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Party Like It’s The 1940s At This Fabulously Vintage ‘Subway Swing’ Holiday Event

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Party Like It’s The 1940s At This Fabulously Vintage ‘Subway Swing’ Holiday Event

The New York Transit Museum’s holiday nostalgia trains are starting to become a holiday tradition almost as iconic as the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. And every year in addition to bringing out the vintage subway cars, they do a “Subway Swing” holiday party in all its nostalgic glory.

Dress in your best thrift store finds and swing the night away to live jazz bands this Thursday, December 12. The party is usually a day-long event taking place throughout the vintage subway cars. But this year, they are holding a nighttime party within the museum itself in Downtown Brooklyn.

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The Brooklyn museum location is in a 1936 decommissioned subway station. $35 tickets include entrance to the party and a complimentary drink, and additional drink tickets can be purchased for a cash-only donation of $5 each. Gin will be brought in from the local New York Distilling Company, also from Brooklyn.

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Doors opens at 6pm! The “final jam” of the night will take place at 8:45pm at the turnstiles near the museum’s entrance, with this year’s performers Edith Hazel and The Cut a Rug Quartet, pictured above.

Where: New York Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

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When: Thursday, December 12 from 6:15 to 9pm

Tickets: On their website here.