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23rd Annual Bus Festival
September 25, 2016 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pmFREE
The New York Transit Museum’s annual Bus Festival returns on Sunday, September 25! See and step aboard more than a dozen buses from the Museum’s 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 42nd Annual Atlantic Antic. Throughout the day, admission to the Transit Museum will be just $1! The Museum will be open from 11am to 5pm, with last admission at 4:30pm.
Some of this year’s special guests include:
- “Betsy” – A Fifth Avenue Coach Company double decker bus, Betsy ran in Manhattan from 1931 until 1953. It was acquired by the Museum in 2004, and will be the oldest vehicle at the Bus Festival.
- Bus 3100 – A Fifth Avenue Coach Lines prototype bus, this vehicle debuted in 1956 as one of the first air-conditioned transit buses nationwide.
- Bus 9098 – Part of the last order of “Old Look” style buses from General Motors in 1958, this model introduced the two-tone green color scheme, which later became a standard for the era.
- Bus 100 – This 1959 bus was among the first group of vehicles to introduce the “New Look” style in New York City, featuring a large bubble-shaped “Fishbowl” windshield and a wider interior space than previous models.
NOTE: Equipment on display is subject to change.