The Atlas Obscura Guide To

Hidden New York

Discover 276 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in New York, New York

Upcoming Events Near New York

Jul 22

Brooklyn, NY

The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek

Explore the hellish waste transfer and petroleum districts of North Brooklyn on this daring walk towards the doomed Kosciuszko Bridge.
Jul 27

Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs: Reflections of Memento Mori

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood Cemetery for an evening of otherworldly orchestration, as performed by the Ladies of the Veil Orchestra and Raya Brass Band. 
Jul 29

Brooklyn, New York

Secret Mausoleum Club: The Second Gathering

The most secret gatherings in New York City have been under lock-and-key for centuries, until now.
Aug 16

New York, New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Astronomy and Astrology

Peer inside early books from the Rare Book Room's incredible collection to discover what happened when our ancestors looked outward—and upward.
Aug 26

Queens, NY

New York's Long-Lost Industrial Revolution

Explore the forgotten skeletons of "Americas Workshop" surrounding Dutch Kills and the troubled Newtown Creek Watershed.
Sep 2

Fishkill, New York

Twilight Falls On Bannerman’s Castle Ruins

Explore the stunning ruins of Bannerman Castle, by boat and by land, in this extended nighttime tour, as you gaze up upon Melissa McGill's light installation, "Constellation."
Sep 7

Brooklyn, New York

Plan Your 2018 Atlas Obscura Adventure

Get a glimpse into all the international adventures we have in store over drinks and conversation.
Sep 9

Queens, New York

New York City Secrets Within Calvary Cemetery

Explore NYC history, hidden inside sculptural monuments and mafioso grave sites, as you take in iconic city views on this walking tour.
Sep 9

Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs - Soul Night

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood cemetery for an evening of hip-shaking, sax-fueled surf rock reverberating within smooth, stone vaults.
Sep 15

New York, New York

'Cookery' from the Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine

Thumb through the history of cookery, including the oldest surviving cookbook in the West.
Ryan And Regina
Sep 30

Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market - Exclusive VIP Presale

Explore a private preview of the curiosities on sale in the second edition of the Oddities Flea Market, hosted by Ryan Matthew Cohn!
New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room
Nov 8

New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Women and Medicine

Discover the fascinating history of women's health issues, medicine, and midwifery through an after-hours exploration of the Rare Book Room's incredible collection.

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