Transit Walk: Second Avenue's Art and Transit History

Transit Walk: Second Avenue's Art and Transit History MayMay 31 2024 02:00pm - 03:30pmSecond Avenue, New York, US

Transit Walk: Second Avenue's Art and Transit History

Friday, May 31st, 2024

2:00 PM ET

Off-site Program

$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. In its almost century-long history, the Second Avenue Subway offers many narratives of New York City’s transit history, as well as an underground gallery of some of the MTA Arts & Design’s newest public artwork.


Join us on this walking tour along the East Side of Manhattan to explore the avenue and its transit and artistic past. See an original trolley kiosk on the Queensboro Bridge, explore archival images of subway construction, and discover site-specific artworks by contemporary artists Jean Shin, Vik Muniz, and Sarah Sze. In addition to the cost of the tour, one MetroCard swipe or OMNY tap is required.     

$40 - General Public / $35 - Museum Members



Tours run rain or shine. Some walking required. All stations visited have elevators. 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.


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


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: “Elevated” by Jean Shin at NYCT Lexington Avenue/63 Street Station. MTA Arts & Design Photo: Etienne Frossard.


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