New York's Grand Central Station Welcomes Commuters Back With Classical Music

Commuters returning to New York’s Grand Central Station were treated to classical music on June 23, one day after the city began Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

Phase 2 allowed several sectors to start or expand operations including offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, hair salons and barbershops, real estate, and more.

To mark the reopening, New York’s MTA brought students from the prestigious Juilliard music school to play for commuters in the main terminal.

“This is a wonderful way to welcome visitors and Metro-North customers back to Grand Central Terminal,” Catherine Rinaldi, Metro-North Railroad president, said in a statement released to local media.

“Grand Central Terminal’s 107-year history has connected so many New Yorkers and visitors – and today the sounds of live music echoing throughout the Terminal being played by the talented students of The Juilliard School, will connect us all again.”

This footage was filmed as evening commuters passed through Grand Central Station on Tuesday evening. Credit: Doireann Tarrant via Storyful