If you’ve never been to the New York Transit Museum, located underground in a historic subway station in downtown Brooklyn, you’re cheating yourself. This after-hours guided tour of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind pieces from its collection is your chance to see the museum from a different perspective. Sponsored by two groups that specialize in the unusual and offbeat, Atlas Obscura and the Museum of Interesting Things, Power Play: An Evening of Steampunk will “celebrate the wonders of the early 20th century” as it traces the birth of the city’s very first electrically powered subway lines. But this is more than a “night of retro-futurist wonder”; there will be an open bar of Victorian-inspired libations and live music from NYC gypsy punks Amour Obscur. Victorian dress is strongly encouraged.
Thu., Oct. 2, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 1, 2014