Kick off the summer with an NYC adventure hosted by Untapped New York! On this first week of the new season, you can join us to explore the remnants of NYC’s former red light district in Times Square, travel through the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a former museum guard to uncover its secrets and uncover the remnants of NYC’s World’s Fairs in Queens. See all of the upcoming events below!
Gritty Old Times Square
As an Untapped New York Insider, you have access to even more eye-opening experiences! This June, Insiders will enjoy food samples from the Brooklyn Night Market, explore a 1920s taxi depot-turned-art gallery, and more! These experiences are members-only events. Insiders also save $5 off Untapped New York’s public walking tours. Become an Insider today and get your first month free with code JOINUS!
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Thursday, June 22nd – Beyond the Light at ARTECHOUSE
Explore unseen depths of the cosmos at an underground art space below Chelsea Market at the newest installation from ARTECHOUSE. This new show features images from NASA and explores the wonders of space and technology. If you’re an Untapped New York Insider, you can experience this immersive installation for free! Not an Insider yet? become a member today and get your first month free with code JOINUS
Friday, June 23rd – Secrets of Rockefeller Center
On this tour, you’ll uncover the hidden gems of one of NYC’s most popular landmarks. Peer into a secret portal that ceremoniously marks the completion of Rockefeller Center’s construction – signed by John D. Rockefeller himself – find out where there is a sterling silver model airplane made by the Cartier and more! These NYC walking tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Saturday, June 24th – Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital
On this tour led by a Save Ellis Island docent, you’ll don a hard hat and enter the abandoned hospital complex on the island’s south side. Once the standard for United States medical care, the facility was later transformed into a US Coast Guard base and an FBI detention center. This exclusive behind-the-scenes tour will take you into areas usually off limits to the public including the laundry building, contagious disease wards, autopsy room, and more! This tour is offered every Saturday and select Sundays.
June 24th – Explore the Art of Faurschou New York
See installations by Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, and Miles Greenberg inside a former 1920s taxi depot that is now an art gallery! Now on view at Faurschou New York is a captivating spring exhibit called Embrace The World From Within. On this guided tour of the galleries, you’ll learn about each piece and get an up-close look at the fascinating works of art. This tour is free for Untapped New York Insiders!
Sunday, June 25th – Remnants of Gritty Old Times Square
Let us take you back to the halcyon days when 42nd Street was the Deuce, Eighth Avenue was the Minnesota Strip, the Great White Way was a red light district, and the Crossroads of the World was XXX-rated. We will see former peepshows, grindhouses, adult bookstores, dive bars, hotsheet hotels, sex clubs, porno theaters, and massage parlors–not to mention all three locations of the New York Times on this tour of gritty Times Square!
June 25th – Secrets of the Met Museum
Patrick Bringley, your guide for this tour, worked as a museum guard in the Met for a decade. As you follow him through the galleries of priceless artifacts, you’ll hear stories of the museum’s hidden nooks and vast backstage spaces. Locate hidden traces of the Met’s 150-year history as you peer into the eyes of a once-stolen Greek statue, find the tooth of Mary Magdalen in a Renaissance reliquary, and see the Met’s familiar masterpieces in a fascinating new light.
June 25th – Remnants of the World’s Fair
Uncover what’s been left behind from the 1939-40 and the 1964-65 World’s Fairs that were hosted at Flushing Meadows Corona Park! As you walk through the park, you’ll stop by an ancient stone column – one of the oldest man-made objects in NYC – the abandoned New York State Pavilion which has become a symbol of Queens, and a time capsule to be opened in 5,000 years, among other treasures.
Monday, June 26th – Brooklyn Night Market Tasting Tour
On this guided walk through the Brooklyn Night Market at Industry City, you’ll sample bites of cuisines from all over the work, made right here in New York City by local small business owners. Presented by MASC Hospitality Group, the Brooklyn Night Market highlights female, POC, immigrant, LGBTQIA-owned local businesses. In addition to a variety of food vendors, the Market will also feature live music and family-friendly activities! This event is $10 for Untapped New York Insiders!
Monday, June 26th – Underground Subway Tour
Venture deep below the streets of New York City to explore the subterranean transit system. Starting at the very beginning, you’ll trace the evolution of the subway from opening day to the present. Along the way, you’ll discover hidden symbols in subway art, ride through abandoned stations, and see a side of the subway you never knew about. This tour runs every Monday through Saturday!
Wednesday, June 28th – Secrets of Grand Central Terminal
Visit hidden tennis courts, spot a design flaw in the iconic main atrium space, find out where there’s a secret staircase, and uncover more secrets of NYC’s historic train terminal on this expert-led tour! You’ll trace the evolution of the station from its construction and golden age through its near demolition. This guided walking tour is offered every day of the week. If you’re an Untapped New York Insider, you can get $5 off our public walking tours!
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