Not to be missed NY Transit Museum Summer Events

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Not to be missed NY Transit Museum Summer Events
Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:48 PM
Fall Excursions Announcement, Inside the Archives,
Camp-Catcha-Train, Nostalgia Rides, and more! 
Save the Date!
Fall excursions go on sale to members on Wednesday, August 14th at 10am! 

Not a member? Join or renew now for the opportunity to get tickets for fall walking tours, opportunities to explore Old City Hall station, behind-the-scenes tours of transit facilities, and so much more.
Join us for INSIDE THE ARCHIVES on July 25th 
Vintage Signs in New York Transit Museum Archives Storage
 Public Program 
INSIDE THE ARCHIVES:
COLLECTING TRANSPORTATION STORIES

Thursday, July 25th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

$10 / Free for Museum Members
 
At the New York Transit Museum, archivists, curators, and educators acquire artifacts of all sizes, from vintage buses to individual subway tokens, that help tell the ever-evolving story of mass transportation and its role in the development of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan region.

Join archives and collections staff as they bring objects to life through an engaging presentation and discussion. Learn how the Museum acquires and preserves objects and archival materials, and view recent acquisitions in the current exhibition, What’s Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions.
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Wish You Could Still Go to Summer Camp? 
 Public Program 
CAMP CATCHA-TRAIN:
AN EVENING OF CRAFTS AND
SUMMER FUN FOR ADULTS

Thursday, August 1st, 6:00 - 8:30pm

$15 / $10 for Museum Members
 
Relive your adolescence underground for an adults-only evening of hands-on crafts, scavenger hunts, and storytelling! Sip on some bug juice, get your craft on, and mingle with your straphanger “bunkmates” as you explore the Transit Museum’s decommissioned subway station after hours.
Ticket includes one beer provided by Coney Island Brewery.
Event is 21+ and additional drink tickets will be available for a $5 cash suggested donation.
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All Aboard! Don't Miss Our Summer Nostalgia Rides! 
 Nostalgia Ride 
BEACH BOUND: CONEY ISLAND
Saturday, July 20th, 10am
$50 / $25 - Adult / Child
$35 / $20 - Museum Members Adult / Child 

 
On Saturday, July 20th, enjoy a scenic ride to the beach on our 1910s BMT B-Type Standards. Once we arrive at Stillwell Avenue, brave the rides at Luna Park, check out the action on the legendary Boardwalk, or try one of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. Ride our vintage train back to Manhattan at approximately 4pm, or stay late to take in sunset on the beach before making your own way home!
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Myrtle Avenue El
 Nostalgia Ride 
REMEMBERING THE MYRTLE AVENUE EL
Sunday, August 18th, 11am 
General Public $50 / Museum Members $35
 
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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Just What You Need for Your Next Summer BBQ
Sunny summer days are here and the New York Transit Museum Store has what you need for those special family barbeques! Fire up the grill and throw on a Metro-North or Long Island Rail Road apron for a sizzlin' summer look. Complete your commuter rail linens set with an oven mitt, pot holder and tea towel, and you're sure to have the best BBQ on the block. 
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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:53 PM

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 Nostalgia Ride 
REMEMBERING THE MYRTLE AVENUE EL
Sunday, August 18th, 11am 
General Public $50 / Museum Members $35
 
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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