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September 2017

Transit Walk: Staten Island

Sunday, September 10 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30 / $25 for Museum Members
Staten Island Ferry Boat by Carol Highsmith

Our expert Museum Educators lead a series of Transit Walks through all five boroughs, examining transportation one neighborhood at a time. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves on Staten Island to explore the neighborhood of St. George. Learn about the past and present of transportation in the area, examine the architecture of residential areas developed for commuters into Manhattan, and consider the changes that are in store as the area continues to grow and change.

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FUNKTIONAL VIBRATIONS: HUDSON YARDS ART WALK WITH XENOBIA BAILEY

Friday, September 15 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$40
Hudson Yards 34th Street

Join us for a special Members-Only tour of the 34th Street-Hudson Yards Station, which introduced subway service to the far West Side of midtown Manhattan in 2014. As part of a major development in the emerging, mixed-use community, the new station features extensive glass mosaic artwork by fiber artist Xenobia Bailey titled Funktional Vibrations (2015) commissioned by MTA Arts & Design. Bailey will join staff from the Museum and MTA Arts & Design to discuss her work and the process for creating this grand-scale public artwork.

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From Cornfields to Co-Ops: A Century of Subway Service to Northern Queens

Saturday, September 16 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 / $35 for Museum Members
Andrew Sparberg speaks into a microphone in front of a tour group on the 7 platform at Grand Central Terminal.

Celebrate the centennials of the Astoria (N) and Flushing (7) subway lines with author, transit historian, and retired Long Island Rail Road manager Andrew J. Sparberg. Travel along the original segment of the 7 line and then do an “up and back” on the Astoria line from Queensboro Plaza. Along the way, learn about one of the first “subway suburbs” in Queens, discover a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline, imagine elevated trains coming over the Queensboro Bridge, and examine the architectural details of some of the first subway stations built in northern Queens under the Dual Contracts.

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From Fulton Ferry: Downtown Brooklyn Walking Tour

Saturday, September 23 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 / $35 for Museum Members
Engraving showing boats on East River

Today, more than 3 centuries after the first ferries crossed the river from Brooklyn to Manhattan at its narrowest point, ferry service has returned to the spot where it began in Brooklyn. Join historian Francis Morrone to explore the neighborhood around Robert Fulton’s former ferry landing, and to understand the ways the ferries created opportunities for housing, manufacturing, commerce, and transportation throughout the borough.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Thursday, September 28 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel 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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October 2017

Linden Yard Tour

Sunday, October 1 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Worker repairing track at Linden Yard

Head behind the scenes to Brooklyn’s Linden Yard, the only shop in the transit system dedicated to rehabilitating and replacing subway track and switch gear. Opened in 1977, Linden Yard is one of the few facilities without a third rail and with a rare connection from the subway to the mainline United States rail network.

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Linden Yard Tour

Sunday, October 1 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$50 - Museum Members Only
Worker repairing track at Linden Yard

Head behind the scenes to Brooklyn’s Linden Yard, the only shop in the transit system dedicated to rehabilitating and replacing subway track and switch gear. Opened in 1977, Linden Yard is one of the few facilities without a third rail and with a rare connection from the subway to the mainline United States rail network.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Wednesday, October 4 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel 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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Transit Walk: Staten Island

Saturday, October 14 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30 / $25 for Museum Members
Staten Island Ferry boat by Carol Highsmith

Our expert Museum Educators lead a series of Transit Walks through all five boroughs, examining transportation one neighborhood at a time. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves on Staten Island to explore the neighborhood of St. George. Learn about the past and present of transportation in the area, examine the architecture of residential areas developed for commuters into Manhattan, and consider the changes that are in store as the area continues to grow and change.

Buy Tickets >

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, October 21 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Transit Museum Members explore the old City Hall station

With exclusive access through the Transit Museum, explore this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel 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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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, October 21 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel 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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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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November 2017

Linden Yard Tour

Saturday, November 4 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 - Museum Members Only
Worker repairing track at Linden Yard

Head behind the scenes to Brooklyn’s Linden Yard, the only shop in the transit system dedicated to rehabilitating and replacing subway track and switch gear. Opened in 1977, Linden Yard is one of the few facilities without a third rail and with a rare connection from the subway to the mainline United States rail network.

Buy Tickets >

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Linden Yard Tour

Saturday, November 4 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sold Out!
Worker repairing track at Linden Yard

Head behind the scenes to Brooklyn’s Linden Yard, the only shop in the transit system dedicated to rehabilitating and replacing subway track and switch gear. Opened in 1977, Linden Yard is one of the few facilities without a third rail and with a rare connection from the subway to the mainline United States rail network.

Buy Tickets >

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From Fulton Ferry: Downtown Brooklyn Walking Tour

Sunday, November 5 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 / $35 for Museum Members
Engraving showing boats on East River

Today, more than 3 centuries after the first ferries crossed the river from Brooklyn to Manhattan at its narrowest point, ferry service has returned to the spot where it began in Brooklyn. Join historian Francis Morrone to explore the neighborhood around Robert Fulton’s former ferry landing, and to understand the ways the ferries created opportunities for housing, manufacturing, commerce, and transportation throughout the borough.

Buy Tickets >

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, November 12 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Buy Tickets >

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, November 18 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Buy Tickets >

Find out more »

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, November 18 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Buy Tickets >

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December 2017

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, December 2 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel transported back to 1904, a time when the Subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride.

Buy Tickets >

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, December 2 | 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 this decommissioned subway station and its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. Begin above ground and learn the fascinating history of the Beach Pneumatic Tube and the development of City Hall, then head downstairs and feel 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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