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Top 5: Borough-wide Transit Celebration

Borough by borough, appreciations for New York’s amazing transit systems.

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1. Brooklyn: Create a City
The MTA talks with kids about how they would change the system (let them drive the trains?). That’s followed up with an architectural workshop on building your own bi-level city. Listen up, Mr. Kalikow.
4/17 at 1 p.m.
New York Transit Museum
Boerum Pl. and Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn Heights
718-694-1600

2. The Bronx: Nostalgia Train
Take a ride on a one-of-a-kind set of vintage IRT cars as they roll along from Grand Central to Van Cortlandt Park. Educators promise lots of children’s activities in the park during the three-hour layover before the return trip. Arrive early for a front-car view.
4/18 at 10 am. to 4 p.m.
Begins at Grand Central Termal

New York Transit Museum
718-694-1600 or mta.info

3. Manhattan: Fun At The Fish Market
Explore the Seaport’s fleet of historic ships and learn about the various incarnations of this pocket in downtown Manhattan, which began as a haven for shippers and became today’s odoriferous marine mecca.
4/17 from 1 to 4 p.m.
South Street Seaport Museum
213 Water Street
212-748-8600 or southstseaport.org

4. Staten Island: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Day
It was some 500 years ago this week that Giovanni da Verrazano first dropped anchor in New York Harbor. In honor of the man, and the bridge that was named for him in 1964, a kid-size history lesson will be followed by a make-your-own-Popsicle-stick-suspension-bridge workshop.
4/17, 4/18 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Staten Island Children’s Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
718-273-2060

5. Queens: Children’s Carnival
The borough has always been directionally difficult (66th Road, 66th Avenue, 66th Street). So the only mass transit here this weekend will be on a tractor-pulled hayride, mini choo-choo train, and maybe a goat, if you can get it on the Van Wyck.
4/17, 4/18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park
718-347-FARM


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