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Start Planning Your Employee Summer Outings & Parties Now

It’s February, and the last thing you might be thinking about right now are those summer outings or company-sponsored, employee parties you have coming up when it’s warmer. But now is the prime time to get started with planning any of those summer-based company excursions, including team-building activities, employee meetings, and general company celebrations. Here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing!

Start Exploring NYC Venues with Rooftop Access

There are incredible New York City venues with rooftop access to start exploring now. During the summer months, your employees can be mingling outdoors, with breathtaking views of the city and all the creature comforts. Here are just a few hotspots with various event space options, layouts, and accommodations.

  • Tribeca Rooftop
  • Spyglass Rooftop Bar
  • The Rooftop Deck at Times Square
  • 620 Loft & Garden
  • The Farm Soho East NYC
  • 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar
  • Midtown Loft & Terrace

Try Something New, Like a Museum Tour

Museum hacks are all the rage right now, and it’s an activity many companies are leveraging with their employee outings. Usually, these are structured, two-hour events where participants get to tour some of the coolest exhibits and museums. And these types of tours can accommodate more than 200 guests if you plan ahead. Here are some of the best museum hotspots to include in your museum hack.

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • The New York Transit Museum
  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • The American Museum of Natural History

Tap Into the Escape Room Phenomenon

Another fun activity to look into booking now for any upcoming summer outings you have planned is an escape room adventure. The escape room phenomenon is still highly engaging and a fan-favorite among employees and co-working teams. Check out some of these popular NYC escape room experiences for your next company party.

  • BrainXcape
  • Beat the Bomb Brooklyn
  • Escape the Room NYC
  • Exit Escape Room NYC
  • The Escape Game NYC
  • Escape Room Madness

Book Team Cooking Classes

Another fun and engaging activity to incorporate into your upcoming company outing or summer event is a cooking class. There are brilliant niche classes, some with competitions and prizes that your employees will love. Check out the “Great Guac Off” competition, for example, where participants of up to 300 people partake in a guacamole-making contest. And this event can go wherever you’re hosting your summer outings. 

Incorporate a Visit to the Central Park Zoo

If you’re still stumped about an outdoor activity to include with your team outing, don’t forget the fun and enjoyment of a trip to the Central Park Zoo! Get outdoors and let your employees visit all the best exhibits, including the polar and tropical regions. Wildlife adventures are great excursions. And adult tickets are only $19.95, so it’s an affordable activity to add to your company outing.

Consider these fun and exciting activities to add to your summer company outings. And as you start planning, let EMRG Media help as your official event planner!