By Carey Reed Zamarriego
(una versión en español está abajo)
There ARE good kinds of hunts: egg hunts, scavenger hunts, manhunts. Why not see NYC in a new way, by putting a ‘hunt’ spin on your tour. Now you can huntify your NYC adventure in one of two ways: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) or go with a company like Watson Adventures, which specializes in organizing private and public hunts, not only in NYC, but in cities like Boston and San Francisco.
New York City has a wealth of interesting art, a lot of which can be found underground. From gorgeous stained glass to mini-bronze sculptures, this art is just waiting to be discovered. The Subway Art Guide makes this easy by providing a list and location of some of the must-see pieces. Print it up, arm yourself with a subway map for cross-referencing and you’ve got your own, unique art guide to the city’s underworld.
If you’d like to hand the task of organizing over to someone else, try Watson Adventures, a company that came about after Bret Watson (founder) designed a scavenger hunt for friends visiting NYC’s MOMA (Museum of Modern Art). The company’s hunts are as varied as their destinations (they now offer hunts of the scavenger kind in Chicago, Philadelphia, even San Juan, Puerto Rico). They have Who-Done-Its (the next public hunt happening March 12th) and Naked Art Hunts (the next public hunt happening April 16th). Or, you can organize a private hunt (think corporate team-building or something unique for a bachelor/bachelorette).
Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts (NYC)
March 5, 2011 at 10:30am (The Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt)
$18 (kids 7-17), $22 (adults)
Grand Central Station
42nd Street and Park Avenue
Family scavenger hunt.
April 16, 2011 at 5pm (The Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt-Adult-Only)
$40.50, $32.50 (college students)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
A search for nudity in art.
42nd Street y Park Avenue
Busqueda de tesoro para toda la familia.
1000 Fifth Avenue a 82nd Street