The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) will be holding the Panorama Challenge, a geographical trivia-based game night involving the world’s largest architectural model – The Panorama of the City of New York – on Friday, March 11.
The Panorama Challenge was created and produced by Levy’s Unique New York!, the city’s first family-run business of tour guides by Mark Levy and his sons, Matt, Gideon, and Jonah Levy, to educate and entertain New Yorkers.
Matt Levy, co-owner of Levys’ Unique New York!, said, “The event is in its fourth year running and fun for all New York know-it-alls.”
According to the QMA, participants will compete in teams testing their knowledge of the city geography, with questions being asked ranging from easy to difficult, while game controllers highlight landmarks, bridges, neighborhoods and other sites using laser pointers.
The QMA also noted the winning team will gain admiration from peers, Queens Museum memberships, and their team name engraved in the coveted “Panorama Challenge Trophy.”
“The Queens Museum of Art is excited to continue our annual partnership with Levy’s Unique New York!, to utilize our one-of-a-kind architectural model of New York City to educate people on geography and history of the city’s development in creative and entertaining ways,” Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Events at QMA, said.
The QMA, established in 1972, has provided its cultural center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to the Panorama, a 9,335-square-foot scale model of the five boroughs commissioned by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair and largest architectural scale model in the world.
In addition to answering city geography trivia, the event will provide snacks and drinks on a suggested donation to benefit the civic organization The City Reliquary, a one-room museum devoted to New York memorabilia, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The collectibles have included fragments of Brooklyn Trolley cars, skyscrapers, soil samples from all five boroughs, and a collection of the Statute of Liberty.
“Where else do you get to challenge your NYC IQ against the most knowledgeable tour guides, municipal employees, historians, and city geeks, while having a drink and supporting a great civic organization at the same time?” said Reddy. “The QMA staff, plus friends team, The Unispherics, are going to give our competitors a run for their money this year!”
The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. and is free to attend.
The museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
For more information on the event, visit www.queensmuseum.org or call 718-592-9700.