Team-building activities are so important for the development of your company. They not only build trust among employees, but also improve productivity and motivation. Taking your employees out of the office breaks down barriers, eliminates distractions, and allows everyone to have fun. But where should you bring the staff for this day of team building? Without a doubt, New York is the best team-building destination. Team building in New York is so amazing because there’s literally an endless amount of activities. Here are seven different ideas that offer the perfect activity for your team:
1. Escape rooms
The latest trend of escape room are ideal for teams of 6 to 12 people. This activity is great because it’s super fun and involves problem-solving under pressure. The goal is simple: You have to escape from a situation in an allocated amount of time. Some of our favorite escape rooms for team-building in New York include:
- Mission Escape Games. Escape from the USS Nemesis spaceship before it crashes into Earth.
- Exit Escape Room. Escape from an NYC office building.
- BrainXcape. A scary haunted hotel escape with tons of clues and frights.
- Escape the Room NYC. A puzzle-solving escape from a clock tower.
- Brooklyn Escape Room. An escape from a medieval dungeon.
Escape rooms are inexpensive, but booking in advance is usually necessary. If you need any help choosing an escape room or making a booking, we’re always available.
2. Cooking classes
Cooking classes are a fun and relaxing team-building New York experience. Your team gets a three-hour private cooking class in a charming Greenwich Village studio. An experienced chef leads the class and shares recipes, tips, and tricks as you prepare a three-course meal with fresh, seasonal NYC produce. Of course, your team gets to enjoy the delicious meal after it’s prepared.
3. Scavenger hunt
A scavenger hunt is one of the most popular corporate team-building activities. But there’s nothing like a scavenger hunt in NYC. Working as a team to find NYC landmarks and unknown places helps your team connect and share an amazing experience no one will forget. Scavenger hunts can incorporate all popular New York landmarks, museums, parks, neighborhoods, and more.
4. Sporting event
There’s no other sports city like New York. Team outing ideas for sports are endless because New York has multiple professional football, basketball, baseball, and hockey teams. The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in late August is also amazing. Other sports team outing ideas are competition kickball and softball games and exercise and yoga classes. Chelsea Piers team-building organizes custom games for your team. Experimental, mini-Olympics, and hybrid games are available.
5. Improv class
This team-building New York activity teaches communication and collaboration through improv and storytelling. Small (18 to 20 people) and large (500+ people) teams can participate. Classes are fun and involve lots of laughter. We’ll help your team sign up and make sure everything is organized for your small or large team.
6. Volunteering/community service
GrowNYC and New York Cares offer outdoor volunteering/community service team-building New York activities to teams of all sizes. Working in an urban farm, community garden, or local event gives your team a chance to bond while helping the environment and others. It’s a great way for your team to make a difference in the community.
Karaoke is easy to organize and super fun. Your team can get together and have a really good laugh. Karaoke bars and clubs are located in all New York boroughs. We can help you find the perfect one for your team.
Contacting Beyond Times Square
Beyond Times Square offers team-building New York activities. Contact us and we’ll help arrange and organize your team-building activity from start to finish. Visit our contact page or call us at 877-432-4721 to speak to one of our experts.