"GRAND BY DESIGN" EXHIBIT OPENS
also marks the opening of "
Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal
," a major new exhibition produced by the New York Transit Museum that showcases, in dramatic multimedia fashion, the history and impact of Grand Central in its first century. "Grand by Design" reveals how the iconic building shaped modern
and still determines its future. The exhibit runs through
, 2013. A companion book,
Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark
, by New York Transit Museum staff and author
Anthony W. Robins
, will be published
Activities continue in Grand Central Terminal's Main Concourse throughout the day with appearances by: youth performers from NYC-based
who were featured in the award-winning documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom"; acclaimed contemporary dance company
; performances by the
Knicks City Dancers
Knicks City Kids
dance teams; LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester's Grand Central Terminal replica made from than 5,000 LEGO bricks; electronic violinist and Trans-Siberian Orchestra soloist
; and a closing performance by Grammy Award-winning band
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Retailers throughout Grand Central Terminal will participate in Centennial celebrations
, offering free giveaways and special deals to shoppers throughout the day, as well as select items sold at 1913 prices (i.e.
cups of coffee).
ACTIVITIES THROUGH 2013
The Grand Central Terminal Centennial celebration continues throughout 2013, with a wide variety of events and activities that underscore the Terminal's impact on
, as well as the history and enduring appeal of rail travel. Full details are available at
, and on Facebook (facebook.com/GrandCentralTerminal) and Twitter (@GrandCentralNYC and #GCT100).
Target is the presenting sponsor of the Grand Central Terminal Centennial celebration. Additional sponsors include The Westin New York Grand Central Hotel, global commercial real estate services firm CBRE, Inc.,
-based food brand Carvel Corporation, and Columbia Business School. WABC-TV and
The New York Times
are media partners.
John Michael Kennedy
, Goodman Media International,