Have you ever dreamed of being an adventurer? The Forgotten East is an adventuristic and interactive journey opening next week that takes you back to the ancient East to explore its mysteries and forgotten treasures.
Your journey through the Forgotten East pop-up will begin on “The Mountain,” take you through “The Desert,” “The Cave” and to “The Market”—each part of the exhibit representing an important element of the region. “The Mountain” is inspired by the Chinese painting in the Ming Dynasty, Silk Road Landscape Map, and signifies the recorded the history of the Silk Road.
When you enter “The Desert” you’ll be greeted by all of the jewelry, china, and silk that were abandoned in the area. Along with the goods, there are also skulls buried in the sand, all left behind by travelers and adventurers centuries ago. Once you’ve made it through and out to “The Market,” you’ve arrived. The Market is where goods like food, silk, and jewels were traded between the east and the west. This space brought the differing cultures together to share their knowledge.
The Forgotten East shows a glance of the history you have never seen with the idea being that after the adventure, your understanding of the Eastern countries will change. And who knows, you may even win a secret present while you’re exploring!
Tickets to the inspiring interactive exhibit can be purchased for $25, here. The Forgotten East will run daily from May 4 through July 28.
What: The Forgotten East
Where: 310 Canal Street
When: May 4 – July 28,
Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25, get them here
Also published on Medium.