NYLON – The New York Museum of Transportation has just released its Special Events Schedule.
The museum is open year ’round, Sundays only, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, and is located at 6393 East River Road, W. Henrietta, NY.
On Sunday, May 15, Trolley Ride Season opens, meaning that on that day and every Sunday through Oct. 30, trolley rides are included in a museum visit.
On Sunday, May 22, the 1948 Greyhound bus at the museum that appeared in “Race”, the recent film depicting Jesse Owens’ fight to compete in the Olympics where he won four gold medals will be open for visitors, along with discussions of the tales from the restoration and filming of the bus.
On Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, the museum will commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Rochester Subway with talks and slide presentations, demonstrations of the Subway’s fully restored “Casey Jones” speeder, food, and vendors. Unlimited rides on the museum railroad are offered. No reservations required. Special event prices prevail.
On Sunday, July 17, the museum’s archives are opened with this presentation of a selection of vintage street scenes in the Flower City. Antique autos, trolleys, buses and trucks will be seen, along with the neighborhoods and downtown of long ago. Showings will be at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, the museum will recreate an evening at an old-time ‘trolley park’ with authentic trolley rides through the rolling hills. This even will take place 4 p.m., at dusk.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, the museum’s annual kickoff of Fall Foliage ride season will include restored fire trucks that will be displayed by the Genesee Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Association. Trolley rides are offered throughout the day.
Every Sunday from Sept. 18 to Oct. 30, trolley rides will be offered every half hour starting at 11:30 a.m. No reservations are required.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, children and their parents are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and take part in a special day at the transportation museum. The trolley takes riders to the Pumpkin Patch were they will decorate a free baby pumpkin and will be offered cider and donuts. In the museum there will be unique trick-or-treating in Halloween-decorated trolley cars. Special prices prevail and reservations are required.
On Dec. 4, 11, and 18, the museum will be decorated for the holidays and the museum’s large model railroad will run three trains at once.
Sundays throughout the winter (dates to be announced later), the museum will still be running model trains indoors, and scheduling a series of ‘mini-events,’ such as slide talks, craft events, readings, and more.
Group visits on weekdays can be made by appointment. Train rides are offered on the only electric trolley operation in New York State. In the museum a variety of trolleys, a steam locomotive, and road vehicles on display provide a unique hands-on learning experience for all ages. A large model railroad, gallery, and gift shop are also featured.