Event - 11th Annual Panorama Challenge

11th Annual Panorama Challenge

03.02.18, 6:00 pm

General Admission: $15 online/$20 at the door


City Reliquary & Queens Museum members: $12 online/$15 at the door


Doors 6 PM, Game Starts 7 PM


SEEKING KNOW‐IT‐ALL NEW YORKERS AND 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.

Panorama Challenge quizzes players on all things NYC! MC Matt Apter reads questions while our judges highlight clues on the Panorama using lasers (well, laser pointers). Players in teams of 10 (or so) use those clues (and musical hints!) ​to determine the correct answer.

Quizmaster Jonathan Turer returns for his seventh year with another batch of new questions! This year categories may include: Gotham Gangsters on Film, McKim Mead & White sites, and other questions based on the Grammys, the movie Wonderstruck and the exhibit Never Built New York at the Queens Museum.  The ever-popular Halftime Quiz will also be returning.

Teams may organize as Panorama Challengers or Panorama Pros. Challengers are first‐timers or those who have not dedicated their lives to the study of NYC. Their questions will be easier!  Pros are returning contestants and die‐hard students of our city’s hidden corners. They answer twice as many questions per round (60 total!) Friendly tour guides from The Levys’ Unique New York! will help match contestants to teams.

The winning Pro team will join the ranks of legendary past winners when its name is etched on the Panorama Challenge Trophy housed at the Queens Museum!

This year promises another impressive panel of judges; stay tuned for more details!


While scores are tallied, there will be an electrifying performance by Batalá New York — an all-woman Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band!

Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages available for purchase, with beer from our friends at the Rockaway Brewing Company. Proceeds from admission and concessions support The City Reliquary Museum and Queens Museum.

A free shuttle will travel between the Queens Museum and under the Mets‐Willets Point 7 stop from 5:30-7pm and 9-10 pm.


About The Levys’ Unique New York!: NY’s First Family of Tour Guides, is a family-run business of native New Yorkers: Mark and Matt Levy. The Levys’ Unique New York creates engaging, entertaining, educational and energetic private tours of NYC. From New York City Highlights to Architecture, Ethnic Eating Tours of Chinatown & the Jewish Lower East Side to Brooklyn’s Beat, they are passionate about our great city. Website: levysuniqueny.com


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.