New York visitors to Grand Central Terminal will find themselves stepping back 100 years to free entertainment, food and fun on Feb. 1. In an exclusive phone interview with the event’s spokesperson for Grand Central Terminal, those who enter the Terminal will experience red carpet entrance ways along with live band performances beginning at 9:30 a.m. to help celebrate Grand Central Terminal’s 100 years of service to New York visitors and commuters who pass through the station daily.
Spokesperson to Grand Central Terminal, “We have an exciting line up of performances, singers and high profile celebrities to join us in celebrating Grand Central Terminal’s 100 years of service to New York visitors and commuters.”
A star-studded cast of the following was divulged exclusively to NY Celebrity Examiner this afternoon who will help to celebrate throughout the day:
- Award winning actress, “Sex and the City” star and New York City resident Cynthia Nixon
- Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Manchester
- Baseball MVP and New York Mets World Series Champion first baseman Keith Hernandez
A 75-minute opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. – hosted by WABC-TV’s Liz Cho – will include top dignitaries, the Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, author and preservationist, Caroline Kennedy, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins and members of the Vanderbilt family.
Metro-North President Howard Permut, Acting MTA Chairman Fernando Ferrer, Interim MTA Executive Director Tom Prendergast and the Grand Central Centennial Committee Chairman Peter Stangl are also slated to join during the opening ceremony.
A concert by the West Point Brass and Percussion will perform their new piece just for the occasion, “Grand Central Centennial Fanfare.”
The Celia Cruz Bronx High School Choir will arrive to complement the days’ entertainment.
In addition to the live performances and celebrity guest appearances, free giveaways from sponsors, deals from area retailers and a very “sweet” surprise will top the exciting event.
“There will be so many more activities and performers scheduled, it’s going to last from the morning until the evening hours,” said the spokesperson to Grand Central Terminal.
Back to the days of concierge service once given to luxury long distance travellers, the Terminal was a mecca for great dining, delicious food markets and musical bands.
Also, bring the children to see an exclusive set up of the nostalgic period of the railroad station with an elaborate display of Lionel model trains.
Don’t miss all the excitement and fun at the Grand Central Terminal in celebration of 100 years of service in New York on Feb. 1.
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