The Transit Museum is hosting another night of subway and bus-inspired performances, writing and films in their Brooklyn Heights headquarters, a decommissioned subway station on Court Street. In the latest edition of “Platform,” writer Anne Born will present her collection of stories written while commuting on buses in Manhattan and the Bronx, artist Jon Burgerman will discuss his subway interventions, and artist Ryan Seslow will present animated gifs based on the city’s transit system. There will also be improvised dance, an ambient sound installation, and bicycle-powered cinematography. You can read about the whole program and buy tickets on the Transit Museum’s Tumblr. And Brownstoner readers can get $5 tickets by entering promo code BWCREATE14. It’s all happening next Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 pm at the museum, which is on the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street.

Photo by Marc A. Hermann for the Transit Museum


Have you ever wanted to host an event inside the old Court Street subway station that’s now the Transit Museum? Now you may finally get your chance with the museum’s new Platform program, which allows people to perform, present, or host a participatory event at the museum for an evening.

The museum is taking proposals for all kinds of programs, including art exhibits, live performances, film screenings, academic presentations or panel discussions. Whether it’s spoken word poetry, comedy or transit-themed art, Platform is meant to be “a new series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public,” according to the museum.

The first one will take place Thursday, April 10. Requirements for proposals are on the Transit Museum’s Tumblr, and the deadline is February 25 at noon.

Photo by Katie Marcus