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Fun Group Activities in NYC

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Some people have lived in New York for decades but haven’t had the chance to visit most of its historic sites. They pass by these places on their way to work and admire it from afar with plans to visit, but they never find the time. As a company, startup, or nonprofit in NY, you can organize outings to these sites and help your employees find the fun they’ve been missing out on.

Here are some exciting places for fun group activities in New York:

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Exciting Team Building Games

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People who spend most of their waking hours in the office need as much fun as they can get. Yes, they have the weekends free, but after doing their laundry, getting groceries, and visiting friends, the rest of the weekend is used to sleep in preparation for another long and stress-filled week; they hardly have any room for excitement.

Team Building Ice Breaker Questions

A team gets ready to answer some Icebreakers.

Therefore, as an HR rep or Manager, it is important that once in a while, you set aside a day (Friday preferably) for your workers to come into the office and have a fun outing with the same people they work so hard with. This will not only help them let some steam off, partaking with their colleagues also helps create stronger inter-office bonds.

Here are some activities that are exciting as well as beneficial for team building:

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Fun Group Activities for Adults

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Happy New Year! Are you starting to think about team building in 2019?

In offices where there are more adult-aged employees or a near-equal mix of youth and adults, it may be important to organize games that are fun for the adults as well as the young employees. For example, 50-year-olds may not find so much excitement in games like “helium stick” or “silent circle”; these pose too much physical toll and over time, they may get bored.

Here are some ideas for fun group activities that adults (and everyone else, really) can enjoy:

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5-Minute Team Building Exercises

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Sometimes, work gets too monotonous and a little fun is needed to help team members unwind. Team building exercises are a good way to have fun in the office and they have the added advantage of bringing workers together to form a healthy workplace rapport.

Team building can happen in five minutes or less!

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5 Highly Effective Team Bonding Ideas

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According to this article by Huffington Post, performance indicators have shown that teams that work together are more efficient/productive than those that work in isolation. In high-pressure environments and at workplaces where the collective effort of many people with varying skillsets are required, it becomes doubly important that team members work as a unit. A good way to bring team members together and foster a good working relationship between them is through team bonding games and activities.

Here are some team bonding ideas that employers/managers can use to get their workers to connect effectively:

Team bonding is a great way to improve office morale.

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5 Simple Team Building Activities

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“All work and no play…” is a common saying that alludes to the danger of working all the time without taking a break to relax and have some fun. To avoid the fatigue and inefficiency that comes with incessant working, modern companies have started adopting a schedule that allows their workers to take a rest and play some games to unwind. However, in addition to being fun, there are some office games that have the added advantage of fostering an inter-office relationship between workers.

A Museum Hack group on a scavenger hunt.

A Museum Hack group on a team building scavenger hunt.

Here are some very effective yet simple team building games and activities:
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Interesting Indoor Team Building Activities

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Outdoor team building activities hold some advantages over indoor ones: a new environment, the feeling of freedom that comes with being out in the open, and a more extensive list of possible activities. However, there are times when it’s not feasible to organize outdoor events—when there is limited time or the weather is not conducive enough. In cases like these, there is no alternative but to organize an indoor event. Luckily, there are a number of indoor team building activities that bring as much fun (and are as effective) as outdoor games.

Team Building with Pinot's Palette in NYC

There are dozens of interesting indoor team building activities if you know where to look.

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Clue Chase

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What They Do: Clue Chase is New York’s largest escape room venue. They specialize in corporate team building events and offer themed escape room games like The Lost Spy, Egyptian Tomb, Ultimate Heist, and Alien Encounter.

Part of the Egyptian Tomb Escape Room at Clue Chase.

How They Do it: Clue Chase will work closely with you to accommodate your corporate team of up to 100 for a 60-minute experience. Your team will need to work together to solve mysteries, find hidden relics, and infiltrate secret vaults.

What Makes Them Special: At over 4000 square feet, Clue Chase is the largest escape room space in New York City. Each escape game includes a story-driven mission that brings it to life. The entire experience is very polished and all of the rooms have been built by by professional movie, TV, and Broadway set designers.

Quote From The Website: 

Corporate Events at Clue Chase

Our escape games immerse your team in cinematic stories that invigorate their group dynamics and promote long-lasting bonds. Together your team will sharpen their skills in an unforgettable 60-minute experience, including:

  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork under pressure
  • Adapting to evolving challenges

The perfect activity for groups up to 100! Ideal for:

  • One-of-a-kind team bonding
  • Celebrating team goals, employee birthdays, retirements, and more!
  • Holidays and other special occasions
  • Welcoming new hires
  • Entertaining out-of-town clients and co-workers

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Visit their Website: https://cluechase.com/corporate-events/

Contact:
+1 646-829-1690
Email: [email protected]
Concourse Level, 1114 6th Ave, New York, NY 10110