It's only fitting to mark such a milestone for one of the world's most cherished iconic buildings, one that has brightened the days of both commuters and visitors alike throughout the decades.
Here's a rundown of some of the activities that will taking place on the Main Concourse:
- 9:30-10a.m: Presentation of colors.West Point Brass & Percussion concert and presentation of colors by West Point's Cadet Color Guard..
- 10-11:30 a.m.: Opening ceremony. Hosted by Eyewitness News anchor Liz Cho, the event will feature entertainment and presentations by more than a dozen familiar faces including actress Cythnia Nixon, author and preservationist Caroline Kennedy, Grammy winner Melissa Manhcaster and New York Mets great Keith Hernandez.
- Noon-12:30 p.m.: Award ceremony. Among the awards to be bestowed: Honors from the Guinness Book of World Records, the National Railway Historical Society and the United States Postal Service.
- 1-4 p.m.: Celebrations continue. Music and dance performances will be provided by a variety of performers including contemporary dance troupe Keigwin + Company, the Knicks City Dancers and Kids, the Westchester Philharomonic Brass Octet and cast members of the upcoming musical Orphan Train.
- 7-9 p.m.: More music. Visitors can continue to dance with music being provided courtesy of the Rhythm Collective and Grammy-winning big band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.
- Pescatore: Shrimp for 19 cents each. Mussels and clams for 13 cents each.
- Central Watch: Nylon watch straps for 10 cents each. Note: Limited to first 500 customers. Limit one per customer.
- Oyster Bar & Restaurant: 19 cents for a slice of cheesecake. Note: Dine-in only
- TOTO: $2 for 100 percent silk scarves.
- Ciao Bella: 10 cents for a bambini scoop of gelato or sorbet.
- Grand Central Centennial luggage tags
- Vintage train whistles from Target
- Swatch pens from Swatch
- Mini men's and women's fragrance bottles from Vince Camuto
- "23" cookies from Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C.
- Chocolate Hearts from Li-Lac Chocolates
On February 1, guests are also encouraged to check out "Grand by Design," a multi-media exhibition that chronicles how Grand Central helped to shape the modern New York we know -- and help determine its future.
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