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November 17, 2020

Wall Street Journal: New Yorkers Take in Big Apple Sights as Tourists

Not every outfit is hurting, of course. Manhattan’s New York Adventure Club is enjoying a banner year, perhaps because it’s always aimed at creating backyard-tourism experiences for locals.

November 14, 2020

New York Times: New York Times Today

Meet six furry and scaly creatures from the Staten Island Zoo with the New York Adventure Club. You’ll learn about each animal and may even catch glimpses of Dunkin the sloth and Diamond the carpet python. Zoo keepers will be available to answer questions throughout the experience. The event will be available to stream for a week after the broadcast. Tickets are $10.

November 12, 2020

Dillo's Diz: Theme Park Thursdays Podcast

On this episode, Jen and Frank chat with New York City Tour Guide Lloyd Trufelman about his November 17th New York Adventure Club webinar, '1964-65 NY World's Fair and the Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow'!

November 6, 2020

New York Times: New York Times Today

On Friday at 5:30 p.m., learn about the history of some of New York City’s famous balls. Led by the art historian and curator Kristen Oehlrich, attendees will see photos and illustrations, and discuss the facts, the figures and drama. Purchase a ticket ($10) for the webinar on the New York Adventure Club’s event page.

October 19, 2020

TimeOut New York: Five things you probably didn't know about Manhattan's secret graveyards

There's a dark history, especially in Manhattan, of removing anything in the way of its expansion northward, and this Halloween, the New York Adventure Club is bringing NYC's forgotten and hidden burial grounds and graves to light with a talk by Don Rice, an author, local historian, and the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance Board president.

October 19, 2020

Patch: Travel Through The Centuries-Old Burial Sites Of Inwood

In honor of Halloween, the New York Adventure Club is teaming up with the President of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and local historian Don Rice to bring people on a virtual journey through the numerous graves, burials, and skeletons of northern Manhattan.

September 25, 2020

New York Times: New York Times Today

Learn about the city’s art deco skyscrapers with a virtual walk-through around Midtown on Friday at 1 p.mExplore 1920s New York, learn about the evolution of art and architecture in the city and take 3-D glimpse into some of Manhattan’s well-known lobbies.

August 29, 2020

New York Times: Livestreams to Watch

New York Adventure Club takes you through the life of the Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, known for his scores for many classic movies, including the screeching violins of the shower murder in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and the saxophone in Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver.” Steven C. Smith, the author of “A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann,” conducts the virtual experience. Tickets are $10.

August 12, 2020

The Week: The not-so-immersive world of online heritage walks

There's a tantalizing template for a virtual walk hosted by the New York Adventure Club. For $10, one can visit the neighbourhood of Five Points, the south end of Chinatown, once a much dreaded slum area in the 19th century Lower Manhattan in New York city. 

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June 18, 2020

New York Times: Livestreams to Watch

The New York Adventure Club wants to take you down one of the most storied stretches in Manhattan: the Bowery. And you don’t even have to wear a mask. During the webinar “The Bowery: Rise, Fall, & Resurgence of NYC’s Oldest Street,” the historian Stephen Paul DeVillo will guide viewers through over four centuries of a Manhattan corridor that has taken on many personas: a Native American trail, a shadowland of hard-knuckle saloons, a cultural hot spot. A Q. and A. with DeVillo will follow. Tickets are $10.

April 28, 2020

New York Post: Mother’s Day 2020 activities: Things to do during quarantine

Lockdown life is big on homestyle comforts and low on exciting excursions. Before the coronavirus kept most of the country housebound, we used to celebrate Mother’s Day with quality family get-togethers and some kind of special treat for the guest of honor.

A tasty meal out on the town? An enlightening trip to a museum? An entertaining jaunt to the theater? They were great — but they’re no longer options. But with a little imagination, there are ways to approximate many celebratory activities using online resources this upcoming Mother’s Day, on May 10.

Here are a variety of things to do for Mother’s Day 2020 that’ll almost make you forget you can’t leave the apartment.

April 16, 2020

Seltzertopia: What it’s like to present SeltzertopiaLive! as a Webinar

So yeah, presenting “The Untold Story of Seltzer” today, hosted by New York Adventure Club, was certainly different than doing it in person, but I felt like I achieved what I wanted – it was breezy, engaging, playful, informative, and fun. And since we added me leading an at home egg cream mixing, it was also tasty.

February 28, 2020

American University: Gain Insider’s Access to the City that Never Sleeps, New York

Corey William Schneider, Kogod/BSBA ’11, is paving the way for insider access to New York City’s best kept secrets. After graduating from AU, Corey moved to NYC and quickly grew tired of the combination of his monotonous corporate job and uneventful social calendar, which led him to an “early life crisis,” and a determination to change how he spent his time in NYC.

February 27, 2020

TimeOut New York: 200 Years of New York City Fashion

Join the New York Adventure Club in learning about this and other pieces of fashion history with historians Sara Idacavage and Tessa Maffucci in this salon-style presentation inside a private apartment that used to be a part of a garment factory. The location will be announced to participants.

January 14, 2020

The New York Times: Coming Up Today

Learn from the historian Rena Tobey at “The Art of Real New York: Through the Eyes of N.Y.C.’s Most Rebellious Artists,” a digital showcase and art salon, at the Church of Sweden in Manhattan. 7 p.m. [$20]

December 18, 2019

The Hand Me Up Club: Repurposed Gems for Non-Boring People (PART 2!) with The New York Adventure Club

This week on The Hand Me Up Club is the conclusion of Lindsay’s 2 episode conversation with Corey Schneider from The New York Adventure Club. Corey joins Lindsay to talk about some of the most interesting eco-friendly places in New York City (like the Trash Museum!) , hidden green roofs, and secret basement farms. They also debate The Earth Room and discuss other ecofriendly locations in the Tri-State area.

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December 11, 2019

WCBS Small Business Spotlight: New York Adventure Club Explores Hidden Gems Of The City

What started as a Facebook group is now a nationally expanding business with more than 14,000 members. New York Adventure Club curates unique New York City experiences. It's not a tourist company, though. 

December 10, 2019

The Hand Me Up Club: Repurposed Gems for Non-Boring People (PART 1) with The New York Adventure Club

This week is Part 1 of a series regarding repurposed and ecofriendly places in New York City! Make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you do not miss the second half of Corey's amazing insight next week!

November 5, 2019

Broadway World: Al Hirschfeld Gallery And Other NYC Landmarks To Present Two-Man A CHRISTMAS CAROL With Live Music

The production first plays at Manhattan's oldest house, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. It then goes to Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island, and the Swedish Seamen's Church, where it's being presented as an interactive event with the New York Adventure Club. It also travels to Miami, Atlanta, and back to Boston.

October 29, 2019

Brief: New York Adventure Club Founder Corey William Schneider: ‘We want to surpass 15,000 member mark’

In 2016, Corey left Time Inc. to work on New York Adventure Club full time. He runs a community-driven club that curates the most unique experiences in town, with a focus on history and storytelling.

September 5, 2019

New York Post: NYC goes ‘whole hog’ with food fun this weekend

Boost your foodie cred with these five tasty events around New York City. From the Pig Island cookout in Brooklyn to the Ferragosto Festival in Bronx Little Italy, host Maria DeCotis shares the best gastronomical activities across the five boroughs. How do you plan to “Win the Weekend” of September 6-8?

August 3, 2019

VacationIdea: New York Adventure Club - Great Tours of New York City's Hidden Gems

There really is so much to see in NYC beyond the classic touristic locations and key landmarks, but finding these hidden treasures can seem like a challenge. But what if there was a club you could join, a secret-hunting society of adventurers and explorers ready to shine the spotlight on NYC's off-beat spaces and behind-the-scenes hotspots and take you on tours to each and every one of these amazing locations? Well, that club does actually exist, and it's called the New York Adventure Club.

July 28, 2019

SILive: Behind-the-scenes with animals at the Staten Island Zoo

Visitors were able to an up-close and personal interactive experience with animals -- like a two-toed sloth and a rabbit -- at the Staten Island Zoo on Sunday. During the Behind-the-Scenes Interactive Animal Experience at the zoo, organized by the New York Adventure Club, a group of guests were able to see the zoo from the view of an employee.

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June 25, 2019

Gothamist: Visiting The DSNY's Museum Of Trash, A Tribute To New York & Nostalgia

Explore City Island, a quaint seaside town in The Bronx that’s as full of charm as it is history, in this two-hour walking tour. Once home to thriving shipbuilding and oystering industries, every corner of City Island looks like a postcard from the set of The Voyage of the Mimi.

June 20, 2019

Thrillist: Escape to the Islands Without Leaving NYC This Summer

Explore City Island, a quaint seaside town in The Bronx that’s as full of charm as it is history, in this two-hour walking tour. Once home to thriving shipbuilding and oystering industries, every corner of City Island looks like a postcard from the set of The Voyage of the Mimi.

May 23, 2019

NYU Journalism Review: Corey William Schneider, Adventurer and Entrepreneur

Google Maps has nothing on Corey William Schneider. As the CEO and founder of the New York Adventure Club, no building, landmark, nook, or cranny in this sprawling metropolis escapes Schneider’s curiosity or exploration.

May 16, 2019

Patch: Inside Jamaica's Historic Movie Theater-Turned-Church

The landmark movie theater, nestled between clothing stores on a busy commercial strip of Jamaica Avenue, is the largest of five Loew's "Wonder Theaters" in the New York area.  

Nowadays, the theater goes by the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People. It is open only on Friday evenings and on Sundays, when its Pentecostal owners host religious services. This tour, led by the New York Adventure Club, is one of few exceptions.

May 16, 2019

Let's Get Lost: Discover New York’s Hidden Gems with New York Adventure Club

With the New York Adventure Club, you can catch a glimpse behind the eerie facades of old factory buildings, walk through derelict theatres, or experience what it’s like to be part of an exclusive members-only club.

May 15, 2019

New York's Country 94.7: New York Matters | NY Adventure Club

Every week NY'S Country will feature representatives from different organizations from around the Tri- State Area covering an array of issues, events and fundraisers.

April 16, 2019

So, What Do You Do?: Corey William Schneider | Urban Explorer and Founder of New York Adventure Club 

On this week’s episode, we talk to the Founder and CEO of New York Adventure Club, Corey William Schneider, about building his business and community from a Facebook page, turning interests into careers and finding the hidden gems in a tourist-filled city.

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February 26, 2019

ABC7: Whiskey, more whiskey and bottomless brunch: 4 delicious events in NYC this week

Thursday, join the New York Adventure Club for its monthly happy hour at The Explorers Club. Beer, wine and exploration-themed cocktails will be available for purchase. Dress in business casual attire, bring your own bites and mingle with fellow urban adventurers at the private social club.

February 5, 2019

Amtrak The National: Behind the Scenes at New York’s Biggest Prop House

While Eclectic/Encore Props has always been an essential resource for professional set decorators—like Emmy winner Bill Groom (Boardwalk Empire, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Lisa Scoppa (Orange is the New Black, The Deuce)—in 2017 Bieler started offering public tours, selling tickets through the New York Adventure Club. “I wanted to show ordinary people what it takes to create a world that they, as the audience, are supposed to believe in,” says Bieler, who leads every tour herself.

January 14, 2019

Visit All the Places: Marveling at Another NYC Wonder Theater: The United Palace

Back in November, I shared a post with you about the Valencia Theater, one of Loew’s “Wonder Theaters” in Queens, NY. 

Well, in December, I had the opportunity to check out one of the other local Wonder Theaters with the New York Adventure Club, and this time, it was Manhattan’s United Palace Theater. And I’m happy to report that it is just as spectacular as its cousin in Queens!

January 13, 2019

Staten Island Advance: A behind the scenes look at the Staten Island Zoo

The Staten Island Zoo held a New York Adventure Club event this Sunday that gave members the chance to get up close and personal with some of the animals that call this zoo home.  

Not only did the partakers get to pet the animals but the zoo workers brought the group behind the scenes into the on-site animal hospital.  

December 26, 2018

amNY: New Year's Eve parties in NYC that won't break the bank

Say "sayonara" to 2018 at a New Year's Eve party without breaking the bank. Though there's an endless amount of NYE celebrations happening around the city, many of New York's parties don't come cheap, with ticket prices running three to four digits just for entry into exclusive clubs. But fear not: These events are more budget minded, with entry fees of $100 or less.

December 22, 2018

The Guardian: A brief history of the gingerbread house

The tradition of decorated gingerbread houses began in Germany in the early 1800s, supposedly popularised after the not-so-Christmassy fairytale of Hansel and Gretel was published in 1812.

December 10, 2018

New York Magazine: 69 Reasons to Love New York

For this, our 14th annual “Reasons to Love New York,” all the reasons are places — some timeless, some odd (the underbelly of a Washington Heights pool?), some secret, some soothing, some technically illegal to occupy, but each beloved by the people who chose them. If we all carry a customized map of the city in our minds, consider this a chance to add a few new pins to yours.

November 15, 2018

The Villager: Manhattan Happenings

The New York Adventure Club explores the history of Greenwich Village — from a hospital that treated Titanic survivors to the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company — in a walking tour led by local neighborhood experts Kyle Sallee and Marci Fine.

October 10, 2018

Time Out New York: You can tour a treasure trove of movie props in New York

Eclectic/Encore Props houses over one million props in a 95,000-square foot warehouse in LIC. And you can take a New York Adventure Club tour through it all.

August 23, 2018

The Only Living Girl in New York: House of Collection

The second I heard about the House of Collection, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I knew I had to find a way to see inside of the 2,000-square-foot loft often called "a live-in cabinet of curiosities." Luckily, my mom and I were able to take a tour of the private apartment via the New York Adventure Club, and as soon as we walked through her front door, I felt at home with Paige Stevenson and her eclectic style. 

August 13, 2018

NBC New York Live: Eclectic Encore Props

Paul from NBC's New York Live visits the East Coast's largest prop shop, home to very famous objects.

August 3, 2018

Eventbrite Rally: 5 NYC Secrets You Can Experience with New York Adventure Club

When’s the last time you literally explored what New York City has to offer? Between its rich historical past and unique stories that only this city can tell, New York Adventure Club Founder and CEO Corey William Schneider has made it his mission to help New Yorkers discover the city in a whole new way through his company.

July 20, 2018

Tablet Magazine: A Visit to NYC’s Only Remaining Siphon-Bottle Seltzer Factory

Once upon a time, New York City was full of siphon-bottle seltzer plants. Thousands of deliverymen lugged cases of the fizzy stuff around the Lower East Side’s narrow streets; egg creams were everywhere; and the Marx Brothers squirted each other in the eye. It’s no wonder we waxed lyrical about seltzer in Tablet’s highly selective list of 100 Jewish Foods.

July 12, 2018

Tussle Magazine: Madame Lupin: Immersive Art Experiences

Melanie Dorey from Madame Lupin talks to us about creating site-specific artistic experiences in very atypical places (abandoned museum's, hospital's, military fort's,...) specifically the recent event at the Jefferson Market Library in NYC for URBEXPO #3.

June 14, 2018

Eventbrite Rally: Anything Is a Hat: An Afternoon with NYC Style Icon Debra Rapoport

Debra Rapoport is a 73-year-old style icon, teacher, and newly discovered model. On June 10th, she hosted one of her hat-making classes in her apartment, where students toured her closet to see her handmade hats and accessories, witnessed her make one of her famous hats, listened to her stories, and — of course — drank wine. The class was put on by New York Adventure Club, an organization that curates unique experiences and events around the city.

June 8, 2018

News.Com.Au: Death, fame and fear: Dark world under New York streets

Beneath the streets of New York City lies a secret world, harbouring dark secrets of death, celebrity and social alienation in mysterious, abandoned tunnels. The subway is filled with disused stations, rusting cars encrusted with dirt and even a few scattered inhabitants, who have turned to a life underground.

April 10, 2018

Solo & Kicking: 11 Best Fun Things to Do Alone in NYC

This list is a great starting place for discovering fun things to do alone in NYC and to get your feet wet in rediscovering the city from a solo perspective. You may get to the point where you start getting excited when your plans get cancelled and you have the night to yourself to explore. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

March 30, 2018

Brooklyn Based: Eggs for breakfast, bugs for dinner

Speaking of strong stomachs, the New York Adventure Club and Chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs are hosting a culinary event designed to introduce you to the world of edible insects on Saturday night from 8-11pm.

March 28, 2018

TimeOut New York: Your Perfect Weekend

Join New York Adventure Club to dig deep into the delicious, protein-packed world of bug cuisine at this fest for the daring, featuring expert dishes from Brooklyn Bugs Chef Joseph Yoon that come paired with a stacked wine and beer menu.

March 19, 2018

NBC News New York: Bugapalooza! Culinary Bug Event Coming to Times Square

Are you an adventurous eater? Would you be interested in a grilled cheese sandwich with a bit of crickets? If so, a culinary bug event may be the place for you. The New York Adventure Club and Brooklyn Bugs will host their first Bugapalooza! where critters will take center stage in the different dishes that will be prepared.

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March 16, 2018

TimeOut New York: Eat a bunch of gourmet bugs at a culinary event in Times Square later this month

Whether you’re an adventurous eater or just someone who’s dedicated their life to emulating the lifestyle choices of Nicole Kidman, you may be interested in a New York Adventure Club event coming to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square at the end of the month.

March 4, 2018

Check Out Jacob Vlog: 300 Year Old Mansion Covered In Graffiti!

Today, my friend Kyle and I visit a 300-year-old mansion in Glen Cove, NY. The mansion was built by one of the founding families of Glen Cove and has gone through many different phases before being bought by Joe Lapadula two years ago. He eventually let some local high school artists paint inside and things exploded from there. Now, over 200 artists from around the world have adorned the walls of this historic building and the effect is stunning.

March 1, 2018

Mad Hatters NYC: Residence Gone Rogue: A Visit to Street Art Mecca First City Project

I was recently watching one of those ingenious Southwest Airlines commercials—you know, one of the ones with the whole “Wanna Get Away?” taglines—and found myself unconsciously mouthing the words, Hell yeah, I do. We’re big believers that you can get away from the city without getting away from the city.

March 1, 2018

Thrillist: Everything You Have To Do In New York City This Weekend

March has arrived, and with it, your winter participation award! We know it wasn’t easy, but now you’re days away from daylight saving time and springtime fun times. The sun will set later, you can finally unplug your space heater, and the cold can’t keep you from going out for much longer. Here are all of the most badass New York events to kick off the month of March.

February 21, 2018

What Should We Do?: Where to Eat in NYC This March

Food expert Jess Bender marches to the beat of her own culinary drum. How else would she find the off-the-beaten-path eateries we’ve come to know and love? Lucky for you, she’s giving the lowdown on the best NYC spots you cannot miss this month—she insists!

February 11, 2018

JQ Magazine: New York Adventure Club Offers Urasenke Tea Ceremony

On Saturday, February 3, the New York Adventure Club offered participants a private tea ceremony demonstration at the Urasenke Chanoyu Center of New York (UCC) in Manhattan. Nearly two dozen participants from the area attended to have their first experience with this iconic Japanese cultural tradition. 

February 5, 2018

About Time Magazine: Perfect Weekend: 48-Hours in New York

Planning the perfect 48-hours in New York in 2018? From boutique hotels to luxury restaurants, street eats to art galleries, we’ve got the lowdown on spend the ideal 48-hours in New York City. Enough with the small talk, let’s chat bagels: 

December 8, 2017

Metro New York : Your guide to seeing the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Every year during the holidays, Dyker Heights transforms into the most lit neighborhood in New York City. Literally. 

October 26, 2017

Metro New York: The best Halloween weekend parties in NYC

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, so the party really starts the weekend before. Here are the best Halloween events in NYC from Oct. 26-29.


October 24, 2017

NBC New York: 11 Things To Do in NYC This Halloween Season

Trick or treat, New Yorkers! New York has plenty of pumpkin carving, candy eating and other fun activities for families to celebrate the ghoulish holiday. We have found 11 great events happening in and around the Big Apple this October.


October 23, 2017

MPIGNY Magazine: Transforming Great Events Into Greater Experiences

Let’s face it, organizing a company-wide, multi-day meeting is equivalent to creating a Broadway show — months of preparation and hundreds of working hours culminate in a relatively short grand performance that demands a myriad of moving parts to work in perfect harmony. Since all of your time is focused on nailing the event logistics, it’s difficult to allocate resources towards their social experience when they leave for the day. Fortunately, that’s where New York Adventure Club can come in to help. 


October 11, 2017

TimeOut New York: The best ghost tours NYC has to offer

Paranormal activity has been reported by multiple sources who work inside this Upper East Side mansion, and New York Adventure Club is inviting amateur ghost hunters to join Bronx Paranormal Society founder Douglas McMillan for a one-night crash course in its investigation.


October 10, 2017

Tablet: Inside Ellis Island’s Immigrant Hospital

A lot of us have visited the beautiful museum at Ellis Island and pondered our collective and family history. Fewer, however, know that there is an abandoned hospital complex on the island, empty since 1954—and crumbling. If you’re relatively fit, possess a pair of closed-toe shoes, and are willing to sign a waiver saying you won’t sue anyone if some debris falls on your head, you can see it.


September 20, 2017

TimeOut New York: Wanna Explore? 

In recent weeks, NYAC has given curious New Yorkers the chance to walk along the roof of an uptown cathedral, visit a city-owned island in the East River, and even go deep underground to comb the secrets of the dysfunctional sybway system.


July 25, 2017

Brownstoner: From Gritty Waterfront to Art Hub, Explore the Past and Present of Red Hook

The New York Adventure Club will highlight Red Hook’s history and resurgence with a tour past the neighborhood’s old warehouses, now transformed into glassworks, warehouses, a Fairway, and even a combination distillery/chocolate factory.


July 13, 2017

Brownstoner: Check Out Brooklyn Navy Yard From a New Perspective With a Rooftop Tour

Hosted by the New York Adventure Club and Turnstile Tours, the tour will include visits to Brooklyn Grange Farm — the country’s largest soil-based rooftop commercial farm — a look at the different types of green roofs that dot the complex, and a climb to the top of the Navy Yard’s headquarters building. Comfortable shoes are recommended for all that stair climbing.


July 6, 2017

CNN Money: 'Treasures' in the trash: 34 years in sanitation taught him how to spot a gem

Molina calls his collection "Treasure in the Trash." It sits on the second floor of a Department of Sanitation garage on East 99th Street in Manhattan. Right now, it's not open to the public, except for specially arranged tours with groups such as the New York Adventure Club.


June 17, 2017

TimeOut New York: See a concert in a Gilded Age mansion in NYC this month

The New York Adventure Club is hosting its inaugural Music in the Mansion event at the Van Alen Mansion, which was built in 1917 and is now home to the Koscuiszko Foundation. The evening will feature funky tunes from acoustic duo Beautiful Small Machines and jazz fusion pianist Adam Ahuda.


June 6, 2017

TimeOut New York: Here's where to get the freshest fish in NYC

New York is filled with great fish markets, but purchasing a fillet or a tail from one of them often costs an arm and a leg. In a city that's on the ocean and home to one of the world's busiest ports, one can't help but wonder where you can get fresh fish straight from the source. The answer: the sprawling, 400,000-square-foot New Fulton Fish Market tucked away in the southeast Bronx. 


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June 2, 2017

Strategic Funding: From Side Hustle to Business: Behind the Scenes of New York Adventure Club

Unlike other tour companies in New York City, NYAC’s target market is locals — not tourists. CEO and Founder, Corey William Schneider is the mastermind behind this “mostly for locals” tour company.


May 29, 2017

SarahFunky: Sculpting Grotesque Faces with New York Adventure Club

When was the last time you played with play dough? If you’re like me, it’s been a few decades. Playfully combining sculpting and wine, New York Adventure Club Play-Dough and Wine Night offered a fun and interactive experience where I learned how to sculpt using play-dough. No previous experience required.


May 18, 2017

Greenpointers: Thursday Spotlight: Ken Butler—One Man’s Trash Is An Artist’s Musical Legacy

Ken Butler’s artwork is playful. Often, literally. He designs, builds and plays unconventional musical instruments, crafting them out of everyday household objects or discarded junk on Brooklyn sidewalks...We were able to tour his studio, hang out and have a jam session with him this past Sunday, on a New York Adventure Club excursion. 


May 4, 2017

Solar and the City: A Day with Brooklyn Solarworks

As the High-Strung ambassador for the Power chapter, Frida joined a group of New Yorkers for a rainy-day tour with Brooklyn SolarWorks, put on by New York Adventure Club.


May 4, 2017

Brownstoner: Learn How to Cook and Drink Like It’s 1699 at the Wyckoff House Museum

The Wyckoff House Museum, in conjunction with the New York Adventure Club, will host an afternoon of old-timey farm experiences from the colonial days, along with valuable cooking lessons and some locally sourced drinks.


April 7, 2017

TimeOut New York: The Secret Eats and Gritty Past of Chinatown

Feast on scallion pancakes and steamed buns in some of Chinatown’s most delicious hidden spots on this New York Adventure Club tour. Neighborhood historian Mike Morgenthal leads you through landmarks and back alleys, where you learn about the history of Tong gangs, immigrant communities and the thriving food scene.


March 15, 2017

SarahFunky: Pop-Up Speakeasy with the NY Adventure Club

Upon arrival at the nondescript door, Alyssa and I utter the requisite password, and are ushered inside the pop-up speakeasy. Entering the apartment hosting New York Adventure Club’s Gilded Age soirée, we take store of the rather intimate setting. This apartment, purportedly once the home of John Jacob Astor II, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Washington Irving, is itself the size of a studio, with vaulted ceilings and an anachronistic mix of modern and antique décor.


March 2, 2017

TimeOut New York: Go to a pop-up speakeasy in a historic gilded age apartment on Saturday

With the weather going completely insane, you might as well throw caution to the wind this weekend and wear a flapper dress. This Saturday, party like Daisy Buchanan (if she ever deigned to go to downtown Manhattan) at a Gatsby-style get-down held in a historic Gilded Age apartment near Astor Place. The special event, hosted by New York Adventure Club, invites you to toast with Prohibiton-era booze and vittles, revel with magicians and check out vintage antiques and parlor games. Boys, better get your tuxedos pressed. 


February 15, 2017

Thrillist: How to Get NYC's Coolest Jobs, According to the People Who Have Them

Chances are, whatever job you’re working by day or night (or both) just to pay rent in New York isn’t making all of your friends insanely jealous. In fact, they’re probably also frantically perusing their own LinkedIn contacts for leads at this very moment. We all know that blind-applying to jobs is pointless these days, since it’s all about who you know; but what if you don’t know anyone? Fortunately, we do. We tracked down 13 people with some of the coolest jobs in the city, from engineers who create 3-D holograms to sex jewelry makers, to find out how they got where they are, and how you can get there, too.


February 7, 2017

Huffington Post: How This New York City Transplant Built An Adventure-Filled Community

In this episode of The #CommunityBuilder Series, I sit down with Corey Schneider, the Founder of New York Adventure Club to discuss the ingredients to building a strong community, and the big break that catapult his community into the spotlight.


January 5, 2017

Thrillist: The Best Things to do at Night In NYC Besides Going to a Bar

We live in the greatest city in the world, where something fun, unique, and exciting is always happening -- and it’s often happening somewhere that’s not a bar. Here, we’ve compiled a list of accessible, incredibly varied, and affordable (if not free) things to do in this amazing city, from sword-wielding classes to dance parties that actually won’t keep you out too late.


March 15, 2017

SarahFunky: Pop-Up Speakeasy with the NY Adventure Club

Upon arrival at the nondescript door, Alyssa and I utter the requisite password, and are ushered inside the pop-up speakeasy. Entering the apartment hosting New York Adventure Club’s Gilded Age soirée, we take store of the rather intimate setting. This apartment, purportedly once the home of John Jacob Astor II, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Washington Irving, is itself the size of a studio, with vaulted ceilings and an anachronistic mix of modern and antique décor.


November 23, 2016

Jetsetter: Why You Should be a Tourist

While researching activities, I stumbled across the New York Adventure Club, which offers a curated mix of unique excursions such as a trek through the city’s secret subway system, an evening soiree at a speakeasy, and a behind-the-scenes expedition in Grand Central. 


November 9, 2016

TimeOut New York: The best holiday gifts for 2016

Attention, Santa’s little schleppers! Our cool-as-hell gift ideas for everyone on your “nice” list will make you so excited to shop, you’re going to need a bigger tote (or five) to carry it all. We’ve not only selected the perfect present for the very specific (and picky) New Yorkers in your life, but we managed to do the unthinkable: make holiday shopping fun. 


November 1, 2016

The New Yorker: Above & Beyond

This group specializes in rare, intimate tours of treasured city spaces, often at nontraditional hours: past events have included a late-night walk through Grant’s Tomb and a hard-hat tour of an abandoned hospital on Ellis Island.


October 31, 2016

Crain's New York Business: Bronx Bucket-List Destinations

Looking for a great place canoe in New York City? The Bronx may not be the first place that comes to mind, but perhaps it should be.


October 21, 2016

The New York Times: New York Today: Secret Rooms and Speakeasies

Explore the studios and street art of Brooklyn, starting with a showing at the Whole Foods in Gowanus. 12:30 p.m.


October 21, 2016

Brooklyn Reporter: The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, dogs in wigs edition

Here is a list of several events for Brooklynites to check out this weekend, courtesy of our sister publication Brokelyn.


September 12, 2016

CIO: Creative ways 7 startups growth-hacked their way to brand exposure

Sometimes brand exposure can be achieved with a little creativity through growth hacking.  


August 26, 2016

Curbed: 10 secret subway tunnels in New York City

Just like the rest of New York City, our 112 year-old subway system consists of many layers, each of which provides a glimpse into a sliver of the city’s history...You can actually go see the platform [Track 61] during New York Adventure Club's behind-the-scenes tour of Grand Central.


August 12, 2016

TimeOut New York: 15 fantastic things to do in NYC this weekend

NY Adventure Club takes you on a haunted tour of the historic Mount Vernon Hotel with a murder mystery game and wine and cheese in its not-haunted garden.


City College

August 9, 2016

AMNY.com: Manhattan - Weird facts you should know about the NYC borough

Even the most cultured Manhattanite probably doesn't know everything about the New York City borough. Home to many of the nation's iconic structures, skyscrapers, parks and more -- not to mention millions of New Yorkers -- it's no surprise there are secrets waiting to be uncovered at every corner. ​ From former graveyards to movies and murder mysteries, here are a few weird facts you'll want to know about the area's history.


Grand Central Terminal

July 2, 2016

Viewing NYC: Peek Behind the Scenes at Grand Central Terminal

The Grand Central Terminal is the nation’s busiest train station, used by over 750,000 people daily. Between secret presidential tracks and a $20 million artifact hidden in plain sight in the main concourse, the history and inner working of Grand Central are fascinating. Thank you to the New York Adventure Club for helping to arrange this rare behind the scenes look and check out their event schedule for more tours and other unique experiences!


Grand Central Terminal

June 13, 2016

Check Out Jacob Vlog: Secret Grand Central Tour

Today I go on a very special tour of Grand Central Terminal. The tour lasted about 3 hours total and was totally worth it! There was even more we saw that I can't share but I would highly recommend attending the next time they offer the tour..


April 27, 2016

Tech Insider: I toured Ellis Island's eerie abandoned hospital — take a look inside

I recently toured some of the wards with the New York Adventure Club, an organization that hosts tours of hidden places around the state. Ellis Island's Immigration Museum also conducts tours, but the club gave me a rare look inside the contagious disease wing.


April 10, 2016

NYCGO: 10 top tours

The word club signifies that this tour company sees itself as a community. Prizing history and storytelling, its groups head out for bolder experiences than one might expect from a baseline tour.


March 25, 2016

You Only Live Once: New York has an Adventure Club that Explores the Unseen Parts of the City

New York City has no shortage of well-known tourist attractions, but if you want to get off the beaten track and explore places not normally seen on a trip in and outside of Manhattan, you’re going to want to join this group.


March 23, 2016

Messy Nessy Chic: Want to Explore NYC’s Most Secret Spaces? Join the Club

Every city should have a club like this one. I stumbled across the New York Adventure Club (apologies if I’m late in the game) via some fascinating photos that surfaced recently on the net, giving a rare look inside the secret trash collection in a New York sanitation garage.


March 17, 2016

Atlas Obscura: Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Collection in a New York Sanitation Garage

Collected over 30 years, [the Trash Gallery] is a visual explosion, organized by type, color, and size. Recently, Atlas Obscura had the chance to visit the collection with the New York Adventure Club, take some photos, and revel in the vast creative possibilities of trash.


December 24, 2015

Curbed: Gift Guide: 15 Perfect New York City-Themed Presents

'Tis the season for holiday shopping—and if you want to avoid the Black Friday crowds and find amazing gifts for the New York fanatics on your list, let this list be your guide. Curbed's staff has chosen some of the best New York City-themed presents around, whether you want something quirky for a design-obsessed pal, a book for that person who thinks they know everything about the city, or an unforgettable, Instagram-worthy experience.


December 8, 2015

Untapped Cities: 10 Fun Facts About NYC’s Troll Museum on the Lower East Side

Located up a six-story walkup in a private apartment on the Lower East Side, the Troll Museum is undeniably one of the most interesting and unusual sights in New York City – a reputation it has held for nearly fifteen years. On December 4th, the New York Adventure Club gained access to the troll-laden apartment for a special tour led by museum founder and curator Reverend Jen. Here are 10 things to know about the Troll Museum we learned on our visit: 


October 25, 2015

Daytonian in Manhattan: An Unapologetic Ensorsement for NY Adventure Club

Daytonian in Manhattan does not promote books, venues, organizations or programs. Readers expect simply to read about the social history of Manhattan buildings, statues and monuments. And that’s just how I like it. But today I will make an exception. 


 September 25, 2015

6sqft: New Yorker Spotlight: Corey William Schneider Turns New Yorkers into Explorers at the NY Adventure Club

When New Yorkers think about going on an adventure, they might envision heading west, abroad, or at least outside the city. In New York, the only adventure they’re likely to take is navigating the grid (or lack there of in certain neighborhoods) during rush hour. But Corey William Schneider is on a mission to turn the five boroughs into a land of exploration for city residents.


 September 18, 2015

Untapped Cities: Behind the Scenes on the Jacob K. Javits Center Green Roof in NYC

The Jacob K. Javits Center, home to nearly 180 convention events a year like Comic Con and the Auto Show, is often overlooked as a piece of functional architecture and might be the last place you might imagine a verdant green roof. Yet, it may be one of the most ideal places for one, given the center’s massive size.


 August 9, 2015

Rockawayist: The Bunkers of Fort Tilden

To the casual visitor, the decaying historical artifacts of Fort Tilden may seem like a throwback to a long-gone era of World Wars. However, thanks to the New York Adventure Club, we had access to some of the Fort’s hidden gems.


 May 18, 2015

Untapped Cities: Inside the Clocktower of the Jefferson Market Library, a Former Courthouse and Prison

The landmarked Jefferson Market Library that sits between Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Avenue and Tenth Street had a fascinating prior life. The building was formerly a courthouse, with a prison next door where the garden is today, itself replacing a dingy police court over a saloon and a wooden fire tower. In 1967, just under a decade after being saved from demolition through community efforts and years of renovation, the building was reopened as a New York Public Library branch.


 April 8, 2015

The Gloss: I Let An App Guide Me Around For The Weekend And The Adventure Actually Made Me Happier

Could you have guessed that I might choose somewhere with adorable animals? I met up with the New York Adventure Club (an excellent meetup group to find genuinely nice, fun people, especially if you’ve just moved here!) at Animal Haven, a nonprofit organization that shelters abandoned cats and dogs, trains them, finds them homes, and offers them a welcoming, loving environment off the streets. Awesome, right? Look how happy they are!


 March 20, 2015

Untapped Cities: An Inside Look at NYC’s Gilded Age Harkness House with NY Adventure Club

Recently, the New York Adventure Club visited the Gilded Age Harkness House on 75th Street and Fifth Avenue. The Italian Renaissance-style mansion was completed in 1908 as a wedding gift for the son of Stephen V. Harkness, a businessman in Ohio who had invested in Rockefeller’s oil business. 

Though the building is considered understated in its core design, the detailed ornamentation at the top of the building and the layout of the interior give hint to the nature of the family, who more reserved than their peers like the Vanderbilts.


 February 3, 2015

Untapped Cities: Photos Inside NYC’s City Hall After Hours with the NY Adventure Club

Last week, the New York Adventure Club went on a private after-hours tour of New York City Hall, which included a visit to the main rotunda, Governor’s Room, and City Council Chamber. Our friends, the photography crew of F/11 (whom you’ll recognize from their photos of steel spinning in an abandoned subway station) were on hand to document the landmarked building, above ground.


 October 6, 2014

Ditmas Park Corner: Exploring The Stunning Inside Of The Japanese House In Prospect Park South

As it turns out, [the Japanese House] is indeed as interesting inside as it is outside, and Gloria on Sunday afternoon was kind enough to open her house up to us and a group of about 15 people from the New York Adventure Club – which its founder, Corey Schneider, told us he “started to bridge locals with the neighborhood they want to get to know better.”


 September 20, 2014

Untapped Contributor Profile: Corey Schneider of the NY Adventure Club

As it turns out, [the Japanese House] is indeed as interesting inside as it is outside, and Gloria on Sunday afternoon was kind enough to open her house up to us and a group of about 15 people from the New York Adventure Club – which its founder, Corey Schneider, told us he “started to bridge locals with the neighborhood they want to get to know better.”


 July 11, 2014

AU Grad Unlocks Hidden Treasures in the Big Apple

Three years ago, Corey Schneider moved to New York, armed with a business administration degree and a dual concentration in marketing and entrepreneurship and innovation, from the Kogod School of Business. Working as associate retention marketing manager for one of the largest media companies in the world, Time Inc., he was living the life. Or was he?