2017 NYTM Gala - Photo by Patrick Cashin


Friends of the New York Transit Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, holds a Gala every year to raise funds to support the New York Transit Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and collections.

2018 Gala
Monday, November 5, 6pm-10pm
Cocktails and Seated Dinner
River Pavilion, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
West 35th Street at 11th Avenue
Black Tie

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The 2017 Gala celebrated Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, recognizing honorees AECOM, Arup, E.E. Cruz & Co., J.F. Shea Construction, Inc., Kiewit Infrastructure Co., MTA Arts & Design, OHL NA-Judlau Contracting, RailWorks/L.K. Comstock & Co., Schiavone-Picone JV, Skanska, Tully Construction Co. Inc., and WSP. The event raised over $1.2 million.

2017 NYTM Gala Photo Album

2017 Gala Supporters

Benefit Co-Chairs: Susan Gilbert & Michael J. Jones

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York
Joseph J. Lhota, Chair, Metropolitan Transportation Authority



Bombardier Transportation
Boyce Technologies
Interactive Elements Inc.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
RailWorks/L.K. Comstock & Co., Inc.
STV Group, Inc.


Ansaldo STS – A Hitachi Group Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
The Boston Consulting Group
Bridgewater Associates, LP
CHA Consulting
Citnalta Construction Corp.
Con Edison
di Domenico + Partners
Dragados USA
DXC Technology Co.
Andrew S. Fisher
Ken Fisher/Cozen O’Connor
Forte Construction Corp.
General Contractors Association
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
H & K Consulting Services
Halmar International LLC
Hardesty & Hanover/Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects
HDR, Inc.
Hill International, LLC
HNTB Corporation
Integrated Strategic Resources/Nokia
J.P. Morgan
Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Knorr Brake Company
LTK Engineering Services
McKissack & McKissack
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
Morgan Stanley
MTA Bridges and Tunnels
MTA Bus Company
MTA Capital Construction
MTA Long Island Rail Road
MTA Metro-North Railroad
MTA New York City Transit
Nixon Peabody LLP
OHL NA – Judlau Contracting
Parsons Corporation
The PFM Group
PJS Group
Prysmian Group
Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc.
Schiavone-Picone JV
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Thales Transport & Security, Inc.
Transit Wireless
Trillium CNG
Turtle & Hughes
Tutor Perini
Gerald Weinstein

Friends & Supporters

Armen Avanessians
Backstrom McCarley Berry & Co.
BAE Systems
Bencivenga Ward & Co.
Peg Breen
Bryan Cave LLP
Cassone Leasing Inc.
CIVIQ Smartscapes
Dattner Architects
Dewberry Engineers
Domingo Gonzalez Associates Architectural Lighting Design
E.E. Cruz & Co.
Faiveley Transport, a Wabtec Company
Robert E. Foran
Fuji Electric Corp. of America
John Schuyler & Mark Strauss, FXFOWLE Architects
Gannett Fleming
Granite Construction Northeast, Inc.
Group PMX
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Hirani Group
Infinite Consulting Corp.
J.F. Shea Construction, Inc.
Jamaica Bearings Co.
Jefferies LLC
Jensen Hughes
John Civetta & Sons Inc.
Kasirer LLC
Krauthamer & Associates
KS Engineers
LB Transportation Consulting, Inc.
The LiRo Group
Loop Capital Markets
Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
Richard and Ronay Menschel
Murtagh, Cohen, Byrne, Cutler & Murdy
Naik Consulting Group
New Flyer
New York Building Congress
North Eastern Bus Rebuilders Inc.
PACO Technologies
Patcon Associates
Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee
Power Resources International
Prevost / Nova Bus
Pulse Advertising
Pzena Investment Management
Radin Consulting
Elliot Sander
Selco Manufacturing Group
Sepsa North America
SI Engineering
Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC
Stellar Services
Tully Construction Co. Inc.
Urban Engineers of NY
VJ Associates Inc. of Suffolk
Welkin Mechanical
Wells Fargo Securities

Honorary Committee

Hon. Gale A. Brewer, President, Borough of Manhattan
Cathy Calhoun, Acting Commissioner, New York State Department of Transportation
Hon. Yvette D. Clarke, U.S. House of Representatives
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Chair, New York State Council on the Arts
Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr., President, Borough of the Bronx
Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
Mortimer L. Downey, Former Executive Director, MTA
Patrick J. Foye, President, MTA
Cedrick T. Fulton, President, MTA Bridges & Tunnels
Hon. Daniel R. Garodnick, New York City Council
Veronique Hakim, Managing Director, MTA
Don Harold, Founding Director, New York Transit Museum
Hon. Carl Heastie, New York State Assembly
Darryl Irick, Acting President, MTA New York City Transit
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. House of Representatives
Hon. Melinda Katz, President, Borough of Queens
Mrs. Robert Kiley, for Robert Kiley, Former Chair, MTA
Hon. Liz Krueger, New York State Senate
Katie Lapp, Former Executive Director and CEO, MTA
Hon. Stephen Levin, New York City Council
Janno Lieber, Chief Development Officer, EVP and CFO, MTA
Hon. Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. House of Representatives
Hon. Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker, New York City Council
Hon. Velmanette Montgomery, New York State Senate
Hon. Jerrold Nadler, U.S. House of Representatives
Donald N. Nelson, Former President, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Patrick A. Nowakowski, President, MTA Long Island Rail Road
Karen Rae, Senior Advisor, Empire State Development
Cathy Rinaldi, Acting President, MTA Metro-North Railroad
Lee Sander, Former Executive Director and CEO, MTA
Hon. Charles E. Schumer, Democratic Leader, U.S. Senate
Gabrielle Shubert, Former Director, New York Transit Museum
Hon. Jo Anne Simon, New York State Assembly
Peter E. Stangl, Former Chair, MTA
Hon. Scott M. Stringer, New York City Comptroller
Hon. James G. Van Bramer, New York City Council
Hon. Nydia M. Velazquez, U.S. House of Representatives
Stephen Vidal, Acting President, MTA Bus
Jay Walder, Former Chair, MTA
Hon. Jumaane Williams, New York City Council