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May 2019

DISCOVERY ROOM – Marvelous Mosaics

Sunday, May 26 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Stop by the Education Center to explore city art-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials. We’re celebrating the art of mosaics all through May in our Discovery Room!

Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

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Writing Workshop with NY Writers Coalition

Tuesday, May 28 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 11, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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FREE

Every Tuesday at 2pm, join the New York Writer's Coalition and veteran workshop leader Eileen Sutton at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn for a FREE, weekly writing workshop. Draw inspiration from those bygone days through prose, poetry, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in our decommissioned subway station and vintage subway cars! This workshop is open to writers of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels (ages 18+, please). No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. You are also welcome to write on any device of your choosing. 

Best of all, no advance sign-up is required for this drop-in program! The group meets promptly in the Museum lobby at 2pm. 

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TRANSIT TOTS – MARVELOUS MOSAICS

Thursday, May 30 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

MANY MANY METROCARDS

As the MetroCard celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we’ll explore some of the colorful and artful designs that have been printed on the fronts and backs of special edition MetroCards over the years, then create your own one-of-a-kind MetroCard.

Ages 2-5 and adult companions.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Friday, May 31 | 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.

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June 2019

HISTORY ON WHEELS

Saturday, June 1 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation, exploring materials connected to sounds of the subway. For all ages

 

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DISCOVERY ROOM – Sights and Sounds

Saturday, June 1 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Stop by the Education Center to explore our June themes of listening and looking closely at New York transportation. Join educators for science exploration connected to the sounds and sights of subways and buses.

Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

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NYTM Train Operators Workshop

Saturday, June 1 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

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Museum Highlights

Saturday, June 1 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission
To All Trains Sign and Museum Platform Stairs

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

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Walking Tour: Culver Line

Saturday, June 1 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT
postcard of stop on Culver Line

2019 marks the centennial of the elevated Culver Line, currently the F train line in Brooklyn, which opened in 1919 between Ditmas Avenue and West 8th Street in Coney Island. Join transit historian and CUNY professor Andrew Sparberg on a walking tour to explore the rich and varied history of the Culver Line, with stops at four stations along its route: 9th Avenue, Ditmas Avenue, Kings Highway, and West 8th Street.  Learn interesting facts about the elevated surface tracks from 1875 that preceded it, and how the Culver Line got its name.

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ON THE STREET

Saturday, June 1 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 9, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission
On the Streets Exhibit

Take a close look at the models of trolleys and buses and design your own vehicles from wood, with all of the historic details! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

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HISTORY ON WHEELS

Saturday, June 1 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation, exploring materials connected to sounds of the subway. For all ages

 

Find out more »

Museum Highlights

Saturday, June 1 | 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission
To All Trains Sign and Museum Platform Stairs

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

Find out more »

NYTM Train Operators Workshop

Saturday, June 1 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

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DISCOVERY ROOM – Sights and Sounds

Saturday, June 1 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Stop by the Education Center to explore our June themes of listening and looking closely at New York transportation. Join educators for science exploration connected to the sounds and sights of subways and buses.

Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

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MEMBER MORNINGS, FIRST SUNDAYS

Sunday, June 2 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

One event on May 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free for Museum Members
Member Family

Members have the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn all to themselves during Member Mornings, First Sundays! Explore our vintage cars, enjoy our exhibits, and take your turn in the bus driver’s seat ─ without the weekend crowds! Members will have exclusive access to the Museum from 10 am to 11 am and enjoy free admission year-round.

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Jewel in the Crown: Old City Hall Station

Sunday, June 2 | 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.

Find out more »

HISTORY ON WHEELS

Sunday, June 2 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation, exploring materials connected to sounds of the subway. For all ages

 

Find out more »

DISCOVERY ROOM – Sights and Sounds

Sunday, June 2 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Stop by the Education Center to explore our June themes of listening and looking closely at New York transportation. Join educators for science exploration connected to the sounds and sights of subways and buses.

Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Find out more »

NYTM Train Operators Workshop

Sunday, June 2 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

Find out more »

Museum Highlights

Sunday, June 2 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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Free with Museum Admission
To All Trains Sign and Museum Platform Stairs

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

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