New York Transit Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for New York Transit Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for John Sanderson “Railroad Landscapes”

    John Sanderson “Railroad Landscapes”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-09-13 - 2015-02-01

    The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition, Railroad Landscapes: Photographs by John Sanderson, traces the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad through the natural and built...More »

  • poster for “Electricity: Powering New York’s Rails” Exhibition

    “Electricity: Powering New York’s Rails” Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Other
    • 2014-03-20 - 2014-09-01

    The Transit Museum’s first science exhibit explains the mystery behind the third rail, AC/DC current and how motors work. Hands-on interactives and vintage objects from a century ago tell the story of...More »

  • poster for “Transit on the Spectrum: The Art of Pure Vision” Exhibition

    “Transit on the Spectrum: The Art of Pure Vision” Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Other
    • 2014-03-20 - 2014-09-01

    Pure Vision Arts is New York’s premier studio and gallery space for artists with autism and other neuro-developmental challenges. Over the past 11 years it has nurtured and launched the careers of many...More »

  • poster for “What’s New? A Grand Central Snapshot” Exhibition

    “What’s New? A Grand Central Snapshot” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2014-03-20 - 2014-09-01

    Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial comes to Brooklyn with a glimpse into two important topics: how electrifying the railroad was key to both Grand Central’s design and the development of Midtown; and...More »

  • poster for “Anatomy of a Powerhouse: Electrifying the El” Exhibition

    “Anatomy of a Powerhouse: Electrifying the El” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-12-14 - 2014-10-12

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, Manhattan’s landscape was blanketed by smoke with cinders falling to the streets below from steam powered elevated trains. When the Manhattan Railway Company built...More »

  • poster for "Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts for Transit" Exhibition

    "Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts for Transit" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Other
    • 2010-07-03 - 2011-02-28

    Since 1985 Arts for Transit has been one of the country's most innovative public art programs, creating over 215 projects for the stations and facilities of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with...More »

  • "Coney Island Yard" Tour

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-08-19 - 2008-08-19

    The Coney Island Overhaul Shop is one of the world’s largest subway overhaul and repair facilities. This sprawling Brooklyn complex includes cranes that can lift entire subway cars, a paint shop, state-of-the-art...More »

  • "East 180th Street Yard/Shop

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-08-10 - 2008-08-10

    Built in the 1920s, the East 180th Street Maintenance Shop was once the largest in the IRT system. The shop was completely refurbished in the late 1990s to maintain a new generation of subway cars. Superintendent...More »

  • poster for "Multi-Anniversary Tour of the IRT"

    "Multi-Anniversary Tour of the IRT"

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-08-02 - 2008-08-02

    Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of service to 242nd Street-Van Cortlandt Park, they’ll take the “Train of Many Colors” (post WW-II IRT “SMEE” cars in a rainbow of colors) from Grand Central to Atlantic...More »

  • poster for “What’s New? Collecting at the New York Transit Museum” Exhibition

    “What’s New? Collecting at the New York Transit Museum” Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-07-26 - 2008-11-02

    What do an 1860s model of a horse-drawn omnibus, a World War II air raid siren from an elevated subway station, and a set of “Dashing Dan” and “Dashing Dottie” cocktail glasses have in common? The museum...More »

  • poster for "Bergen Street Sign Shop" Tour

    "Bergen Street Sign Shop" Tour

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-07-26 - 2008-07-26

    Visit New York City Transit’s premiere stop for sign production, the Bergen Street Sign Shop, and learn about its fascinating history. Opened sixty years ago to service 122 trolley coaches (trackless trolleys)...More »

  • poster for "Coney Island Bound !" Excursion

    "Coney Island Bound !" Excursion

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-07-13 - 2008-07-13

    The Coney Island Nostalgia Train, consisting of vintage R1/9 cars, departs midtown Manhattan forNew York City’s famous resort. Visit the amusement park, take a dip in the ocean, and enjoy all the area...More »

  • "Transit News: East Side Access - Tools for Tunnel Engineering" Film Screening

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-07-01 - 2008-08-31

    The original 63rd Street Tunnel built by New York City Transit was the city’s first successful use of tunnel boring machine (TBM) technology. Witness a TBM working to excavate and line new tunnels for...More »

  • poster for "50 Years to Far Rockaway" Excusion

    "50 Years to Far Rockaway" Excusion

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-06-15 - 2008-06-15

    Celebrating 50 years of service to Far Rockaway, R1/9 vintage trains travel from midtown Manhattan to Queens Plaza. At the next stop, at the New York Transit Museum, passengers can enjoy exhibits and visit...More »

  • "Engneering East Side Access" Lecture

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-06-11 - 2008-06-11

    Commuters coming into Penn Station on the West Side have long hoped for easier access to their East Side jobs. When completed, the East Side Access Project will bring the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) into...More »

  • poster for "Tools of the Trade" Exhibition

    "Tools of the Trade" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product
    • 2008-04-22 - 2008-12-07

    An anemometer, a ballast fork, a pneumatic drill, an opacity tester, an oxygen deficiency indicator, a TelAutograph telescriber, signal locks, rail tongs and a portable shunt are just some of the fifty...More »

  • "The Triborough Bridge: Robert Moses and the automobile age" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture - Other
    • 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31

    Examining the legacy of Robert Moses, this exhibition focuses on the Triborough Bridge, designed and built to connect three boroughs and accommodate New York’s burgeoning auto traffic. Enjoy our new illustrated...More »

  • "Show me the money: From the turnstile to the bank" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-01-01 - 2009-12-31

    Every day New Yorkers spend almost $9 million to ride city subways and buses. Ever wonder where that money goes? MTA New York City Transit is the nation’s largest transportation system, serving over 7...More »

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