Event - 13th Annual Panorama Challenge

13th Annual Panorama Challenge

04.12.24, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Visitors crowd the walkway surrounding the Panorama; the large scale model of the city below them is visible in the reflection on the glass railing.

Image courtesy of Queens Museum.

This event is now SOLD OUT. No door tickets are available.


After a four-year hiatus, the City Reliquary Museum returns to Queens Museum to host the 13th Annual Panorama Challenge. The largest NYC-themed trivia game, the event takes place at The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum, a scale model of the five boroughs. 


This exciting evening of trivia puts the whole city at your feet. Teams of Panorama Pros and Panorama Challengers get quizzed on all things NYC using the Panorama as a massive game board. The winning Pro team will join the ranks of past winners when its name is etched on the Panorama Challenge Trophy housed at the Queens Museum. 


MC Gary Dennis will preside over the evening. Jonathan Turer, long-time tour guide and founder of KnowItAllNewYorker.com, returns for his tenth year as Quizmaster with a new batch of mind-bending questions. This year’s trivia topics include “Awkwafina,” “SNL & Staten Island,” “Fame,” and more NYC-centric minutiae. Study up and register your team now!


Details and Team Registration


General Admission: $20 in advance online / $25 at the door


Members of the City Reliquary, Queens Museum, or MAS: $15


Doors 6 PM, Game Starts 7 PM


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

This marks a triumphant return for the City Reliquary, which first launched the Panorama Challenge at the Queens Museum in 2007 and last presented it in 2019. This year’s event will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, where the Panorama debuted as an exhibit celebrating New York’s municipal infrastructure and built environment. 


The event will be co-hosted with the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), the organization that teamed up with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to save Grand Central Terminal from being demolished. MAS advocates for the preservation of New York City’s historic public art and architecture while fighting for livable and equitable urban planning and design today.


The 13th Panorama Challenge will feature a special halftime performance from the City Reliquary’s 2023 Miss Subways and 7 line lover, Harmony Hardcore, and the ever-popular Halftime Quiz. DJ Frankie Teardrop will play 64 Fair-era doo-wop, soul, girl group, and British Invasion tunes throughout the night.


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. Established in 2002 as an apartment window display at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Streets in Williamsburg, it 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 city. Learn more at www.cityreliquary.org. Follow us at @cityreliquary.


About the Municipal Art Society of New York

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) lifts up the voices of the people in the debates that shape New York’s built environment and leads the way toward a more livable city from sidewalk to skyline.  For over 130 years our advocacy efforts have led to the creation of the New York City Planning Commission, Public Design Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Tribute in Light; the preservation of Grand Central Terminal, and the lights of Times Square; the conservation of more than 50 works of public art; and the founding of such civic organizations as the Public Art Fund, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, P.S. 1, the Historic Districts Council, the Park Avenue Armory Conservancy, and the Waterfront Alliance. Learn more at www.mas.org. Follow us on Instagram at @mas_nyc on Instagram and on Facebook at @masnyc.