This week, join Untapped New York as we venture through the abandoned halls of a hospital on Ellis Island, visit the oldest subway stations in NYC, taste an award-winning spirit made in Brooklyn, and so much more!
Secrets of Rockefeller Center
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Wednesday, July 5th – Barrow’s Intense Distillery
Sip on an award-winning liqueur made right in Brooklyn and go behind the scenes to see how it’s made! At this Industry City site, you’ll see how hundreds of pounds of fresh ginger are turned into a refreshing spirit, then belly up to the bar that has the largest selection of locally made New York spirits. This event is open to Untapped New York Insiders! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and get your first month free with code JOINUS
Thursday, July 6th – Secrets of Grand Central
Peek into hidden tennis courts, stop by a speakeasy, and uncover remnants of a lost movie theater inside the magnificent Grand Central Terminal! On this expert-led tour, visitors and commuters alike will discover something new about one of NYC’s most beloved landmarks. This tour is offered everyday of the week!
Friday, July 7th – Secrets of Rockefeller Center
Peer into a secret portal to see part of Rockefeller Center’s construction, walk through a lobby covered in gold, and find out where there is a sterling silver model airplane made by the Cartier at one of NYC’s most famous sites, Rockefeller Center! These NYC walking tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Saturday, July 8th – 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!
Saturday, July 8th – Funk You Too! Curator-Led Tour
Explore the evolution of the Funk Art movement from the 1960s to today on a guided tour of the Museum of Arts and Design’s new sculpture exhibit. On this tour, you’ll see playful and humorous works of art from artists of multiple generations. This tour is free for Untapped New York Insiders!
July 8th – Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital Hard Hat Tour
Step inside off-limits spaces on a hard hat tour of Ellis Island’s abandoned hospital, led by a Save Ellis Island docent. Once the standard for United States medical care, the facility was later transformed into a US Coast Guard base and an FBI detention center. As you explore, you will see larger-than-life images of immigrants pasted on the walls, part of artist JR’s exhibition, “Unframed- Ellis Island.” This tour is offered every Saturday and select Sundays.
Sunday, July 9th – Greenwich Village Coffee Tour
Sip an espresso, nibble on a chocolate-covered coffee bean, and enjoy a hot cup of joe from the oldest and most interesting cafes in NYC! On this caffeine-fueled tour, you’ll visit the birthplace of NYC’s coffee history.
Tuesday, July 11th – Beyond the Light at ARTECHOUSE
Journey into space with a new immersive experience inside the underground art space below Chelsea Market! Beyond the Light is a collaboration between ARTECHOUSE and NASA. The mesmerizing show features mind-blowing images and data from deep space captured by the James Web Telescope. Untapped New York Insiders can go for free on July 6th and 11th!
Wednesday, July 12th – A Vanishing New York: Finger Lakes
Join photographer John Lazzaro for a virtual exploration of the abandoned sites in New York’s Finger Lakes region, from the ruins of Rochester’s subway system to the remnants of an obsolete psychiatric center. This virtual event is free for Untapped New York Insiders!
July 12th – Backstage Tour of Forest Hills Stadium
Get the VIP treatment on a backstage tour of this 100-year-old venue in Queens! Originally home to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, since the 1960s Forest Hills has hosted sold-out shows with some of music’s biggest acts, from The Beatles and Bob Dylan to Ed Sheeran and Duran Duran. On this tour, you’ll learn about the Forest Hills’ tennis and rock history while stepping into hidden speakeasies, memorabilia-filled dressing rooms, and other secret spaces! This tour is open to Untapped New York Insiders.
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