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May 2018

Crosstown Centennial: The 42nd Street Shuttle

Saturday, May 12 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$40 / $35 for Museum Members
Opening Ceremony for the automated shuttle at Grand Central Station, January 1962 Object ID: 2005.48.287

On August 1, 1918, the subway tracks running between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal — part of the original subway line to serve New York City — were established as a shuttle to carry travelers between the two transit hubs; the next day, the shuttle had to be temporarily closed due to severe overcrowding. Since then, the 42nd Street Shuttle has been overhauled and its stations partly rebuilt, but it remains the major crosstown link in Midtown Manhattan. Join historian Joe Cunningham to explore a short subway line with a long history, and to learn about 100 years of transportation planning and technological innovation.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Thursday, May 24 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

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June 2018

Underground Art: On Display in the Subway

Saturday, June 2 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$40 / $35 for Museum Members

The New York City subway system’s 400-plus stations make it the largest in the world; with hundreds of art installations scattered throughout those stations, it’s also one of the world’s largest public art galleries. Join guide Justin Rivers on a journey through time and space, telling the story of the NYC commuter — from Roy Lichtenstein's subway rocket to the future down to Robert Fulton’s first steam ferry  — all told through the art we pass in the transit system every day.

Buy Tickets »

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, June 3 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sold Out!
Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, June 3 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Transit Walk: Roosevelt Island

Sunday, June 10 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Roosevelt Island Tram above NYC skyline.

With the Roosevelt Island Tramway above it, the IND 63rd Street line below it, and NYC Ferry docking on its shores, Roosevelt Island today has no shortage of transportation options. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves to explore the island formerly known as Welfare Island and to understand the ways its location and access points have influenced its development and the role it has played in New York City history.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Wednesday, June 13 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sold Out!
Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, June 23 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sold Out!
Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, June 23 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sold Out!
Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »
July 2018

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Wednesday, July 11 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sold Out!
Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, July 14 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sold Out!
Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, July 14 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sold Out!
Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground, where you’ll learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall. Then, head downstairs and be transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Find out more »

New York City Transit: Jamaica Yard Tour

Saturday, July 21 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Two trains in Jamaica Yard

Serving the IND Queens Boulevard Line since it opened in 1936, Jamaica Yard currently serves more subway cars than any other yard in New York City. The area, originally swampland, has had many uses over time: during the American Revolution, it was occupied by British troops; a pumping station was on the site before it was turned over to the Board of Transportation; and the temporary World’s Fair Railroad passed through it in 1939-40. In 1965, car-washing machines were installed at the yard, and today’s R42 and R160 cars assigned to the E, F, and R lines receive car wash, interior cleaning, grease, and minor repair services here. Join Superintendent Vito Oliveri on this special Members-Only tour of Jamaica Yard to learn about the services performed here and plans for the yard in the future.

Find out more »

Crosstown Centennial: The 42nd Street Shuttle

Sunday, July 22 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sold Out!
Opening Ceremony for the automated shuttle at Grand Central Station, January 1962 Object ID: 2005.48.287

On August 1, 1918, the subway tracks running between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal — part of the original subway line to serve New York City — were established as a shuttle to carry travelers between the two transit hubs; the next day, the shuttle had to be temporarily closed due to severe overcrowding. Since then, the 42nd Street Shuttle has been overhauled and its stations partly rebuilt, but it remains the major crosstown link in Midtown Manhattan. Join historian Joe Cunningham to explore a short subway line with a long history, and to learn about 100 years of transportation planning and technological innovation.

Find out more »

Transit Walk: Roosevelt Island

Saturday, July 28 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30 / $25 for Museum Members
Roosevelt Island Tram above NYC skyline.

With the Roosevelt Island Tramway above it, the IND 63rd Street line below it, and NYC Ferry docking on its shores, Roosevelt Island today has no shortage of transportation options. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves to explore the island formerly known as Welfare Island and to understand the ways its location and access points have influenced its development and the role it has played in New York City history.

Buy Tickets » 

Find out more »
August 2018

Underground Art: On Display in the Subway

Sunday, August 5 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$40 / $35 for Museum Members

The New York City subway system’s 400-plus stations make it the largest in the world; with hundreds of art installations scattered throughout those stations, it’s also one of the world’s largest public art galleries. Join guide Justin Rivers on a journey through time and space, telling the story of the NYC commuter — from Roy Lichtenstein's subway rocket to the future down to Robert Fulton’s first steam ferry  — all told through the art we pass in the transit system every day.

Buy Tickets »

Find out more »

New York City Transit: Jamaica Yard Tour

Sunday, August 12 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sold Out!
Two trains in Jamaica Yard

Serving the IND Queens Boulevard Line since it opened in 1936, Jamaica Yard currently serves more subway cars than any other yard in New York City. The area, originally swampland, has had many uses over time: during the American Revolution, it was occupied by British troops; a pumping station was on the site before it was turned over to the Board of Transportation; and the temporary World’s Fair Railroad passed through it in 1939-40. In 1965, car-washing machines were installed at the yard, and today’s R42 and R160 cars assigned to the E, F, and R lines receive car wash, interior cleaning, grease, and minor repair services here. Join Superintendent Vito Oliveri on this special Members-Only tour of Jamaica Yard to learn about the services performed here and plans for the yard in the future.

Find out more »
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