Feb 12, 2019
Toy Fair New York After Hour Events

Whether it’s catching up with old friends and colleagues or forging new connections, there are numerous opportunities to network and connect with industry peers during Toy Fair New York even beyond official showtimes. Here is a selection of evening events hosted by The Toy Association and its partners. Below is a selection of evening events hosted by The Toy Association and its partners. Visit ToyFairNY.com for up-to-the minute details on exhibitor listings, educational sessions, and more.

The Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards Gala

Date & Time: Friday, February 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: The Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th Street, New York
Details: Tickets for the entire event are SOLD OUT but after party tickets may be purchased online.

International Welcome Reception

Date & Time: Saturday, February 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Member Hospitality Lounge, Level 1
Details: An invite-only International Visitors’ Welcome Reception will take place on Saturday after the show closes to allow international Toy Fair exhibitors, press, trade officials, embassy representatives, and other attendees meet and mingle.

Camp’s Open House on Opening Night

Date & Time: Saturday, February 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Location: 110 Fifth Avenue, New York
Details: Following the close of the show’s first day, all Toy Fair attendees are invited to join inventors, designers, and other industry professionals at Camp, the new experiential pop-up toy store by BuzzFeed, to celebrate a new kind of brick-and-mortar retail business that puts the customer experience first. Admission is free.

The Toy Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) Presents LAUNCH 

Date & Time: Saturday, February 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Member Hospitality Lounge, Level 1
Details: Young toy professionals are invited to gather with industry colleagues and network with peers at The Toy Association’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) event, taking place at a new virtual reality space in trendy downtown Manhattan. The social gathering will include drinks, light bites, a panel discussion, and live entertainment. Admission is free. RSVP on The Toy Association’s website.

5th Annual Great Canadian Play Date

Date & Time: Sunday, February 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Member Hospitality Lounge, Level 1, Hall 1E
Details: Canadian toy industry members are invited to celebrate the great Canadian experience with colleagues and leaders of the Canadian Toy Association. Contact Serge Micheli at the Canadian Toy Association to RSVP.

Other Industry Networking Events

WIT’s 15th Annual Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment Awards (February 17)

ASTRA’s Night in New York Party (February 17)

LIMA’s Toy Fair Networking Party (February 18)

2019 ChiTAG NYC Get Together (February 18)


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