Old Bridge, NJ – June 7, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library has added free passes for the New York Transit Museum to its popular Museum Pass Program.
Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum was created to tell and preserve the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Housed underground in an authentic 1936 decommissioned subway station in downtown Brooklyn located at 99 Schermerhorn Street, the Transit Museum’s working platform level spans a full city block, and is home to a rotating selection of twenty vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1907.
Visitors can board the vintage cars, sit at the wheel of a city bus, step through a time tunnel of turnstiles, and explore changing exhibits that highlight the cultural, social and technological history – and future – of mass transit. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm and Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 5pm. It is closed on Mondays and major holidays.
The Library has two passes available, each of which admit two adults and four children. The passes can be reserved in person at the Circulation Desk of the central Library, online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org, or by calling 732-721-5600 x5010. Patrons must come in to the Library to pick them up. The Library also offers passes to ten other area museums, including the Grounds for Sculpture, the Intrepid, Battleship NJ and the Newark Museum. Some passes can be printed at home for added convenience.
The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.