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October 2019

Transit Walk: Lower Manhattan

Sunday, October 20 | 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 in Lower Manhattan for a transit walk and explore the fascinating history of pre-subway New York.

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Behind the Scenes: Corona Yard Tour

Saturday, October 26 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Corona Yard, 2019

The Corona Yard is the home yard of the 7 train, a subway route that rides along one of the most diverse stretches of New York City. Dating back to 1928, the Corona Yard operates 24/7 to inspect, repair, and wash a formidable fleet of R188 subway cars used on the 7 train subway route. It is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park near Citi Field, the National Tennis Center, and the site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. Raymond DelValle, General Superintendent, leads this members-only behind-the-scenes look at the people and machinery that keep our trains on the go.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, October 27 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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

Sunday, October 27 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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November 2019

Transit Walk–Deep Dive: A West Bronx Station Stroll

Saturday, November 2 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The two parallel subway routes in the West Bronx north of Yankee Stadium, along Jerome Avenue (#4) and Grand Concourse (D), exhibit many station layouts and designs unique to New York City subways.  Join transit historian and CUNY professor Andrew Sparberg on a walking tour to explore the unique layouts of two subway routes in the Bronx, the 4 IRT Woodlawn-Jerome elevated line and the IND D train under the Grand Concourse. Learn interesting facts about how topography and street layouts in this area required innovative solutions and how these subway routes were seen as a challenge during the construction of the Cross Bronx Expressway.

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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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Saturday, November 9 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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, November 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT
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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Behind the Scenes: Corona Yard Tour

Sunday, November 10 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Corona Yard, 2019

The Corona Yard is the home yard of the 7 train, a subway route that rides along one of the most diverse stretches of New York City. Dating back to 1928, the Corona Yard operates 24/7 to inspect, repair, and wash a formidable fleet of R188 subway cars used on the 7 train subway route. It is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park near Citi Field, the National Tennis Center, and the site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. Raymond DelValle, General Superintendent, leads this members-only behind-the-scenes look at the people and machinery that keep our trains on the go.

SOLD OUT!

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Wednesday, November 13 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
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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Behind the Scenes: Corona Yard Tour

Saturday, November 23 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SOLD OUT
Corona Yard, 2019

The Corona Yard is the home yard of the 7 train, a subway route that rides along one of the most diverse stretches of New York City. Dating back to 1928, the Corona Yard operates 24/7 to inspect, repair, and wash a formidable fleet of R188 subway cars used on the 7 train subway route. It is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park near Citi Field, the National Tennis Center, and the site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. Raymond DelValle, General Superintendent, leads this members-only behind-the-scenes look at the people and machinery that keep our trains on the go.

SOLD OUT!

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December 2019

Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, December 1 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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, December 1 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT
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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Hidden History: Substation 13

Sunday, December 8 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Substation 13

Join long-time Museum guide and historian Robert W. Lobenstein, former General Superintendent for Power Systems at New York City Transit, to tour Substation #13 and see its equipment, including the recently-restored Rotary #1.

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