Transit Museum’s 19th Annual Bus Festival

Atlantic Antic

Photo Credit: Patrick Cashin


Transit Museum’s 19th Annual Bus Festival arrives September 30. As part of the One of the most popular events in Brooklyn provides kids and adults the opportunity to explore nearly 20 vintage buses and surface vehicles from the Transit Museum’s collection as part of the 19th Annual Bus Festival, an exciting day of free family fun on September 30th from 11am-5pm.

Visitors will be able to board “Betsy,” a double-decker Fifth Avenue Coach bus which ran in Manhattan from 1931-1947. Also featured are two MTA Bridge and Tunnels vehicles, the Roscoe Roadpatcher Truck and the Tunnel Wrecker. The Tunnel Wrecker is an impressive emergency truck designed to carry heavy loads and navigate cramped areas in order to tow disabled vehicles. The 1960s and 1970s “fishbowl” buses will be on display, along with many other notable “guests”. The public will have the rare chance to sit on the old seats, view advertisements of yesteryear, chat with the bus drivers and enjoy photo-ops galore.

The Bus Festival will also  feature workshops and games for all ages led by transit experts and museum educators. Admission to the Museum will also be free, so so visitor can see more transit artifacts

And don’t forget about The 38th Annual Atlantic Antic happening on the same day runs for one mile along Atlantic Avenue, from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue. As Brooklyn’s largest street festival, it will include 600 vendors, ten live music stages, eclectic food, festivities, and fun that highlight the rich cultural diversity of the neighborhood.

19th Annual Bus Festival

Dates: Sunday, September 30. 11am – 5pm
Location: Atlantic Antic on Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue
Admission: FREE

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