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176 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Brooklyn, New York

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Only in Queens: Tasting Our Way Through New York’s Most Diverse Borough

May 17—May 20, 2019

Manhattan may have name-brand recognition and Brooklyn a certain cache, but Queens is the city’s largest and most diverse borough. Join us, May 17–20, to dig into Queens’ rich neighborhood life.

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Kevin Morby - Oh My God.
Apr 24
New York, New York

"Oh My God": A Preview Screening of Kevin Morby's New Film

Join us inside a historic church's former theater for a private showing and intimate performance with Kevin Morby, in advance of his new record.
Holograms!
Apr 27
New York, New York

Inside the Holographer's Laboratory

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of master holographer Jason Sapan's labyrinthine laser laboratory.
A pirate radio antenna.
Apr 27
Brooklyn, New York

New York City's Pirates of the Airwaves

Join us after-hours at the City Reliquary Museum to learn about the hidden history and future of illegal radio stations in NYC.
Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide (2nd Edition).
May 3
Brooklyn, New York

'Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide' at Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages

Preview Untapped Cities’ newest book on the borough’s hidden gems... inside one of Brooklyn’s most secret locations, a native wildflower rooftop garden along Newtown Creek.
The Evergreens Cemetery.
May 5
Brooklyn, New York

The Beer Barons of Bushwick at The Evergreens Cemetery

Discover the fascinating stories of the beer makers of The Evergreens Cemetery's "Brewers' Row", then toast to their legacy with an on-site guided beer tasting.
Poet Janaka Stucky.
May 11
Brooklyn, New York

Ascend Ascend: A Poetic Performance

Experience a public ritual for personal transformation with poet Janaka Stucky, featuring composer Mark Korven and the bewitching sounds of the Apprehension Engine, then take home your own copy of Janaka’s newest collection of poems.
May 18
Brooklyn, New York

Take Me Out To The Ballgame — 1864 Style

An exclusive opportunity to travel back in time to the first Field of Dreams.
Sunset at Kingsland Wildflowers.
May 30
Brooklyn, New York

Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages Sunset Ecology Tour

Tour a thriving rooftop meadow hidden in one of Brooklyn's most heavily industrialized neighborhoods.

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