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NEW YORK ADVENTURE CLUB (http://www.nyadventureclub.com)

UNLOCK YOUR CITY

We give you insider access to the city’s best-kept secrets. But we’re so much more than a tour company.

WHO WE ARE

We are a community-driven club that curates the most unique experiences in town, with a focus on history and storytelling. We show you a city you never knew existed, and offer a community you can’t live without.

You won’t find our special-access tours and exclusive events anywhere else. Think after-hours tours of New York City’s most celebrated spaces, themed parties in unexpected locations, and weekend excursions to incredible destinations. All of our events end with social hangouts so you can meet people who love exploring as much as you do.

THE ‘CLUB’ IN NEW YORK ADVENTURE CLUB

Our current community is more than 11,000 members strong and includes everyone from recent NYC transplants to lifelong residents. Whatever borough you’re from (or city or country, for that matter), we’ll make it easy for you to take full advantage of the unique places and great people this city has to offer.

WHERE WE GO

To ensure a one-of-a-kind experience each and every time, we hand pick events and outings specifically for the New York Adventure Club community. Recent events include:

* An after-hours tour of New York City Hall

* Special access into some of New York's most coveted private social clubs, including the Explorers Club and National Arts Club

* Petting baby kangaroos, holding sloths, and feeding leopards at Staten Island Zoo

* A behind-the-scenes exploration of the Woolworth Building with the building manager

* An NYPD Precinct tour, including a meet-and-greet with detectives and Emergency Service Unit crew members

* A tour of the Polish Consulate led by the Consul General and Vice Consul General of Poland
* An after-hours flashlight tour of Green-Wood Cemetery and catacombs

* A special-access tour of Brookhaven National Laboratory and its Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

* A Halloween party in a historic gothic crypt, complete with a five-piece brass band

Visit our site (http://www.nyadventureclub.com) for a look at our upcoming adventures.

For now, our experiences are based in and around NYC, but we plan to expand to other cities soon.

QUESTIONS?

Drop us a line at info@nyadventureclub.com and we’ll happily answer.

Unlock Your City with New York Adventure Club.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Behind-the-Scenes Exploration @ Loew's Jersey "Wonder Theatre"

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre

Tickets: $29 - 32 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-scenes-exploration-loews-jersey-wonder-theatre-registration-56803962180 Your local movie theater's reclining seats are great and all, but does it have a grand chandelier in the lobby, fanciful sculptures and detailing, and a special movie organ that could reproduce hundreds of sound effects? Didn't think so. Join New York Adventure Club (https://www.nyadventureclub.com/) for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the historic landmarked Loew’s Jersey Theatre (http://friendsofloews.com/) in Jersey City, one of the five Loew’s “wonder theatre” movie palaces built in the New York City area between[masked]. Led by a Loew's Jersey Theatre staff member, our unique experience at this opulent 3,000+ seat theatre will include: • A discussion around the history of the Loew’s Jersey and how the Friends of the Loews volunteer organization single-handedly saved the theater from demolition (and restored it with no funding) • A visit to the theater’s stage and backstage to see the intricate curtain pulley system Walkthrough of the original lobby, parlors, and hallways • A look at the functioning Robert Morton “Wonder Morton” Pipe Organ, where the “Wonder Theatres” get their name • An exclusive visit to the theatre's projector room to see its collection of historic projectors Click here to see pictures from one of our previous visits to Loew’s Jersey! (https://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/26627499) * Please wear comfortable shoes as we’ll be walking and climbing stairs for a portion of the trip! Transportation: By Public Transit: Take the PATH train to Journal Square Station, Jersey City. The theatre is directly across J.F. Kennedy Boulevard from the station. Categories: Tours, Active, Hidden Spots, Arts, Historic Sites

Underground Manhattan, The History of the NYC Subway System

Tickets: $29 – 32 Click the link below to register for this event: (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/underground-manhattan-the-history-of-the-nyc-subway-system-registration-57405703003) It's right there under your feet, you probably ride it every day, but how much do you know about this city's subway system? Join New York Adventure Club (https://www.nyadventureclub.com/) as we explore the oldest subway stations in New York City with transit expert and guide Gary Dennis (https://levysuniqueny.com/about/gary-dennis/) . Working our way up from Brooklyn Bridge — City Hall station to Grand Central Terminal, our subterranean experience will include: •The history and inside story of the creation of the original 1904 subway line, and how it grew into the most extensive transportation system in the world •A closer look at the art, architecture, and secrets hiding in plain sight of stations including Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall, Astor Place, and Times Square •A glimpse of Old City Hall Station from the 6 train, the crown jewel of the subway system, which closed in 1945 Check out pictures from one of our last Underground Manhattan tours! (https://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/26677813) See you there! *Since our tour starts outside, a MetroCard swipe will be needed to enter the subway system **Please bring water, snacks, and comfortable shoes as we’ll be on our feet for most of the tour ***This tour does not access the Old City Hall Station platform or any restricted areas ****This tour concludes at Grand Central Terminal About Gary Dennis "I am a native New Yorker, NY subway aficionado, and product of an insanely competitive family of "know it alls". My parents, younger brothers, and I all love New York City history, and to get some parental attention I had to be historically correct and entertaining at the same time. "I love this city and all its peculiarities, and I love sharing it with newcomers, returning visitors or native New Yorkers— I'll tell you these and other fascinating things you never knew about this amazing place I call home because 'there are 8 million stories in the naked city' and I will share with you as many as possible."

Private Flying Trapeze Class @ Circus Warehouse, NYC Circus Training Center

Tickets: $55 - 59 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-flying-trapeze-class-circus-warehouse-nyc-circus-training-center-registration-54935084316 Get off the #7 train in Long Island City, cross the Long Island Rail Road tracks, navigate to an unmarked door, and get ready to fulfill your dreams as a circus flyer inside the only professional training facility for circus arts in the New York City area. Join New York Adventure Club (http://www.nyadventureclub.com/) for a private Flying Trapeze class inside Circus Warehouse (https://circuswarehouse.com/), an 8,000 square foot traditional and contemporary circuses training facility in Long Island City, Queens that has turned out artists for internationally-renown circus companies including Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, Cirque du Soleil, and Hamid Circus. Led by the owner of Circus Warehouse, our unique experience will include: • A 1.5-hour lesson on the Flying Trapeze with pro trainers — after a group stretch and a simple lesson, you'll slip on a safety harness to accomplish your first swing on a full-scale flying rig • The history and story behind Circus Warehouse, and how it has cultivated a community of seasoned pros from all over the world who come to train and teach • A discussion around the unique training programs offered at the facility, including trampoline, silks, swinging trapeze, and wire walking • A chance to see resident artists work on their circus acts Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to Circus Warehouse! (http://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/28279791) See you there! * Must be at least 13-years-old to participate Categories: Hidden Spots, Arts, Social, Active

Inside the Salmagundi Club, One of America's Oldest Art Organizations

Tickets: $25 - 29 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-salmagundi-club-one-of-americas-oldest-art-organizations-registration-57410642778 Hidden inside one landmarked brownstone in Greenwich Village is the headquarters for one of the oldest art organizations in the United States — now's your chance to step inside the private club that helped give rise to American artistry, and cultivated some of the most prolific artists the world has ever seen. Join New York Adventure Club (https://www.nyadventureclub.com/) for a private tour of the Salmagundi Club (http://www.salmagundi.org/), a historic members-only club that has brought together artists and art enthusiasts for nearly 150 years. Our unique experience inside the Salmagundi Club will include: • An overview of the Salmagundi Club, from its origins as a small sketch class in 1871 to its present-day status as a premier center for the resurgence of representational art in America • A multi-floor exploration through the landmarked century-old clubhouse to see many historic rooms including the library, main parlor, and vintage billiard room • A discussion around some of the club's most famous members, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, and even Winston Churchill • A closer look at some of the club's 1,500 works of art, such as its renown hand-painted mug collection and Tiffany stained glass windows Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits! (https://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/26671764) See you there! *The Salmagundi Club does not have an elevator Categories: Tours, Hidden Spots, Historic Sites, Arts

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