Planning a Company Party? You can picnic in the Park or activate the Archway – but if you're looking for unique, activity-based options, here are some of the more interesting, unusual, unexpected only-in-Dumbo ways to bond in the neighborhood.
There's no where else we'd rather be
Working in Dumbo
Come for the office views, stay for the creative community.
Become your Best Barista with Bluestone Lane
Take the office coffee game to the next level with a three hour barista class at Bluestone Lane's state-of-the-art Roastery on Prospect Street. This class highlights the different types of coffee that Bluestone Lane uses and how it's prepared, and trains you in basic techniques for pouring coffee shots and creating the right milky foam for your drink. How to Book Ask for Sharni: (718) 374-6858
Get the creative juices flowing at Creatively Wild
Creatively Wild Art Studio
Creatively Wild is Dumbo's premiere art school. Whether you get the team together for a group grafiti mural, or go the paint-by-numbers route, they can help you put together an event that's creatively satisfying. Plus their gorgeous space can hold up to 200! How to book: Fill out their inquiry form.
Learn Flower Arranging with La Catrina
La Catrina Flower Studio
There's nothing quite like a beautiful bouquet to brighten one's day. Bring the team together to learn the basics of bouquet building, and decorate the office in one go. Magdalena from La Catrina Flower Studio right here on Plymouth Street will bring flowers, vases and all the tools necessary make lovely flower arrangements! How to Book: Ask for Magdalena: (347) 529-5259
Work it out at Gleason's Gym
DUMBO's world famous boxing gym Gleason's Gym is one of the most unique places in all of Dumbo – and possibly all of New York. Take over the gym for a dance party, host a group training session with one of their world-class boxers, bring in an inspirational speaker – the possibilities in this inspiration space are endless. How to Book: Ask for Bruce: (718) 797-2872
Beat the (Paint) Bomb
Beat the Bomb
How about a little bit of friendly competition with a side of paint ball? Beat The Bomb is an immersive game that takes your team through a series of five high-tech challenges in order to deactivate the Paint Bomb. If you deactivate it, you win! If not–you get blasted with paint! Teams are for 2–6 players each, but don't worry, they can handle big groups and lots of team. How to book: Buy tickets.
Go virtual at vr bar
Get the team together and enjoy virtual reality games, experiences, and films that let you explore an entirely new world of storytelling at vr bar on Jay St. How to book: Schedule a visit.
Loop together at Loop of the Loom
Loop of the Loom
Weaving parties are a great way to share and make memories with others. Weave with your friends and family, enjoy weaving together, and take home your own unique tapestries. Loop of the Loom's group sessions are perfect for birthday celebrations, team building, family gatherings, etc. Available for adults and kids (ages 6+), or both!
Give your team a boost of creativity in a hands-on creative workshops with Distill Creative. You can choose from their classic craft projects such as block printing, shibori dyeing, or dream catchers, or they can custom create a project just for your occasion. They can also set up a craft station at one of your events to give your guests something unique to do during the party. Call Stephanie to book (929) 445-0842
Board game wars at the Brooklyn Game Lab
Brooklyn Game Lab
Take a break from your tech day & go all analog: drop in, pull a game from their extensive library (or bring in one), and meet up and play with other gamers.
Build a (gingerbread) House
One Girl Cookies
Share laughs, treats, and a hot chocolate with colleagues while decorating a festive gingerbread house or sugar cookies! The One Girl Cookies team will come to you* with all of the necessary supplies to create a heartwarming holiday experience for your team. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy organizes both youth and adult soccer leagues, as well as an adult volleyball league and tournaments throughout the summer and into the fall. All are open to the public to register, but there is a fee. You can learn more about their soccer programs by visiting our soccer webpage, and more about volleyball on the volleyball webpage.
Sailing your thing? Check out the Brooklyn Sail Club at the Marina.
Or join Redbeard Bikes on cycling trips in Brooklyn and beyond!
Need a break from your desk?
Walking meetings are all the rage
L - R: Rooftops of 45 Main (also cool: 55 Washington & 20 Jay) - Pearl Street Triangle - The Dumbo Archway - The John St Section of Brooklyn Bridge Park
Setting up shop
Looking for office space in the neighborhood? Here are your commercial contacts:
Two Trees Spaces (45 Main, 55 Washington and 20 Jay):
Pearl Realty (68 Jay, and several spots on Bridge St):