OUT PROFESSIONALS’ SUBWAY ART TOUR AND MIXER IS DESIGNED FOR US BY WALK ABOUT NEW YORK.
On Saturday afternoon, November 12, join Out Professionals on a private Subway Art Tour designed for us by Walk About New York. Following the tour, you’re welcome to unwind among new friends at a nearby watering hole.
With a single swipe of your MetroCard, travel from the eastern edge of Greenwich Village uptown to Central Park West and then back again to Chelsea. In between, have your eyes opened to a treasure trove of art that few New Yorkers take the time to notice — but that has been a distinguishing feature of our subway system since the first train set off from City Hall Station in 1904.
The artists’ preferred medium has always been glazed mosaic tile, characterized by its brilliance and durability. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s extensive art collection is managed by its Arts and Design department.
Subway art is not limited to station walls and passageways. Inside cars, vivid illustrations and a “Poetry in Motion” series engage passengers. Musicians and puppeteers perform in subway corridors and — to the dismay of many — on platforms and in subway cars.
Tour Director Phil Desiere, founder of Walk About New York, is licensed by the city as a tour guide. In addition to conducting tours of such quintessential spots as Central Park and Greenwich Village, Phil develops and leads tours of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark.
A three-hour private Subway Art Tour with Phil Desiere. Open-ended mixer to follow nearby; refreshments on your own.
WHEN AND WHERE
On Saturday, November 12, we meet at 12:40 p.m. in front of Staples, 5 Union Square West. Subway: L to 14th Street; 4/5/6/N/Q/R to 14th Street Union Square. Tour takes place rain or shine, involves stairs and begins with a swipe of your MetroCard at 1 p.m. sharp!
ADVANCE RESERVATION ADVISED!
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, $20. Dues-paying Member plus one guest, just $45. The personalized nature of our tours limits the number of participants. To avoid disappointment, register before 11 p.m. on Friday, November 11. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! At the door, space permitting, cash only.
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!
A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) PLUS admission for one to OP’s Subway Art Tour totals just $75. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing. Order here.