Grand Central Terminal (Don’t say “Grand Central Station” because that does not exist!) is marking its 100th anniversary with an entire years worth of big events!
The year long celebration will include a “parade” of historic trains returning to the hub in May of next year, an exhibition highlighting events at the terminal over the last century and an exploration of how it might evolve over the next 100 years. The events will begin February 1, 2013. The first will be an all day celebration that will include several public performances and a multimedia exhibition put on by the New York Transit Museum.
Other events include:
Centennial Logo Revealed: Inspired by Terminal Icon– The terminal now has an official logo, which shows the iconic clock set at 7:13pm, which is military time for 1913 to celebrate the 100th anniversary.
Committee Members Reflect New York City– There will be a Centennial Committee that will consist of several New Yorkers that have a connection to the station in some way. Chairs of the committee include MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota, former MTA Chairman Peter Stangl, and Caroline Kennedy, who is the daughter of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a woman who was heavily involved in saving Grand Central in the 1970s.
Preserving a Landmark, Creating a Legacy– Renovation of the 42nd Street entrance in will take place during Spring 2013 season and will include a permanent café!
Parade of Historic Trains/Transportation Month– In May of 2013, the station will feature historic train cars and will provide historical information about both the trains and the terminal.
Grand Central: The Next 100 Years- Various public events and exhibits will take place throughout the year in celebration of Grand Central’s anniversary.
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