Fun team event in NYC?
April 1, 2012 7:43 AM   Subscribe

What fun event in Manhattan can I dream up for my project team? Must be April 4th, and around $100 / person .

I'd like to come up with a fun team event for my project team this wednesday night (only night which works for the whole team). I could just do a team dinner, but am looking for something more interesting - we've all worked really hard this last couple months, and I'd like to show appreciation with something more than a meal. Theres 10 of us, and, unfortunately, I do have a budget, about $100-120 per person.
I dont want to do the theatre or anything, as that's not really a team-building thing. We could go bowling, but...
Some ideas that I liked, but cant make work based on what I know (if you have alternatives for these ideas, I'd love to hear) are:
- cooking class (where we all eat what we cook) - but this was more like $250 per person
- Wine Tasting (with apps served)- but this Bostonian cant find a location that would do this for 10 people

Mefi New Yorkers, please help me do something nice for my project team! Specific locations or venues would be ideal...
posted by darsh to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total)
Watson Adventures runs scavenger hunts in museums and other locations in New York - not sure whether you could arrange a private hunt on such short notice, but there may be a group one you can join.

There's also the NY Trapeze school - probably great for teamwork and trust-building
posted by Mchelly at 7:54 AM on April 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

If you skip the seven-course Anthony Bourdain stuff, Sur La Table's new cooking school classes are less than $100 a person and there's a different one every Wednesday evening. April 4th is Thai Cooking 101!

I walk by every evening, and people look like they're having tons of fun in there.
posted by sestaaak at 8:16 AM on April 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Also check out a wine tasting course that Skillshare is offering - Practical Wine Tasting (Introductory Reds).
posted by sestaaak at 8:21 AM on April 1, 2012

MY UGA and I once had a 15-minute massage roundtable for floormates. Hiring a masseuse for two hours pretty inexpensive. In addition, we made fruit smoothies and tasty appetizers for our 'Zen' night.
posted by nikayla_luv at 8:49 AM on April 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Even in NYC you can drink a lot of beer for $100. Pub night?
posted by Meatbomb at 8:51 AM on April 1, 2012

Perhaps your crowd is up for some foraging in Central Park with "Wildman" Steve Brill.
posted by fairmettle at 9:12 AM on April 1, 2012 [2 favorites]

Private room karaoke? ($8 per person per hour, drinks and food extra.)
posted by xo at 4:32 PM on April 1, 2012

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