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Power Play: Steampunk and the Transit System
Oct 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $35
Head back in time and explore the Transit Museum after hours as we examine the marvel of engineering that transformed the city from steam to electric at the dawn of the 20th century.
Housed in a decommissioned subway station, the Transit Museum boasts an incredible collection of artifacts from the history of public transportation in New York, including vintage turnstiles and historically preserved subway cars. Join us for a rare opportunity to explore the Museum’s collection after hours as we spend an evening celebrating the wonders of the early 20th century, the rise of the electrical era and the debut of the city’s very first electrically-powered subway lines.
Featuring hand-picked items from the Transit Museum’s permanent collections and the Museum of Interesting Things, an open bar of Victorian-inspired libations and live music from our favorite local gypsy punks Amour Obscur, this is a night of retro-futuristic wonder truly not to be missed.
Period wear is encouraged; dress to impress!
This program is presented in partnership with Atlas Obscura and the Museum of Interesting Things.