9th Annual Panorama Challenge
Mar 4 2016
Doors open at 6pm, the event starts at 7pm
SEEKING KNOW-IT-ALL NEW YORKERS! LOOKING FOR LOVERS OF NYC!
Meet us at the world’s largest architectural scale model – The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum – for a most unusual evening of trivia with the whole city at your feet! Proceeds support The City Reliquary Museum and Queens Museum.
The Panorama Challenge quizzes participants about our city while laser-wielding tour guides from The Levys’ Unique New York! point out clues on the Panorama. The evening’s MC Mike Morgenthal will read aloud the question and teams of 10 (or so) will use those clues as well as musical hints to determine the correct answer.
Teams may be organized as either a Panorama Challenger or Panorama Pro. Challenger teams are first-timers or those who may not have dedicated their lives to the study of our great city. Their questions will be easier! Pros are returning contestants who are die-hard students of our city’s hidden corners – and must answer double the number of questions each round (60 total!)
Identify the most locations and your Pro team will join the ranks of legendary past winners when its name is etched on the Panorama Challenge Trophy at the Queens Museum!
Jonathan Turer, Quizmaster for the last five years, has again returned with all new questions! This year contestants will be challenged on ‘saintly’ locations, tv theme songs, NY novels and famous speeches. And in today’s charged political climate, the Panorama Challenge Halftime Quiz will involve NYC PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA. Because you can’t ever escape this race, even at the Queens Museum!
A panel of All-Star Judges will deliberate and announce the winners. This year’s estimable crew include award-winning Dean of NYC Guides Lee Gelber; author and award-winning webmaster of Forgotten NY Kevin Walsh; as well as author and Urban Explorer (of every NYC census tract) Moses Gates.
While scores are being tallied, there will be an electrifying performance by Batala NYC – New York’s ONLY all-woman Brazilian drum corps!
Admission is $15 per person, with discounted admission available through the City Reliquary Museum or Queens Museum membership purchase (member tickets available only on site.) Advance tickets are available here. Beer will be provided by our wonderful friends at the Rockaway Brewing Company. Substantial sandwiches and assorted snacks will be sold. Proceeds from admission and concessions support the City Reliquary Museum and Queens Museum.
A free shuttle will be traveling between the Museum and underneath the the Mets-Willets Point 7 stop, both before and after the event (6:30-10:30pm.)
About The City Reliquary Museum: The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization preserves the everyday artifacts that connect visitors to the past and present of New York City. It was originally established as an apartment window display in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Streets and relocated to 370 Metropolitan Avenue in 2006. The Reliquary also hosts public events that invite neighbors and visitors to meet, exchange ideas, and celebrate the diversity of our community.
About The Levys’ Unique New York!: The Levys’ Unique New York! (LUNY!) provides step-on, group and private tour guides for sightseeing in New York City. Passionate and expertly trained guides provide visitors with an engaging, entertaining, energetic and educational tour experience. New Yorkers who are proud to share colorful stories about our city’s culture, diversity, energy and strength.