For real know-it-all New Yorkers, the annual Panorama Challenge at the Queens Museum is like the Olympics of city trivia. Teams stand around the world's largest panorama and are tested on their NYC knowledge—from landmarks to bridges to neighborhoods and more.
The 8th annual challenge is coming up on March 6th (7 to 10 p.m.), and tickets can now be purchased here. If you're new to this game, here's what you need to know:
"Each location will be pinpointed by a laser-wielding tour guide from The Levys’ Unique New York! Teams of 10 (or so) will then identify each structure. Teams may be organized as either a Panorama Challenger or Panorama Pro. Challenger teams are first-timers or those who may not have dedicated their lives to the study of our great city. Pros are returning contestants who are die-hard students of our city’s hidden corners—and must answer an extra question each round (60 questions total!). Identify the most locations and your team will have their name permanently etched on the Panorama Challenge Trophy at the Queens Museum!"
Quizmaster Jonathan Turer will be bringing all new questions, and organizers say you'll want to brush up on your knowledge of Irving Berlin, the NBA All-Star Game, and the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.
Admission is $15 per person, or $7 for members of Queens Museum or City Reliquary Museum. Beer and sandwiches and assorted snacks will be sold. A free shuttle will be traveling between the Museum and underneath the the Mets-Willets Point 7 stop, both before and after the event (6:30-10:30 p.m.).