- This event has passed.
New York City Transit x New York Nico
Thursday, March 4 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us once a month for Transit After-Hours: a series of conversations, presentations, workshops, and performances inspired by Transit Museum exhibitions and collections. Come together online, share ideas, and learn about transit and NYC history.
Starting February 12, you may hear a familiar voice on your subway or bus ride. New York City Transit has partnered with New York’s favorite Instagrammer, @NewYorkNico (Nicolas Heller), to create new subway and bus announcements featuring the voices of iconic New Yorkers. Celebrities, local legends, and unsung heroes (think: Jerry Seinfeld and NY1’s Pat Kiernan) have been tapped for the project. Sarah Feinberg, New York City Transit interim president, hopes the initiative will boost morale as the MTA keeps our city moving during this unprecedented time.
Join Nicolas Heller and Transit Museum staff online for a look at public service announcements (PSAs) from the Museum’s archives and learn more about this latest PSA project. Hear behind-the-scenes stories about how @NewYorkNico’s social media followers helped finalize the list of icons, how announcements were recorded, and how the project came together to bring joy and a sense of New York pride to transit riders.
Please Note: This event will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.
Thank you for supporting the Transit Museum!
Photo: NYCT x New York Nico; Nicolas Heller.