Highlights for May 2017
May 30, 2017
Grand Central Terminal is gearing up for the warmer weather with exciting new retail and restaurant openings, events, and deals. For more information and images, contact Jessica Small at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com.
Mother’s Day Gift Wrap – May 10−12, 12pm to 6pm – Grand Central Terminal is offering complimentary gift wrapping services to help put the finishing touches on Mother’s Day shopping. Shoppers who present proof of purchase from The Shops at Grand Central can get their Mother’s Day gifts wrapped in custom wrapping paper featuring the iconic Zodiac ceiling of the Main Concourse.
Greek Panorama – May 12–13, 10am to 6pm – “GREEK PANORAMA” is coming to Vanderbilt Hall, featuring tourism, culture, and gastronomy from Greece with exhibitors, including hotels, travel agencies, tourism destinations, and more. Events include live folklore dancing and music, a Greek traditional food corner, and several surprises with lucky draws for all visitors. Entrance to the event is free and open to the public.
Metro-North’s Getaway Day – May 17, 11am to 3pm – Metro-North is kicking off summer with a Staycation Showcase in Vanderbilt Hall. Visitors are encouraged to stop by to participate in contests and a lunchtime concert, and to learn information about summer events, attractions, and outdoor adventures in New York City, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and beyond.
Applications for the 2017 Grand Central Holiday Fair – Through June 9 – Artisans are invited to submit an application online to be considered for this year’s Grand Central Holiday Fair. The focus of the Holiday Fair is on handmade merchandise crafted in the USA. All applications will be considered but merchandising consultants are primarily interested in the following categories: men’s accessories, tabletop, children’s, home décor, pottery, glassware, art, photography, and food. For more information and to submit an application, please visit www.gctholiday.com.
RETAIL and RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Aveda – Re-opening early May – The Aveda Experience Center in the Lexington Passage will feature a plethora of opportunities for consumers to self-navigate their way through different areas of interest, including men’s and women’s haircare, skincare, makeup, body care, and aroma. At the Experience Center, consumers will also enjoy many experiences, including self- or advisor-led hair styling tutorials, wellness rituals, or an aroma sensory journey.
– Gerber Group will open The Campbell bar and outdoor terrace, after a complete restoration of the historic space. Located directly off of Vanderbilt Avenue, adjacent to Cipriani Dolci, The Campbell will feature an expansive collection of spirits, wines, and locally brewed craft beers. Gerber Group’s selections of classic and modern cocktails that highlight fresh ingredients will be complemented by a menu of elevated bar fare. The Campbell will be open for lunch daily at 12pm, serving soups, salads, and sandwiches. For more information, visit www.TheCampbellNYC.com.
Rituals Cosmetics – Now Open – Now open 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. Rituals offers body care products, as well as candles and fragrances for the home. For more information, visit rituals.com/en-us/home.
SHOPPING and HOLIDAY DEALS
Mother’s Day – May 1–14 – A variety of Mother’s Day gifts are available throughout Grand Central, including cards at Cursive, Papyrus, P!Q, and Rite Aid; pampering gifts at L’Occitane, Origins, Aveda, and diptyque; brunch or dinner options at fine dining restaurants, such as Great Northern Food Hall and Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C.; and complimentary tiramisu or drink of choice with the purchase of an entrée at Prova Pizzabar for all moms on Mother’s Day. Complimentary gift wrapping services to put the finishing touches on a Mother’s Day gift are also available at Grand Central Terminal. Additional deals and gift ideas are available in Grand Central Terminal’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Memorial Day – May 29 – Find everything you need to celebrate Memorial Day with the help of Grand Central Terminal’s Memorial Day Gift Guide, from patriotic gear at vineyard vines, Banana Republic and Tia’s Place, to wine and beer available for purchase at Central Cellars and Beer Table. Grand Central Market also offers shoppers all they need for a holiday BBQ or picnic.
Graduation and May Specials – May 1–31 – Grand Central shops are celebrating graduation and May with grad-themed cupcakes or cakes from Magnolia Bakery; 20% off all brightly colored watch straps at Central Watch; a friends and family sale at Origins, offering $20 off a purchase of $45; and other deals and specials.
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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Goodman Media International for GCT