Highlights for January 2017
January 30, 2017
Grand Central Terminal kicks off the New Year with the world’s biggest squash tournament, new dining options and more. For more information, contact Melissa Goldberg at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com.
J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – January 12-19, 2017 – The only world-class sports event held annually in Grand Central Terminal celebrates its 20th year of presenting the world’s very best squash players competing on the specially constructed four-walled glass court in Vanderbilt Hall. From January 12-19, 2017, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions will host the world’s top ranking men and women – 112 players in all – who will vie for one of the most coveted titles in professional squash. Fans can catch the action in Grand Central from the ticketed seats in the stadium, free standing room at the front wall or on closed circuit TV screens on the west side of Vanderbilt Hall. Tickets range in price from $8 to $170. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.tocsquash.com.
New York Transit Museum Holiday Train Show – Open now through February – The holiday season continues into the New Year at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store with the 15th Annual Holiday Train Show to the delight of kids and railroad enthusiasts alike. The theme of the holiday train show changes every year and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://nytransitmuseum.org.
Winter Getaways with Metro-North Railroad – Daily, hours vary – Metro-North Railroad has discount daytrips that make it easy to avoid cabin fever. From Grand Central, visitors can hop on Metro-North’s Harlem Line to White Plains Station to check out the Westchester Knicks or get off at Patterson Station to hit the slopes at Thunder Ridge Ski Area. Thunder Ridge makes snow, so even if there’s no snow in Manhattan, day trippers are less than an hour from a winter wonderland. Check out Metro-North’s discount rail packages and event deals at mta.info/mnr/getaways.
RETAIL & RESTAURANT
Free Sake Tasting at Shiro of Japan – January 9, 12-2pm and 5-7pm – Visitors to Shiro of Japan during lunch and early evening hours will be treated to a free sake tasting courtesy of Wine of Japan. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to participate.
Shiro of Japan’s 44th Anniversary Celebration – January 10-13, 1-2pm – For four days, Shiro of Japan, located in the Lower Level Dining Concourse, is celebrating their 44th anniversary with $0.44 Poké bowls with purchase of a beverage.
January Retail Offers – All month long – Grand Central’s shops are offering several retail deals this month, including Super Bowl specials at Murray’s Cheese and Li-Lac Chocolates, 40 percent off entire inventory of Toy and Ice Watches at Central Watch, and, starting January 3, P!Q’s Annual Sale will run all month long. For more information on retail offers at the Terminal, please visit here.
E.A.T. Gifts – Now open – E.A.T. Gifts at Grand Central Market features a selection of food-themed gifts curated by Head Buyer Kim Staller, from the fun, such as taco-printed socks, to the practical, such as kitchen gadgets.
Sushi by Pescatore – Now open – Grand Central Market fishmonger Pescatore Seafood Company introduces freshly made sushi to Grand Central Market with its new store at the other end of the aisle. Sushi by Pescatore allows for quick, grab-and-go meals prepared every day on-site by master sushi chefs.
MTA eTix – This new, FREE app allows Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. The app, available for both iPhone and Android, is now available to all Metro-North customers on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines. Be sure to check the “Today in Grand Central” feature each morning for daily offers and events. For more information, visit the website here.
Official MAS Guided Tours of Grand Central – Daily at 12:30pm – MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the Terminal. The 75-minute tour highlights the history, architecture, and operation of one of the world’s largest train terminals. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, students, children under 10, members of the military, Metro-North riders with same-day ticket stubs, and MAS members. Private and group tours also can be arranged. Visit docentour.com/gct for more information.
Grand Central Terminal Audio Tours – Daily from 9am to 6pm – Available in “local” (one-hour) and “express” (30-minute) versions, this self-paced tour focuses on the architectural highlights of the Terminal, its secrets, famous visitors, and sometimes turbulent history. The tour is available at specially marked “GCT Tour” windows in the Main Concourse and downloadable on mobile devices. Audio tours are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, military, students, and kids. Languages include English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Japanese. Information and downloads are available at myorpheo.com/official-grand-central-tour.
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