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10 Team Building Activities in New York That Don’t Suck!

Food tour participants eating street food in New York City

Don’t roll your eyes, we’re here to help you find and book an enticing team building activity. As experts in this field, let us help you save time researching, and provide you with a list of unbiased options.

It’s been proven that regularly scheduled, outside of the office activities can boost effectiveness, productivity, satisfaction, and success amongst teams. Let’s test out your collaborative problem-solving skills in a low stakes environment!

See below list to explore some exciting NYC team building options that truly run the gamut. Bring out the fun, friendly competitive sides in your co-workers. Don’t stress, we have you in good hands.

Museum Hack

Curate your VIP tour with “insider” stories about art and galleries. Pick your theme, museum, and head on off on your guided time travel journey!

The Accomplice

Go on a private adventure where you become one of the characters, in the larger puzzle of the mystery you’re trying to solve. Your start location is revealed on the day of the event, and from there you’ll enjoy food, drink, and improvisational acting that blends almost too much into the everyday NYC activity.

Pizza School

Share your passion for pizza in school! Learn to finesse your pizza-making skills, to perfection. Hands on fun, no oven required, never buy local pizza again. Warning: don’t eat all four pizzas, you will have a pizza coma.

The Go Game

The Accomplice meets City HUNT, a remix of these two activities (#2, #6)  in one. Enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt full of witty dares, encounter planted actors, and face off against other groups in duels, dance offs, and more!

Sidewalk Food Tours

There’s no better way to see the sights and hidden gems of the city, than through this walking tour. Learn the history, culture, architecture of neighborhoods up close and personal, with tastes from the best of the best mom and pop restaurants, hard-to-find foods trucks, or age old favorite spots.

City HUNT

Take an exciting, self-guided scavenger hunt tour powered by your smartphone. You earn points as you solve clues and complete challenges. You can start your adventure at any time and move at your own pace. Complete fun photo challenges, test your local trivia knowledge, solve complicated riddles – all drawing you closer together!

Connect + Create Workshop

Connect on a creative level! Side by side, you’ll learn to exercise your talents by crafting your own woodwork wall display, painting, or pottery. You get to personalize and design your own, unique masterpiece…possibly shedding light on something you didn’t know about yourself or other co-workers! These shops are beginner-level, so no need to feel intimated.

Escape the Room

Can you escape? You and your team will be locked in a room and will have to use clues, patterns, hints to “earn your freedom”. Time to put your heads together and strategize, the clock is ticking!

Royal Palms Shuffleboard

Possibly not your immediate thought when it comes to team building activities, however this venue is rather hip. It’s brimming with food trucks, music, and energy. Rent one of the 10 shuffleboard courts, which comes with a cabana and drink package, for guaranteed entertainment.

The Uncommons: Board Game Tournament

You can start with a single big game or break out everyone into groups by game; you can implement a rotation, to experience multiple games with different co-workers. Some great games with reasonable play times include Jenga, Chutes and Ladders, Clue, Blokus, Apples to Apples, Pictionary. You can even create prize incentives!