Pi Day falls on Wednesday this year — and if you’re as big of a nerd as we are, March 14th doesn’t just fly by unappreciated. No, here in New York City, there are plenty of ways to show your thanks to useful mathematical ratios that give our world some semblance of order and rationality.
From dining on actual pies to a visit to a mathematics museum, here are eight quirky ways to celebrate National Pi Day in New York City:
8. Learn About the Greatest Unknowns of the Universe
Photo courtesy Caveat
In partnership with Atlas Obscura, Caveat, a speakeasy stage for “playful, intelligent nightlife, is hosting We Have No Idea: Pi Day Special Edition. The event — which brings together Jorge Cham, the creator of PHD Comics, and Daniel Whiteson, a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine — will celebrate the greatest unknowns of the universe with a plethora of pies and an interactive presentation.
From the origin of our cosmos to time travel to dark matter, learn about the strange mysteries of the world we live and operate in. As added bonuses, there will also be a π buffet with a variety of desserts and a Pi Recitation Contest, where prizes will be offered.