Obscura Day 2017! Join our global celebration of exploration and discovery.
May 6
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Discover 244 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in New York, New York

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Apr 30

Brooklyn, New York

Uzbek Food Shopping Tour in Brooklyn

Explore the international tastes of New York City with a unique, hands-on experience, lead by Damira, an Uzbek immigrant and Brooklyn resident.
May 6

Princeton, New Jersey

Behind the Scenes at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

Learn about PPPL's research about nuclear fusion— the process that powers the sun— and how we can use it as a source of energy on this special access laboratory tour!
Tour of the library c.1950s
May 6

Brooklyn, New York

Wander the Stacks at Brooklyn Public Library

Go behind the scenes and deep into the collection of the iconic Central Library.
The City Reliquary
May 6

Brooklyn, New York

Jump Start Obscura Day With NYC Trivia at the City Reliquary

Get going on Obscura Day with New York City trivia, surrounded with the treasures of the City Reliquary’s collections, and topped off with coffee and beers.
May 6

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.
May 6

New York, New York

Treasures of the Frick Art Library

Art lovers will rejoice at the history, architecture, and collection at the first specialist art history library in the USA.
May 6

Brooklyn, New York

Sustainability And Design Tour of Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

The five boroughs' curbside recycling processing plant is also the most modern and sophisticated facility of its kind in the U.S.
Skybridges
May 6

Brooklyn, New York

Behind the Scenes at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

From massive military supply base to thriving modern-day industrial park, uncover the layers of history found within the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
May 6

Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

This Obscura Day, explore Dead Horse Bay's treasure trove of wonder.
May 6

Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz Model Train Tour and Talk

Experience the world's largest model railroad with the man behind it all.
MoAF Exterior
May 6

New York, New York

Behind-the-Scenes Viewing of the Museum of American Finance Exhibits and Collection

Inside the historic headquarters of New York’s oldest bank, you’ll have a rare chance to view important artifacts of American monetary and financial history.
May 6

Queens, New York

Visiting Elmhurst’s Indonesian Food Bazaar

The high point of the Indonesian community’s calendar is also one of the tastiest.

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