Modern Pinball NYC Arcade, Party Place & Museum

Modern Pinball NYC Arcade, Party Place & Museum Arcade, Party Place & Museum named Best of NY by New York Magazine. Play dozens of pinball & arcade games while exploring their rich history & technology.
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Featured in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and on NBC's TODAY, FOX, CNN and named one of the BEST OF NEW YORK by New York Magazine, Modern Pinball NYC is the place to rack up points on a huge selection of pinball machines & arcade games from the 70s to the present. A unique wristband system entitles guests to Unlimited Plays on all games without the need for quarters, tokens or recharge cards. Modern Pinball NYC also hosts kids birthday parties and company events, and is a chartered museum with the State Education Department of New York.

Operating as usual

07/22/2020

Modern Pinball NYC is closing :(

A message from Steven Zahler, owner and co-founder:

I'm so sorry to announce that Modern Pinball NYC will be closing permanently and selling its games to the public by the end of this month (July). I want to thank everyone so much for being a part of our journey: friend and co-founder Steve Epstein (very recently passed, may he rest in peace), our customers, past and present staff, and our business partners.

Our mission was to bring pinball back in a big way to New York City and beyond. I hope we accomplished that goal. I am truly grateful and will always hold dear the experiences we had together, from casual walk-ins to party celebrations, educational science and STEM classes, museum visits, league gatherings, tournaments and more.

Unfortunately, Covid in the big expensive city was much more than our niche place could handle. We've been closed since March, and add to that the financial impact of a high-rise building next door still under construction for almost two years with its scaffolding, continuous street closures, and re-routing of vehicles and pedestrian traffic. It was a business killer for the entire street. Fortunately we lasted this long while at least 75% of the retail businesses around us either closed or changed hands since we opened in 2013. The power of pinball!

I pray that pinball stays relevant and is included at other venues and fun places for years to come. It brings so much joy to anyone lucky enough to find a machine. From the beginning, I wanted this to be a place for families and friends to enjoy TOGETHER. Unlike being social online, there is something very different and special about social activities that include pinball.

Finally, I want to say thanks for the immense outpouring of love and support from just this past Saturday when I started listing our games for sale. Your kind words and support at this challenging time have made a world of difference. To top it off, several customers purchased games they used to play non-stop at Modern and I think that's so cool. Nice to know our games will be going to loving homes as most were my hand-picked favorites :)

I wish you all good luck, safety and health now and in the future. Thank you again and pinball-on!

With Love,
Steve Zahler
Owner
Modern Pinball NYC

p.s. Sign our "guestbook" (comment below) if you have ever visited or wanted to. I would love to hear from you! Feel free to post any photos

Dear Modern Pinball NYC Community, Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors. In re...
03/15/2020
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Dear Modern Pinball NYC Community,

Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors. In response to concerns around limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to close to the public temporarily, until further notice.

By adding your email at https://www.modernpinballnyc.com/contact_closure.asp , we will be able to communicate with you about the closure and when we expect to reopen.

Thank you for your understanding, flexibility, and support during these challenging times.

Steven Zahler
Owner
Modern Pinball NYC

Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our staff and visitors. In response to concerns around limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to close the Museum to the public temporarily, effective immediately. This closure will remain effective until furth...

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03/02/2020

Dave Schools of Widespread Panic @modernpinballnyc @david_a_schools @widespreadpanichq #pinball #afterparty #nyc

repost: @themintchipmama I usually spend my time planning fun days for my kids. Today I got to plan a fun day for my mom...
02/29/2020

repost: @themintchipmama I usually spend my time planning fun days for my kids. Today I got to plan a fun day for my mom! We say moms can have fun too - so here we go! To my OG #pinballwizard mama, glad I could plan a special birthday for you with all of your favorites. Starting with an awesome afternoon at @modernpinballnyc stopping for a delicious meal at @antalianyc & ending with your favorite show @westsidestorybway (which was amazing). Such a great day! #yearofthemother
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02/15/2020
Modern Pinball NYC Arcade, Party Place & Museum

Fun things to do in NYC for kids and adults! 30+ Pinball Machines like Star Wars & Game of Thrones - Video games like Pac-Man & Frogger - See inside a real pinball machine! Entry wristband provides Free Play on all games with no time limit and free same day re-entry!

We are OPEN Presidents' Day (Monday, 2/17/20) from 1pm to Midnight! Pinball.. MADE IN THE USA! :)
02/14/2020

We are OPEN Presidents' Day (Monday, 2/17/20) from 1pm to Midnight! Pinball.. MADE IN THE USA! :)

01/29/2020

Posted @withregram • @ny2c This place is fully dedicated to bringing pinball back!
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Posted @withregram • @lzweigbaum Thanks @modernpinballnyc for an awesome time.  It was a great way to pass a crappy day ...
01/26/2020

Posted @withregram • @lzweigbaum Thanks @modernpinballnyc for an awesome time. It was a great way to pass a crappy day with family.

#pinball #captainfantastic #eltonjohn #nastydayout #modernpinballnyc #kisspinball #starwarspinball #nyc #newyorkcity #familyfunday #familyfun @ Modern Pinball NYC Arcade, Party Place & Museum

01/17/2020
Tech Insider

Flashback Friday! Want to learn everything about pinball? Check out this Tech Insider interview with Modern Pinball NYC owner and high-ranking pinball player Steven Zahler. Should they call it "New KISS"?! ;)

We’re playing one of the largest collections of pinball machines from the '70s to today at Modern Pinball NYC

Reposted • @djbbq Xmas eve playing pinball in NYC at @modernpinballnyc Stoked. #pinball #livingmybestlife...#modernpinba...
12/26/2019

Reposted • @djbbq Xmas eve playing pinball in NYC at @modernpinballnyc Stoked. #pinball #livingmybestlife
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Happy Holidays! Modern Pinball NYC is open every day until Midnight throughout the holiday season including Christmas Ev...
12/21/2019

Happy Holidays! Modern Pinball NYC is open every day until Midnight throughout the holiday season including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, December 26th, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

To cap off their Engineering unit on creating carnival games, 3rd grade took a field trip to @modernpinballnyc . They le...
12/19/2019

To cap off their Engineering unit on creating carnival games, 3rd grade took a field trip to @modernpinballnyc . They learned how the 6 simple machines (lever, screw, inclined plane, wheel and axle, wedge, and pulley) work together along with electromagnets in the game of pinball!

How to get your kids out of the house and off their gaming systems this holiday season? Here are a few suggestions by Mo...
12/19/2019
Gamer Leaves the House | Westchester County Moms Blog

How to get your kids out of the house and off their gaming systems this holiday season? Here are a few suggestions by Mommy Blogger Gennifer Birnbach.

https://westchestercounty.citymomsblog.com/westchester/gamer-leaves-the-house/

My great joy as a mother is expanding my kids’ worlds through experiences. Of course getting my son, a video game enthusiast, out of the house (or even out of his room) can be a challenge. So I created two itineraries -- inspired by his interests -- one for NYC and one for Westchester.

reposted @thebriones7 Spent a couple of hours introducing our kids to pinball machines....they were fans. #brionesbabies...
12/14/2019

reposted @thebriones7 Spent a couple of hours introducing our kids to pinball machines....they were fans. #brionesbabies #brioneswinter18
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reposted @tom_hall #Halloween 2019 is... Ken Russell's TOMMY! Oliver as @eltonjohn Pinball Wizard from the 1975 classic ...
11/01/2019

reposted @tom_hall #Halloween 2019 is... Ken Russell's TOMMY! Oliver as @eltonjohn Pinball Wizard from the 1975 classic musical. He sure plays a mean pinball! �Costume is based on the Pinball Wizard scene from the movie, and we have a Blu-tooth speaker inside the candy bag playing Pinball Wizard and other Elton John hits! �Special thanks to the very kind people @modernpinballnyc
who allowed us to shoot with the original 1976 vintage Elton John CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Pinball Machine from Bally. We had a blast! #classicrock #tommy #eltonjohn
#HappyHalloween everyone!
#modernpinballnycgiveaway
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repost • @qu.draws 🔸Modern Pinball NYC🔸 .Last few weeks I made this set of Illustrations as posters for @modernpinballny...
10/03/2019

repost • @qu.draws 🔸Modern Pinball NYC🔸 .
Last few weeks I made this set of Illustrations as posters for @modernpinballnyc !I knew this cool pinball shop when I traveled in NYC last winter. During that time I did some sketches for studying and get to know the owner Steve and also Beth. I Really enjoyed this project since I love this fun and nostalgic place.🤗
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We’re using pinball to teach deaf, autistic and kids with learning disabilities STEM and science topics. “My students an...
09/23/2019

We’re using pinball to teach deaf, autistic and kids with learning disabilities STEM and science topics. “My students and I learned a lot from Beth. She made some nice connections to simple machines, magnets, electrical circuits and force and motion. She did a great job and really connected with the students.” ~David Wilcox, Lexington School for the Deaf.

#EverythingIsPossible #modernpinballnyc #stem #science #education #deaf #adhd #autism #newyorkcity #pinball #museum #ForGood #steam #nyc

09/09/2019

Repost • @bkloungeptown Had a great time @modernpinballnyc quite possibly the best tourist spot in #nyc but I'm sure that's debatable.
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Repost @leahmodom #fieldtripday #sixthgrade #teacherlife #steam @modernpinballnyc...#education #stem #science #nycfieldt...
09/07/2019

Repost @leahmodom #fieldtripday #sixthgrade #teacherlife #steam @modernpinballnyc
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Our own Beth Senturia (native Missourian) with Miriah Ludtke, Miss Missouri, USA!“Beautiful, old machines working perfec...
09/05/2019

Our own Beth Senturia (native Missourian) with Miriah Ludtke, Miss Missouri, USA!
“Beautiful, old machines working perfectly. We played for a straight 2 hours. My millennial and teenager both had a great time. THANK YOU!”
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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons approved! Check out Modern Pinball NYC on NBC's New York Live with Joelle Garguilo and ...
08/20/2019
All in the Valli Family

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons approved! Check out Modern Pinball NYC on NBC's New York Live with Joelle Garguilo and Olivia Valli!

Watch here: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/All-in-the-Valli-Family_New-York-556727332.html

#nbc #joellegarguilo #oliviavalli #frankievalli #pinball #MadeinTheUSA Stern Pinball Jersey Jack Pinball #modernpinballnyc #newyorkcity #arcade #retro #fun #rockandroll

Joelle meets up with Olivia Valli to find out what it is like to not only star in "Jersey Boys" but to do so as her grandmother! Go in the wings at Lexington Candy Shop and Modern Pinball NYC.

Repost @retroreader Me: Where do you want to spend your #staycation? Kiddo: @modernpinballnyc #pinballwizard #sureplaysa...
08/20/2019

Repost @retroreader Me: Where do you want to spend your #staycation? Kiddo: @modernpinballnyc #pinballwizard #sureplaysameanpinball #staycationsrule #modernpinballnyc
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The real ROCKETMAN 🚀 @modernpinballnyc “Capt. Fantastic” pinball was released in 1976, inspired by the movie TOMMY. Afte...
07/07/2019

The real ROCKETMAN 🚀 @modernpinballnyc “Capt. Fantastic” pinball was released in 1976, inspired by the movie TOMMY. After production, Elton John acquired several games for his residences. Play it at Modern Pinball NYC along with other fun games both new and old.

07/06/2019

#theMunsters has a very cool lower playfield, great video clips from the show and awesome music and sound effects. Have fun playing it along with other fun new games @modernpinballnyc !😀👍🤖
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Project Pinball Charity
06/28/2019

Project Pinball Charity

Project Pinball’s Love Across America Tour could not happen without all of our wonderful supporters and their donations as well as countless hours of work! We will be thanking and showcasing one of these wonderful individuals/companies each day!

Today we are showcasing Modern Pinball NYC Arcade, Party Place & Museum!

We will be making a special stop at Modern Pinball on July 5th for a fun night of fundraising and of course pinball!

#projectpinball #forthekids #showcase #supporters #loveacrossamericatour #laa2019 #therapeuticpinball

Repost @evelynmae Chris and I took an extreme trek to @modernpinballnyc to play some pinball on this rainy day off! Scar...
06/12/2019

Repost @evelynmae Chris and I took an extreme trek to @modernpinballnyc to play some pinball on this rainy day off! Scared Stiff was the best one, by far... Addams Family was a close second. I think I was having a muuuuch better time than man behind me. ❤️🤗



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@repost • @itstonybennett Playing pinball with "Lady" backstage in Vegas last night! @ladygaga...#pinball #aerosmith #as...
06/11/2019

@repost • @itstonybennett Playing pinball with "Lady" backstage in Vegas last night! @ladygaga
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06/06/2019

@repost @_ny2c Whoever said pinball is a thing of the past clearly hasn’t visited @modernpinballnyc. Pay one price and play them all!!
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05/28/2019

RePost @deandelray Tomorrow will be some serious Pinball Talk with Steve Zahler owner of @modernpinballnyc on Let There Be Talk. Do not miss this amazing talk on the History of a Pinball. If you have never been to Modern Pinball in Manhattan NYC do yourself a favor and spend a day in this fantastic venue. #lettherebetalkpodcast

Stephanie March at Modern Pinball NYC #lawandordersvu #mrandmrssmith #theinventionoflying...#nyc #pinball #arcade #games...
05/22/2019

Stephanie March at Modern Pinball NYC #lawandordersvu #mrandmrssmith #theinventionoflying
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Address

362 3rd Ave
New York, NY
10016

Train (#6, R or N to 28th St., B, D, F, M and Q to 34th St.), Bus (M101, M102, M103 to 3rd Ave & 26th St.), Citi Bike (26th & Lex, 25th @ 2nd), Car

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 00:00
Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
Friday 11:00 - 00:00
Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday 11:00 - 00:00

Telephone

+6466530839

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I hope you can re-open in the future. #PinballForever
Thanks for providing me with a great pinball experience when I was in NYC visiting. A friend who was living in Queens met me there and I played nonstop for about 8 hours that day.
So sad to see this place is closing. I lived down the street from it for two years. It was such a blast to have in the neighborhood! Sadly I moved to another state and could no longer visit. Best of luck to the owners. While you were there it was like 10 year old me’s dreams came true.
Loved coming here and spending hours bringing back to my youth and finding my happy spot. I brought my wife, my daughter, and friends. Modern Pinball thanks for all the great memories
Sorry to hear this. Was looking forwarded to visiting your place. Wishing you the best. Stay safe and may pinball last for ever. For me it was one of the best things I remember as kid playing with my brother.
Thank you Modern Pinball for being a place of respite for our son Nick! A special thanks to Ms. Beth who will always have a special place in our hearts. Nicholas has severe Autism and Modern Pinball gave him a place to have tons of fun in his own way. He always enjoyed it when the place was bustling with people. He had always loved pinball since he was a little child. Nick is now 21 and for the past few years since Modern Pinball opened this became a regular destination for him and made a great impact on his quality of life. Thank you!
Sorry to hear you're closing. I brought my husband their to celebrate his birthday. He had a great time. We wanted to go again after the Covid is over 😢. Unfortunately, we won't be able to, but know we had a wonderful time.
I went once had a great time. But I live and work in Queens and it was difficult to get a block of time to get out there play pinball.😕
Sorry to see you close. Tough business environment for everyone, especially small ones. I visited your establishment on a NYC layover for work and was looking forward to doing again.
Sad to hear you are closing. Had great time at your amazing place. Thanks for that and the best of luck!
I've had a whole bunch of birthdays. This one ranks right up there
Belated thanks to Modern Pinball. Stopped in for a couple hours on my NY visit last July. Clean, beautifully maintained machines - a treasure, played til my hands were sore - will be back in spring!