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Obscura Day: Explore Hidden Treasures in Your Own Hometown

by Allison Arieff

March 20, 2011

If you could pick a day to be everywhere at once, make it Obscura Day 2011.

Obscura Day is presented each year by Atlas Obscura, a compendium of this age's wonders, curiosities, and esoterica. A constantly evolving, always collaborative, undertaking, Atlas Obscura aims to catalog all of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist. You can marvel at these wonders online anytime at the Atlas Obscura website but on April 9 you and legions of your intellectually curious peers will go forth to explore and document new discoveries.

GOOD is thrilled to be a sponsor of Obscura Day. You can join us on April 9 at GOOD's PopUp Community Center, which will feature DIY workshops, literary readings, hackathons, and tons of other stuff, in Los Angeles. Or journey to the Wardencylffe Laboratory (above) in East Shoreham, New York, where Nikola Tesla aspired to power the planet, with GOOD's Environment Editor Ben Jervey. Or get lost in the stacks of that treasure house of tomes, the Prelinger Library in San Francisco.
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