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Hey, New Yorkers, you’re going to love this! Londoners and Berliners already know about the underground Lost Lectures events, but now New Yorkers are about to get their first taste of the series that hosts captivating talks from secret locations on the worlds of art, science, literature, music, dance, and culture.

Hyperallergic has partnered with The Lost Lectures to devise their most ambitious production to date and bring the series to New York City. On Friday, April 25, The Lost Lectures will land in NY with six world-renowned speakers, each with 15–20 mins on the Lost stage, performances, interactive demos, and installations … it will be an immersive experience unlike any other.

The evening’s lineup will feature musical sensation Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes), writer and publisher Choire Sicha (of The Awl), photographer Barbara Nitke, scientist Marc Abrahams, Brooklyn dance sensations Flex Is Kings + filmmaker Deidre Schoo, and one very special and secret speaker (we can’t give it all away at once). For more information on the speakers, visit the The Lost Lectures.

For the uninitiated, The Lost Lectures is a secret evening event. Only ticket holders find out where the event is taking place (instructed via email a few days before). Please be reassured that it will not be a massive trek — no more than 40 minutes by subway from Union Square, door to door. Tickets are extremely limited and can be purchased here.

This is going to be an incredible night, and we can’t wait to show you the magic of The Lost Lectures.

UPDATE: We’ve announced the video art program lineup, and it includes works by Rico Gatson, Chelsea Knight, Serkan Özkaya, Zefrey Throwell, and Saya Woolfalk.

UPDATE 2: The sixth and final speaker has been announced, Amanda Lepore!

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Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. You can follow him at @hragv.