If kicking butt at trivia and frolicking around NYC is your cup of tea, boy do we have the perfect summer event for you!
Open House New York’s annual citywide scavenger hunt is making its return this July, and it’s stretching across all five boroughs!
Players will race to decipher more than 60 clues that will take them to sculptures, plazas, playgrounds, and buildings—some well-known, some obscure—thus making for a new appreciation for these public spaces.
Each clue–which are worth different points depending on their difficulty and distance from each other–will list which the borough it’s located along with the number of points it’s worth if answered correctly. Not every clue needs to be figured out, though you’ll want to decipher as many as you can. Points will only be awarded if you head to the clue’s location and take a photo in front of the building or structure.
And, like any friendly competition, prizes will be awarded to the top three teams!
First place prizes include:
- Admission to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of City Hall
- Complimentary invites to the OHNY Weekend Launch Party
- Complimentary tickets to OHNY’s upcoming Sunset Boat Tour
- Complimentary OHNY membership or a 1-year membership extension for existing members
- OHNY swag
Those interested in competing in the scavenger hunt can do so as an individual or as a team, and each team size is limited to ten people. Registration fees range from $45 to $150 depending on your team size, and registration fees will be waived for anyone with a library card.
It all goes down on Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8. Those ready to put their brains to the test must register by Wednesday, July 5.
For more info and to register, visit their website.