Day-Long Fun Outdoor Event Features Clues Crafted by Museum Experts
Registrations are open

As spring brings the promise of warmer weather, Museum of the City of New York announces the return of in-person programming with its fully outdoor photo scavenger hunt, Keys to the City. Registration is now open for the event, scheduled for May 22, 2021. All clues will be located outside throughout Harlem, and the Hunt is designed to be done in a safe, socially-distant manner.

Participants will unlock greater Harlem’s many secret places, historic haunts, and inspiring views by solving clues created by experts at the Museum and taking photos along the way. As Keys to the City returns uptown this year, participants will explore vibrant neighborhoods including West Harlem, Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill, and East Harlem (home of the Museum). Clues will span Harlem’s iconic past, present, and future, including jazz legends, architectural landmarks, and cultural moments. Each clue solved, and each photo posted, takes teams one step closer to winning the grand prize.

Not only will participants enjoy socially-distanced fun, and take away some great photos for Instagram, the scavenger hunt will raise vital funds to support the Museum of the City of New York for generations to come.


When: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00am – 5:00pm (RAIN DATE: May 23rd).

Where: Teams of at most 10 and at least 2 players start from a location of their choosing to decipher clues to identify sites in West Harlem, Morningside Heights, Harlem, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill, and East Harlem.

Price: $53/person.

Registration: Opens now and closes on May 19

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