3 Activity Venues in New York For Hands-On Gatherings

By Anna Sekula January 5, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

Photo: Emily Anne Epstein/Courtesy of Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

Give guests more to do than sip and network at these three activity sites that can be booked for private groups.

1. In June 2010, Jay Goldberg, the founder of custom baseball maker Bergino, opened Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, a store, baseball art gallery, and event space. Stocked with memorabilia, the space can be booked for small corporate functions. Vintage bleachers and director chairs hold as many as 60 people for a seated event; the site holds 75 for receptions.

2. Golf Manhattan, which opened in August 2010, lets groups of as many as 10 take a swing indoors with PGA Tour simulators. Players use real clubs and balls to hit a specially designed screen, which shows the ball in virtual flight. Players can choose from 25 champion- ship courses from around the world. The facility includes a locker room and lounge; outside catering is available.

3. D.I.Y. crafts space Make Meaning opened in September 2010 and offers teambuilding activities for kids and adults at its 5,000-square-foot site. The venue can host as many as 300 people for events, or several smaller groups for creative activities like soap- and jewelry- making. An in-store cafeĢ can provide catering for events. On December 15, Make Meaning opened a second location on the Upper East Side with five floors of space.

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