Please read over our important birthday party policies below.
Weather: We like to run birthday parties at Stony Kill Farm rain or shine. If we need to move indoors or change our program, due to weather, we'll contact you. If we need to cancel due to snow, we will do our best to reschedule.
Current Covid Protocols: (updated May 2022) Party participants are expected to adhere to the self-screening and quarantine guidance provided by New York State. Programs are held primarily outdoors, with the exception of our barn and barn classroom. All SKF staff and educators are fully vaccinated. Disinfectant and masks are available by request. Please note, all scheduled programs are subject to cancellation following New York State and Department of Health guidelines. We will do our best to reschedule should we need to cancel due to COVID guidelines or inclement weather.
Payment Policy: Stony Kill birthday parties are $250 for up to 13 children, including the birthday child. Each additional child is $10 (up to 18 children may join). Stony Kill Foundation requires a $50 deposit at time of booking. The remaining payment of $200 is due the day of our party by cash or check. Credit card payment can be processed online before your party date.
Timeframe: Parties include a 45 min education program by a naturalist educator followed by a craft or activity and a small party favor. The other hour is reserved for food/cake, etc. Additional time can be added to your party for an additional $50 per hour. Our educator will meet you 45 minutes before party start time to help with set up.
What do you bring: Parents must supply paper goods, food, beverages, cake, goody bags, and decorations. Table cloths are suggested. Our educator will assist with set up, clean up and trash removal. We do not provide refrigeration, you may bring coolers and ice if you like. There is no kitchen on site. Additional requests should be discussed with our Program Director.
Parties can be held indoors or outdoors. During the winter months or inclement weather, there is access to our barn classroom that will accommodate up to 45 guests. The classroom includes:
- Up to six 6 foot tables with chairs for guests
- Three 8-foot tables for food and drinks
- Bathroom facilities
- Heat or air conditioning indoors
- Access to the walkway overlooking the barnyard
What is not permitted: Alcohol and smoking is not permitted on the property. Cooking appliances are not permitted in the classroom. Pets are also not permitted on the property unless it is a service dog. Bouncy houses are not permitted.
Please note: Our Open Barn program runs Feb – Nov, on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm so there may be visitors in the barn during a barn tour. The classroom or picnic tables will be reserved for your party.
For your guests: Please inform your attendees to park in the lot across from the big red barn. There is additional parking across from the pond nearby.