Monthly Archives: April 2015

Yorkville Scavenger Hunt

On May 9th 2015, we’re joining forces with Friends Of The Upper East Side to produce a free game for the public that explores the rich history of Yorkville. 

Yorkville generally covers the area from East 72nd Street to East 96th Street, from Lexington Avenue to the East River. Once an enclave for many immigrant groups in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including German, Hungarian, Czech, and Irish, the area is rich in cultural heritage. Though it has changed now, much evidence of this historic fabric remains in the built environment. Some of these remnants are not obvious to the regular passerby, thus making it the prime location for scavenger hunt participants to find hidden clues to the past. Teams will discover more about how these immigrant groups lived, worked, worshiped, played, as well as how they retained their culture through food, music, and language.

This event is free and open to the public. Gather your own team of players, or we can pair you up at the starting line.  All ages are welcome. Advance registration required.