The Ultimate NYC Social Group Scavenger & History Hunt: Bowling Green to Times Square


Broadway is the oldest established route in Manhattan.  Originally know as the Wickquasgeck Trail, it was the path that the Native Americans forged through the swamps and hills of the island.  As the years passed, Broadway was the main artery that NYC grew up and around.  Join us for this amazing chance to walk through history and discover things you may have never know while meeting new people and making new friends.  This historic and fun scavenger hunt will bring you from Bowling Green to Columbus Circle mostly along Broadway.  It's 5 and 1/2 miles, flat and will give you a perspective on NYC that you may never have experienced as you walk through the different neighborhoods.  This is one of our coolest Scavenger Hunts!         

How it works:

  • Registration will be on the steps of the Museum of the American Indian at Bowling Green.
  • Most people will be coming on their own  so we will randomly set up teams.  If you already have a team just let us know. 4-6 people max.
  • Each team will be given a set of clues that they need to find between Bowling Green and Times Square.  All clues will be within one block of Broadway (east and west).
  • Each team will have 2 and a half hours to find as many clues as possible and will be sent out in intervals.  The team with the most points wins!
  • We will have a designated end point near times square where you can sit back and relax while we tally up the scores where you can eat and drink.
New York City grew up along Broadway.  As the population increased the focal points for business, commerce, entertainment and socializing moved from Bowling Green to City Hall Park to Union Square to Madison Square Park to Times Square.  Each served as "the centers of the universe" at one time that still have significance and relics from those times.

What will we be looking for? Historical markers, plaques, interesting architecture, places of interest, famous buildings, interesting people and more.

What you will see:  A cast Iron Fence from 1733, the oldest gravestone in Manhattan, the African American Burial Ground, famous statues and buildings and much more!

Important:  This hunt is 5 and 1/2 miles long. you should wear comfortable shoes and be able to keep up with your team.  It is up to your team if you wish to use mass transportation or walk.    This hunt is also designed to be fun and informative.  If you are too competitive you will ruin it for the rest.

Cost: $25 general members/ $15 VIP members Includes the Hunt only.

Can I come alone?  Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Do I need a ticket?  Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list at the door.  If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment.   If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher.

Dress Code:  At all events we ask that you use your best judgement based on the event. There are never jackets and ties required unless specifically stated.  Keep it neat, be yourself and look your best. Dress for the weather.

What if it rains?  If the conditions are too dangerous for the hunt to happen, you can transfer to another event, get a credit or a refund.

How will I find the group?  We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.

Ages: 21+  Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated.   If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect. This event will likely be mostly 20's - 40's

Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles.  You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).

Questions?  If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256.

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.



Meet on Steps of Old Customs House/Indian Museum
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY Map and Directions


Date: 06/15/2019

Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

Price: $25.00
VIP Price: $15.00 - Not a V.I.P.? Click here for details.

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