Highlights for June 2018
June 1, 2018
Summer arrives at Grand Central Terminal with a celebratory splash, “Grand Central celebrates 40 years rescued, 20 years renewed.” June 26 marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that saved the Terminal from the wrecking ball, which Grand Central will celebrate with the return of Taste of the Terminal, the first of several events this summer. 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.
40TH ANNIVERSARY TOURS AND EVENTS
40th Anniversary – June 26 – This month provides a unique opportunity for Grand Central visitors to enjoy the historical landmark building 40 years to the day that it was saved from demolition by the U.S. Supreme Court. There are numerous ways for visitors to take in the Terminal and experience what was saved, including the following:
- Official MAS Guided Tours of Grand Central – Visitors can take a guided tour at 12:30pm daily led by a docent from The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), which, over the course of 75 minutes, 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. Visit docentour.com/gct for more information.
- Grand Central Terminal Audio Tours – Visitors can take a self-guided audio tour available in “local” (one-hour) and “express” (30-minute) versions that focuses on the architectural highlights of the Terminal, its secrets, famous visitors, and sometimes turbulent history. The tour is available at the Tours office in the Graybar Passage. Audio tours are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, military, students, and kids. For more information, visit https://www.grandcentralterminal.com/tours/.
Taste of the Terminal – June 26-28, 11am to 2pm – Grand Central’s annual event is back in Vanderbilt Hall to kick off the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that saved the Terminal. On view during the event, a photo installation will feature important milestones leading up to the Court’s decision including shots of prominent “Committee to Save Grand Central” member Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Select vendors will offer tastings, treats, and special offers. From 11am to 2pm, visitors can taste and experience the many dining and retail options the Terminal has to offer and enjoy live performances by Music Under New York. More details here.
Hi 5 Hangzhou Fan Gala – June 16, 2pm to 8pm – China’s Hangzhou City Tourism Commission will team up with prominent Chinese pianist Lang Lang to throw a birthday party-like festival in Vanderbilt Hall to greet Hangzhou’s existing fans and attract new ones. The event allows participants to explore the glamour of Hangzhou, China in New York City. A Chinese cultural-themed exhibition will be open to the public at 2pm to 5:30pm. Following, Lang Lang will give a piano performance during a private session from 5:45pm to 8pm.
FIFA World Cup at The Campbell Terrace – June 14-July 13 – This summer, soccer lovers can stop by The Campbell Terrace to watch the FIFA World Cup. The Campbell Terrace will be showing all the action beginning weekdays at 11am through the semifinals on July 13.
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. For more information, visit the website here.
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