This Christmas week, treat yourself and loved ones to an adventure in New York City! Whether you have family visiting from out of town, or just want to learn something new about your city, you are sure to discover something surprising on a behind-the-scenes tour with Untapped New York. Uncover the secrets of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, go backstage at the Metropolitan Opera House, or explore a century old abandoned hospital complex on Ellis Island. Check out what is going on this week:

Tuesday, December 24th

Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Tour guide Heather Shimmin gestures towards the facade of Grand Central Terminal

Tour Highlights:

  • Learn about the secrets of one of NYC’s most iconic buildings
  • See Grand Central’s hidden tennis courts
  • Peek into the entrance of the glass walkways
  • Learn about the design flaw as large as Grand Central Terminal’s main atrium
  • Discover a multi-million dollars jewel hidden in plain sight and more!

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Thursday, December 26th

Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

A wide view of Grand Central Terminal's main concourse

Discover the hidden treasures of Grand Central Terminal on an expert led tour of the landmarked transportation hub. Peek into upper level tennis courts, learn about the iconic central clock and what hides beneath it, peek into the massive glass walkways, and uncover many more secrets. Both daily commuters through the station and guests who have never visited before are sure to learn something surprising about this New York City gem.

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Saturday, December 28th

Ellis Island’s Abandoned Hospital Hard Hat Tour

Tour guests inside Ellis Island's abandoned hospital

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the over 100-year-old contagious disease hospital, which has been abandoned since 1954.
  • See parts of the exhibition “Unframed” by the world-renowned artist JR, who has placed life-sized historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants on walls of the hospital buildings.
  • Visit the Laundry Building, where 3000+ pieces of laundry were washed and sanitized daily.
  • Discover the kitchen, autopsy room and other usually off-limits places.
  • Get special access inside the original morgue and long-abandoned FBI offices.

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Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

A wide view of Grand Central Terminal's main concourse

Discover the hidden treasures of Grand Central Terminal on an expert led tour of the landmarked transportation hub. Peek into upper level tennis courts, learn about the iconic central clock and what hides beneath it, peek into the massive glass walkways, and uncover many more secrets. Both daily commuters through the station and guests who have never visited before are sure to learn something surprising about this New York City gem.

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Sunday, December 29th

Backstage Tour of The Met Opera House

Inside the auditorium of the Met Opera HouseThe Metropolitan Opera House auditorium. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Opera by Jonathan Tichler

Tour Highlights:

  • Learn the history of the Metropolitan Opera in the iconic 4,000 seat auditorium.
  • Visit the scenic and carpentry shops.
  • See where opera singers get ready in rehearsal and dressing rooms.
  • Gain access to backstage areas of the theater not open to the general public.

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See our full list of Untapped New York Insiders member events  and our upcoming public tours.

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