2018 Fall Forum - Travel & Lodging


Meeting Space


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.

For simplest access to the space, we recommend entering the following address into Google Maps: 466 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

Please click here for detailed directions.


Getting to New York City


By Air:


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.


By Train:


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:


Super Shuttle

(212) 258-3826


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.


AirTrain JFK


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


AirTrain Newark


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 amenities.

There are two ways to access the TCG Discount Rate:

        TCG Preferred Rate can be accessed HERE and please use the code TCG.

        Rate includes complimentary in room wired and wireless internet.

        TCG 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 applies.

        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.


Work desk with free WiFi & multi power point sockets (no crawling around the floor to find them!

Flat screen TV with iPod/ MP3 connectivity

Monsoon shower & heated towel rack

Rejuvenating body wash & conditioner

Floor-to-ceiling windows with city views

To book a room with a TCG Individual Member discount please use the booking link provided. The code is: TCG.

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