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New York’s Grand Central Terminal celebrates 100 years

Courtesy Grand Central Terminal

NEW YORK – An iconic New York City building turns 100 years old next year: the Grand Central Terminal. To celebrate this Centennial, special events will occur throughout the year.

The first event begins on Feb. 1, 2013 with a day-long celebration including music, public performances and the opening of a multi-media exhibition about the Terminal’s history. Other events will feature the unveiling of five exhibitions by the New York Transit Museum, a Parade of Trains in May and Centennial editions of the Terminal’s popular Holiday Train Show exhibit and Holiday Fair indoor market.

Year-round, guests can enjoy the Grand Central’s self-guided audio tour, which focuses on the Terminal’s architecture, history and lesser-known facts, such as where President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s private train is hidden nearby. Groups can also browse the Terminal’s shopping boutiques and dining options.

For more information on the Grand Central Terminal and the upcoming Centennial events, visit