Ars Subterranea tells stories and hosts events in forgotten spaces, mostly in New York City. The group’s urban exploration – with a historical twist – aims to make people notice obscure or overlooked places. It’s a process of rediscovery, reclamation, and, yes, preservation. Events include teatime on a sunken ship, mini-golf in an abandoned factory, and a scavenger hunt to find a buried stream. Sign me up!

[photo by Bryan Papciak and Jeff Sias]