9. Take a Tour of the Digester Eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
What’s more romantic than sludge and wastewater treatment? This annual tour at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Digester Eggs takes place three times a year (in February, April and October). It’s an extremely popular event, and always a hoot. We took it in 2016, and received a great overview of the process by NYC Department of Environmental Protection staff that work at the plant. Plus, you also get to head up to the glass walkways of the award winning eggs, where you’ll have an unobstructed view of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
The next tour will take place at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm on February 10, and registration is open two weeks prior. We recommend joining the evening tour to see the digester eggs lit up. For more information, click here.