Dress it up or down! This beautiful blank canvas on the third floor of the New York City Fire Museum can take any conference, wedding, or kids party that you can throw at ’em. Fill it with tables, drapery, couches and ambient lighting, or a long table with little chairs and loaded with yummy sweets and party favors. Whatever your approach, here’s Why the NYCFM Venue is Perfect for Summer.
Escape the Heat
Duh! Summers in New York City can be hot and humid, making indoor attractions a welcome respite from the heat. The New York City Fire Museum offers a climate-controlled environment where visitors can explore the exhibits comfortably while escaping the outdoor temperatures. Plus the 12 inch high ceilings are perfect for a bounce house (without the sunburn).
A birthday party at the Museum includes:
Admission to the Museum for children and parents.
Access to the two exhibit spaces to view antique fire trucks and tools on display.
Full access to the third floor loft equipped with kitchen, tables and chairs.
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Have An Educational Party
The museum provides an opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and heroic efforts of firefighters in New York City. During the summer, when families and tourists often seek educational activities, the museum offers a unique and informative experience that appeals to a wide range of age groups. Their fire safety tours include explanations on how fires start and a theatrical fire escape to show kids how to get to safety.
Engaging, Family Friendly Fun
The New York City Fire Museum boasts a wide range of exhibits that showcase vintage fire apparatus, equipment, uniforms, photographs, and artifacts. These exhibits allow visitors to delve into the rich history of firefighting and gain a deeper appreciation for the bravery and dedication of firefighters. The interactive nature of some exhibits include a simulated fire engine ride. I love coming here with my family –
Location, Location, Location
The museum is conveniently located in the trendy neighborhood of SoHo in Lower Manhattan. This central location makes it easily accessible to both locals and tourists who are exploring the city during the summer. Visitors can easily combine a visit to the museum with other nearby attractions, shopping, dining, and exploring the vibrant streets of SoHo. From art galleries to cool street art, shopping and yummy food, there’s lots to do and see! If you find yourself roaming from the Fire Museum into the bustling streets, here are some of our fave places to grab a bite:
Dominique Ansel Bakery – home of the cronut (and other amazing treats)
Get Involved in History and Community
The museum often hosts special events, workshops, and demonstrations during the summer months. These events provide opportunities for community engagement, where visitors can interact with firefighters, learn valuable fire safety tips, and witness live demonstrations that showcase the skills and techniques employed by firefighters.
This renovated 1904 fire house not only has a rich cultural history, but is also a fabulous place to have your child’s birthday event – come for a full day of fun on the third floor or attend a tour and then head out into the exciting Soho streets. Whatever your approach, get ready for lots of squeaks and squeals of enjoyment – and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag us @yombuevents.
Where is the world’s largest firefighting museum?
Phoenix, Arizona. It’s epically named the Hall of Flame and and is minutes from the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens, and Sky Harbor International Airport.
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