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The Atlas Obscura Guide To

Hidden Brooklyn

Discover 167 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Brooklyn, New York

Upcoming Events Near Brooklyn

Aug 26

Queens, NY

New York's Long-Lost Industrial Revolution

Explore the forgotten skeletons of "Americas Workshop" surrounding Dutch Kills and the troubled Newtown Creek Watershed.
Sep 7

Brooklyn, New York

Plan Your 2018 Atlas Obscura Adventure

Get a glimpse into all the international expeditions we have in store over drinks and conversation.
Sep 9

Queens, New York

New York City Secrets Within Calvary Cemetery

Explore NYC history, hidden inside sculptural monuments and mafioso grave sites, as you take in iconic city views on this walking tour.
Sep 9

Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs - Soul Night

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood cemetery for an evening of hip-shaking rock and sweet soul, reverberating within smooth, stone vaults.
Sep 14

Brooklyn, New York


Special guests join the writers and editors of Atlas Obscura for our very own, totally authentic variety show!
Sep 15

New York, New York

'Cookery' from the Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine

Thumb through the history of cookery, including the oldest surviving cookbook in the West.
Sep 16

Brooklyn, New York

Secret Mausoleum Club: The Third Gathering

The most secret gatherings in New York City have been under lock-and-key for centuries, until now.
Sep 19

New York, New York

After-Hours Movie Night At the Explorers Club

Slip inside the legendary clubhouse for an evening of curated film shorts of the most adventurous kind, plus small bites and drinks.
Sep 20

New York, New York

Explore Amaro and Herbalism Onboard a Floating Forest

Join us in Manhattan’s only verdant vessel for a stimulating sensory tasting of the Italian elixir.
The Burns Archive
Sep 27

New York, New York

Visit The Burns Archive

Explore a staggering private collection of photographs depicting medical, social, and historical change.
Baboon Appliqué from an Animal Mummy.
Sep 28

Brooklyn, New York

Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt: An Art History Happy Hour Event

An evening of shrouded art history lectures, ancient Egyptology, conserved critters, plus beer and wine!
Ryan And Regina

Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market - Exclusive VIP Presale

Explore a private preview of the curiosities on sale in the second edition of the Oddities Flea Market, hosted by Ryan Matthew Cohn!

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