Transit Walk: Gowanus and Powerhouse Arts
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
11:00 AM ET
$40 General / $35 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 us on a walking tour of Gowanus, a unique and historic area in northwest Brooklyn that has seen its share of transformation. In fact, this former industrial zone continues to change as defunct factories are razed or repurposed, new high rises are built, and its canal is revitalized. Transit has also evolved over time, from ferries and street trollies to elevated tracks crossing the Gowanus Canal.
This tour will highlight a number of unique transit sites including the Smith-9th Street station, one of the highest subway stations in the world, and the Carroll Street Bridge, the country’s oldest surviving “retractile” bridge. We’ll also get an exclusive tour of the new art center, Powerhouse Arts, the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company’s central power station that once energized Brooklyn’s trolley service and the 4th Avenue Subway Line.
Members enjoy early access! Tickets go on sale to Museum members on Thursday, August 3rd at 10am ET. Remaining tickets go on sale to the public at 10am ET on Friday, August 4th.
$40 - General Public / $35 - Museum Members
This tour is SOLD OUT
Tours run rain or shine. Walking and climbing stairs required. Please dress for the weather as this tour will take place both indoors and outdoors. Masks are encouraged but are not required.
Photography and video recording are permitted. However, tripods, stands, selfie sticks, and external lights may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.
Masks are encouraged but are not required.
Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit nytransitmuseum.org/accessibility.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].
All ticket sales are final. Should you be unable to attend the tour on the date you reserved, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is not able to reschedule reservations to another tour date.
Image: [BRT -- Power Stations], 2010.20, Lonto/Watson Collection, New York Transit Museum
LocationOffsite, Gowanus, Brooklyn, US
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