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March 2020

Virtual Transit Walk: The International Express- Flushing, Queens

Saturday, March 28 | 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 virtual transit walk and explore this vibrant neighborhood.

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Digital Discussion: Women in Transit

Monday, March 30 | 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: Changing Signs, Changing Times

Tuesday, March 31 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 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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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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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. 

Limited spots available! RSVP here >

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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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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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Last Stop, Bottom of the Ocean: The MTA Artificial Reefing Program

Thursday, April 16 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$15 / $10 for Members

Between August 2001 and April 2010, MTA New York City Transit deployed more than 2,500 deaccessioned train cars to underwater locations off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. Forming artificial reefs, the cleaned shells of these subway cars created a flourishing new habitat for varied sea life and improved nautical environments in areas of the ocean floor that were once barren deserts.

Join us at the New York Transit Museum for a discussion with key individuals behind the Artificial Reefing Program: former Program Director, Michael Zacchea, former Assistant Chief Mechanical Officer, John Doherty, and Robert Martore, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Artificial Reef Program Manager, and learn the intricacies behind this unprecedented recycling program that provided the historic fleet of Redbird trains with a new life under the sea.

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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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Gallery Talk — Streetscapes and Subways: Photographs by Pierre P. and Granville W. Pullis

Tuesday, April 28 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro for a discussion of Streetscapes & Subways: Photographs by Pierre P. and Granville W. Pullis , an exhibition that provides a rare view of the last days of “old New York” through the lenses of two of the earliest photographers of subway construction.

 

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