On Saturday, June 20, the New York Transit Museum will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) with a party for the whole family!
During the Party on Wheels, families can ride historic trains, pose for vintage family photos, meet train conductors from the past, work on a craft project with friends, hear live music by City Stomp, and sing Happy Birthday to the BMT while enjoying bagels and birthday cake for breakfast!
When: Saturday, June 20, 9 – 11 am
New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Individual: $65 adults, $40 kids, babies under 2 free
Family pack: $175 for 4 tickets
VIP pack: $250 for 6 tickets
VIP II pack: $500 for 8 tickets
(VIPs receive a special goody bag to take home)
Party on Wheels activities include:
- Vintage D-Type Triplex subway cars dating back to 1927 will shuttle passengers between the Museum and the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. It’s the only time all year that shuttle rides are available at the Museum!
- Conductors from the past in vintage cars on the Museum’s old Court Street station platform will bring transit history to life, interacting with young straphangers and sharing fun facts about the subways.
- Industrious kids can create their own subway mosaics with glass tiles in a craft project called “Miles of Tiles,” or work on an enormous birthday card to the BMT.
- A photographer with props will take one-of-a-kind family portraits in a wooden Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad car dating back to the turn of the 20th century!
- Breakfast will be available in the Museum lunchroom throughout the event and City Stomp will get straphangers dancing and swingin’ with live music.
The party will conclude with a singing of “Happy Birthday” to the BMT and chocolate cake for all!
All proceeds from this family fundraiser will benefit Transit Museum education programming. Make your reservations early – last year’s event sold out!
For more information or purchase tickets directly, Call 718-694-4952 or visit www.bit.ly/PartyonWheels
Ticket proceeds will benefit Transit Museum educational programming. In 2014, the Transit Museum welcomed more than 600,000 visitors, including over 21,000 school children. From weekday STEM programs during school breaks to Transit Tots games and stories for tiny train enthusiasts, the Transit Museum provides enriching, fun, and affordable programs throughout the year.
As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Transit Museum aims to share the rich and vibrant history with a diverse audience through its exhibitions and programs.