Highlights for May 2019
April 22, 2019
April showers have brought May flowers and plenty of exciting specials at Grand Central Terminal, from Cinco de Mayo to Memorial Day. 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.
Shopping & Dining
Cinco de Mayo – May 3–5 – Grand Central Terminal’s shops and restaurants will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo throughout the first week of May with festive retail and food offerings. The Bar at Great Northern Food Hall will have special Dulce Vida margaritas and a four-beer bucket of Bronx Brewery Que Milagro Mexican-style lager, available May 4 and May 5. La Chula will be serving special Taco de Carnitas, made with braised pork for $4.25 from May 3 to May 5; and Central Cellars is celebrating with Don Julio Claro Anejo 70th Anniversary tequila for $74.94, available for taking shots or mixing margaritas.
Mother’s Day – Throughout May – Toast mom at The Bar at Great Northern Food Hall on May 11 and May 12 with a cocktail from the new Spring menu or pick up a Strawberry Lemongrass Tart at Bien Cuit for something sweet. Central Cellars will also be offering a Berne Inspiration Provence Rose for $32.94. Shoppers can grab a variety of gifts for mom at Diptyque, InnaSense, and Central Watch or choose from a variety of Mother’s Day gift sets starting at $25 at Rituals. Tia’s Place is also offering its ‘Tired Mom’ tote for $25, and other various jewelry pieces.
Memorial Day – May 24–27 – Joe Coffee will be offering buy-one, get-one half off its specialty instant coffee priced from $18 to $22 from May 24 to May 27. The Bar at Great Northern Food Hall will be celebrating on May 27 with special pricing on Salute Vodka mixed drinks and cocktails. A portion of the sales will directly support initiatives making a positive impact on the veteran community. Tia’s Place is making it easy to dress for the weekend celebration with Memorial Day limited items such as its one shoulder kaftan for $110, off-shoulder tribal dress for $24, and adjustable cocoon maxi dress for $62.
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 $12 for adults, $11 for students, and $10 for seniors 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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