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July 2020

Virtual Summer Camp – Documenting the NYC Subway

Tuesday, July 14 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 per child per day
Family of three children examining the interior of the Museum's vintage BU cars at a virtual party

Join the Transit Museum for a week of virtual summer fun and explore the stories that photographs can tell about public transit and New York City.  Check out the Museum’s platform and vintage train cars, dive into stories about important historical figures, examine photographs from the Museum’s collections, and make art and science projects from home.

Tuesday, July 14 – Subway Science
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Explore subway construction, the science of early photography, and dive into a hands-on experiment.

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Transit Tots

Tuesday, July 14 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

 

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Digital Discussion – Redbird Ramble

Tuesday, July 14 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$10/Free for Members
color image of a Redbird train running on the 5 line

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 for a virtual Transit Walk where we 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, we will make virtual 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.

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Virtual Summer Camp – Documenting the NYC Subway

Wednesday, July 15 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 per child per day
Family of three children examining the interior of the Museum's vintage BU cars at a virtual party

Join the Transit Museum for a week of virtual summer fun and explore the stories that photographs can tell about public transit and New York City.  Check out the Museum’s platform and vintage train cars, dive into stories about important historical figures, examine photographs from the Museum’s collections, and make art and science projects from home.

Wednesday, July 15 – Art and Transit
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Look closely at photographs of the city and art found in the transit system, and create an art project inspired by what we see everyday throughout the city.

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Digital Discussion: Inside the Archives

Wednesday, July 15 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
Free Online Discussion

Historical objects help us learn about the past and link us to the present and the future. To tell the ever-evolving story of mass transportation and its role in the development of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan region, The New York Transit Museum acquires artifacts of all sizes, from vintage buses to individual subway tokens.

Join New York Transit Museum Collections Manager Desiree Alden for a digital discussion to explore the archives of the New York Transit Museum.

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Virtual Summer Camp – Documenting the NYC Subway

Thursday, July 16 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 per child per day
Family of three children examining the interior of the Museum's vintage BU cars at a virtual party

Join the Transit Museum for a week of virtual summer fun and explore the stories that photographs can tell about public transit and New York City.  Check out the Museum’s platform and vintage train cars, dive into stories about important historical figures, examine photographs from the Museum’s collections, and make art and science projects from home.

Thursday, July 16 – Subway Stories
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Create stories from photographs and think about how we can tell our own stories about our city and public transportation.

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Transit Tots

Thursday, July 16 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

 

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Digital Discussion: The Evolution of Subway Car Design

Thursday, July 16 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
Free Online Discussion
black and white photo of a Worlds Fair train

One of the most fascinating elements of the New York City subway system’s 116-year history is the design of the train cars themselves. From the short-lived, opulent pneumatic train cars of the early 1870s to the colorful World’s Fair cars of the 1960s to the contemporary train cars we ride today; there has simply been no shortage of incredible train car design throughout the decades.

Join Visitor Experience Facilitator Niko Goutakolis for a digital discussion where we will examine some of the most influential subway cars and manufacturers to have hit the New York City rails. Explore the different eras of alluring subway car design and learn future plans for train car design in New York City.

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Digital Discussion: The Fifth Avenue Coach Company

Friday, July 17 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
Free Online Discussion

Long before subways transported straphangers across the city, street level transportation dominated. Throughout the 1800s, several omnibus and horsecar companies competed for line rights and access to technological innovations. Unique among them was the Fifth Avenue Coach Company, who, despite being barred from laying trolley tracks along the fashionable two-way thoroughfare it is named for, emerged as a leader in motorbus transportation.

Join Educator Sonya Ochshorn for a digital discussion that explores the history of the Fifth Avenue Coach Company from horse-drawn Omnibuses to early motorbuses. Discover how the Fifth Avenue Coach Company overcame financial and legal difficulties and eventually became well known for their double decker models.

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Digital Discussion: Take the A Train!

Monday, July 20 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
Free Online Discussion

In 1932 the A train, known then as the 8th Avenue System, opened as a 12-mile subway line from 207th Street in Upper Manhattan to Chambers St in Lower Manhattan. Constructed by the city-owned Independent Subway System (IND), by the 1950s the line had grown to be the longest line in the New York City subway system, running 31 miles across three boroughs and traversing diverse communities along the way. It is also known for having been immortalized in Billy Strayhorn’s song ‘Take the A Train’, a song which has become a celebration of the subway itself.

Join Museum Educator Kate Lanceley for a digital discussion that will explore the history of the A train line. Discover unique features of the line and the history of its construction, including the individuals who helped build it and stories about some of the communities it serves.

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Transit Tots

Tuesday, July 21 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

 

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Virtual Transit Trivia Summer League

Tuesday, July 21 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
$10 per person per installment
Transit Trivia Night in subway route indicator type bubbles

Join the New York Transit Museum and Trivia Masters Chris Kelley and Stuart Post for our first ever Transit Trivia Summer League and test your knowledge of all things NYC transit!  You’ll have four chances to join the fun - sign up for one, a few, or all four dates to be in the running to be crowned League champions! 

JULY 21st, 2020 >

JULY 28th, 2020 >

AUGUST 4th, 2020 >

AUGUST 11th, 2020 > 

 

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Transit Tots

Thursday, July 23 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

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Transit Tots

Tuesday, July 28 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

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Virtual Transit Trivia Summer League

Tuesday, July 28 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
$10 per person per installment
Transit Trivia Night in subway route indicator type bubbles

Join the New York Transit Museum and Trivia Masters Chris Kelley and Stuart Post for our first ever Transit Trivia Summer League and test your knowledge of all things NYC transit! You’ll have four chances to join the fun - sign up for one, a few, or all four dates to be in the running to be crowned League champions! 

JULY 21st, 2020 >

JULY 28th, 2020 >

AUGUST 4th, 2020 >

AUGUST 11th, 2020 > 

 

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Transit Tots

Thursday, July 30 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

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August 2020

Transit Tots

Tuesday, August 4 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

Find out more »

Virtual Transit Trivia Summer League

Tuesday, August 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online
$10 per person per installment
Transit Trivia Night in subway route indicator type bubbles

Join the New York Transit Museum and Trivia Masters Chris Kelley and Stuart Post for our first ever Transit Trivia Summer League and test your knowledge of all things NYC transit! You’ll have four chances to join the fun - sign up for one, a few, or all four dates to be in the running to be crowned League champions! 

JULY 21st, 2020 >

JULY 28th, 2020 >

AUGUST 4th, 2020 >

AUGUST 11th, 2020 > 

 

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Transit Tots

Thursday, August 6 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

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Transit Tots

Tuesday, August 11 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Online
Free Online Program
Young transit enthusiast participating in art activity at the transit museum

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

Recommended for ages 2-5. This online edition of Transit Tots is available on our website at nytransitmuseum.org/TransitTots and on Facebook at facebook.com/nytransitmuseum.

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