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  • Jun. 05, 2021, 11-11:45am
  • New York Transit Museum
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • FREE - Advanced Registration Required
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"There are still some people out on the streets,

driving this and that, heading from here to there.

They might be family, friends, or strangers.

They’re there because we need them.


They’re the people keeping the city going.”


Join the museum online for a behind-the-scenes look at Keeping the City Going, Brian Floca’s beautiful new picture book that pays tribute to the essential workers, including public transit workers, who have been helping New Yorkers through the past year. Listen to parts of the story as Floca shares his process, including sketches and neighborhood photos, for creating this touching snapshot of an unprecedented time.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of numerous acclaimed children’s books, including Locomotive, winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11Lightship, and The Racecar Alphabet.

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About New York Transit Museum

99 Schermerhorn St.

Brooklyn Heights , NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: No
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • TheĀ New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions, is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.

  • Party room: Yes

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