Uno Pizzeria & Grill on East 86th Street is CLOSED as of October 2017.
Uno Chicago Grill, better known as Pizzeria Uno on East 86th Street is a great place for a children’s birthday party. The party room is located on the second level, at the back and overlooks the entire restaurant, giving this party room a spacious feel. Limited access to the party room makes it safe place for a kid’s party.
I just did a 6th birthday party at Uno the other day. The birthday mom had lots of questions about the place and I assured her that the Uno staff would do a great job. They absolutely did. I’ve done hundreds of birthday parties in my long career as a party magician and there are only a handful of restaurants that know how to run a party well. Uno Grill on the East Side and the other Uno near The Museum of Natural History are two of my favorites. They have kids’ parties down to a science.
MAGIC + PIZZA = AMAZING BIRTHDAY PARTY!
The typical party is 2 or 3 hours. The kids arrive on time (which is what I love about the Upper East Side … when I’m booked to do a show in the Bronx I never know when the guests will appear … sometimes I’ll show up and the host of the party still isn’t there … but I digress …).The kids arrive and after they wash up the servers bring out the pizza making ingredients. The dough is already needed out – and the children add the toppings. That takes about 15 minutes.
At the half-hour mark all the guests are ready for the magic show. While Uno is a great venue, after you make the pizzas there isn’t much to do. That’s why so many families hire me.
My magic show’s format has been perfected over the last 30 years – yes – I’ve been at this since I was in high school. I’ve done sooo many birthday party shows all over New York City – and for every type of audience.
What I’ve found is that kids really love a funny and interactive magic show. Magic is fun – and when I mix in comedy, juggling, a puppet and a live bunny rabbit … plus balloons … plus lots of audience participation – it’s a formula for success. My show can run anywhere from 30 minutes to two-hours – but usually 45 minutes to an hour is just right. The rule is that the more kids you invite and / or the younger the audience, the shorter the show. If you’re hosting a dozen 10 year olds you can do a one hour show – but 20 toddlers should probably have a shorter show.
When you book the magic show at Uno (or any other venue) you’re set. I bring in all the equipment, I help set up the show area and I work with the waitstaff to time the arrival of the freshly cooked pizzas to magically appear right after my last trick. My show is available seven days a week. So, whether you’re planning a birthday party on a sunny Saturday in Central park or a indoors at a restaurant, or at home at night – I’d love to magically appear for your guests! Be sure to check out these amazing reviews of my show posted over on Facebook. To book a birthday party at Uno’s East Side, call the number below.
220 E 86th St # 1, New York, NY