2018 Fall Forum - Travel & Lodging
This year's Fall Forum on Governance will take place at Convene Park Avenue (Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th). We will hold an opening reception in New York City on Friday, November 9th at the Library at the Public Theater.
Convene Park Avenue
237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Convene at 237 Park Avenue is a signature meetings and events "venue of the future," according to EventMB. Unlike any other conference center in New York City, this location is purpose-built for professional meeting planners who are looking to host executive retreats, corporate off-sites and private evening receptions. The unique venue features include a built-in fireplace, curated art, bronze bar taps, video walls, and plush lounge seating - all of which evoke intimacy and warmth. For those who seek a loft-style space in Midtown combined with the premium amenities and hospitality services of a conference venue, Convene at 237 Park Avenue will ensure that your participants leave impressed.
Getting to New York City
Participants are responsible for their own travel accommodations, but TCG advises utilizing one of the many reputable travel websites to book airfare at the best possible rate. You may want to start by checking rates at Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline or Kayak. NYC area airport options include JFK International, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International.
Amtrak trains travel directly into New York's Penn Station daily. Call Amtrak for schedule and rates at (800) 872-7245 or visit the Amtrak website.
Transportation from Airports:
There are taxi stations at all major NYC area airports, but here are some alternative options:
Runs from LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports. To locate the shuttle from the airport, follow signs to the baggage claim area and locate the ground transportation counter. They will assist you further. You do not need reservations from the airport, but returning to the airport requires reservations. The cost from JFK and Newark is $23 per passenger and the cost from LaGuardia is $15 per passenger for most Manhattan destinations.
Carmel Car Service
(800) 9-CARMEL or (212) 666-6666
Make your reservation 24 hours in advance. The cost from JFK is $44 curbside, plus tip and toll. The cost from LaGuardia is $30 curbside, plus tip and toll. The cost from Newark is $46 curbside, plus tip and toll. An additional $5-7 will be applied to pickup between 8PM and 4AM.
Take AirTrain JFK to/from Jamaica or Howard Beach station and connect to/from MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains, MTA New York City Transit subways and local buses. The cost is $5 plus cost of the subway or LIRR train. Take AirTrain to connect to the following trains and subways:
• the LIRR at Jamaica Station
• the E, J/Z subways at Jamaica Station
• the A subway at Howard Beach Station
Take AirTrain to/from Newark Airport Train Station and connect to/from NJ Transit or Amtrak trains. If you choose to use NJ Transit, connect with trains that run on the Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line. If you choose to use Amtrak, connect with trains that run on the Northeast Corridor Line. The cost of the AirTrain is $5.50 plus the cost of the connecting train. Check with NJ Transit or Amtrak to determine ticket cost, check train schedule and confirm that the train you want stops at your destination.
Getting to Fall Forum Venues
The MTA subway system runs throughout New York City. You can purchase a MetroCard in most stations. The cost is $2.75 per ride. Below are directions to the meeting sites via subway and other modes of transport.
To reach The Library at the Public (425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place) via subway:
● Take the 6 train to the Astor Place stop.
● Take the N/R lines to the 8th Street stop.
To reach Convene Park Avenue (237 Park Avenue):
TCG recommends taking a taxi, car or shuttle to the hotel from your airport or train station if you are unfamiliar with New York streets or not comfortable following GPS on your mobile device. Midtown can be complicated!
You may also try downloading the Lyft (or other ride sharing) app onto your smartphone, which make it easy to call a car service or yellow cab from anywhere in Manhattan. If you are comfortable taking the NYC subway system, we recommend using your mobile device to help you navigate your way to the hotel from the nearest subway stop. The nearest subway stop to the space is the Grand Central - 42nd St 4/5/6/7/S
TCG highly recommends visiting the Weekender section of the MTA website to stay up to date on planned service changes, which occur more frequently on the weekends. A downloadable and printable version of the MTA's subway map can also be found here.
Please check back soon for the best options for parking near Convene Park Avenue.
TCG Members receive discounts on the hotels below. Note that there is no hotel block reserved for this year's Convening.
Club Quarters Hotels provide contemporary
accommodations designed for business travelers,
in an inviting, club-like atmosphere with year-round availability for its
members and their guests. You'll enjoy low fixed rates for business and leisure
travel, thoughtful services and amenities, and Gold Rewards, our rich member
loyalty program, all in the most desirable city center locations.
Prime City Center Locations such as: New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia,
Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Houston and London!
Please distribute the booking link & Member Services Information liberally
to anyone interested in staying in nice hotels in great locations as well as
saving money on hotel room rates – remember, this discount is for Employees,
Family AND Friends!!
To see our various locations and make
reservations, please use the Theatre
Communications Group booking link for employees, family & friends. (On
certain weekends & holidays, deeper discounts may be available by calling
our Member Services Desk at (203) 905-2100 and mention the Member Company
“Theatre Communications Group”)
The Row NYC hotel has pioneered a new era of
individuality among Times Square hotels by meeting NYC’s signature urban grit
with grandeur. Row NYC transforms your stay into a completely contemporary
experience – with a front row view to Times Square that’s truly incomparable.
Outside the hotel, guests have access to anything and everything Times Square
has to offer – 24/7. Inside, the Row NYC is a medley of inspired New York City
There are two ways to access the TCG Discount
Preferred Rate can be accessed HERE
and please use the code TCG.
includes complimentary in room wired and wireless internet.
Negotiated Rates can be accessed HERE and please use the code: TCGX
● Rate includes complimentary in room wired and
wireless internet, continental breakfast and one (1) drink voucher.
24- hour cancellation policy
The $20 per
day facility fee will be waived upon arrival for all our preferred rate guests.
YOTEL offers a first-class hotel experience at
an affordable price. Our smartly designed rooms we call ‘cabins’ translate the
language of luxury airline travel and Japanese influence offering guests a
beautifully designed flexible smart space to relax, refresh, connect and sleep.
ALL CABINS COME WITH
Work desk with
free WiFi & multi power point sockets (no crawling around the floor to find
Flat screen TV
with iPod/ MP3 connectivity
& heated towel rack
wash & conditioner
windows with city views
To book a room with a TCG Individual Member discount please use the booking link
provided. The code is: TCG.