Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) hosts a tour of the newest New York City subway stations, offering a unique lens into the design and art behind the much-discussed projects. Guided by playwright and historian Justin Rivers, participants will start at the 96th Street station, where they will learn about the history of the Second Avenue line and explore two new stations that feature art by Sarah Sze and Chuck Close.
The tour will then venture downtown, to the Fulton Street Station, to take in the Marine Grill Murals from artist Fred Dana Marsh. The Murals were created in 1913 for the restaurant of the McAlpin Hotel at 34th Street and Broadway to celebrate New York’s important seaport. Participants will also get to see the Fulton Sky Reflector-Net, a soaring structure that lets light into the main atrium of the station.
Finally, the tour will end at the new World Trade Center Transit hub, also known as the Oculus and dubbed by The New York Times as “a pristine new cathedral of public space” and “the most expensive train station ever.”
The tour will involve a lot of walking, so participants should be prepared with comfortable shoes.
What: Women’s City Club hosts a Tour of the 21st Century Subway
Where: Participants will meet at the corner of 96th Street and Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017; 10:45 AM
RSVP: To RSVP or purchase tickets, visit http://www.wccny.org/calendar or call 212-353-8070. Events are open to the public and free to WCC members. If you are interested in becoming a member, visit http://www.wccny.org/join.