Grand Central Terminal
Event Highlights for March 2014
- February 17 – March 7, 2014 – Restaurant Week – (Lunch & Dinner) – Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. and Cipriani Dolci will participate in Restaurant Week 2014. Michael Jordan’s will offer lunch and dinner Monday – Friday, as well as dinner Sunday. Cipriani Dolci will offer lunch and dinner Monday – Friday, as well as lunch and dinner Sunday. Prices are: $25 for 3 course lunch, $38 for 3 course dinner. For more information and menus, visit: http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek/.
* Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. is now serving wines from New York State, honoring Governor Cuomo and the Taste NY program.
- February 27 through March 3, 2014 – The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition – (Feb. 27 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 28 – Mar. 3 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily) – March 2014 marks the third anniversary of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan. This exhibition, sponsored by The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation, recounts the quake’s initial devastation, then charts the country’s subsequent rebuilding process and today’s optimistic efforts. The entrancing photos captivate elements of tragedy, beauty, and hope for the future.
- March 6 – 8, 2014 – Japan Week – (March 6: Opening Ceremony at 10am, Open to public 11am – 11pm, March 7: 10am – 11pm, March 8: 10am – 7pm) – To celebrate the past 100 years of Japan’s vibrant cultural heritage, a multi-day festival will take place at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. Highlights include regional food and drink, a 100-year old Japanese-style café, a virtual reality theater of Japan’s cultural history, and sweepstakes for free round-trip tickets to Japan. For more information, visit http://www.japanweek.us.
- March 13, 2014 – World Kidney Day – (Event runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Screenings will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) – The National Kidney Foundation celebrates World Kidney Day by offering an awareness event and free health screening in Vanderbilt Hall. The event features free educational materials and giveaways, information about becoming an organ donor, and a photo booth. Visitors can have their photo taken with the Foundation’s mascot, Sidney the Kidney. Screening includes a health risk survey, height and weight measurement, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, a free consultation BY? a clinician and free educational materials. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to be screened. Visit www.kidney.org to learn more.
- Official MAS Guided Tours of Grand Central (offered daily at 12:30 p.m.) –MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the terminal. The 75-minute tour highlights the history, architecture and operation of one of the world’s biggest train terminals. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, children under 10, members of the military, Metro-North riders bearing same-day ticket stubs, and MAS Members. Private tours can also be arranged. Visit http://docentour.com/gct/ for more information.
- Grand Central Terminal Audio Tours (offered daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) – Available in both “local” (one-hour) and “express” (30-minute) versions, the self-paced tour focuses on the architectural highlights of the Terminal, its little-known secrets, famous visitors, and sometimes turbulent history. The tour is available at specially marked “GCT Tour” windows in the Main Concourse and downloadable for $4.99. Languages include English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and German. Information and downloads at http://myorpheo.com/official-grand-central-tour/.
- Ongoing through September 2014 – ON PAPER/Grand Central at 100 – Featuring the work of four contemporary artists working with cut paper, ON PAPER is the latest and last offering in a year-long series of exhibitions organized by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design. The four artists—Laura Cooperman, Rob Ryan, Xin Song, and Thomas Witte—will present their original artwork in the four paneled lightbox windows that flank the dining concourse on the lower level of the Terminal. Each piece is cut from black and white paper. The windows are backlit, thus highlighting the negative spaces that are removed by cutting the paper, and brining the imagery into sharp focus. Starting on September 27, 2013, the exhibition will be on display through September 2014.