Members Appreciation Month
Throughout the month of April, we’re celebrating our vibrant member community! All members will enjoy a month-long set of benefits.
Members only ticket timeslots for visiting the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn during Spring Recess, April 15th-24th. Reserve your tickets here.
Tickets are available 3 weeks before the date of visit.
Access to Select Digital Discussions Recordings
Check out some of our favorite Digital Discussions! Recordings of six talks are available for members only here with the password provided in the Members Only email or contact [email protected] for access. Available videos include: Women Influencers, The 1 Train, Hidden Histories, Drawn on the Way, A History of Social Action in Transit, and the Chrystie Street Connection.
15% Discount at the New York Transit Museum Store
In April, Transit Museum members both old and new will enjoy an extra 5% discount at the Transit Museum Stores in person and online at nytransitmuseumstore.com.
Digital Discussion: Next Stop, Coney Island
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, 12:00pm
Digital Discussion: Manners Matter – Courtesy Campaigns
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, 5:00pm
Courtesy is a word that is increasingly synonymous with expected behavior while riding public transportation. In New York City, courtesy campaigns have been implemented from the 1940s to the present day to convince riders that manners matter.
Join Museum Educator Brooke Bell for a digital discussion about the evolution of courtesy campaigns in New York City’s subway system and discover the various characters and catch phrases used in these campaigns. RSVP here.
Digital Discussion: Presenting East Side Access –
Expansion of the LIRR to the East Side of Manhattan
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022, 1:00pm
East Side Access is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s largest capital project currently underway. When complete it will deliver a brand-new terminal and concourse beneath Grand Central Terminal providing more Long Island Rail Road passengers faster, direct access to the East Side of Manhattan. In combination with the Double Track and LIRR Expansion Project, East Side Access will make reverse commuting between Manhattan and Long Island a reality. The new Long Island Rail Road service to and from Grand Central is a critical component in strengthening and expanding our regional rail network and protecting us from future transportation crises.
Representing the East Side Access project, Michael Pujdak, PMO Executive and Peter Malvese, Acting Harold Program Executive will give a behind the scenes overview of the project and provide an update on where we are today… months away from opening. RSVP here.
Family Program: Transit Museum Highlights
Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, 1:00pm
Join Education staff for a virtual tour of our popular trains and exhibits. Listen to some of our favorite transit stories, play interactive games, and answer questions and chat with one another. See you online at Court Street Station! RSVP here.
Family Program: Poetry in Motion
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, 10:00am
Join Education staff for a virtual tour of our popular trains and Explore a poem that shares its name with one of New York City’s most well-known train stations—Grand Central Terminal. Then work together to create an original poem inspired by one of the Museum’s vintage train cars. RSVP here.
Transit After-Hours: Sustainability
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, 6:00pm
Help us celebrate Earth Day with a special exploration of the MTA’s state of the art sustainability operations. Mass transit is already a city’s best solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and toxic air pollution. The MTA has played a leading role in incorporating sustainable design into the development of its infrastructure, facilities and vehicles.
In this virtual discussion, Thomas Abdallah, the Assistant VP and Chief Environmental Engineer for the MTA Construction and Development Agency, will take us through some of the MTA’s past, current and future efforts to achieve environmental sustainability, from electric buses to regenerative braking, rainwater collection and more. These efforts are designed to reduce waste, prevent pollution, conserve water, save natural resources, and ensure the transit system remains resilient in the face of a rapidly changing climate. RSVP here.
Digital Discussion: Tokens and Turnstiles – Subway Fare through Time
Thursday, April 28th, 2022, 1:00pm
Fare collection in New York City has changed significantly over time. From tickets to nickels, dimes to tokens, MetroCards and now OMNY, the way we have paid our fare to board public transit has been an evolving process.
Join Senior Education Coordinator, Donald Jackson for a digital discussion focusing on the history of fare collection in New York City. Learn about the evolution from omnibus tickets to OMNY, how our city’s subway fare has always worked to be a fair price and what it means to be a one-fare system. RSVP here.