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January 18, 2021
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Summer Children’s Programs

By Alexandra Glorioso
Urban Oasis, by Ann Schaumburger, 1997
Subway Art, NY Transit Museum

Join New York Transit Museum for Special Children’s Programs all Summer Long.

In addition to their weekend programming for families, New York Transit Museum is hosting two special weekly events held every Thurs. and Fri. this summer.

Every Fri to Aug 19: Transit Tots is a popular hour-long program. Educators read children’s books about transportation, then lead an activity, like a scavenger hunt or puppet-making session.

11 a.m., for ages 2 to 5 and adult companions.


Thurs. to Aug. 18th

On Thurs. afternoons this summer, your child can journey to the past with a performer on one of the Transit Museum’s vintage subway or elevated train cars. Each week a different costumed character brings transit history to life with an interactive performance.

For ages 3+ and adult companions, 30-minute performances, 1:30 p.m.


Walk In New York – Brooklyn Museum – Modern 1947 Coney Island


















Sat. July 23: Ride their Vintage Trains on 2 Unique Summer Excursions
Join them for their popular Coney Island Nostalgia Ride Brooklyn PCC Car #1001, ca. 1936. We’re taking the R1/9 cars of the Independent Subway System on a scenic ride to Coney Island. Visit the amusement park, take a dip in the ocean, enjoy all the area has to offer, or stay on the train for additional rides. Purchase tickets online.

Take in the summer seaside the old fashioned way on a vintage train AND bus trip to the Rockaways, Saturday, August 20th from 10 am to 5 pm. This time the R1/9 cars head over spectacular Jamaica Bay, arriving in time for lunch. Then take a spin on their vintage buses to Gateway National Park. Spend the afternoon enjoying the beach, or take turns riding each bus in their priceless fleet! Purchase tickets online.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fees per tour: Adults $50, Children (5-17) $25. Museum Members $35, Children (5 – 17) $20. Reservations required: (718) 694-1867.


The Museum’s Subway Sleuths Afterschool Program Receives a $10,000 Grant

The Brooklyn Community Foundation has awarded the New York Transit Museum a $10,000 matching grant for its Subway SleuthsAfterschool Program, an innovative social skills program for 4th to 6th graders on the autism spectrum. The grant will assist the Museum in serving a wide range of students, from high-functioning ASD youth to those with greater needs. Thank you Brooklyn Community Foundation! For information about Subway Sleuths fall session email Museum Educator, Lynette Morse.


Artifacts Sought for Grand Central Terminal Centennial Exhibition!

In just 18 months, MTA Metro-North Railroadand the New York Transit Museum will celebrate the centennial of the opening of Grand Central Terminal with an exhibit about this landmark building. Artifacts are being sought for the exhibit, which will inhabit the 12,000-square-foot Vanderbilt Hall. Potential donors should send a digital photo and a brief description of the object, including its dimensions, current location, and provenance (to the extent it is known), to Transit Museum Archivist, Carey Stumm.


It’s the Derby Car Derby:
Help them win the race to bring the Derby Street Railway Locomotive to the New York Transit Museum this fall. It’s the oldest commercial electric locomotive in the region and will illustrate their upcoming exhibit on electricity. They need to raise $10,000 to move the adorable car from Branford to Brooklyn!

Click here to donate. Gifts of $50 or more will be publicly acknowledged.


New York Transit Museum

130 Livingston street


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