Posted by: Urban Stages | March 27, 2013

Best NYC Birthday Party Venues

Looking for a place in NYC to have your child’s birthday party?

You’ve come to the right place! As a professional children’s magician, I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand which party venues work – and which ones don’t.

So let me share some of the best places for NYC birthdays.

Best NYC Birthday Party Places

The Park House in Hippo Playground 91st Street, New York, NY It’s right next to the playground, so let the kids run around and then come back inside for party games, pizza and cake! Call 212-870-3070

Fred’s Restaurant 476 Amsterdam Avenue at 83rd Street, New York, NY Call (212) 579-3076

14th Street Y 344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10024 Nice spacious rooms, a heated swimming pool, and more. Call (646) 395-4313 and ask for Roxy.

Uno’s Chicago Grill  432 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY Friendly service, just steps from the park, private space, delicious pizza and fun! Call (212) 595-4700

Fire Museum in Soho 278 Spring Street, New York, NY Call (212) 691-1303 extension 11 A 2 hour party designed for children ages 3-6. Parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Puppetworks 338 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 I highly recommend booking early (3 months in advance) Call 718-965-3391

Two Boots Pizza 514 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY Crafts, pizza making, a great party room, and more – all for an affordable price. Get a 10% discount by having the party on a weekday afternoon. Call 718-4993253 (ask for Piper)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange 421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Call 718-832-0018

Brooklyn Fire Proof East 119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY Several options for party spaces. When I performed my magic show here I was surprised by how BIG the space is. Call (718) 456-7571

Kidville 67 East 11th Street, New York, NY These guys always impress me with their clean spaces, professionalism and attention to detail. Call 212-3889810 (ask for Kris)

Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY Recommended for ages 8 and up. Call 718-777-6868 (ask for BG Hacker)

Carousel in Willowbrook Park in Staten Island Wow. After the kids rode the carousel, I performed my birthday party magic show. It was like bringing Erin Morgenstern’s book The Night Circus to life.

Nucci’s South 4842 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY If you like Italian Food, then this is the place to go. Big portions, large open space, parking is easy to find, great service. Call (718) 967-3600

FREE Options..  

Your apartment For a happy party, follow these 5 golden rules: 1). Keep it structured 2). Keep it small 3). Keep it short 4). Keep it simple 5). Keep the kids busy

Your favorite local restaurant Local restaurants may not advertise that they do private parties, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be happy to work with you. Reserve a table or two, pay for the food, and leave a nice tip. They get great business and you save hundreds of dollars that you would have spent on renting a party space: it’s a win-win.

Your child’s school If you ask permission and give advance notice, many elementary schools will let you coordinate a short class party in your child’s classroom. Hire a professional children’s entertainer, bring in some cupcakes and your child can celebrate his or her special day with the entire class. No need to worry about invitations, renting space, etc. Perfect for kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten.

If your child is older or you want a longer party, then you can still ask the school about space options. You’ll probably be able to rent the cafeteria, gymnasium, etc. for an affordable price.

Still need help finding a place to party? Call me on my toll-free line and I’ll give you more options tailored to your budget and needs: 1-855-624-4238.

My name is Magic Evan, and I wish you the best in the planning and execution of your special event!


Posted by: Urban Stages | January 18, 2014

How to Book a Birthday Party Magician in New Hope, PA

You Can Relax and Enjoy Your Child’s Birthday Party — If You Read This BEFORE Booking the Magician

Want to book a birthday party magician in New Hope, PA?

Nowadays, anyone can claim to be “Pennsylvania’s Best Magician for Kids,” but how do you filter through all the ad-copy and choose a New Hope magician you can trust? Someone who truly understands the importance of your child’s birthday party?

Leave it to chance, and you’ll watch in disbelief as your idea of a fun/engaging event for your child melts into a nightmare.

Read about the 3 things you need to do BEFORE booking a magician in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and you’ll get the peace of mind and satisfaction that comes with giving your child an incredibly fun birthday party.

3 Things You Need to Do Before Booking a Kids Party Magician in PA

Read reviews. Check out what other parents are saying. Word travels quickly, and the best children’s magicians make it easy for you to see what everyone’s saying.

If you go through an entertainment agency, then you might have trouble getting reviews about an individual performer. Book a local professional whenever possible so you know who you’re getting.

Watch the demo video. Most videos run between 1-2 minutes long (and you’ll probably have a good sense of whether the show is a fit within the first 30 seconds).

Here’s a fun way to involve your child in the birthday party planning: choose 3 magicians that you like and watch demo videos together. If your son or daughter is beaming and giggling during the video, then that’s a great sign!

Make sure the magic show is age-appropriate. Professional birthday party magicians perform different shows for different ages.

Why? Because otherwise they risk doing a magic show that’s perceived as either too “babyish” or “boring.”

You’d never have the kids watch Barney at a 12 year old birthday party, right? The same goes for the magician you choose. Make sure the magician offers a show that’s squeaky-clean and that your child will find engaging and entertaining.

Ready to Book a Magician in New Hope, Pennsylvania?

Now that you know what to do before booking a birthday party magician, I invite you to visit my Pennsylvania Birthday Party Page.

You can read my reviews, watch my video and then let’s get on the phone to see if my magic show is a fit for your child’s special day.

Thank you for stopping by. I wish you all the best in the planning of your son or daughter’s birthday party!

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