Highlights for January 2018
January 2, 2018
Grand Central Terminal kicks off the New Year with the world’s biggest squash tournament and a fresh lineup of deals. See more below about what’s happening this month at the Terminal. For more information, images, or to set up interviews, contact Alyssa Blake Edwards at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com. Images are available via Dropbox here.
J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – January 18-25 – This PSA Tour World Series is celebrating its 21st anniversary in Grand Central Terminal. It’s the best known and most viewed squash tournament in the world and offers equal prize money and draw size for both men and women. The world’s very best players compete in 26 sessions of play on the all-glass Oracle NetSuite Challenge court. There is free viewing to the public for the entirety of the event, or attendees can reserve a ticket from $8 to $170. For more information, please visit here.
New York Transit Museum Holiday Train Show – Open through February 4 – The holiday season is a time of joy for kids of all ages, and nothing says holiday enchantment quite like dazzled little faces watching in wonderment as model trains zip through tunnels, by subway stops, around familiar skyscrapers and through iconic cityscapes. To the delight of kids and railroad enthusiasts alike, the New York Transit Museum continues its tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations at the 16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal. 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.
Sweet Deals and Steals – Throughout January – Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. celebrates National Popcorn Day with free truffle popcorn on January 19. Financier Patisserie invites visitors to a pastries happy hour with 50% off all breakfast pastries after 4pm and 50% off selected pastries after 8pm. Commuters looking for a quick breakfast can stop by Great Northern Food Hall for 10% off breakfast at Almanak: The Restaurant. Visitors are invited to satisfy their sweet tooth with the new winter menu at Bien Cuit, which includes Coconut Speculoos macaron ($10.50) and a Cranberry Pistachio Florentine ($7).
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 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, 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.
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