This group usually meets on the last Monday of the month from 11 am to noon at the Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road. Discussions are led by Eleanor Charwat and Suzanne Christensen. For further information, contact Suzanne Christensen.
Spring Theme: Psychologist Sleuths
Saturday, May 5, 2018, join the Friends as we explore the history and wonder of Grand Central Terminal.
We’ll take a scenic Metro North train ride from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central and from there attend a private docent-led group tour that highlights the history and architecture of this magnificent site. After the tour, enjoy lunch on your own at any one of the 60 eateries in Grand Central – or explore some restaurants outside of the Terminal.
Adult 19+ years: $55.00 each
Children up to 18 years old: $45.00 each
Tickets can be purchased online (credit card) or in-person at the Friends’ Book Store (open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM). The Book Store accepts check, cash, or credit card (MC, Visa, or Discover).
Itinerary for Saturday, May 5, 2018:
8:30 AM – Meet at Poughkeepsie Train Station (indoor waiting area).
8:50 AM – Depart Poughkeepsie.
10:42 AM – Arrive at Grand Central.
11:15 AM – Meet under the historic Clock for tour. Tour lasts from 11:30-12:45.
12:45 PM – Break for lunch on your own.
3:15 PM – Meet at clock for return train trip.
3:43 PM – Depart Grand Central.
5:43 PM – Arrive in Poughkeepsie.
Your ticket includes one round-trip Metro North fare (Poughkeepsie to Grand Central) and admission to the private docent-led group tour of the Terminal. Please note that this trip is rain or shine and is nonrefundable.
Parking is free at the Metro North Station on Saturdays.
Metro North requires group riders to travel together, meaning we all take the same t rain to and from the Terminal. You may decide to extend you r stay in NYC; however you will have to purchase a new ticket(s) for your return trip (at full ticket value) at Grand Central. Metro North will not honor the group fare if you do not travel with the group.
The tour runs approximately 75 minutes and requires an extended amount of walking and standing while the guide talks about the Terminal. The tour covers all of the publicly accessible areas of the terminal and also travels outside to discuss the building’s exterior and its context with in the neighborhood.
Tour guides will provide headsets and speak into a microphone so that participants can hear (since the Terminal can be noisy).