You don’t have to be a geek to participate in the Panorama Challenge this Friday…but it sure helps! The world’s only geographical trivia-based game that involves the world’s largest architectural model is now in its eighth year at the Queens Museum. The contest will consist of audio clues and laser-pointers highlighting assorted NYC landmarks, bridges, neighborhoods, parks, etc. Each location will be pinpointed by a laser-wielding tour guide from Levys’ Unique New York. Teams of 10 contestants (more or less) will then try to identify each site. More information on following page.
Jonathan Turer, a Levys’ Unique tour guide who just about knows it all in NYC, is returning for his fifth year as the quiz master. He has come up with 30 new questions and has issued the following pre-challenge hype tidbit: some answers might involve Irving Berlin, the NBA All-Star Game and the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. At the end of the final round, a panel will deliberate while Batala NYC, the Big Apple’s only all-woman Brazilian drum corps, performs. Then the team that identifies the most locations will receive the Panorama Challenge Trophy.
Bonus details: Book Signing for Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park, Barnes & Noble, 70-00 Austin Street, Forest Hills, March 6, 7 pm, free, but book will be on sale. Local preservationist Michael H. Perlman will discuss and sign copies of his new book, which features unique stories about more than 200 Forest Hills and Rego Park notables.
Photo: Queens Museum