Calendar of Events
PROGRAMS AND EXCURSIONS THROUGH DECEMBER 2013
- Free Gallery Tours
- Bus Festival
- Off-Site Tours/Excursions
- Children's Programs
- Download Visitor Release Form
- Become a Member
- General Museum Info
Explore with us! Learn about transit past and present, explore Eastside eateries, and go behind-the-scenes to the shops and yards that serve our region's mass transit system. Transit Museum members receive discounted tickets as well as the opportunity to make advance reservations and pay reduced member fees for coveted tours. The exclusive Members reservation period will begin at 9 am on August 28 and extends through August 31. Remaining tickets will be available to non-members on September 1. Become a member today.
Members – please see our FAQs for more information about your benefits
***Please note: Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Tickets for Members Only tours are only available to current NYTM members. No refunds will be given to non-members who purchase tickets.
Programs are subject to change without notice. In the case of a program cancellation, the museum will issue a voucher equal to the dollar amount paid, valid for one year, redeemable for another scheduled program.***
FREE GALLERY TOURS
Join our seasoned Museum Interpreters and featured guests for in-depth, guided tours at the Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. These on-site tours on Saturdays and Sundays are included in the price of admission. Tickets are not required.
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 pm and 3 pm
Let our experts guide you through the dramatic 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.
SKETCHBOOK ARCHITECTURAL REFLECTIONS ON GCT
Sat, Sept 28, 2pm
Sun, Oct 27, 2pm
Join featured artists and designers as they lead spotlight gallery talks of the exhibit, Grand Central Sketchbook: Designer's Dream. These contemporary architects discuss their winning submissions to the Moleskine sketchbook contest, focusing on their inspiration and the process of the competition itself.
View the complete Children's Calendar now. For more information on these and other family programs please call 718-694-1792
20th ANNUAL BUS FESTIVAL
Sun, Sept 29, 11am – 5pm
At Atlantic Antic on Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue
Bring your "Bus Fest BFF" to Brooklyn's biggest and bus-iest event of the year! We close the street to make room for the beloved New York City buses of yesteryear. Explore the fleet on the street, and the Museum down underground: party it up at Brooklyn's largest street fair, shop for bus-related gifts and memorabilia, and celebrate the rides we share with friends with arts-and-crafts activities and the new #BusFestBFF Photo Hunt!
Bring the whole family – admission to the Museum is only $1 per person all day long!
EASTSIDE EATS: SECOND AVE LINE AND YORKVILLE
Join native New Yorker and well-versed guide Michael Morgenthal as he leads this tour for the taste buds through some of Yorkville's top eateries and best-kept secrets. Combining neighborhood history with culinary culture, this tour is sure to fill your mind –and tummy –with delicious food for thought.
TRANSIT WALK: GREENPOINT NEIGHBORHOOD
Our seasoned Museum Interpreters lead a series of Transit Walks through the boroughs, examining transportation one neighborhood at a time. This fall, explore the vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint through local transit, parks and recreation, residential areas, historic landmarks, and proposed developments. Tour stops include the Greenpoint subway station, the Ferry stop at India Street and WNYC Transmitter Park.
TROLLEY GHOSTS: THE TERMINAL UNDER DELANCEY *Members only*
Explore a buried relic of the streetcar era on this exclusive tour of the former Williamsburg Bridge Railway Terminal. Delancey Underground has recently proposed reclaiming this site as a subterranean park. To be admitted to this restricted site participants must sign a release and provide a copy of a government-issued ID.
BEHIND THE SCENES: LINDEN YARD
Head behind the scenes to Brooklyn's Linden Yard, the only shop in the transit system dedicated to rehabilitating and replacing subway track and switch gear. Opened in 1977, Linden Yard is one of the few facilities with no third rail and a connection from the subway to the mainline United States rail network. Shop rules prohibit photography. A MetroCard will be required for bus travel. To be admitted to this special restricted-access site, participants must sign a release and provide a copy of a government-issued ID.
3-part seriesSundays, Nov 10, Nov 17, and Nov 24, 3pm- 6pm - Tickets
$95 / $85 Museum Members
The Museum's exhibition, Grand Central Sketchbook: Designers Dream, highlights the winning drawings by contemporary architects, from a contest sponsored by the Transit Museum and the Architectural League of New York. Join Sketchbook contest juror and award-winning architect John Hartmann for an intimate series of beginning level, hands-on sketch classes, drawing inspiration from the complexity and dynamism of the transit system. Three-part series will take place at various locations, including the Transit Museum, Grand Central Terminal, and various subway lines. Must commit to all three dates.
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: OLD CITY HALL STATION *Members Only*
Go back in time with tour guide John Simko and discover a gracefully curved station with chandeliers, leaded skylights, a vaulted tile ceiling, and decorative ceramics. Access to this long-decommissioned station is only available to Transit Museum members. Wear comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To be admitted to this restricted site participants must sign a release and provide a copy of a government-issued ID.
GENERAL MUSEUM INFORMATION
Other Notes on Museum Tours: Many of our tours take you behind the scenes to visit areas generally restricted to the public. In order for the Museum to obtain security clearance to bring you to these locations, you may be required to sign a visitor-release form and/or provide a copy of a government-issued ID which will be reviewed by the NYPD.
Unless otherwise noted, reservations and advance payment are required for all ticketed events. Tours are generally not appropriate for young children or babies in strollers. Children must be 10 years of age to attend a shop or substation tour. Trolley Ghosts: The Terminal Under Delancey is open to adults age 18+ONLY.
Photography and video recording are usually permitted. All photographs taken are for personal use only unless given written authorization from the New York Transit Museum. Permission to photograph may be revoked at any time. Tripods and stands may not be used.
Events and tours are subject to change without notice. In case of a program or reservation cancellation, the Museum will issue a voucher equal to the dollar amount paid; valid for one year; and redeemable for any other scheduled program.
Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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