Nerds unite! If you’re looking to geek out in the city, here are five ways you can do just that. By Carly Petrone.
Amateur Astronomers Association
120 Warren St.
New York, NY
Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York have been studying the skies and stars since 1927. From lectures at the American Museum of Natural History to nighttime sky observing, this association offers a variety of events for the astronomy enthusiast. Become a member and take an economical astronomy class, subscribe to their monthly news journal and take part in their solar observing in Central Park.
Barcade caters to the New Yorker who never quite grew out of the “all I want to do is play video games” phase. This bar/arcade lets you choose from a variety of vintage and popular arcade games like Donkey Kong and Frogger, all while sipping on a frothy beer of your choice. With locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Jersey City, there’s no excuse for missing out on your next video game binging day. Check website for locations and hours of operation.
190 Underhill Ave.
Are you itching to crack the books? Head over to the Brooklyn Brainery and take a class on everything from HTML to physics. Classes are generally one or two weeks long, relatively inexpensive, and filled with equally as curious students. Get deep into a discussion or do something hands on – either way your brain will thank you. Take a look at their course catalog and start exploring now!
National Museum Of Mathematics
11 E. 26th Street
New York, NY
New York Hall Of Science
47-01 111th Street
Mathletes, scientists, and those looking to “nerd out” can stop by the New York Hall of Science and the Museum of Mathematics to get their fix. The NYSCI offers more than 100,000 square-feet of indoor exhibition space plus an outdoor Science Playground and Rocket Park.
The Museum of Mathematics engages its audience by inviting them to take part in everything from a square-wheeled trike ride to spinning in a chair within a cylindrical chamber. Bring formulas to life and create your own masterpieces at this interactive space. Check websites for museums’ hours and ticket prices.
Nerd Nite NYC
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
New York, NY”
Looking for a nerd night out? Check out one of the many events hosted by Nerd Nite NYC. This monthly geeky get together combines trivia and presentations with a sprinkle of cocktails for a seriously fun evening out.Learn more here.