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March 2018

East 180th Street Yard Tour

Sunday, March 4 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Trains lined up at the East 180th Street yard

Go behind the scenes at the East 180th Street yard, the home of the 5 train, with Raymond Delvalle, Jr., General Superintendent-Millennium Lines, 239th Street, Jerome, East 180th Street, Corona Shops, and more. The yard has 8 storage tracks and a 12-track shop building where all new IRT type cars are tested upon delivery. Originally constructed in 1924, the shop was renovated in the 1990s, just in time for acceptance of new R-142 cars.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, March 10 | 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 the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground and 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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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, March 10 | 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 and 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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Transit Walk: Midtown Manhattan & Grand Central Terminal

Sunday, March 11 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30 / $25 for Museum Members
Commuters rush through the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal. Photo by Frank English, in the collection of the New York Transit Museum

Set out from Grand Central Terminal with Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves to explore the ways that elevated trains, railroads, subways, horsecars, taxis, and more have influenced the development of Midtown Manhattan over the years, and learn some of the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, the third rail station to stand at 42nd Street and Park Avenue.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, March 25 | 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 the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground and 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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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, March 25 | 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 and 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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April 2018

East River Tour: Wall Street to Astoria by Ferry

Sunday, April 8 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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NYC Ferry vessel on the East River. Image via NYC Ferry.

New York is as much a city of water as a city of skyscrapers, and New Yorkers have been traveling the city’s waterways since before the first commercial ferry slip connected Long Island and New Amsterdam in 1642. Join historian Mitch Waxman aboard the recently-launched NYC Ferry for an on-water tour heading north from Wall Street to Astoria, exploring the history of the neighborhoods along the East River and how they have been connected by boats, bridges, and bureaucrats in different ways throughout the city’s history.

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Transit Walk: Midtown Manhattan & Grand Central Terminal

Saturday, April 14 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Commuters rush through the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal. Photo by Frank English, in the collection of the New York Transit Museum

Set out from Grand Central Terminal with Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves to explore the ways that elevated trains, railroads, subways, horsecars, taxis, and more have influenced the development of Midtown Manhattan over the years, and learn some of the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, the third rail station to stand at 42nd Street and Park Avenue.

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Centennials & Cemeteries: Woodlawn Nostalgia Ride

Sunday, April 15 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50 / $35 Museum Members
Lo-V Train on tracks. Photo from NYTM Collection.

Venture uptown on our WWI-era IRT Subway cars for to mark the centennial of the opening of Woodlawn station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line and explore Woodlawn Cemetery on a special guided tour focusing on transit history.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, April 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 the elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves of this decommissioned subway station. The tour begins above ground and 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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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, April 21 | 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 and 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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May 2018

Crosstown Centennial: The 42nd Street Shuttle

Saturday, May 12 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, June 3 | 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 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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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.

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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.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Wednesday, June 13 | 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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Parade of Trains at Brighton Beach

Saturday, June 16 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 17, 2018 at 11:00am

FREE with the swipe of a MetroCard!

The Museum’s vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line – the BMT Brighton line, that is! Ride the rails in historic style on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th, by hopping on and off a selection of the Museum’s vintage fleet at the Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms, including the Train of Many Metals featuring R10, R16, and R38 cars, BRT/BMT D-Type Triplex and B-Type Standard cars, and Brooklyn Union elevated gate cars!

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Parade of Trains at Brighton Beach

Sunday, June 17 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 17, 2018 at 11:00am

FREE with the swipe of a MetroCard!

The Museum’s vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line – the BMT Brighton line, that is! Ride the rails in historic style on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th, by hopping on and off a selection of the Museum’s vintage fleet at the Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms, including the Train of Many Metals featuring R10, R16, and R38 cars, BRT/BMT D-Type Triplex and B-Type Standard cars, and Brooklyn Union elevated gate cars!

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