Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon
Jan
29
7:30 pm19:30

Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon

  • Acme Studio

Six presenters—some scientists and some charlatans. Six topics—some fabricated and some factual. Can you sort the fact from fiction?

At this one-of-a-kind interactive mystery science event at Brooklyn's zany ACME Studio, guests are invited to navigate all sorts of uncertainties. Greeted by knowledgeable presenters hailing from a range of scientific disciplines, you'll be regaled with tales of real and fake science. But will you be able to tell the difference and distinguish the scientists from the actors? 

Participants at the event will compete for the distinction of Most Discerning on a lineup of topics ranging from the evolutionary basis of human mating rituals to new advances in space technology. Be prepared to listen closely as your smartphones and internet gadgets stay stowed away.

Your ticket price will also include samples of Curious Elixirs, a new line of booze-free cocktails. Real cocktails, inspired by classic Science Fair experiments, will be offered at the cash bar as well.

Come join us in testing your own scientific radar!

http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/realfakescience

Jan
12
7:30 pm19:30

Battlefield: An Art Show for Planned Parenthood

The “Battlefield” exhibit is presented by Femininjas, Brooklyn-based artists Shana Siegel and Megan Watters, in collaboration with a small street team of women who have come together to use art to help one another stand strong, get their voices heard, and fight for their rights. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

This event will feature affordable artwork priced between $25 and $200 by female artists from Brooklyn and beyond. We will also be hosting an art battle in which two teams will live paint two pieces of artwork, and YOU choose the winner. Both pieces will be for sale at the end of the event.

Special thanks to Michelle Bruenn for her extraordinary skills in making this event possible and Adam Courtney for letting us use the gorgeous Forgotten Works Studio.

"Printed Rivals" a 19th-century Murder Mystery Adventure
Oct
22
1:00 pm13:00

"Printed Rivals" a 19th-century Murder Mystery Adventure

  • Printing House Square, New York, NY 10038

Step back into the 1890s and join the crack reporting teams of the great newsmen rivals Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. Before their names were legendary they were the owners of two New York City papers that redefined journalism and created the 24-hour news cycle long before the dawn of television. In 1897, their fiercely competitive coverage of a shocking New York murder fed an explosion of tabloid journalism that helped to solve the crime.

On this immersive journey through NYC history, you'll join other adventurers to experience the birth of yellow journalism and work together to solve the murder case that sparked a tabloid war. Participants will be divided into teams and given authentic clues that will lead them through a historical exploration of the city to the conclusion of this historic case. We will finish our adventure by celebrating like 19th century journalists- drinking and telling tales in a nearby pub!

https://printedrivals.eventbrite.com

Obscura Society NY: "Tales from the Battlefield" An Intimate Look at the Battle of Gettysburg
Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Obscura Society NY: "Tales from the Battlefield" An Intimate Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

  • New York Historical Society

The Battle of Gettysburg remains the bloodiest battle in our nation's history. Confederate and Union forces fought for three days in a battle that proved in hindsight to be the turning point of the Civil War.

Join the Obscura Society as we explore this moment in history through the eyes of several soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Curators at the Gilder Lehrman Collection will provide us with  special access to original letters from the battlefield. With these historic documents at hand we will immerse ourselves in the horror and glory of one of the great turning points in history. We will conclude our evening with casual conversation with the curators over wine and cookies (included).

http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/ny-gettysburg-tales

Obscura Society NY: Urban Passageways
Sep
23
11:00 am11:00

Obscura Society NY: Urban Passageways

  • 810 8th Avenue New York, NY, 10019 United States

Between the skyscrapers of Midtown lies an extensive network of indoor passageways that the majority of New Yorkers regularly pass by.

Friday, September 23rd, join the New York Obscura Society and history buff Robert Amell for an insider's tour of the corridors, pathways and hidden gems of central Manhattan. From stunning, Art Deco underground halls to the massive Lichtenstein mural hung on the wall of a corporate lobby, Amell will be sharing the impressive array of art, architecture and history waiting to be found beneath the chaos of one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods - you just have to know where to look.

Discover hidden oases within the heart of Manhattan, the city's most luxurious secret public restrooms and the routes and passageways to move through Midtown during the most torrential of downpours without ever getting wet. Even the most seasoned New Yorker will learn something new.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/ny-urban-passageways