February – June Transit Programs

MTA Transit Museum

BUILDING NEW YORK: A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL HORODNICEANU

The President of MTA Capital Construction sits down with New York Times metro reporter Michael Grynbaum to provide insights into two giant projects that are reshaping the city and the way we travel within it. The conversation will center on the extension of the 7 train to Manhattan’s west side and the new Fulton Transit Center.

 

INSIDE THE ARCHIVES: FULTON FERRY SLIP

  • Thu, Mar 6, 6:30pm – Tickets
  • New York Transit Museum

Almost 200 years ago, on May 10, 1814, Robert Fulton built the first steam ferry to run from the old ferry slip in Brooklyn to New York City. Join Archivist Carey Stumm on a virtual journey through Downtown Brooklyn’s transportation history and the development of horse car, omnibus, trolley, elevated lines, the Brooklyn Bridge, and eventually the subway lines into Brooklyn — all stemming from this local ferry slip. This program highlights photographs and archival materials from the Museum’s extensive permanent collection.

 

PLATFORM

  • Thu, Apr 10, 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Tickets
  • New York Transit Museum
  • $10/$5 Museum Members

Inspired by the intricate choreography, engineering, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute? Looking for a public forum or a unique setting to present your transit related ideas? The Transit Museum is excited to announce PLATFORM, a new series of programs created by the public for the public. To kick off this new series, selected submissions will be presented at the Transit Museum on this date. Check back soon for updates on how to submit a proposal. For all you urbanists, historians, artists, and makers – have an idea? We’ll give you a PLATFORM. Must be 21+.

 

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: OLD CITY HALL STATION

  • **Members Only**
  • Sun, Feb 16, 1:30pm – Tickets
  • Sun, Feb 16, 3:30pm – Tickets
  • Sat, Apr 12, 1:30pm – Tickets
  • Sat, Apr 12, 3:30pm – Tickets
  • $40 Museum Members Only

As a member of the Transit Museum you can have the rare opportunity of exploring this decommissioned subway station with its elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, vaulted tile ceiling, and graceful curves. You will feel transported back to 1904, a time when the subway’s opening and the completion of this station marked a moment of great civic pride. Children must be 10+ to attend and 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.

 

HIDDEN HISTORY: SUBSTATION 22

  • Sun, Feb 23, 1pm – Tickets
  • Sun, Mar 23, 1pm – Tickets
  • $45 / $35 Museum Members

Neighbors on this stretch of Nostrand Avenue are likely unaware of the power in their midst. Originally constructed to power the extension of the IRT subway to Brooklyn, Crown Heights’ Substation No. 22 was built with both old and new power equipment to reduce construction costs.

 

Venture with us behind the industrial façade to explore electrical machinery that dates from 1899 to 1994, and the crypt-like caverns that remain. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Rails. Children must be 10+ to attend and 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.

 

TROLLY GHOSTS: THE TERMINAL UNDER DELANCEY

  • **Members Only**
  • Thu, Feb 27, 6pm – Tickets
  • Thu, Mar 20, 6pm – Tickets
  • $55 Museum Members Only

Explore a buried relic of the streetcar era on this exclusive tour of the former Williamsburg Bridge Railway Terminal. Delancey Underground has proposed reclaiming this site as a subterranean park. Children must be 10+ to attend and 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.

 

Source

  1. MTA Transit Museum  – program page