Can you tell the difference between a secret and a lie when it involves New York City history? New York City’s Secrets and Lies returns to Caveat this month with five talented storytellers spinning tales about money. Corruption! Extortion! Bribery! Organized crime! Greed! As you are dazzled with secrets of our shining city’s past, there’s a catch: one of the storytellers has completely fabricated their story. If you can you spot the lie that’s just too scandalous to be true you can win a prize from Untapped Cities.

If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this event for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long.

Stories this month include:

  • The NYC iconic landmark that almost ended up in Philadelphia
  • Theater companies as a front for organized crime
  • The salacious story of NYC’s first tour guide company
  • The work perk money can’t buy – membership to a secret society
  • The female attorney who single-handedly took down one of NYC’s largest crime families, and then was promptly lost to history
  • Plus, a special guest who restores historic architecture, including a new boutique hotel on the beach in Cape May

DATE: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 Doors open at 6:30pm, Show: 7:00pm-8:30pm.

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($12 in advance, $15 at the door for the general public)

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

THINGS TO KNOW: This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come first-served. Must be 21+ to attend.

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, March 26th at 12 PM EST

Photograph by Dennis Cahlo, Courtesy of Caveat 

The evening is hosted by Christa Avampato, an award-winning author, journalist, and passionate New Yorker, who produces, casts, and hosts each show. Together with the cast, she digs up little-known secrets about New York City history that we pass by every day. You’ll be entertained and learn stories about this incredible city that will make you the most-coveted party guest in town.

If you haven’t yet been to Caveat, it’s a beautiful underground speakeasy for intelligent nightlife serving up drinks and high-grade nerdery from experts in a wide variety of fields including storytellers, historians, comedians, scientists and science communicators, musicians, artists, and authors. You’ll leave each show a little smarter, and a little drunker.

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.