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February 2019

Subway Sketch Night

Thursday, February 21 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Museum Members

Join us for an evening of drawing at the New York Transit Museum! Hosted by New York City-based illustrators Ebony Bolt, Josh Cochran, and Julia Rothman, the evening will begin with a short discussion led by Senior Curator Amy Hausmann exploring the artists’ work. Following the conversation, explore the Museum and draw inspiration from bygone days in our 1936 decommissioned subway station and vintage subway cars.

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March 2019

Book Talk: In the Shadow of Genius

Tuesday, March 5 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$10 / Free for Members

Join us for a book talk and author presentation about the Brooklyn Bridge, in honor of the 150th anniversary.  Photographer and author Barbara G. Mensch will discuss her new book “In the Shadow of Genius,” a photographer’s quest to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable lives of those who built the Brooklyn Bridge. She combines striking photographs with a powerful first-person narrative to cast a unique light on the concept of genius, tracing her own curious path to understanding the genius of John, Washington, and Emily Roebling. A Q&A and book signing will follow the presentation. 

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Transit Walk: Highbridge, The Bronx

Saturday, March 30 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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painting of High Bridge

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 the Highbridge section of the Bronx to learn how transportation affected neighborhood development— from Edgar Allen Poe’s favored footpaths, to the oldest bridge in New York City, to abandoned trolley platforms and remnants of the Ninth Avenue elevated — and consider the future impact of transit development as the neighborhood evolves.

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April 2019

Deep Dive in the Archive

Sunday, April 28 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The New York Transit Museum’s Gabrielle Shubert Research Center in Sunset Park holds more than 8,000 artifacts, 3,000 cubic feet of archival material, and 250,000 photographs. The Research Center and its holdings help the New York Transit Museum tell the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. On this tour, join New York Transit Museum archivists to learn how they preserve objects and archival materials, and view items from the Museum's extensive collections.

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Deep Dive in the Archive

Sunday, April 28 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT

The New York Transit Museum’s Gabrielle Shubert Research Center in Sunset Park holds more than 8,000 artifacts, 3,000 cubic feet of archival material, and 250,000 photographs. The Research Center and its holdings help the New York Transit Museum tell the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. On this tour, join New York Transit Museum archivists to learn how they preserve objects and archival materials, and view items from the Museum's extensive collections.

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May 2019

Transit Walk: Highbridge, The Bronx

Sunday, May 19 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT
painting of High Bridge

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 the Highbridge section of the Bronx to learn how transportation affected neighborhood development— from Edgar Allen Poe’s favored footpaths, to the oldest bridge in New York City, to abandoned trolley platforms and remnants of the Ninth Avenue elevated — and consider the future impact of transit development as the neighborhood evolves.

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