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Midwinter Recess Family Programming

Tue Feb 18, 2020
Various times
FREE with museum admission

Drop in for museum programs during the winter school break.

See the full schedule here.

Programs include:

History on Wheels
Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials that rotate with each monthly theme. All ages.

Performance: Welcome to Elizabeth’s Classroom 
Hear the story of Elizabeth Jennings Graham from a modern-day teacher named after the woman who won a landmark case in the push towards desegregating public transportation in New York City.  Limited seating given on a first-come first-served basis. Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Artmaking: Community Heroes Signs 
Drop into the Education Center to be inspired by Elizabeth’s efforts for equality in our transit system, and think about how we can work to make our communities better.  Who are some of the everyday heroes who have made positive changes in our communities?  What other changes would you like to see?  Create signs to honor or suggest this work, and then carry your signs throughout the museum!  Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Build a City
Use your imagination to build and play with big, blue blocks. 
Ages 2-7 and accompanying adults

Museum Highlights
Join this tour to explore the story of the building of New York’s subway system, the evolution of the City’s surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.  Ages 12+

Reading Nook
Explore child-friendly books about equal rights and social justice at your own pace, and reflect on Elizabeth Jennings Graham and her efforts for equality.

Multimedia Timeline: Elizabeth Jennings Graham
Stop by the lunch room to learn more about the life and times of Elizabeth Jennings through historical sketches and early photographs, a timeline of surface transportation in New York City, and more about others who fought for equal rights during and after Elizabeth Jennings’s lifetime.

New York Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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