Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to make sure your child, guests and you have a great time! Have a question that isn’t listed here? Please call our birthday party coordinator at 212.415.5710

What's included in a birthday party?

All parties include a designated party room with tables and chairs, party favors, and gifts for the birthday child and host parents. The party favor is a blue or white 92Y rubber sports bracelet or a 2” mini 92Y basketball. You also receive 92Y invitations and a party consultant. Add-ons are available upon request.

How is a birthday party structured?

All parties are two hours. Depending on the theme, activities are 60 or 75 minutes followed by the remaining time in a designated party room. 

When can the host set-up the party room?

The host may arrive 30 minutes prior to the party's start time. Instructors will also be available to assist. .

What happens if I have more kids at my party than stated on the agreement?

Final headcount is requested by the Thursday before your party. We need to know your headcount so we have the appropriate amount of instructors for safety reasons. If there are additional children the day of the party, you will be charged $25/child.

Is there a cost or charge for adults/parents to attend the party?

No.  However we need to know the number of adults attending so that the birthday party coordinator can plan for the best sized party room to accommodate all of your guests.  Please note that adults are not allowed to participate on the equipment.  They can enter the GymMaze or Bounce House with children 3 years and under if they need to be supervised. 

When is my birthday party confirmed?

Confirmation is when payment of the miniumum price (up to 12 children party) and a signed birthday party agreement is received and fully executed. 

Can you recommend where we get our birthday party supplies?

Yes! We have a preferred vendor list for all your birthday party needs from pizza, cake to balloons.

What about if I am a May Center member?

You receive a discount of $50 off the price of the party.

What if I have to cancel my party?

Cancellations with full refend (less $50 cancellation fee) must be requested in writing and delivered to 92Y by certified mail, return receipt requested, at least 45 days prior to the day of the party. If your child becomes ill or there is a family emergency the week of the party, you may receive a 50% credit toward the full cost of a rescheduled party held within 60 days of the original party date; otherwise all party fees will be forfeited. Rescheduled party is subject to availability. 

Do you provide catering?

We do not provide food or beverages for any parties.  We do provide white paper tablecloths, tableware, assist with se tup, serving the food, and cleanup of the party. We also can provide a cart to assist you when you arrive and to bring remaining food and gifts upstairs at the conclusion of your party

Do siblings count in the guest total?

Any children who are walking will apply toward your total guest count. The birthday child is free! 

What do I need to bring?

Food and beverages
One tablecloth per six children (upon request, we can provide white tablecloths on all tables)
All other paper goods (unless you purchase our add-on option of paper goods and party favors)
Cake knife
Decorations
Candles
Matches
Ice and bowl for ice (if desired)

Do I get to speak with my instructors before the party?

One of your instructors will call a day or two before the party to discuss all the details.

Can I serve alcoholic beverages?

Alcoholic beverages including beer and wine are not permitted at 92Y birthday parties.

May I have outside entertainment such as a magician or a face painter?

Outside vendors (including photographers and videographers) are allowed with advance notice and must have at least $1 million liability insurance naming the 92nd Street Y as an additionally insured party. They must mail, fax or email the birthday party coordinator a copy of their insurance certificate naming the 92nd Street Y May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport as an additionally insured party. Also, face painting must occur after activity time.

Any face painting, tattoos and balloons must occur in the party room after activity time.  

Can I keep my food hot with sternos?

Sternos or any open flame or electrical heating devices are not permitted. We suggest having hot food delivery 15 min. before guests leave the activity room and transition to the party room.

Can I have a pinata?

We only permit pull string pinatas, bats are not allowed for safety reasons.

Will this be the best birthday ever?

YES!!


Reserve Today!

To reserve your child's party, call 212.415.5710 or email our Birthday Party Coordinator with the contact form below. 

We want you to celebrate your child's birthday at 92Y! However, we have to confirm that another birthday child isn't having theirs at your requested time/date. A birthday party is only confirmed when you receive notification from the birthday party coordinator. 

 

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