Metropolitan Transportation Authority logo

MTA Press Releases

Press Release
June 3, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Offers Discount Rail and Festival Getaways for June
June is busting out all over with festivals for the whole family, and Metro-North Railroad can get you there with a discount on rail and admission packages. Customers can experience the “days of yore” at the Robin Hood Festival and enjoy listening to the many musicians of Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival.
“June is a great month for festivals with pleasant temperatures and scenic views along our Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines,” said Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti. “Each festival offers something unique for our customers and we’re glad the Railroad can provide a convenient and cost-effective way to experience these events.”
Enjoy discounts on fare and admission when you take thee to this Renaissance Faire which runs June 7 and 8. Enjoy armored combat, jugglers and “drenched wenches.” There will be lots of family-friendly entertainment including a chance to join Robin Hood’s band of Merry Men. Festival-goers can dine like royalty with a turkey leg, scotch eggs and cold beer. For the shoppers, the Medieval Marketplace features hand-crafted items you won’t find in traditional stores. 
Package includes:
  • Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $40; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $34.50; children 12-15, $34; children 7-11, $9; children 5-6, $2; children under 5, free. Package includes Metro-North rail ticket, Shore Line East rail ticket and admission to the festival.
  • Package price from other stations: check here for price from your boarding station.

Purchase your rail/admission ticket from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding New Haven Station) or through WebTicket

An additional fare for connecting service from New Haven Station to Guilford Station on the Shore Line East service will be charged on board the train or at the New Haven Station for adults and seniors; children under 12 are free.

Getting There
Take the New Haven Line to New Haven Station and transfer to the Shore Line East train to Guilford Station. The festival takes place at the Guilford Fairgrounds located on Lovers Lane, Guilford, Connecticut, a short walk from the Guilford train station. Check here for an ITINERARY.
For more information about the Festival, visit www.robinhoodsfaire.com.
Formally known as Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, the Clearwater Festival runs June 21 and 22. Co-founders Pete and Toshi Seeger, who recently passed away, will be honored. The event was inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over 40 years ago. 
The Festival offers 7 stages of music, an artisanal food and farmer’s market and working waterfront rides. Included in this year’s roster of 100 artists are Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright and Buckwheat Zydeco. 
Package includes: 
  • Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $68.25; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $59.75; children 12 and under are free to the Festival but shall pay applicable rail fare.
  • Package price from other stations: check here for price from your boarding station.

Purchase your package from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding CrotonHarmon Station) and through WebTicket.

Getting there

Take the Hudson Line to Croton-Harmon Station, where you can board the free shuttle to the park. Check here for an ITINERARY.
For more information on Metro-North Getaways packages, log on to: http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways.htm.