PLAY - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
The world-famous ice rink is open through April. For VIP treatment, The Igloo offers an elegant glass-walled and heated house that allows guests to skip the line, enjoy refreshments, and learn tips from in-house Skate Concierges.
DINE - Angus Club Steakhouse
This upscale steakhouse opened last January, designed with groups in mind. There are four private dining rooms, including the intimate Chef's Room for nine; the Leather Room, with ceiling and walls made of leather; and the Cork Room that can seat 16. The upstairs dining area includes a private bar and can accommodate 40 guests for a sit-down dinner and 60 guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
MEET - Apella
Apella, Event Space at Alexandria Center, is an impressive conference center that offers 10 high-tech, eco-friendly private rooms that can, all together, accommodate up to 300 guests, with contemporary interiors, and sweeping views of the East River. Apella has hosted some of New York City's most cutting-edge meetings and social events since its opening in October 2010.
Meetings can be infused with a New York City spirit by holding events in out-of-the-box venues. Hundreds of unusual sites are available to groups, such as the Bronx Zoo, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, or Ellis Island.
For meetings and special events that are no joke, Carolines on Broadway, in the heart of Times Square, has 10,000 square feet of space and all the digital and electronic equipment a group needs.
The Armory on the Hudson, located in Upper Manhattan, an iconic building in the world of track and field, is a popular venue for meetings and conventions. A 250,000-sqare-foot facility with a 65,000-square-foot indoor arena, the Armory is a great space for all different types of large events. It offers interesting spaces including the Hall of Fame Museum and an intimate, 70-seat theater.
City Winery includes special-event space as well as a fully functioning winery. A winemaking team is available for teambuilding activities, presentations, and hands-on wine blending classes. City Winery's largest space, close to 7,500 square feet, can accommodate 250 theater style and includes a top-of-the-line A/V system and full-size stage. Other spaces include a private dining room in the wine cellar and space in the winery itself.
The 3 West Club provides the classic feel of "Old New York," with over 7,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 350 attendees and 27 hotel rooms. A hidden gem in midtown Manhattan, the 3 West Club is in an 80-year-old building that is on the National Historic Registry. Elegant chandeliers, wood paneling, and a terrace overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral combine with personalized service to create a unique and lasting experience.
Another property with the feel of "Old New York" is the Roosevelt Hotel, a grand dame of Madison Avenue since 1924. The hotel, which spans a full city block, has 1,015 guest rooms including 52 suites and 30,000 square feet of meeting space including a 5,700-square-foot grand ballroom.