OUT PROFESSIONALS OFFERS AN IN-DEPTH TOUR OF A MIDTOWN ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL.
On Saturday, March 10, you are invited to join Members and friends of Out Professionals for 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 venerable 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 legendary Campbell Apartment, once the private salon of ’20s mogul John W. Campbell
- 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; sorry, no exchanges or refunds. 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. Pre-registration ends at noon Friday, March 9. At the door, space permitting, cash only.
TOUR FREE WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW NOW
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on your continuing support. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission for one to “Historic Grand Central: The Walking Tour and Mixer” for just $75; final sale. Or enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $125. Membership provides free entry to every OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. As a Member, you help OP provide a full range of affordable LGBT programming year round. Thanks for joining or renewing now!