DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — These amateurs may not swing from poles or catch their hats with their feet, but they will get the chance to belt it out like the pros.
The New York Transit Museum is hosting a night of karaoke amongst vintage subway cars, giving regular New Yorkers the chance to try out being subway performers.
The event celebrates the museum's latest exhibit, Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers — a 40-piece collection of vinyl album covers that feature the New York City subway, including Billy Joel's "Turnstiles," Duke Ellington's "Take the A Train," The Brecker Brothers' "Straphangin'" and The Ramones' "Subterranean Jungle."
"There are albums from the '50s to the '80s all displaying our subway system," a spokesman for the museum said. "They were collected less for the music and more for the gritty transit images that people identified with New York City."
While The Golden Boyz of New Brunswick provide live backing for harmonizing straphangers and Brooklyn Brewery provides libations, behind-the-scenes footage of Michael Jackson’s music video, “Bad,” filmed in Downtown Brooklyn’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station, will play in the background.
Live Band Karaoke at the New York Transit Museum will take place Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m. For more information check the museum's website.