Join us for the 21ST ANNUAL BUS FESTIVAL on Sunday, September 28! Every year, we close the street to make room for the beloved New York City buses of yesteryear. Over a dozen vintage vehicles will be stationed on Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, free and open to the public all day long!
Explore the vintage fleet on the street, and the Museum down underground: party it up at the 40th Annual Atlantic Antic (Brooklyn’s largest street fair!), shop for bus-related gifts and memorabilia, and celebrate the rides we share with friends.
Bring the whole family – admission to the Transit Museum is only $1 per person all day long! The Museum is located in a decommissioned subway station on the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Streets in Downtown Brooklyn.
THIS YEAR’S SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE:
“Betsy” – A Fifth Avenue Coach Company double decker bus, Betsy ran in Manhattan from 1931 until 1953.
Grumman 870 – This infamous “Advanced Design Bus” model made its debut in 1980 with wheelchair lifts and electronic signage, but structural flaws led to it being pulled from service only 4 years later.
Bus 2969 – On the TV show “The Honeymooners,” Jackie Gleason played a New York bus driver and drove a vehicle just like this one along Madison Avenue!
Bus 3100 – A Fifth Avenue Coach Company prototype bus, this vehicle debuted in 1958 as one of the first air-conditioned buses nationwide.
Tunnel Wrecker – Nicknamed “the Monster of the Tunnels,” this unusual emergency truck was built to move disabled vehicles in the Hugh L. Carey and Queens-Midtown Tunnels. Square in shape, it is equipped to handle everything from a compact car to a tractor-trailer.
Bring a friend, and hop on the bus!
Love buses? Don’t miss our upcoming program Bus Rapid Transit: Solutions for Outer Borough Travel on September 10th.