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August 2017

Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, August 29 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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September 2017

Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, September 5 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, September 12 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, September 19 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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Bus Festival

Sunday, September 24 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
Bus Festival, 2015

Join us on Sunday, September 24, 2017 for our 24th annual Bus Festival! See and step aboard more than a dozen buses from our vintage fleet, representing more than 80 years of New York City surface transit history. Located on Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, the event is free and open to the public from 11am to 6pm alongside the festivities, food, and fun of the 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic.

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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, September 26 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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October 2017

Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, October 3 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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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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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, October 10 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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HONK! Pop Up Concert Featuring the L Train Brass Band

Saturday, October 14 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
FREE with Museum Admission
HONK NYC logo in yellow on black background

On Saturday, October 14th, HONK NYC, the annual international street band extravaganza, moves around the great City of New York, with its first stop at the Transit Museum! Join the L Train Brass Band for a special performance in our 1936 subway station home. For all ages!

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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, October 17 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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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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From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn

Thursday, October 19 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE

Brooklyn began with a ferry. Join Curator Kathleen Hulser for a gallery talk to trace the roots of Downtown Brooklyn all the way back to 1642, when the first commercial ferry slip between Long Island and New Amsterdam opened at the end of Old Fulton Street. Using archival photographs and objects from the Museum’s extensive collections, our newest exhibit, From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn, celebrates the centuries of investment and innovation in transportation that made the evolution of Downtown Brooklyn possible, as well as transportation’s key role in the commercial and residential development of Brooklyn and the Greater New York region.

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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, October 24 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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Bringing Back the City: Superstorm Sandy

Sunday, October 29 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE

New Yorkers had never seen anything like Superstorm Sandy, a storm that tested riders, transit workers, and infrastructure in unprecedented ways. On the fifth anniversary of the historic storm, learn about how lessons learned from previous disasters helped New York prepare for Sandy, and how transit workers’ ingenuity brought the system back far more quickly than many had predicted. This guided tour will focus on the exhibit Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crisis, revealing the critical role that mass transit personnel play in preparing for and responding to natural and man-made disasters.

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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, October 31 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
+ Google Map
FREE
BRT Standard Car 2204; Credit: Black Paw Photo

Join NYWC at the New York Transit Museum for FREE, weekly creative writing workshops to draw inspiration from those bygone days — poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a vintage subway car! This workshop is open to writers (Age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. All writing prompts and other materials will be provided. No advance sign-up is necessary. The group will meet promptly in the museum lobby at 2pm to begin the program.

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November 2017

NYPL Space/Time Directory Meetup: Historic Transit Maps

Wednesday, November 1 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE

Join the New York Public Library's NYC Space/Time Directory project at the Transit Museum for a evening about historical transit maps. Learn about the streetcars, elevated trains, ferries and railroads in use before the construction of the underground subway system, key moments in subway map-making, and maps of New York City’s unbuilt public transit plans.

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From Shore to Shore: New York via NYC Ferry

Tuesday, November 14 | 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
NYC Ferry in front of the Manhattan skyline

Ever since the first commercial ferry slip between Long Island and New Amsterdam opened in 1642, ferries have been an important thread in New York’s transportation fabric. The City of New York is now embarking on an unprecedented expansion in ferry service with its newly launched NYC Ferry. NYC Ferry provides a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities along 60 nautical miles of waterways throughout New York City — and it recently welcomed its 2 millionth rider aboard since service began in May 2017. Join us to learn about the ways that development and transportation impact each other, understand the planning process that led to NYC Ferry service, and find out how ferry service meets community transportation needs in neighborhoods throughout the city.

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From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn

Tuesday, November 28 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE

Brooklyn began with a ferry. Join Transit Museum curators for a gallery talk to trace the roots of Downtown Brooklyn all the way back to 1642, when the first commercial ferry slip between Long Island and New Amsterdam opened at the end of Old Fulton Street. Using archival photographs and objects from the Museum’s extensive collections, our newest exhibit, From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn, celebrates the centuries of investment and innovation in transportation that made the evolution of Downtown Brooklyn possible, as well as transportation’s key role in the commercial and residential development of Brooklyn and the Greater New York region.

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December 2017

Subway Swing: A Nostalgia Boogie for the Ages

Saturday, December 9 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Sold Out!
"Subway Swing" at the New York Transit Museum on Sat., December 10, 2016. Photo: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Hop on board our Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from 2nd Avenue station to the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn! Then, triple-step your way through our 1936 decommissioned subway station with live jazz bands, swing dancing, and vintage – an after-hours boogie for the ages! Ticket price includes a one-way ride on the Nostalgia Swing Train, and admission to the after-hours party at the Museum.

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