YPT-NYC Events and Activities

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From conferences to tours, happy hours to leadership speaker series, YPT-NYC events are a great way to meet your fellow colleagues in transportation, further your career, and have fun!

Upcoming Events

Ice Skating
When: Wednesday, March 14th, 6:15-10pm
Where: Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York

Come help us usher out winter with a night of ice skating at Central Park’s Wollman Rink! Admission to the rink is $12 and skate rental is $9. Both rates are cash only. We will meet at 6:15pm to begin skaing at 6:30pm! Afterwards, we will warm up with snacks and hot beverages at The Plaza Food Hall.

We encourage you to bring your own lock to avoid a bag check fee.


First Day of Spring Happy Hour
When: Tuesday, March 20th, 6-8pm
Where: Finnerty’s, 221 2nd Ave, New York

“You make me feel so young
You make me feel so spring has sprung…”

YPT-NYC continues monthly Happy Hours! Every third week of the month, mix and mingle with your fellow YPT members.

This month, join us at Finnerty’s in the East Village on March 20th to celebrate the First Day of Spring as we hum Sinatra’s famous song! Non-members are also welcome.


Speed Networking for Students
When: Thursday, March 29th, 6-8pm
Where: WSP, One Penn Plaza, New York

Join YPT-NYC for a night of networking with people in diverse areas of transportation where young professionals can offer advice and guidance to fellow young professionals and aspiring students. This “speed-dating” style networking event aims to advance professional development and relationships among college students, graduate students, and young professionals in the greater New York City area.

Please fill out this survey to sign up for this event either as a student or mentor. We recommend doing so right away, as seats fill up quickly! We will contact you a week or so before the event to share mentor bios and networking tips.

We will also be holding a post-Speed Networking Happy Hour at Stout NYC – Flagship (133 West 33rd St) beginning at 8pm. Come wind down with us after making great connections!

RSVP as either a student or a mentor.

Past Events

Book Club
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Post-Presidents’ Day Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Board Game Night
Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Holiday Party
Monday, December 11, 2017

Discussion with Ronnie Hakim
Thursday, June 2, 2016
YPT members had the chance to meet NYCT’s new, and highly inspirational, President.

Croton Aqueduct Hike
Saturday, May 14, 2016
YPT-NYC members hiked on a trail teeming with history, and infrastructure.
See the recap >

YPT-NYC Book Club
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Our first book, Streetfight  by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow, is an inside look at the Bloomberg administration’s efforts to make New York’s streets better and safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and the political battles that made it all possible

Speed Networking
Thursday, March 24, 2016
One Penn Plaza, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff, NYC 
Geared towards students and early-to-mid-career professionals that would like to serve as a mentor, this speed networking session is aimed at helping those just starting out in the transportation field.

YPT-NYC Game Night
Saturday, January 30, 2016
YPT members played Power Grid, Cards Against Urbanity, Suburbia, Ticket to Ride, and more.

TransportationCamp NYC 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
TransportationCamp assembles planners, software developers, engineers, students, dreamers, and professionals for an exciting day of “un-conferencing.” Unlike a traditional conference, the specific session topics are determined by participants, which provides each attendee an opportunity to lead and shape the event. Therefore, we want to see what you are doing; we want to ask how it will impact our lives; and we want to help you to find answers.

About YPT-NYC Events

There are four key components of YPT’s program of events.

Networking Events – These events are a great way to get to know your fellow transportation professionals and students in a relaxed, informal setting. We meet at various bars and restaurants in New York City. Networking events generally feature an invited Distinguished Guest, a leader in the transportation field. YPT-NYC events are free, unless otherwise noted.

Leadership Seminars – These seminars are a great way to meet and interact with distinguished leaders in the transportation field. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the speakers’ work, career path, and for advice to today’s young professionals. Speakers invited to attend include prominent transportation practitioners and leaders.

Technical Tours – These tours offer members the opportunity to explore transportation in practice.

Board Meetings – These are regularly scheduled meetings of the YPT-NYC Board of Directors. At these meetings, we discuss the group’s goals and strategies and plan events.