Highlights for September 2018
September 17, 2018
Ease end-of-summer blues with unlimited Bloody Marys and free tastings at Grand Central Terminal this month. 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.
Taste of the Dining Concourse – September 25 and 27, 2–3pm – Dining Concourse vendors will be offering free tastings, menu specials, and exclusive deals. Participating vendors include Art Bird & Whiskey Bar, Central Market, Doughnut Plant, Frankie’s Dogs On The Go, Shake Shack, Wok Chi, Golden Krust Patties, Joe Coffee, Café Spice and Shiro of Japan. Subject to change, more details available here.
Brooks Brothers: 200 Years of American Style – Through September 5, 8am-8pm – Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer, continues to celebrate its milestone 200-year anniversary with a special retrospective exhibition in Vanderbilt Hall, just a block away from Brooks Brothers’ iconic Madison Avenue Flagship store. Presented in partnership with Citi, the exhibition features a selection from the brand’s historic archives spanning the last two centuries. The retrospective includes a sampling of men’s and women’s fashion, artifacts and imagery that trace Brooks Brothers’ inventions and innovations, such as the ready-made suit and ready-to-wear clothing in the 19th Century, the Original Polo Button-Down Oxford, the reverse stripe rep tie, polo coat, and sporting apparel later adapted for daily life. It also explores themes and era-defining moments, such as the Roaring Twenties, mid-century Madison Avenue, the brand’s lasting effect on college campuses, and it’s unique distinction of having outfitted 40 out of 45 U.S. presidents. Commemorating this distinction is an archival replica of Abraham Lincoln’s Brooks Brothers coat. Brooks Brothers is selling a selection of commemorative, limited-edition products created to celebrate its milestone 200th anniversary, including pocket squares, ties, gift items, and a special-edition Monopoly game.
Café Grumpy Historic Photo Exhibit – Through October 15 – Visitors can take a step back in time and enjoy the Details & Light display featuring historical photographs of Grand Central Terminal at Café Grumpy in the Lexington Passage.
Poetry in Motion at 25 – Through October 28 – The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex is hosting Poetry in Motion at 25, celebrating the beloved program that has delighted subway and bus riders since 1992 with its selection of short verses from a variety of published poets. The Museum’s exhibit at Grand Central Terminal features a wide selection of the original Poetry in Motion car cards that have appeared in the New York City Transit system over the last 25 years, alongside historical photographs from the Museum’s collection. With support from the MTA, the Poetry in Motion program has presented more than 200 poems to millions of subway and bus riders, offering a moment of respite to commuters during the busy day. Since 2012, the program has been administered by MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America.
Gallery Talk: Poetry in Motion at 25 – September 25, 2–3pm – Senior Curator Amy Hausmann will give a free tour of the New York Transit Museum’s Poetry in Motion at 25 exhibit at Grand Central Terminal at 2pm on September 25. The tour will feature a variety of the original Poetry in Motion car cards that have appeared in the New York City Transit system over the last twenty-five years. Pre-registration is not required for this drop-in event.
Shopping & Dining
Great Northern Food Hall Weekend Brunch – Starting September 1 – Starting this month, Great Northern Food Hall will be offering weekend brunch service with unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas.
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.
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 $30 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 by calling 212.464.8255. Visit docentour.com/gct for more information.
Official 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 the GCT Tours window in the Main Concourse across from Track 30. 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. No reservations needed. Information is available at https://www.grandcentralterminal.com/tours/.
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