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April 2020

Digital Discussion: Changing Signs, Changing Times

Wednesday, April 1 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free Online Discussion

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro for a digital discussion of our recent exhibit, Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit. Together, we'll explore the evolution of New York City transit signage through the years as it strives to convey information quickly, clearly and efficiently in a manner that is also pleasing to the eye. 

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Digital Discussion: Elizabeth Jennings Graham

Wednesday, April 1 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Online Discussion

100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, a 24-year-old black New Yorker stood her ground on a streetcar. Her name was Elizabeth Jennings Graham.

Join Education Manager Polly Desjarlais for a lunchtime discussion highlighting Jennings Graham's courage and perseverance as she fought for equality, winning the first recorded legal victory for equal rights on public transportation, and creating a powerful catalyst in the fight for desegregation on all of New York's public transit vehicles.

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Transit Tots

Thursday, April 2 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
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One event on March 31, 2020 at 10:15 am

One event on April 2, 2020 at 10:15 am

Free Online Program

Kids can kick-start their morning with Transit Tots on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am! Join Museum educators for songs and stories for our youngest transit fans. 

Recommended for ages 2-5.

Busy this morning? Don't worry! This edition of Transit Tots will be available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

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Digital Discussion: Women in Transit

Thursday, April 2 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free Online Discussion

As we round out Women's History Month, join Education Manager Polly Desjarlais for a digital discussion about women's roles in transit over the last century.

Learn about pioneering women in transit, including those who joined the Transit workforce during World War I, became Transit Police officers in the 1950s, and were the first female subway operators of the 1970s and 80s. Explore the stories of women who thrived in traditionally male-dominated fields and how these roles have changed over time. 

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Digital Discussion: Elizabeth Jennings Graham

Friday, April 3 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free Online Discussion

100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, a 24-year-old black New Yorker stood her ground on a streetcar. Her name was Elizabeth Jennings Graham.

Join Education Manager Polly Desjarlais for a lunchtime discussion highlighting Jennings Graham's courage and perseverance as she fought for equality, winning the first recorded legal victory for equal rights on public transportation, and creating a powerful catalyst in the fight for desegregation on all of New York's public transit vehicles.

Limited spots available! RSVP here >

Find out more »

Digital Discussion: Changing Signs, Changing Times

Friday, April 3 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Online Discussion

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro for a digital discussion of our recent exhibit, Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit. Together, we'll explore the evolution of New York City transit signage through the years as it strives to convey information quickly, clearly and efficiently in a manner that is also pleasing to the eye. 

Limited spots available! RSVP here >

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{CANCELLED} MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, April 5 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

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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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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

{CANCELLED} MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, May 3 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Sold Out!

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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.

Sold Out!

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June 2020

{CANCELLED} MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, June 7 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
+ Google Map
Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

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July 2020

{CANCELLED} MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, July 5 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
+ Google Map
Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

Find out more »

August 2020

{CANCELLED} MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, August 2 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
+ Google Map
Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

Find out more »

September 2020

{CANCELLED} MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, September 6 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
+ Google Map
Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

Find out more »

October 2020

{CANCELLED} MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, October 4 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
+ Google Map
Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

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