November 13, 2018

The 2019 Michelin Star List is out, and New York City is again the leading US destination with 76 restaurants earning stars! This includes 5 venues that earned 3 stars and 15 that earned 2 stars.

While the list includes some familiar names, we are particularly intrigued...

September 20, 2018

Forget about what you have been told about wine harvest season at New York-area vineyards. Some of the most exciting wines are harvesting way past October and ideal for winter corporate events.

What exactly is a late-harvest wine? It usually features grapes that are agi...

August 14, 2018

One of the rituals of living in New York City is having a picnic in one of our many parks. It's now becoming a serious endeavor, requiring months of planning, early-morning setups, creative themes and some serious moving capability.

Picnic experiences can now feature ev...

August 9, 2018

While New York City has been booming with secret speakeasies that are fronted by restaurants, cafes or even ice cream parlors, we have found one that turns this concept on its head:

The Reverse Speakeasy.

If your attendees, especially corporate executives, are looking fo...

August 3, 2018

Destination Corporate Meeting attendees want something more than the cookie-cutter, and we found a venue that delivers with both decor and mixology.

Your attendees can enjoy the hoop-earring crowd vibe that provides a hyper-local flavor in a fast-growing New York City n...

June 5, 2018

We are in the middle of a four-year run of major championship golf in the New York City area. With the US Open coming up in 2 weeks in Long Island, now is the time to think ahead toward 2019 and 2020.

Most notably, the PGA Championship will be moving from its traditiona...

May 8, 2018

We hear that Joel Robuchon, the legendary chef behind the former Four Seasons restaurant in New York City, and the most Michellin starred chef in the world, is making a Midtown Manhattan comeback within the next six to eight months.

Because Robuchon has lost almost 60 p...

April 19, 2018

With summer on its way, it's time to think about how to optimize your destination corporate meeting attendees' New York City experience outdoors. 

We have found a new rooftop venue that provides spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and more. Loc...

March 29, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has run multiple private shopping events for both attendees and spouses at destination corporate meetings, but we love this new trend of vintage shopping that provides a glimpse of Broadway and Hollywood.

And it even gets crazier when you in...

March 6, 2018

One of the most famous Downtown Manhattan steakhouses has reopened after a $1 million renovation. While it is best known by millions of movie fans as an iconic setting in "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "American Psycho", it also features attendee favorites such as Beef...

February 26, 2018

New York hosts multiple outside events where destination corporate meeting groups can incorporate elements of these events into their experience. There is a new event series - Formula E Racing - that is making an exciting US home in New York City.

Formula E, which is th...

February 14, 2018

If your destination corporate meeting attendees love tennis, are diverse in skill level, but love a great party, we have found a New York City venue that delivers in a very unique way. With 11,000 square feet and located a 10 minute trip from Midtown hotels, it is the...

February 13, 2018

We are very excited to hear that acting icon Al Pacino is returning to Broadway to play the part of Tennessee Williams. The production, "God Looked Away"’ is the first on Broadway by magazine and book writer Dotson Rader, a friend of Tennessee’s before he passed away.

A...

February 12, 2018

One of the most talked-about commercials from last weekend's Super Bowl was a parody on the famous "Dirty Dancing" song by American football players Eli Manning and Odell Beckham.

Turns out these football players had the expertise of a major Broadway choreographer behin...

January 15, 2018

New York City has no shortage of sushi venues with amazing omakase, but finding one that is not too trendy or packed with tourists and the after-work crowd can be a challenge.

We have found the perfect remedy at a small venue in the Lower East Side that is an ideal opti...

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