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The Atlas Obscura Guide To

Hidden New York

Discover 281 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in New York, New York

Upcoming Events Near New York

Sep 23

Brooklyn, New York

The Insalubrious Valley

Join us on the wrong side of the tracks for an exploration of the hidden industrial heartlands of New York.
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

Enjoy a private preview of the curiosities on sale in the second edition of the Oddities Flea Market, hosted by Ryan Matthew Cohn!
Oct 12


Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon

Test your ability to distinguish the facts from the alternative facts.
13 - 14

Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura & Green-Wood Cemetery Present: Into The Veil

Make your way through Green-Wood Cemetery's elaborate gates for two nights of live music and performance, as we explore a liminal world between the land of the living and the realm of the dead.
Kingsland Wildflowers Overlooking Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Digester Eggs
Oct 23

Brooklyn, New York

Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide

Untapped Cities’ Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet preview their newest book on the borough’s hidden gems... inside one of Brooklyn’s most secret locations, a native wildflower rooftop garden along Newtown Creek.
Stealing the Mead of Poetry
Oct 25

Brooklyn, New York

Mead is Magic, Wine is Medicine

Join us for a tasting and discussion of the centuries-old beliefs behind mead, the world's oldest adult beverage, in New York City's first commercial meadery.
New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room
Nov 8

New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Women and Medicine

Discover the fascinating history of women's health issues, medicine, and midwifery through an after-hours exploration of the Rare Book Room's incredible collection.

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