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Transportation & Directions: 2020 Winter Convergence - NYC

The Winter Gathering will be held in two separate locations:

Friday Evening (January 24, 2020)

The People's Forum

320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), NYC

All day Saturday & Sunday (January 25+26, 2020)

Central Park East II School

433 East 100th Street, New York, NY 10029 ***

*** This is the official address of the school. However, the main entrance is via a pedestrian walkway from First Avenue and East 101st Street. To get to the building at this intersection, use "1960 First Avenue, New York, NY". Then walk eastward along the path that would be a continuation of 101st Street.

Click to view a Google map showing both locations, which are 5.3 miles apart.

For daily updates on weekend construction and reroutes, go to www.mta.info

As much as possible, we encourage gathering attendees who have cars to park nearby where you're staying and take public transit to the events.

Friday Transportation: The People's Forum

We recommend that if you are driving to NYC that you do not try to park near The People's Forum, because the rates are extremely expensive.  Options:

  • Park at a major Train Station outside of NYC and take Metro North or PATH into the city.
  • Park where you are staying and then take the Subway to the People's Forum.

Sat. & Sun. Transportation: Central Park East II School

You need a metro card to ride the MTA buses and subways.  Purchase at any subway station. You get a single free transfer between buses and/or subway.

Via Subway:
Take To Q Line Route and Schedule to East 96th Street Stop and walk from Second Avenue (12 min walk).

Take To 6 Line Route and Schedule to 96th Street Stop (15 min walk) or 103rd Street Stop (13 min walk) and walk from Lexington Avenue.

Take To 1 Line Route and Schedule,To 2 Line Route and ScheduleTo 3 Line Route and ScheduleTo C Line Route and Schedule to 96th and take 96th Street Crosstown Bus (M96)*.

Via Bus:

Manhattan Bus Map: http://web.mta.info/nyct/maps/manbus.pdf
(You can check routes from wherever you are coming from. As a reference, the distance from Lexington Avenue to First Avenue is 1/2 a mile. In addition to M15 and M96, the following buses will get you close: M101, M102, M103, M98, M106)

M15 Bus stops near the school entrance.  Northbound (uptown) at 1st Avenue and 102nd and Southbound (downtown) at 2nd Avenue and 101st.
Schedule: http://web.mta.info/nyct/bus/schedule/manh/m015cur.pdf
Realtime: https://bustime.mta.info/m/index?q=M15&l=&t=

M15 Select Bus stops Northbound (uptown) at 1st Avenue and 97th and Southbound (downtown) at 2nd Avenue and 96th. Please note you must use your Metrocard to purchase ride ticket at vending machines at Select Bus stops before boarding Select buses.
Schedule: http://web.mta.info/nyct/bus/schedule/manh/m015scur.pdf
Realtime: https://bustime.mta.info/m/index?q=M15-SBS&l=#0

Crosstown Bus M96 crosses 96th Street. Take to last stop (97th and First Ave).
Crosstown Bus M106 Take to 106th Street & First Avenue.

Via Car:
Street parking can be found. Start by looking for options on 100th Street. In addition to street parking, there is a 64 space parking lot (called M99), which is bordered by the FDR parkway, 99th street and 100th street. Another nearby school operates that lot, but does not enforce its permit requirements on Saturday and Sunday. People from the neighborhood also use the lot. M99 has no sign saying that parking there on the weekends is allowed, but the towing company confirms they don't tow cars on Saturday and Sunday.

This is the most convenient paid lot:

NYC Parking 1955 First Parking Corp.
480 E 101st St, New York, NY 10029 (Between 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.)
Weekend special: Any 12 hours and out by Midnight $10

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