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Brooklyn, New York

The New York Transit Museum and Atlas Obscura Present: Power Play

An Evening of Steampunk and the Transit System

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 twentieth century.

Housed in a disused underground subway station, the New York 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 the New York Obscura Society Thursday, October 2 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 and new acquisitions from the Museum of Interesting Things along with one of a kind pieces from the Transit Museum’s own collections, 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 the New York Transit Museum and the Museum of Interesting Things.

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DETAILS:

  • Thursday, October 2; 7 - 9pm
  • Tickets: $35; $25 for NY Transit Museum members.
  • The New York Transit Museum is located in Brooklyn Heights at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street