From fun spots at Chelsea Piers or Central Park to a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs, New York City has great birthday ideas for all ages. Special birthday celebrations for kids are easy in New York City, with private party rooms offering sports and group activities at Chelsea Piers, Gymboree, Citibabes and New York Kids Club as of 2014.
For young adults, New York City is full of ideas, including a fun bowling birthday at Brooklyn Bowl with drinks, food and live music or an evening with arcade games and beers at Barcade. Aside from an endless list of budget-friendly and high-end restaurants or bars, adults can celebrate their birthdays at family-style restaurants such as, Carmine's in Midtown and the Upper West Side. Others may opt to go day drinking at The Standard Biergarten on Washington Street or enjoy a sub-zero vodka experience at Mehanata’s Ice Room on the Lower East Side.
New York City is most known for its culture and sightseeing, and celebrating a birthday with a trip to the Empire State Building is classic. Families can enjoy nature hikes, picnic areas, outdoor events and paddle boats in good weather at Central Park in addition to the Central Park Zoo. Spending the day at a Broadway show, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art or Museum of Natural History is sure to please birthday guests of all ages.