Members Appreciation Month
Throughout the month of April, we’re celebrating our vibrant member community online! All members will enjoy a month-long set of benefits including exclusive virtual programs and events.
Members Appreciation Party
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Join us for an online salute to our member community. Hear from the Museum Director, take a virtual Museum tour, and test your knowledge with a round of Transit Trivia! RSVP here.
15% Discount at the New York Transit Museum Store
In April, Transit Museum members both old and new will enjoy an extra 5% discount at the Transit Museum Store online at nytransitmuseumstore.com.
Check out some of our favorite digital discussions! Recordings of five talks are available for members only here.
Members, check your inbox for the password included in the Members Appreciation Month announcement or email [email protected] for access.
Family Program – Bridge-Building Challenge!
Thursday, April 1st, 2021, 1:00pm
How can a bridge carry the weight of so many trains, buses, cars and trucks? Join us to find out with a fun bridge-building challenge! Explore the different types of bridge construction by looking closely at a few iconic New York bridges. Then, build a bridge out of materials you can find at home and see how much weight it can hold!
Recommended for ages 7-12. RSVP here.
Transit After-Hours: Subway Social Club
Thursday, April 15th, 2021, 6:30pm
Join us after-hours with Subway Social Club to virtually meet other strap-hangers and share some of your favorite public transit memories and stories. We’ll hear from the founder of Subway Social Club, Claire Feuer, and learn more about her organization and other projects that encourage meaningful interactions with others, even on the subway! RSVP here.
1962: Fifth Avenue Coach Suddenly Disappears
Saturday, April 24th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Fifth Avenue Coach Company was the pioneering urban bus operator in the United States. Beginning in 1885 with horse-drawn buses on its namesake avenue between Washington Square and 89th Street, the firm successfully introduced motor buses in 1907 and soon completely phased out the need for equine power. By 1956 Fifth Avenue Coach and its affiliated firms were the largest privately-owned urban bus operation in the United States, encompassing all of Manhattan and The Bronx, a portion of Queens, and half of Westchester County. In March 1962, the Fifth Avenue Coach Company was suddenly finished as a NYC bus operator.
Join long-time Transit Museum volunteer, CUNY instructor, and historian Andrew Sparberg for a digital discussion about this significant part of New York transit history. Learn about the management-provoked strike that spurred the end of the Fifth Avenue Coach Company and the prominent business, political, and labor leaders who played key roles in the drama. RSVP here.
Symbol of New York: Grand Central Terminal
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, 12:30 pm
New Yorkers in the early 1900s saw their city as the new cultural and commercial capital, deserving of a majestic landmark. The vibrant City Beautiful movement, meanwhile, promoted architectural excellence. Grand Central Terminal satisfied both desires, invigorating midtown Manhattan and transforming regional transportation.
Join Museum Educator Joe Hartman for a digital discussion on the evolution of Grand Central Terminal. Explore how it was constructed in stages to serve the demands of the city’s expanding population and how the grandeur and opulence of its architecture has continued to attract travelers and sightseers alike. RSVP here.
THANK YOU MEMBERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
* Membership begins at just $40 and comes with other great perks all year round.
Want to join the celebrations? Become a member today!
Have questions? Email us at [email protected]