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10th Annual Panorama Challenge
March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm| 20/15; 15/12
SEEKING KNOW‐IT‐ALL NEW YORKERS! LOOKING FOR LOVERS OF NYC! Meet us at the world’s largest architectural scale model – The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum – for a most unusual evening of trivia with the whole city at your feet! Proceeds support The City Reliquary Museum and Queens Museum.
Panorama Challenge quizzes participants about our city while laser-wielding judges point out clues on the Panorama. The evening’s MC Matt Apter will read aloud the questions, and teams of 10 (or so) will use those clues and musical hints to determine the correct answer.
Teams may be organized as either a Panorama Challenger or Panorama Pro. Challenger teams are first‐timers or those who may not have dedicated their lives to the study of our great city. Their questions will be easier! Pros are returning contestants who are die‐hard students of our city’s hidden corners – and must answer double the number of questions each round (60 total!) Worry not, friendly tour guides from The Levys’ Unique New York! will be on hand to help match contestants with teams.
Identify the most locations and your Pro team will join the ranks of legendary past winners when its name is etched on the Panorama Challenge Trophy at the Queens Museum!
Jonathan Turer, in his sixth year as Quizmaster, has again devised brand new questions! New for 2017: Open House New York has partnered with the Panorama Challenge to create a category based on their upcoming series Getting to Zero: New York + Waste. Other categories will include: Seinfeld, Snow in the City; Traveling by Subway; Mills, Mills, Mills; and Forts of NY. In light of BREXIT and the 2016 Presidential Election, the Halftime Quiz will feature questions based on British NYC and the Trumps.
This year’s impressive panel of laser-pointing adjudicators include award‐winning Dean of NYC Guides Lee Gelber; author and award‐winning webmaster of Forgotten NY Kevin Walsh; author and urban explorer Moses Gates; two-time Panorama Challenge winner Mitch Paluszek; and Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione.
While scores are tallied, there will be an electrifying performance by Batalá New York — an all-woman Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band!
General admission is $15 if purchased in advance and $20 at the door. City Reliquary and Queens Museum members receive discounted admission of $12 in advance and $15 at the door. ALL proceeds will support The City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NYC’s premier repository for NYC ephemera and artifacts.
Beer provided by our wonderful friends at the Rockaway Brewing Company. Substantial sandwiches and assorted snacks will be sold. Proceeds from admission and concessions support The City Reliquary Museum and Queens Museum. A free shuttle will travel between the Queens Museum and underneath the Mets‐Willets Point 7 stop from 5-6pm and from to 9-10 pm.