Highlights for April 2018
March 30, 2018
National Beer Day and special offerings for Easter and Passover are just a few of the highlights at Grand Central Terminal to kick off spring. 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.
National Beer Day – April 7 – In celebration of National Beer Day, visitors can enjoy special discounts from several vendors. Café Spice is celebrating with a samosa and beer special – two potato samosas with any choice of beer for $5.99. At Central Market New York, all 10 oz draft beers are $3 all day while supplies last. Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant is celebrating with a special National Beer Day oyster “six pack” – six Bluepoint Oysters paired with a Bluepoint Toasted Lager for $20.10 all day. At THE BAR at Great Northern Food Hall, all 12 oz cans will be $5, and all pints will be $7. Michael Jordan’s The Steakhouse N.Y.C. will offer complimentary tastings of award-winning craft beers from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company. A Devil’s Backbone ambassador will be on hand to discuss the flavor profiles and answer customer questions. Tastings will feature complimentary hot pretzels and all beers will be available for purchase at the bar for $6. Beer Table To Go is offering 20 percent off all draught beer available for takeaway in reusable growlers or capped mason jars, April 6 to April 8. For more details please visit the website.
Holiday Fair Casting Call – April 9 from 10am to 4pm – Grand Central Terminal is hosting a call to prospective vendors in April for its 2018 Holiday Fair. Artisans are invited to the Terminal to show samples of their products and receive feedback from Holiday Fair merchandising consultants. The focus for this year’s Holiday Fair is on locally-made and American-made merchandise. Highly selective about the artists chosen to participate, planners spend the year looking for unique vendors. A range of products and price points guarantees that New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike can find interesting gift items for others as well as covet-worthy items for themselves. Each year, products include artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing and toys, and home goods. The casting call is first come, first served within designated hours. Those who arrive early are most likely to be reviewed. For more information, please visit the website here.
Easter – Throughout April – For those celebrating Easter, Eli Zabar’s Bread & Pastry is offering brioche bunnies and hot cross buns, and patrons can shop at Eli’s-owned E.A.T. Gifts for bunny egg cups and other Easter dining accessories. Li-Lac Chocolates is celebrating with Easter baskets and additional holiday-themed items. For dinner, customers can pick up a Prime American Lamb at Ceriello Fine Foods and Pastiera, a traditional Italian Easter dessert, at Bien Cuit.
Passover – Throughout April – For those looking to fill their table at Passover, Ceriello Fine Foods offers a high-quality USDA prime first-cut brisket. Matzah lovers can try it covered in chocolate at Li-Lac Chocolates and Jacques Torres Chocolate, or with an added crunch of toffee at Magnolia Bakery. PIQ is also offering fun holiday gifts, such as the 30-Minute Seder Cookbook and Passover Mah Nishtanah Finger Puppets.
New Dining Deals – Throughout April – Grand Central Oyster Bar welcomes spring with the arrival of soft shell crab season, available as a daily lunch and dinner entrée for $38.95. Wok Chi Stir Fry Kitchen has a new special, offering commuters an opportunity to pick one of three meal options for $5 every Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Customers can stop by Bien Cuit to try new items, including a grapefruit Danish and bacon croutons.
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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