NYC Corporate Team Building Ideas

Who can benefit from team building exercises? The answer is EVERYONE. Team building can benefit any team regardless of the size of the company, industry, or level of the employee’s position.


More and more companies are planning team building outings and events in order to get their employees together for purposes other than work. Team building can simply be an event where employees get to know one another or it can be exercises that get employees to problem solve and reach goals.

Recently team building exercises outside of the office have become increasingly popular. Here are some ideas in NYC that are exceptional options for getting your employees motivated and excited about working with one another!

Circle Line Cruises

Pier 83, West 42nd Street, New York, NY

Circle Line Cruises offer various cruises around New York City, featuring landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, The Empire State Building and The Chrysler Building. Everyone from your company can sit back and relax while enjoying a drink or bite to eat from the onboard café, which offers, snacks, salads, sandwiches and a full bar.

Painting Lounge

40 W 38th St. – 2nd Floor, New York, NY 

Paint nights are taking the social scene by storm. The paint studio provides all materials as well as an artist that will provide live step-by-step painting instructions. Some locations provide drinks during your paint session, while others allow you to bring your own. There is no experience necessary and at the end of the night you take home your masterpiece. It’s a great way to relax and unwind.

Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts

330 West 38th St., Suite 407, New York, NY

Watson Adventures offers corporate scavenger hunts in a wide array of locations around New York City. The American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central Terminal, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Meatpacking District and the High Line are just a few hunts you can choose to embark on. These hunts require groups to work together to solve an array of tricky but humorous questions. The best part is you can’t find the answers on Google so teams MUST put their brains together in order to find solutions. Watson Adventures hunts have been featured in the New York Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Escape the Room

25 West 31st Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001

This is just one of many Escape rooms that are located all around New York City. These rooms have been sweeping the nation, especially in terms of team building. Groups are placed in a themed room for one hour. Everyone must work together to tackle challenges, find clues and solve puzzles in order to successfully escape.

The Apprentice by New York Team Building

This event can be held anywhere (with adequate space)

Teams work together to create quality bicycles for deserving children. The entire event is modeled as the show ‘The Apprentice,’ hence the name. Teams will actually design, build, customize and design an ad campaign for their bicycles. Each team will have a chance to present and the most creative will be crowned as The Apprentice of the event. Following the event, all bikes will be donated to local charities. *There are alternatives to bicycles that can be built by discussing your goals with New York Team Building.

With the proper planning and selection of a team building event, you are sure to bring employees from all over the company together in a way like never before!

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