Highlights for August 2017
September 22, 2017
Grand Central is sending off summer with a big event, as well as seasonal deals and specials at its shops and restaurants. For more information, images, or to set up interviews, contact Catherine Lincoln at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com. Images are available via Dropbox here.
Grand Central’s Summer Send-Off
August 22-24 11:30am-2:30pm
Grand Central Terminal invites the whole family to this free, three-day event scheduled to be jam-packed with kid-friendly entertainment including face painting and other activities from Grand Central shops, and performances by WICKED, School of Rock – The Musical, and Big Apple Circus, among others. From Zaro’s Bakery’s hot dogs and soda to Shake Shack’s frozen custard and lemonade, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from Grand Central vendors. For the full schedule and more information on entertainment and participating vendors, please visit here.
SHOPPING AND DINING
Sweet and Spicy Treats
Through August 31
Foodies can treat themselves to new bakery goods from Bien Cuit, including Blackberry and Peach Melba Éclairs, and Magnolia Bakery for Smores Banana Pudding, cake, and cupcakes. Café Spice is celebrating Summer Streets, an event opening up nearly seven miles of NYC streets for public enjoyment on Saturday, August 5, 12 and 19, by offering $1 off any entrée or meal during the event.
Central Watch is having a special 50% off sale on all ICE watches.
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 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, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Information and downloads are available at myorpheo.com/official-grand-central-tour.