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August 2019

Nostalgia Ride: Remembering the Myrtle Avenue Elevated

Sunday, August 18 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
NY United States
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Myrtle Avenue Elevated (El), we will venture along the El’s route, the current M and J lines. A major commuter train constructed to connect the residents of Ridgewood and surrounding communities to the business hubs of Downtown Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, the Myrtle Avenue Elevated played an important role in accelerating the transition of the surrounding neighborhood from rural to urban life.  Our R1-9 cars and BU Gate cars will depart from Delancey/Essex Street in Manhattan, and will travel as far as 111th Street with a stop along the way for lunch on your own, and will return to Delancey/Essex street at 5 pm.

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Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit— Gallery Talk

Tuesday, August 27 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Central Gallery, Off the main concourse in the Shuttle Passage, adjacent to Station Masters' Office
New York, United States
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Free
Changing Signs, Changing Times

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro at our Grand Central Terminal gallery for a discussion of Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit, an exhibition that examines 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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September 2019

Transit Walk: Lower Manhattan

Saturday, September 7 | 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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City of Women Map 2.0: A Conversation with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Thursday, September 19 | 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

In New York City, there has been a timely push to publicly commemorate women who have made important contributions to the city’s development over time. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, co-editor of Nonstop Metropolis and co-creator of the City of Women map, will discuss the  significance of mapping New York City’s cultural history while shedding light on the names of the unsung heroines who contributed to it. During the conversation, a newly updated City of Women map will be unveiled, further celebrating and memorializing women who have shaped New York City from the very beginning.

Currently on view in the exhibition, Navigating New York and featured in Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, the City of Women map pays “homage to some of the great and significant women of New York City in the places where they lived, worked, competed, went to school, danced, painted, wrote, rebelled, organized, philosophized, taught, and made names for themselves”.

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Metro-North Adventure to Wave Hill

Saturday, September 21 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wave Hill, 675 W 252nd St
Bronx, NY 10471 United States
$75 / $60 Museum Members
Hudson Line, Courtesy of MTA Metro-North Railroad, Photo by Frank English

Embark on a journey on Metro-North Railroad from Grand Central Terminal to Wave Hill, a spectacular public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Join the New York Transit Museum on a relaxed and inspiring tour of Wave Hill’s garden and art gallery and spend the afternoon exploring the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site. 

Ticket price includes one Metro-North ticket and one ticket to Wave Hill’s grounds, including a guided tour.

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What’s Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions— Gallery Talk

Tuesday, September 24 | 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 Curator Desiree Alden for a discussion of What’s Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition that highlights a selection of these transit treasures which have been acquired over the last decade and are now part of the Transit Museum’s collection of documents, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts.

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Parade of Trains at Brighton Beach

Saturday, September 28 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

FREE with the swipe of a MetroCard!
Ride the Rails!

The Transit Museum’s vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line – the BMT Brighton line, that is! Ride the rails in historic style on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th, by hopping on and off a selection of the Transit Museum’s vintage fleet at the Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms.

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Parade of Trains at Brighton Beach

Sunday, September 29 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

FREE with the swipe of a MetroCard!
Ride the Rails!

The Transit Museum’s vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line – the BMT Brighton line, that is! Ride the rails in historic style on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th, by hopping on and off a selection of the Transit Museum’s vintage fleet at the Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms.

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October 2019

Person Place Thing with Tobias Frere-Jones

Thursday, October 3 | 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

Join us as Person Place Thing host Randy Cohen interviews the award-winning typeface designer and lecturer Tobias Frere-Jones in a live recording of the popular public radio series from the New York Transit Museum.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing with particular meaning to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers and thinkers.

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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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Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit— Gallery Talk

Tuesday, October 22 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Central Gallery, Off the main concourse in the Shuttle Passage, adjacent to Station Masters' Office
New York, United States
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Free
Changing Signs, Changing Times

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro at our Grand Central Terminal gallery for a discussion of Changing Signs, Changing Times: A History of Wayfinding in Transit, an exhibition that examines 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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November 2019

Transit Walk–Deep Dive: A West Bronx Station Stroll

Saturday, November 2 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT

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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