September 25, 2018

We are seeing more event spaces open in New York City that have been converted from old industrial buildings. They provide light and views attendees love! While the location of many of these venues is not necessarily directly in Midtown Manhattan, they offer the benefi...

July 27, 2018

We are loving Danny Meyer's new venture in downtown New York that puts fine dining and event options into the sky. What we really like is that no one is over-hyping it, which is unusual for fans of Danny Meyer.

And that's the key. We are seeing top chefs and mixologists...

July 5, 2018

Events and galas at art galleries have been a huge trend in New York City. We are seeing it spread to new trendy areas like Hoboken. This city, located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, has already seen hot new hotels like the W open, and is increasingly becoming...

June 28, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees are here in New York City being served basic vanilla ice cream at either a meeting break or gala event, an enormous creative opportunity is being missed.

Here's why.

The flavors we are seeing here are completely out of...

May 10, 2018

Have you noticed there is a "step-and-repeat" at almost every event and venue entrance now? This concept, originally conceived to leverage celebrity appearances and major brand sponsors, has grown so much, it might not be as big a deal anymore.

The burger joint down the...

March 27, 2018

The new Hudson Yards super-development on the West Side of Manhattan is rolling out more venues that are ideal for corporate events. We recently visited one that provides a clean atrium feel for standing cocktail hours.

The key to this specific event venue versus the ot...

February 7, 2018

The West Point Military Academy is one of the most impressive structures in the U.S., and because it is located so close to New York City, it is an ideal location for a corporate event.

And with event space offering seating for up to 400, your attendees can be treated t...

October 23, 2017

Backdrops and decor for events have become more detailed and visually spectacular then ever in New York City, and the newest example of this trend will soon be found at one of the city's top garden venues via the famous artist Georgia O'Keefe.

Your destination corporate...

August 30, 2017

Low-alcohol cocktails that get destination corporate meeting attendees buzzed but not drunk at events and galas are popping up at New York City's trendiest bars, including those in hotels. This also provides each attendee an opportunity to try different drinks at one e...

July 17, 2017

Shackman Associates New York has held corporate galas for destination meeting clients at some of New York's most famous museum exhibitions, and there is now a new one that features memorabilia by salsa icons like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. 

What you may not know is tha...

April 26, 2017

If your destination corporate meeting is using its business component to think globally, it makes sense that your lunches or galas maintain a similar theme. Décor can be a major part of that, so why not feature globes themselves!

We can recommend options as big as an en...

April 25, 2017

Destination corporate meeting attendees love galas at the multiple garden venues here in New York City, and in 2017, they can be enhanced with artwork from one of the world’s leading glass sculptors. It is estimated that he has sold over $30 million of blown glass glob...

March 24, 2017

If you haven’t heard, Saint John the Divine in New York City is one of the largest and most spectacular cathedrals in the world. We have taken groups there, and now the surrounding neighborhood is doing more than embracing its existence.

It has developed private dining...

March 2, 2017

We are guessing by now that destination corporate meetings attendees in New York City have at least 10,000 overall bottles of Tequila to choose from for cocktail parties and tastings. Not enough? The city is getting more venues, and one has an incredible backstory.

The...

February 17, 2017

It seems like everyone is talking about Virtual Reality these days, but who really knows how to make it?

We found an truly unique team-building option here in New York City that teaches destination corporate meeting attendees how to make a VR movie from scratch. Your gr...

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