Hello all! The time of the gathering is here!
Below is some suggestion on traveling to Hofstra University, in Hempstead, NY, once you get to New York
FLYING INTO JFK?
Once you've deplaned, take the AIRTRAIN —- a handy rail link taking you from your terminal to Jamaica Station, a major hub where one can transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to Mineola and Hempstead stations.
FLYING INTO LAGUARDIA?
You will have to a take a Lyft, Uber or taxi to handy rail link taking you from your terminal to Jamaica Station, a major hub where one can transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) for the ride to Mineola or Hempstead stations. Here are a few other suggestions: https://www.rome2rio.com/s/New-York-La-Guardia-Airport-LGA/Hempstead
FROM MINEOLA OR HEMPSTEAD STATIONS.
Look for the HOFSTRA buses. Attendees of the convention are allowed to use the University transit, so be sure to tell them you're with the cartoonist convention at Hofstra.
COMING FROM NEW YORK CITY?
The Long Island Rail Road provides regular commuter service from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to the Hempstead and Mineola stations. Pennsylvania Station is located at 34th Street and 8th Avenue, below Madison Square Garden.
Here is the schedule link for all trains on the LIRR:
DON'T WANT TO USE PUBLIC TRANSIT?
Lyft and Uber are HIGHLY recommended, as taxis and shuttle buses from the two airports are expensive. Fares are subject to double once the taxi leaves the NYC limits. Click here for links to taxis and shuttle options: https://www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors_info_publictrans.html
Using GPS and need an address?
Going to the free panel tonight, Oct. 30? Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107, 435 W 116th Street, at Amsterdam Avenue, NY.
Parking may be available on the street. If not, closest lot is on the corner of 114th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. 114th runs one-way W-E so you have to enter it from Broadway or further west.
900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550. Detailed driving directions can be found at www.hofstra.edu/visitors/visitors_info_hofdirect.html
The Long Island Marriott is approximately 1 mile east of Hofstra University at 101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale, NY 11553.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum is located 2/3rds of a mile northwest of the hotel on Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530.
Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd Street, New York, NY
See you soon!