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Film “2e: Twice Exceptional” at the Transit Museum

March 1, 2016

The NY Transit Museum will be part of the 8th NY Disabilities Film Festival with a screening of “2e: Twice Exceptional,” a documentary about a group of high school students who are both gifted and have learning disabilities or differences.

The screening will take place Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm. Tickets ($10, free for museum members) available here.

The Transit Museum is located at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights. For information on wheelchair access, American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters, please contact Meredith Gregory at 718-694-1823 or

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Events, History, Kids

20th Annual Bus Festival September 29!

September 20, 2013

The New York Transit Museum will hold its 20th annual Bus Festival on Sunday, September 29th, in conjunction with the Atlantic Antic. Visitors can board more than a dozen historic buses and trucks that will be parked on Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue. The Bus Festival runs from 11 am to 5 pm and is free. In addition, the Transit Museum itself will be open, with a discounted admission of $1.

Looking for something more? Museum educators will lead children’s art projects and a photo activity.

For more information, check out the Museum’s website.

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Transit Museum Plans Day for Special Needs Kids January 22

January 17, 2012

The New York Transit Museum and Extreme Kids & Crew invite families with children who have special needs to visit the Transit Museum on Sunday, January 22 for a Special Day for Special Kids. Families with special needs kids receive free admission to the Museum between 10 am and 11 am, with a 50% discount thereafter when the Museum opens to the general public.

A variety of transit-themed activities are scheduled throughout the day including an art project using old metrocards, a scavenger hunt on the Museum’s platform level and a musical performance by the Brooklyn-based M Shanghai String Band. In addition, a “Quiet Room” for special needs families will be available from 10 am to 2 pm as a place to take a break from the excitement.

The Transit Museum offers a number of programs for special needs children, including guided programs for school and camp groups, travel training to learn independent travel on the subways, and the Subway Sleuths Afterschool Program where children on the autism spectrum practice social skills while working together on projects about subway history. Extreme Kids & Crew is a parent-run, non-profit organization that provides a safe sensory space where Brooklyn’s kids with disabilities and their families can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl and be.

The New York Transit Museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Streets in Brooklyn. For general information, call  (718) 694-1600  or visit the website.


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