Discover the Art of the NYC Subway System in the Village with Walk About New York

Thursday, January 26, 2023

5:00pm – 7:30pm ET

Free. Zoom Webinar.

Pre-registration is required.

Join us for this fascinating look at a subterranean art world. The first NYC subway train set off from the City Hall station in October 1904. From this time to the present, art has been a feature of New York’s subway system. In its early years, the art served as directional and identifying signs, composed of mosaic tiles, used because of their durability. Tile mosaics remain the preferred medium for subway artwork in the 20th and 21st centuries. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s extensive art collection is managed by its Arts and Design department.

Join Village Preservation and NYC tour guide and historian Phil Desire as we explore the art of the subways from the cozy comfort of our homes. As the weather warms, we hope to venture out into the subway system for an in-person tour.

Photo Credit: Walk About NY

Phil Desire (he/him) is a licensed tour guide and a member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC). He began Walk About New York to share his passion for the Big Apple with tourists and locals alike. You don’t need to be an out-of-towner to enjoy the sights and stories he shares with you. Phil wanted to live in Greenwich Village since a very young age, and for the last four decades he’s lived and learned in this vibrant and colorful neighborhood. During his tours, Phil connects the sights with fun facts and fascinating tales, helping to create a rich experience.

Date
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time
6:00 pm
Details

Thursday, January 26, 2023

5:00pm – 7:30pm ET

Free. Zoom Webinar.

Pre-registration is required.

Register today for this zoom webinar.