Behind the Scenes at the Delacorte Theater

Thanks to the Second Avenue Subway, you can get all the way from the Upper East Side to Coney Island via the Q Train.

We’re kicking off summer, and celebrating this new route to the beach, with a transit history talk and beer tasting at Ryan’s Daughter. As we relax over summery sips, architectural historian Francis Morrone will trace the development of transit on the Upper East Side from horse cars to steam engines to subways. We’ll find out how the 2nd and 3rd Avenue Els carried newcomers to Yorkville, helping the neighborhood’s immigrant communities flourish; see how transit on Park Avenue “went electric” and made the area one of the most prestigious addresses in the country, and discover who’s behind the MTA’s new spectacular subway art.


Delacorte Theater
Central Park


Free for FRIENDS Members, RSVP Required.


  • July 16, 2019
  • 10:00 am