New York Transit Museum
New York Transit MuseumBoerum Pl (at Schermerhorn St) Brooklyn, NY 11201
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since it's inception over a quarter century ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
Guest Capacity, Seated and Standing: 125/250
Square Footage: Varies
Number of Party Rooms: 2
Four of our vintage buses are headed to Governors Island for a summer getaway and you’re invited! On July 8th, come see iconic “fishbowl” windows and more on an island with great activities and amazing views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Best of all, this event is FREE with your ferry ticket! More info: www.nytransitmuseum.org/progams/vintagebusbash. Buses will be parked on Colonels Row and open for exploration. Program in partnership with the NYC Transit Department of Buses. Equipment to be determined and subject to change.
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Next Tuesday, June 27th at 2pm, join curator Kathleen Hulser for a gallery talk on the creation of the Transit Museum’s Downtown Brooklyn exhibition, “Next Stop: Second Avenue Subway.” Showcasing historic maps, objects, and photographs, the exhibit gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into the century of history that led up to the opening of the long-awaited subway line and an idea of what awaits New York City’s transit system in the future. Gallery talk is #free with Museum admission. Learn more at http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/program/nextstop-secondavenuesubway-5/.