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Toy Fair New York: The Fun Continues After Hours!

February 4, 2020 | Make new connections and catch up with longtime industry friends at one or more after-hours events taking place in New York City during Toy Fair week. 

Here is a selection of evening events hosted by The Toy Association and its partners:

  • The Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Gala & Afterparty

Friday, February 21
6:30 to 11 p.m.
The Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY

Toy Fair week kicks off with the TOTY Awards, the annual “Oscars” of the toy industry. The 2020 celebration will toast the top toys, games, and properties of the year; honor the latest Toy Industry Hall of Fame inductees; and support The Toy Foundation in its mission to bring joy, comfort, and play to children in need. While the TOTY Awards is SOLD OUT, tickets are still available for the celebratory afterparty at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, taking place when the TOTY Awards ceremony concludes at 9:30 p.m. Get your afterparty ticket online for just $95 and enjoy a dessert reception and open bar with DJ entertainment. TOTY winners will also be featured on large screens at the afterparty.

  • Opening Night Party

Saturday, February 22
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
20 Hudson Yards
New York, NY

The Toy Fair New York party is a premier networking event for Toy Association members. This members-only private event is open to all Toy Fair New York badge-holders, offering an evening of food, cocktails, entertainment, and networking.

  • The Toy Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) Toy Fair Party

    Saturday, February 22
    6 to 11 p.m.
    Quad Studios (12th floor event space)

    Seventh Avenue
    New York, NY

    Young toy professionals are invited to gather with industry colleagues and network with peers at The Toy Association’s YPN event, all in the heart of Times Square. The social gathering will include drinks, light bites, music, and a live game show. Admission is free. RSVP on The Toy Association’s website.

And don’t miss these additional industry networking events hosted during Toy Fair: WIT’s 16th Annual Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Awards (February 23), ASTRA’s Night in New York Party (February 23), Licensing International’s Toy Fair Party (February 24), and the 2019 ChiTAG NYC Get-Together (February 24).

With more events and happenings being added to the schedule, we encourage you to visit and download the free Toy Fair Mobile app for up-to-the minute details on exhibitor listings, educational sessions, and more.