Highlights for February 2018
February 2, 2018
In February, Grand Central Terminal is celebrating the month of love with delicious deals and tasty events. 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.
Post Cereal Interactive Experience – February 16 and 17 – Post Cereal is hosting a larger than life, interactive breakfast experience in Vanderbilt Hall. Post will be sampling cereal flavors, including OREO® O’s, HONEY MAID® S’mores, NUTTER BUTTER® and CHIPS AHOY!® In addition to sampling the flavors, the unique set-up will offer eye-catching photo opportunities for passers-by. The experience will be open on Friday, February 16 from 10am to 7pm and Saturday, February 17 from 9am to 3pm.
Japan Airlines – February 28 – March 3 – Japan Airlines, known for its hospitality and professionalism, will pay tribute to Japanese Ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai and his centuries-old wood block prints and Manga during a unique event in Vanderbilt Hall. Japan Airlines will present the first US viewing of Hokusai’s classic masterpiece reproduced digitally in 4K quality, allowing visitors to closely examine the work. This premier presentation of this classic artwork with showcase the aesthetics, culture and fine details that are common between Hokusai and Japan Airlines. The public will be able to experience the masterful Japanese art and attention to detail that has evolved from the Edo, the Hokusai period, to the present age. Open on February 28, 1pm to 8pm; March 1 and 2, 8am to 8pm; and March 3, 8am to 6pm. Times are subject to change.
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.
Valentine’s Day – February 14 – Grand Central Oyster Bar, Michelin-starred Agern, and Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. will have special menus to celebrate the holiday. Bien Cuit will be offering two specialty items for the holiday, the Valentine Marshmallow ($5) and the Raspberry Rose Pithivier ($7). For a special gift, Tia’s Place is offering 20% off its entire store, January 21-February 4. More retail information is available here.
National “Drink Wine” Day – February 18 – A new mulled wine will be available at Central Market New York just in time for this indulgent holiday. Central Market New York also is offering 10 percent off all half bottles of wine throughout February.
Delicious Deals – Throughout February – Financier Patisserie invites visitors to a pastries happy hour with 50 percent off all breakfast pastries after 4pm and 50 percent off selected pastries after 8pm. At Frankie’s Dogs On The Go, any dog can be a jumbo dog for $1 more.
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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