With the world upside down and slowly trying to find a balance of the new normal, we find ourselves reverting back to our childhood. That includes eating our favorite candy that we grew up on, drinking Capri Sun and playing games we never thought we’d touch again! That includes rummy, Monopoly and even scavenger hunts!  In one of the best ways we can think of to reach into our past, we are excited to tell you about an epic scavenger hunt. You’ll find this educational, fun and hopefully will have you distracted from everything else going on in our lives. The scavenger hunt is part of Archtober.

Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, the tenth-annual festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October. This year, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, many of our partner programs will be hosted digitally, allowing visitors from across the globe to participate in our exploration of architecture and design in NYC and beyond. Archtober, an annual celebration of architecture and design, takes place October 1-31, 2020. Organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with over 70 partners and sponsors, the tenth-annual installment of Archtober gathers events ranging from daily building tours and lectures by design experts, to architecture-themed competitions and parties.

Now, the part of Archtober we can’t wait to tell you about! The Scavenger Hunt has an official name: Now What, New York? Participate solo or team up to decipher clues as you dash from, say, a post office in the Bronx to a public art installation in Brooklyn. Yes, this is a competition and, yes, there will be prizes. Open House New York and Archtober invite you to explore how adversity has shaped New York into the city it is today through a 36-hour, five-borough outdoor scavenger hunt taking place during this year’s Open House New York Weekend (October 17-18). Think: urban trivia meets New York City Marathon meets socially distant adventure.

This is going to be epic and we cant wait to participate. For more information, please visit: https://2020.archtober.org/events/scavenger-hunt-now-what-new-york/