Time to catch up on some transit news by starting with information on the Queens Art Express. This past Friday, MTA NYC Transit announced it was partnering with the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) in a campaign to promote the 7 train & the diversified neighborhoods it serves. Here is the press release they sent me:
MTA New York City Transit and the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) have partnered in a MetroCard® Deals campaign to promote the 7 train and the culture and commerce that surrounds its 7-mile span through the most diverse borough in New York: Queens. The campaign is centered on the launch of the Queens Art Express, a festival of art, music, and performances, held from June 10 to June 13.
Riders can start celebrating now with 80 MetroCard Deals that went into effect May 15 and will continue through July 15. Riders who show their MetroCard at any of the 80 participating businesses along the 7 line will receive a deal from that merchant. The MetroCard Deals vary from 10% off merchandise, to a free drink with dinner at a restaurant, to a discount at cultural venues such as Flushing Town Hall.
“This is a great opportunity for native New Yorkers and cultural visitors alike to get out and discover all the excitement that Queens has to offer while saving money with a MetroCard,” said Paul Fleuranges, Vice President of Corporate Communications at MTA NYC Transit.
See the full list of all the participating merchants by visiting www.queensartexpress.com, or by picking up a MetroCard Deals brochure available in subway stations and at participating locations. The color brochure is free of charge, includes a full schedule of events during the June 10-13 festival, and the list of 80 MetroCard Deals throughout the borough.
The 4-day Queens Art Express festival features poetry performances, artist exhibitions, dance, theater, and film screenings at venues located near the 7 line. In addition, MTA New York City Transit’s Music Under New York musicians will be performing at select 7 line subway stations.
Visit NYC Transit’s promotions page for more details at http://www.mta.info/metrocard/promos/qca/index.html
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