Best Team-Building Activities for Work in New York this July

Jun 23

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If there’s one place at the forefront of corporate culture since the beginning, it’s New York. 

Summer is the ideal time to book fun teambuilding activities for work.

Throughout July, we feature new activities or experiences for your NYC team – explaining why we selected these experiences. We’ll update the program calendar monthly to share upcoming holidays and activity recommendations.

How to use our new monthly culture program feature

  • Each month’s holidays are HIGHLIGHTED IN PURPLE.
  • Throughout the calendar month, we feature exciting activities in bold, with the name of a trusted provider below. The option links to the marketplace, where you can easily request a booking.
  • In the bottom of the calendar is a legend that denotes special features, including holiday-related activities.

July team-building activities in New York for your employees

These team-building activities are just the thing to bring you into midsummer in New York City and celebrate the holidays that July has to offer.

Independence Day: July 4th marks the day Americans became independent of British rule, and the U.S. became its own nation. Fireworks, grilled food, and the red, white, and blue fill the air in joyful celebration.

Independence Day activity: Celebrate Independence Day with a pop-up golf experience. A real golf pro provides lessons while you and your crew practice your swing on a state-of-the-art golf simulator, or you can compete with each other in a structured contest of skill. This 3-hour event includes golf clubs and golf balls.

World Chocolate Day: If there’s one edible that deserves its own worldwide holiday, it’s chocolate! On July 7th, this international day of celebration commemorates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550.

World Chocolate Day activity: What better way to celebrate chocolate than with chocolate? Treat your workplace to the classic chocolate-making challenge. Learn to create delicious treats and decorate your delectables. Plus, you get to enjoy some yummy chocolate tasting while you learn.

National Intern Day: The last Thursday in July – July 28th this year – is National Intern Day. The nation created this day in 2017 to acknowledge the meaningful contributions interns give to their organizations throughout the year. 

National Intern Day activity: Give your crew a fun way to blow off some steam away from the workplace with a bowling night. The Red Carpet package offered on Thriver gives you a 3-hour open bar, 2 hours of bowling – with lane-side service – and several menu choices to enjoy on your night out. It’s the perfect event for people of any skill level and an excellent opportunity to build your team while having a blast.

More fun activities for your NYC crew

Take a look at our wide selection of fun New York-based team-building activities for workers and company leaders to enjoy and grow together as a group. We also offer many virtual crew-bonding options, so you don’t even need to leave your office to participate. Browse through the additional offerings below. A trusted, Thriver-vetted provider hosts each one.

🧘 Meditation & Breathing Exercises

You and your crew can relax and center yourselves with this 20-minute course on meditation and breathing. Learn to focus on intention setting and gain motivation through this uplifting team-bonding experience.

😌 Creative Mind Energizer Session

Reinvigorate yourself and recharge your creativity with a 50-minute session, focusing on moving past negative thoughts and feelings to gain greater clarity of mind. All you need is Zoom installed on your computer or device, and our trusted Thriver provider will take care of the rest.

📺 TV Game Show-Down

Take part in a lively, energetic team competition. Your team will have a wild time as you test your collective wits in contests inspired by popular TV game shows. You can book this event for live, virtual or hybrid presentations. 

🚣‍♀️ Kayaking Trip

Get your team together. Gather up your gear, and head to the great outdoors for fresh air and time on the water with a kayaking excursion offered on Thriver. Enjoy the sunshine, nature, and some good exercise for a fulfilling team-building experience.

🪷 Yoga

Take a meaningful break or de-stress at the end of your workday with a 30, 45, or 60-minute yoga session. A certified instructor guides you and your team through this course, leaving your group refreshed and invigorated. It’s the perfect activity for building morale and bringing your NYC team together.

🥃 Happy Hour Liquor Tasting

Have some adult fun while you learn something new. An ambassador teaches you and your team the differences between liquors and educates you on the finer points of fine spirits. This 60 to 90-minute pop-up liquor-tasting experience is engaging, entertaining, and informative.

💃 Zumba

Each fun-filled and effective exercise session feels like a party. This 60-minute fitness session fuses Latin, international, and pop music to keep the good times rolling while you and your team enjoy a high-energy workout. 

🎵 90s Musical Bingo

Have a blast and win prizes. Your team will tap their feet to classic tunes from decades past while making matches on a bingo card. The host plays a song – you get the space if that song is on your card. Fill up a vertical, horizontal, diagonal row or a full house, and you’ve got Bingo! This 60-minute virtual experience is a fun time to be had by all. 

🍲 NYC Food Tour

Get out of the office and embark on a food adventure with this traveling tour of tasting. A Thriver-vetted provider will guide you and your crew about town to savor samples from favorite local mom-and-pop shops. You can choose from a Hell’s Kitchen or Greenwich Village tour or work with the provider to create your own custom tour. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella in case of summer rain.

Bring your team together through engaging activities

These options in our program calendars are just a few of the experiences our providers offer. Peruse our wide selection of team activities on the Thriver marketplace.

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