OUT PROFESSIONALS OFFERS AN IN-DEPTH TOUR OF A MIDTOWN ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL.
On Saturday, March 11, you are invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals for an encore presentation of an enduringly popular offering in our City Secrets Series: “Historic Grand Central: The Walking Tour and Mixer.” After an insider’s tour of this national historic landmark, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends under the vaulted ceilings of the venerated Grand Central Oyster Bar.
A majestic Beaux Arts rendition of a classical form, New York’s Grand Central Terminal rivaled the Eiffel Tower as one of the turn-of-the-century’s most dramatic architectural achievements. It symbolized the exploding intellectual and commercial reach of what was then the world’s second largest city.
Highlights of our tour include:
- A briefing on the tragedy that led to the terminal’s creation.
- An outline of the ingenious design scheme that moves people and possessions.
- The terminal’s history-making role in landmarking New York City’s architectural heritage.
- The historic roles played by Commodore Vanderbilt, Whitney Warren and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
- A visit to the Whispering Arch.
Out Professionals’ private Walking Tour/Mixer series is designed for us — and you — by Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. Joyce teaches Manhattan history at New York University and the New School.
Tour begins at 2 p.m. sharp, rain or shine. We meet at 89 East 42nd Street, under the Park Avenue Viaduct and just inside the entrance to Grand Central Terminal. Subway: 4/5/6/7/S to 42nd Street/Grand Central. Open-ended mixer begins about 4 p.m. in the Grand Central Oyster Bar; refreshments on your own.
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Print and pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! The personalized nature of our tours requires us to limit the number of participants. Advance ticketing ends at noon on Friday, March 10. At the door, if available, cash only.
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!
A 12-month individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS free admission for one to “Historic Grand Central: The Walking Tour and Mixer” is yours for just $75. As an OP Member, you help us continue to provide year-round LGBT programming, including low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Join here.