NYCity Transit Museum Events

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NYCity Transit Museum Events
Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:22 PM
 
Free Gallery Talk, City of Women 2.0, 
Metro-North Adventure, and more! 
“What if the New York City subway map paid homage to some of the city’s great women?” – Rebecca Solnit
City of Women Map
 Public Program 
CITY OF WOMEN 2.0: A CONVERSATION WITH JOSHUA JELLY-SCHAPIRO
Thursday, September 19th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Transit Museum, Downtown Brooklyn
$15 / $10 for Museum Members
 
Explore the significance of mapping New York City’s cultural history and celebrating the unsung heroes who contributed to it. 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.
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Cartography by Molly Roy, from "Nonstop Metropolis," by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
Subway Route Symbols ® Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
 
Take a Trip by Train with us on Saturday, 9/21!
 Excursion 
METRO-NORTH ADVENTURE
TO WAVE HILL

Saturday, September 21st, 11am - 4pm

Departing from Grand Central Terminal
$75 Adults & $60 Children for General Public 
$60 Adults & $45 Children for Members

 
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. Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring tour of Wave Hill’s garden and spend the afternoon exploring the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site. From Riverdale station we will walk to Wave Hill, and along the way encounter Rising and Setting by Dennis Oppenheim, one example of artwork found throughout New York’s transit system.
 
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Photo: Riverdale Station, 2012; Courtesy of Otto M. Vondrak
 
Subway Sleuths Applications Now Open for Spring 2019
Subway Sleuths Selfie
 Access Program 
SUBWAY SLEUTHS
Applications due by 5pm on August 30th
$350 for 10 Sessions
(Limited partial scholarships available)

 
We're now accepting applications for 2nd through 5th graders for the Fall 2019 semester of Subway Sleuths, our nationally-acclaimed program for students with autism or other social or communication disorders who love trains, are able to talk to peers about this shared passion, and who can move around with a small group to explore the Transit Museum!
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Join us at Grand Central on Tuesday, 8/27 for a Free Gallery Talk
 Gallery Talk 
CHANGING SIGNS, CHANGING TIMES:
A HISTORY OF WAYFINDING IN TRANSIT

Tuesday, August 27th, 2pm - 3pm
Transit Museum, Grand Central Gallery
Free
 
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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Photo by Filip Wolak
 
Don't Miss Parade of Trains!
Parade of Trains 2018
 Free Event 
PARADE OF TRAINS
Saturday and Sunday, 
September 28 & 29, 11am - 4pm

Brighton Beach Station - B/Q Platform
Free with subway fare! 
 
Are you ready for Parade of Trains? We sure are! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. For a swipe of your MetroCard, ride selections from our vintage fleet all day long! Vintage trains will be traveling in both directions, making a short round trip to Ocean Parkway and a longer round trip to Kings Highway.

Please Note: Passengers will only be able to get on and off the trains at the Brighton Beach station express platforms. Vintage equipment TBD.
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Access for All Symposium on Monday, 9/16
 Access Program 
ACCESS FOR ALL SYMPOSIUM
Monday, September 16th, 9am - 5pm
Transit Museum, Downtown Brooklyn
$85 / $60 for students and individuals with disabilities
 
Are you interested in learning more about cultural programs and leisure experiences for neurodiverse individuals?

On September 16th, the New York Transit Museum is hosting a day of conversation with professionals serving the neurodiverse population. As they discuss and reflect on their experiences, be inspired to develop new ideas that you can implement in your own work. The Symposium will feature presentations and discussions on the topics of inclusive experiences, performing arts, and supportive technology.
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Cheers to the Subway with this Insulated Wine Tumbler!
Subway Wine and Thermal Cup
Whether you're sipping on wine, water, coffee or cola, this thermal cup will keep your libations at the perfect temperature for drinking.
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