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BREAK DANCING TEAM-BUILDING

One of the hottest new workouts in New York City is break dancing. Don’t laugh! Some of the city’s most stressed out finance pros are using their lunch breaks and after-work hours to head to a studio and learn from the top dancers in the world. Your destination corporate meeting group can do it too. Many of the break dancing studios are located in Tribeca, so consider adding an after-hours reception in one of the many loft or artist studio venues to keep the creativity alive!

THIS YACHT IS HOT FOR SUMMER EVENTS

If you are already thinking ahead toward summer corporate events in New York City, your attendees will love a 160-foot yacht option we found. This bi-level lounge and 3,000-square-foot rooftop deck is ideal for sipping the more than 26 champagnes on board with a view of the Manhattan and Jersey skylines. Additionally for F&B, we recommend including the Summer in Greece (rum, grapes, strawberry, fresh mint), the super-tasty Plymouth Rock oysters and the black truffle burrata!

SEE “LADY LIBERTY” HEAD-ON AT A SPECTACULAR WAREHOUSE EVENT VENUE

Have you noticed that the Statue of Liberty isn’t looking at Manhattan when you look at her from Downtown? She’s looking directly at France, who gifted her to the United States. That’s what makes an amazing event venue in Red Hook, Brooklyn even more unique. The building was constructed in the pre-Civil War 1850’s as a warehouse and has recently been renovated into a major event space. Located directly on the water’s edge, it offers expansive views of New York Harbor. Most importantly, the warehouse is the only location in all of New York where the Statue of Liberty is face front. The venue has the ability to accommodate 450 for seated dinners and over 1,000 for cocktail parties.

SNOW TUBE RACING FOR OFF-HOURS FUN AND TEAM-BUILDING

Sooner or later, we will get snow here in New York City, and if you head to Central Park, you will often see people sledding down hills. But the snow turns to dirt rather quickly, and adults at destination corporate meetings will probably want to try something more exciting. That’s what makes snow tubing so great! We have found the perfect venue for this kind of snow-time off-hours fun and team-building about 45 minutes northwest of Manhattan. Your attendees will enjoy snow tube racing and other activities whether there is natural or man-made snow!

Z-MAZING HOTEL AND ROOFTOP VENUE IN QUEENS, NY

The Long Island City hotel boom in Queens, NYC is getting even trendier with multiple luxury elements. One property is the quintessential example of how hip and hot the Borough of Queens is getting for destination corporate meeting groups. Whether it is intimate meeting rooms for groups up to 60 people or rooftop events with spectacular views of Manhattan, hotels in Queens are meeting the demands of millennial attendees in particular. It’s proximity to Midtown Manhattan is being leveraged with 10-minute shuttles and loaner bikes for after-hours team-building.

IS THE “RUBBER CHICKEN” FINALLY “COOKED” IN 2017?

We have previously blogged about NYC dining and private event venues, off-site from corporate meeting hotels, that provide continuously changing menus based on seasons and daily farm-to-table availability. We are now seeing that on-site meetings are taking the same approach in 2017. This includes F&B options that meet specific requests of attendees, such as vegan or gluten-free. This helps meeting planners provide increased creativity and personalized menus for breakfasts, buffet lunches, cocktail parties, and even major galas! The “rubber chicken” plate might have finally met its match!

FROM MAUI TO MANHATTAN: TRY THIS HEALTHY FOOD AND BEVERAGE IDEA

If you have ever been to Hawaii, you know how great poke is. This super-healthy meal, which is a raw fish salad, has made its way to New York City, and we expect it to be one of the big food and beverage trends at destination corporate meetings. It’s an affordable alternative to sushi for meeting planners on a budget, and can be prepared in multiple ways with different fishes. Our personal favorite version of poke is basically ahi tuna with, well, anything!