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February 2020

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, February 23 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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, February 23 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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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March 2020

Book Talk: Boss of the Grips

Thursday, March 5 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / Free for Members

Historian Eric K. Washington will discuss his new book, “Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal”, a long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, James H. Williams, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads. Examining the deeply intertwined subjects of class, labor, and African American history, Washington chronicles Williams’s life, showing how the enterprising son of freed slaves successfully navigated the segregated world of the northern metropolis, and in so doing ultimately achieved financial and social influence. With this biography, Williams must now be considered, along with Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jacqueline Onassis, one of the great heroes of Grand Central’s storied past.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, March 7 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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 7 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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

Friday, March 13 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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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Behind the Scenes: Michael J. Quill Bus Depot

Sunday, March 15 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only

Join the New York Transit Museum for a behind the scenes tour of the Michael J. Quill Bus Depot! Located in Hell’s Kitchen, the multi-floor Quill Bus Depot is New York City’s largest depot and houses the fleet for 18 Manhattan bus routes including crosstown Select Bus Service (SBS) routes.  

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Transit Walk: The International Express- Flushing, Queens

Saturday, March 28 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30/$25 for museum members

Explore the rich history of New York City, past and present, one neighborhood at a time.  Through the lens of transportation, discover new places, share stories, and connect with communities. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves at the end of the 7 line, the ‘International Express’, in Flushing, Queens, for a transit walk and explore this vibrant neighborhood.

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April 2020

Behind the Scenes: Michael J. Quill Bus Depot

Saturday, April 4 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only

Join the New York Transit Museum for a behind the scenes tour of the Michael J. Quill Bus Depot! Located in Hell’s Kitchen, the multi-floor Quill Bus Depot is New York City’s largest depot and houses the fleet for 18 Manhattan bus routes including crosstown Select Bus Service (SBS) routes.  

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Behind the Scenes: East 180th Street Yard Tour

Sunday, April 5 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
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 of Millennium Lines and the 239th Street, Jerome, East 180th Street, and Corona Shops. The E. 180th Street 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 that replaced the historic fleet of Redbird trains.

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Transit Walk–Deep Dive: Redbird Ramble

Saturday, April 11 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$30/$25 for museum members

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the introduction of the R26 subway cars, the first of the cars that came to be referred to as “Redbirds”. If you rode the subway between 1960 and 2003, chances are it was on a Redbird—they were on every numbered line and several lettered lines. Join transit historian and CUNY professor Andrew Sparberg on a walking tour where you will trace routes in Manhattan and the Bronx that the Redbirds served daily during their long history of transporting passengers. Traveling from 96th Street and Broadway in Manhattan up to Dyre Avenue in the Bronx on the 5 line, you will make stops at significant stations and learn interesting facts about the various Contracts that constructed the routes on which the mighty Redbird roared for over 40 years.

While anyone is welcome to join, this tour provides a deep dive for those who have some background information and knowledge about New York City Transit.  

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Last Stop, Bottom of the Ocean: The MTA Artificial Reefing Program

Thursday, April 16 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Members

Between August 2001 and April 2010, MTA New York City Transit deployed more than 2,500 deaccessioned train cars to underwater locations off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. Forming artificial reefs, the cleaned shells of these subway cars created a flourishing new habitat for varied sea life and improved nautical environments in areas of the ocean floor that were once barren deserts.

Join us at the New York Transit Museum for a discussion with key individuals behind the Artificial Reefing Program: former Program Director, Michael Zacchea, former Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer, John Doherty, and Robert Martore, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Artificial Reef Program Manager, and learn the intricacies behind this unprecedented recycling program that provided the historic fleet of Redbird trains with a new life under the sea.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, April 18 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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 18 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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

Wednesday, April 22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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: The International Express- Flushing, Queens

Saturday, April 25 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30/$25 for museum members

Explore the rich history of New York City, past and present, one neighborhood at a time.  Through the lens of transportation, discover new places, share stories, and connect with communities. Join Senior Museum Educator Katherine Reeves at the end of the 7 line, the ‘International Express’, in Flushing, Queens, for a transit walk and explore this vibrant neighborhood.

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May 2020

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, May 9 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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.

Sold Out!

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, May 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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.

Sold Out!

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Behind the Scenes: East 180th Street Yard Tour

Saturday, May 16 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
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 of Millennium Lines and the 239th Street, Jerome, East 180th Street, and Corona Shops. The E. 180th Street 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 that replaced the historic fleet of Redbird trains.

Sold Out! 

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, May 31 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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, May 31 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$50 for Museum Members Only
Visitors to City Hall Station look around as a 6 train passes. Photo by Chris Funfgeld.

With exclusive access through the New York 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 will 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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