Six Fun Corporate Team Building Activities in New York City
Are you planning a company team building event in New York City? It is always great to finally get out of the office and get to know your co-workers better. From escape the room challenges to huge cooking parties, here are our six favorite fun corporate team building activities in New York City.
Escape the Room
P.C.: Escape the Room NYC
To start, one of favorite team building activities is the escape the room challenge. It is an interactive game where a group is locked in a room and they have to work together to find clues and solve puzzles to escape in set time frame. It is so easy to get caught up in the moment. Some of our favorites include Escape The Room (24 W 25th St, 8th Fl & Other Locations), Komnata Quest NYC (44-02 23rd St, Long Island City & Other Locations), Escape Entertainment (39 W 32nd St, 4th Fl) and I Survived The Room (4711 Van Dam St, Long Island City). All offer unique twists and themes to the experience.
P.C.: The Great Gotham Challenge
Similarly scavenger hunts are guaranteed to be memorable and best of all they allow you to get out and explore the streets of NYC. You can plan you own scavenger hunts in places like Central Park or the Metropolitan Museum of Art or you can check out companies like cityHUNT and The Great Gotham Challenge.
P.C.: Museum Hack
New York City is famous for its world class museums like the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum Hack offers customizable tours geared towards team building to many of these museums. Museum Hack tours are kind of quirky and include fun activities, group photos and ice breakers!
My Cooking Party
P.C.: yelp, Stella H.
If you have a large group for your team building event, we recommend My Cooking Party (25 W 26th St). It is an all hands on deck event as everyone takes part in the cooking and prepping for dinner. There is something for everyone to do and at the same time you may feel like you are a contestant on Top Chef! It is truly a lot of fun and rewarding as you taste the fruits of your (and your co-workers) labor.
P.C.: Lucky Strike
Bowling is another great idea for group events. Add food and drinks and everyone is sure to have a good time. Lucky Strike (624-660 W 42nd St), Bowlmor Lanes (Chelsea Piers & Other Locations) and Frames Bowling Lounge (550 9th Ave) are some bowling alleys of note.
Private tour with Ahoy New York Tours & Tasting
Finally, when it comes to team building activities nothing beats a private group walking food tour of Chinatown and Little Italy with Ahoy New York Tours & Tasting. Learn about the fascinating history of the two neighborhood and taste the best mozzarella from the oldest Italian cheese shop, egg rolls from the oldest dim sum parlor in Chinatown and more! There is really nothing like the bonds formed around a good meal.