Photograph by Carly Hoogendyk, Courtesy of Caveat 

Untapped Cities Insiders, can you tell the difference between a secret and a lie when it involves New York City history? This month, storytellers at Caveat are spinning tales about “What Lies Beneath”: covert operations, secret lives, and the hidden goings on literally happening right now under the daily hustle and bustle of these streets. Four expert storytellers will dazzle you with secrets of our shining city’s past, but one of them is telling a fake story.

The show will feature a special guest who is a true New York City Secret. This month, we’re so lucky to have Ben Mirin, a beatboxing ecologist who’s going to tell you all about his amazing wildlife music work.

Christa Avampato, an award-winning author, journalist, and passionate New Yorker, 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.

Speakers Include:

  • Marie Carter (NPR, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Q.E.D. and Untapped Cities Insider!)
  • Sandi Marx (The Moth Slam Champion, Kevin Allison’s RISK!, Story Collider, HotMic with Dan Savage)
  • Ben Mirin (National Geographic Explorer, Fellow at The Explorers Club, Audubon Society)
  • Jeff Baker (Actors Equity)
  • Dan Abse (Retrocast Lab)

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.

DATE: Thursday, February 7th 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)

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

REGISTRATION: Thursday, January 24th at 12 PM EST


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