Highlights for March 2017
March 25, 2017
With new March events, St. Patrick’s Day treats, and a new arrival at Grand Central Market, there’s plenty to discover at Grand Central Terminal this month. For more information and images, contact Melissa Goldberg at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com.
HBO’s Music of Strangers Interactive Experience – February 28, 12 pm to 8 pm, and March 1, 8 am to 8 pm – Inspired by The Music of Strangers, a new documentary from Academy Award® winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), the two-day installation in Vanderbilt Hall will feature a virtual symphony that allows visitors to ‘perform’ compositions, interactive instrument displays and live performances by the Silk Road Ensemble, a global artist collaborative founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. For more information, please visit themusicofstrangers.film.
Japan Week – March 8−10 – The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) announces the 6th annual Japan Week, which will take place in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal. This year, the tourism festival will present a traditional Japanese Zen garden where busy New Yorkers can stop by to find a peaceful moment. Featuring many of Japan’s well-known exhibitors, the 2017 Japan Week will showcase both traditional and modern Japanese culture by promoting a range of Japanese products and services. Visitors are able to receive Japanese tourism materials as well as experience arts, crafts, food, and futuristic high technology. The story of Chiune Sugihara, Japan’s Oskar Schindler will also be introduced.
Taste of the Dining Concourse – February 27 to March 3, 11am to 12pm and 4pm to 5pm – Grand Central’s “Taste of the Dining Concourse” will feature free tastings daily at select restaurants throughout the Lower Level Dining Concourse. Get a taste for the international flavor offered at Grand Central Terminal with Prova Pizzabar, Shake Shack, and Shiro of Japan, among others. A full list and schedule of participating restaurants are available here.
Bien Cuit – Mid-March – Artisanal Brooklyn bakery Bien Cuit brings its nationally recognized baked goods to Manhattan with a new location in Grand Central Market. With an emphasis on time-honored baking techniques and creative use of alternative grains, Bien Cuit delivers traditional breads, refined pastries, and original desserts. The new space in Grand Central Market will feature cakes, tarts, and éclairs among the sweet and savory baked snacks, as well as the bakery’s signature breads. For more information on the new Bien Cuit at Grand Central Terminal, visit BienCuit.com.
SHOPPING and HOLIDAY DEALS
Origins – March 14−26 – To celebrate the warmer weather, Origins is hosting a spring skincare giveaway by offering customers a free gift with a purchase of $45 or more.
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 – Customers can build an Irish-themed feast at Grand Central Market vendors like Ceriello Fine Foods and Murray’s Cheese and buy themed gifts and apparel at P!Q and Moleskine, among others. Chef Julian Medina is getting into the Irish spirit with a celebration at his Mexican restaurant La Chula with $3 beers and $2 guacamole and chips all day. Also, March 13−17, Central Cellars is celebrating with $4 or less on all 50 mL bottles of liquor.
Holi – March 12−13 – Café Spice is celebrating Holi, a Hindu festival of spring in India and Nepal, by offering a free serving of Kheer, a traditional Indian rice pudding, with purchase of an entrée or combo meal.
MTA eTix – This 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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