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April 2020

Digital Discussion: Inside the Archives – Members Only

Monday, April 6 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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Please Note: This digital discussion is a special perk of New York Transit Museum membership. Not a member? Join now to enjoy exclusive programs and support the Transit Museum!

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Digital Discussion: Navigating New York – Members Only

Friday, April 10 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Online Discussion
R33 Bluebird World's Fair Car 9306; Credit: Black Paw Photo

New York’s transportation history happened in phases, from early ships, trains and passenger ferries to more modern subways, trains, buses and cars. Transportation maps highlight the story of New York’s growth through the increasingly connected transportation system.

Join Curator Kathleen Hulser for a digital discussion of our recent exhibit Navigating New York and discover how mass transit catalyzed the greater New York region into what it is today. 

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May 2020

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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