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Shaelyn Amaio

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October 2017

Farewell to the El: Nostalgia for the Third Avenue Elevated Train

Tuesday, October 3 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$10 / Free for Museum Members
View of Third Avenue with elevated train structures visible

The Third Avenue El – the last elevated train in Manhattan – shut down in May of 1955, but it lived on in the memories of New Yorkers and in popular and high culture. What aesthetic possibilities did filmmakers find in the elevated train stations and cars? How did the El offer a different sense of community and a different perspective on the city? And how does this moment in transit history help us understand contemporary elevated train lines and elevated parks? Join Sunny Stalter-Pace, Associate Professor at Auburn University, to explore the mid-century moment when nostalgia for the El reached its height.

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PLATFORM: Creative Musings on Mass Transit

Tuesday, October 17 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Museum Members
Line dance performed at PLATFORM.

Artists take over the Transit Museum as part of this exciting series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public.

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An Evening Ride to Green-Wood Cemetery

Saturday, October 28 | 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$50 / $35 for Museum Members
Gothic Arches below a purple sky with stars, photo by Steven Acres

Take a trip into the past on our BMT B- and D-Type cars for an evening ride to explore Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. During a 3-hour layover, enjoy a picnic dinner and take a guided tour to learn the fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, including baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers, inventors, and Civil War generals. 

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