Top Team Building Event Locations


By Great Performances

As our teams reunite in office, part of any smart human resources and executive team’s plan should include team building activities. Team building encourages collaboration, improves communication, builds trust, encourages collaboration, increases motivation, and heightens morale. Activities include anything from holiday parties, team outings, workshops, and, a growing trend, volunteer days.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite venues and activities for team building that provide a wide variety of events and activities for your teams. Need help finding a venue or planning an event? One of our event planners can help you out. (P.S. these are also great for client engagement, welcoming summer associates, or new team member orientation.)

Top 12 Team Building Activities

  1. Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater

  2. Sports in Central Park

  3.  Jazz and dinner at Dizzy’s Club

  4. Team building conversations at Wave Hill

  5. A trip to Ellis Island

  6. Bronx excursion to the new Mae Mae plant store

  7. Theater night at Signature Theatre

  8. Gardening classes with Farmer Jon Ronsani

  9. Discover up and coming restaurants with Georgette Farkas, Culinary Ambassador

  10. Hidden NY tours with Kevin Horne, GP Guide

  11. Volunteer projects with GrowNYC

  12. Exhibit tour at Brooklyn Museum followed by a meal at The Norm

Our event planners are experts at planning all sorts of events – including team building activities that can fit all group sizes and types. From outdoor sporting events to indoor exhibit tours and everything in between, we can plan an event for your team!

Favorite Venues for Team Building

Governors Island

Easily accessible to NYC via ferry, Governors Island is the perfect spot for an outdoor or indoor team building event. With plenty of outdoor space that can accommodate large event with tents, stages, and more; and indoor space that’s perfect for retreats, workshops, and meetings, there’s a solution for everyone. Governors Island also is home to QC Spa, a destination day spa, and Collective Retreats for a luxury glamping experience.

Central Park Zoo

This tranquil oasis has become one of our favorite spaces. Whether sipping cocktails as our sea lions glide gracefully through the water or strolling through the lush gardens taking in the elegant architecture, your guests will experience an exotic environment set against a classic New York City backdrop.

central park zoo party venue

DiscOasis at Wollman Rink 

One of our newer spaces and also found in Central Park, Wollman Rink was home to Great Performances’ holiday party this year – to rave reviews! Fun and casual with a built in activity and a private tent available for rent, it’s quickly becoming the favorite team building venue for many organizations.

SummerStage at Central Park

This summer marks our second year as the food and beverage partner for Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage located in Central Park. With an amazing line up of performances, it’s a great place to enjoy the best of NYC summer.


This 90-acre historic estate in Katonah, NY is home to one of the area’s largest music festivals and one of our top wedding venues, a testament to its beauty. With space for everyone to spread out and enjoy field activities, Caramoor also has intriguing spaces, a reception tent, and areas for formal and informal dining.

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