Highlights for January 2019
January 16, 2019
New year, new Grand Central Terminal! 2019 brings a ton of excitement, from new retail openings to the return of the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions. For more information, images, or to set up interviews, contact Sasha Papirov at (212) 576-2700 or GCT@goodmanmedia.com. Images are available via Dropbox here.
2019 J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions – January 16-24, Vanderbilt Hall – The 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions returns to Grand Central Terminal for the 22nd consecutive year as the second richest event on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour with a combined purse of $357,500—the highest prize money in tournament history. Since 1995, the sport’s longest, continuous and most iconic tournament has attracted the world’s top squash players to the majestic Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central. The matches take place on a state-of-the-art, all-glass court. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
17th Annual Holiday Train Show – Now through February 3, New York Transit Museum Gallery & Store – Nothing says holiday enchantment quite like model Lionel trains departing a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole. Visitors can bring their families to see the two-level, 34-foot-long, miniature New York City and countryside set against new artwork designed by artist Ebony Bolt. For additional details, visit the website.
Shopping & Dining
Irving Farm New York – Now open, Graybar Passage – Irving Farm’s state of the art roastery in Millerton supplies coffee to many local restaurants and cafés in both the Hudson Valley and New York City, including roasted coffee beans and freshly brewed espresso. This new location showcases the brand’s new look.
Joe Coffee – Opening this month, Lower Level Dining Concourse – Joe Coffee is delighted to continue serving their loyal customers in their newest location within the Terminal. Their new café in the Lower Level Dining Concourse will serve coffee and espresso drinks, as well as pastries, bottled cold brew, specialty instant coffee, and a variety of whole-bean coffee.
Tartinery – Opening this month, Lower Level Dining Concourse – Tartinery, a Parisian-inspired café and bar, is opening a new location at Grand Central. Featuring elevated takes on Paris’ most iconic dish, the tartine, an open-faced sandwich topped with fresh, seasonal, and locally-sourced ingredients, Tartinery also offers wholesome breads, bountiful salads, grain bowls, craft coffee, and a curated selection of wines and spirts. Tartinery will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and apéro—happy hour with a Parisian twist.
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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