10th Annual Panorama Challenge
Mar 4 2017
Doors open at 5pm, the game starts at 6.
The Panorama Challenge quizzes participants about our city while laser-wielding judges point out clues on the Panorama. The evening’s MC Matt Apter will read aloud the questions, and teams of 10 (or so) will use those clues and musical hints to determine the correct answer.
Teams may be organized as either a Panorama Challenger or Panorama Pro. Challengers are first‐timers or those who may not have dedicated their lives to the study of our great city. Their questions will be easier! Pros are returning contestants who are die‐hard students of our city’s hidden corners – they answer double the number of questions each round (60 total!) Worry not, friendly tour guides from The Levys’ Unique New York! will be on hand to help match contestants with teams.
The winning Pro team will join the ranks of legendary past winners when its name is etched on the Panorama Challenge Trophy at the Queens Museum!
Jonathan Turer, in his sixth year as Quizmaster, has again devised new questions! For 2017: Open House New York has partnered with the Panorama Challenge to create a category based on their upcoming series Getting to Zero: New York + Waste. Other categories will include: Seinfeld; Snow in the City; Traveling by Subway; Mills, Mills, Mills; and Forts of NY. In light of BREXIT and the 2016 Presidential Election, the Halftime Quiz will feature questions based on British NYC and the Trumps.
This year’s impressive panel of judges includes award‐winning Dean of NYC Guides Lee Gelber; author and award‐winning webmaster of Forgotten NY, Kevin Walsh; author and urban explorer Moses Gates; two-time Panorama Challenge winner Mitch Paluszek; and Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione.
While scores are tallied, there will be an electrifying performance by Batalá New York — an all-woman Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band!
Beverages, sandwiches, and snacks 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 underneath the Mets‐Willets Point 7 stop from 5-6pm and from to 9-10 pm.
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.
About The Levys’ Unique New York!: The Levys’ Unique New York! (LUNY!) provides step-on, group and private tour guides for sightseeing in New York City. Passionate and expertly trained guides provide visitors with an engaging, entertaining, energetic and educational tour experience. New Yorkers who are proud to share colorful stories about our city’s culture, diversity, energy and strength.