individuals to rent out the rink for a private party. Plan on a two-hour birthday party for a regular party fee or book the rink for more time, according to rink availability. Serve refreshments from the snack bar or bring in catered food. Book the Newbridge Arena (newbridgearena.com) in Bellmore if you prefer ice-skating. Newbridge offers a two-hour party which includes ice skate rentals, skating time on the ice and use of a private room.
Rent a room at a community center for a budget-friendly option that allows the teens the freedom of their own party within the confines of a supervised building. The New York City Housing Authority rents rooms in the NYCHA Community Centers on Long Island. If your local community center has rental space, you must fill out an application and submit a security deposit. Your rental entitles you to use the center for one hour of set up and five hours for the party, including clean-up. You must bring in any refreshments that you plan to serve as the community center kitchens are not available for cooking.
Private Restaurant Room
Rent a private room at a restaurant for an intimate family celebration. The 21Main (21main.com) in Sayville offers private dining options for brunches and lunches. The 21Main, with an old-fashioned American decor, specializes in fine dining menus including a bakery, omelet and pasta station for brunches and French breast of chicken, wild salmon and ribeye for lunch. Ayhan's Shish Kebab (ayhans.myshopify.com), with locations in Baldwin and Port Washington, offers private rooms which can accommodate private parties. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine including falaffel, shish kebabs, fish kebabs and chicken kebabs. The Ivy cottage in Williston Park (ivycottagerestaurant.com) allows people to rent the restaurant from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and enjoy the restaurant's Continental/Italian/American cuisine.
Rent an events hall if you want to host a 16th birthday event with a large guest list. Events halls allow you to work with the caterer and management to create exactly the type of 16th birthday you and your teen want. The Old Field Club (oldfieldclub.reachlocal.net) in East Setauket provides a beautiful waterfront location and an old-fashioned New England atmosphere for an elegant 16th birthday party. The Knights of Columbus of Bay Shore offer use of their events room (bishopmcgannkoc.net) with on-site catering.
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