Highlights for April 2017
April 25, 2017
Grand Central Terminal is celebrating spring with National Beer Day and other themed promotions and deals. The transportation and tourism hub also gears up for its annual Holiday Fair with a casting call for artisans to show samples of their products. For more information and images, contact Jessica Small at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com.
National Beer Day – April 7 – The shops and restaurants at Grand Central are celebrating National Beer Day with special offers highlighted by discounted beers throughout the Terminal. Offers include 20% off all draught beer at Beer Table to Go, $8 for any craft beer at Great Northern Food Hall, a bucket of Montauk Beer for $25 at Prova Pizzabar, a free tasting of seasonal beers from Anheuser Busch at Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. along with a $5 beer happy hour, and more. See the full list of National Beer Day offers here.
Grand Central Holiday Fair Casting Call – April 5 and 6, 10am to 4pm – Grand Central Terminal is hosting a call to artisans for the 2017 Holiday Fair. Artisans are invited to the Terminal to show samples of their products and receive feedback from Holiday Fair merchandising consultants. The focus of the Holiday Fair is on locally made and American-made merchandise. Products are required to be made by hand. For this year’s call, merchandising consultants are primarily interested in the following categories: men’s accessories, tabletop, children’s, home décor, pottery, glassware, art, and photography. Food products will not be evaluated at this time.
Warby Parker – April 1 – Warby Parker is hosting Warby Barker, its annual April Fools’ Day tradition, and inviting customers to stop by their nearest participating Warby Parker store, including the location in Grand Central’s Shuttle Passage, with their “dressed to impress” dogs for a lens cloth and dog treat.
Rituals Cosmetics – April 2017 – Opening soon in the Lexington Passage, Rituals Cosmetics is a unique luxury lifestyle brand. Created in Paris in 2000 by a passionate international team of top talents from the perfume and design industry, it is the number one bath-and-body brand in Europe, offering body care products, as well as candles and fragrances for the home. Visit rituals.com/en-us/home
SHOPPING and HOLIDAY DEALS
Passover and Easter – April 10−18 – Select Grand Central shops are celebrating Passover and Easter with deals and offers, including Matzo Project’s Everything Flavored Matzo at P!Q ($11.95); Matzah Crunch ($9) and Easter cupcakes ($3.75) from Magnolia Bakery; specialty Kosher bread, fresh flowers and themed treats available at Eli Zabar Bread & Pastry; Easter baskets and boxes from Jacques Torres Chocolate, Li-Lac Chocolates and Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates; Easter toys at P!Q and Kidding Around Toys; and holiday entertaining essentials at E.A.T. Gifts.
Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. – March 1−April 13 – To celebrate Lent, Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. is serving a different fish dish every Friday of the season.
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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