Annual Meeting
East Side, West Side, All Around the Town: APA’s Planned Tours Get You There
Psychiatric News
Volume 39 Number 8 page 88-88

APA members coming to New York City for APA’s 2004 annual meeting in May can leave the driving to someone else if they want to explore this grand city. APA has arranged a series of tours that will show off many facets of the city, from the well known to the obscure but nonetheless interesting. Many will be offered twice during the week of the meeting.

Tours include the following:

Six-Hour Tour of Manhattan: From uptown to downtown, this tour includes the new Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Central Park, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grant’s Tomb, Harlem, the Museum Mile, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building Observation Deck, and more.

Sunday, May 2, or Wednesday, May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $42

Walking Tour of the Upper West Side: Visitors on this tour of Central Park (Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Fountain), Lincoln Center, and Harlem will learn the history and architecture of Harlem and enjoy a short stop at the African Market for a unique shopping experience.

Sunday, May 2, or Tuesday, May 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $29

Hudson Valley Tour: From the Convention Center visitors will travel north to the Hudson River Valley. The first stop will be Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Kykuit commands breathtaking views of the Hudson River, grand collections of art, 20th-century sculpture, fine furniture, Chinese ceramics, horse-drawn carriages, and classic automobiles.

Monday, May 3, or Wednesday, May 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $97

Lower Manhattan and Ellis Island: This tour starts with narrated sightseeing en route to the Battery Park ferry, which will take visitors to Liberty and Ellis islands. The ferry will stop briefly at Liberty Island for an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty. Upon return, visitors will receive a tour of historic Lower Manhattan, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, and the site of the World Trade Center.

Monday, May 3, or Wednesday, May 5, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $57

• Walking Tour of Lower East Side: Put on your comfortable walking shoes for this tour of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Get an insider’s view of Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and Little Italy.

Monday, May 3, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $29

Harbor Cruise: Enjoy a two-hour harbor tour of Manhattan from Midtown on the West Side around the southern half of Manhattan to Midtown on the East Side.

Monday, May 3, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $43

West Point: This tour will travel north along the Hudson River to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, home to more than 4,000 cadets and staff. The fully narrated tour of West Point’s 16,000-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River includes stops at the Parade Ground, the Chapel, and Trophy Point.

Tuesday, May 4, or Wednesday, May 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; $92

Midtown Manhattan: This tour includes the 42nd Street architectural corridor from the United Nations, Grand Central Terminal, Chrysler Building, and New York Public Library into the revitalized Times Square. It also includes Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Channel Gardens, Trump Tower, and Fifth Avenue. The tour ends with a visit to the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building for a spectacular view of Manhattan.

Tuesday, May 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $38

Walking Tour of SoHo: Explore the SoHo neighborhood with its unique cast-iron buildings, art galleries, and boutique shops.

Tuesday, May 4, or Wednesday, May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $27

Garment District Shopping and Walking Tour: On this walking and shopping tour of the famous garment district, showroom visits may include outerwear, accessories, sportswear, and designer clothes at wholesale pricing. Brands and showrooms are subject to availability at time of tour.

Tuesday, May 4, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $76

Dinner Cruise: Enjoy an evening of entertainment, dinner, and dancing while cruising around Manhattan and enjoying its picturesque skyline.

Tuesday, May 4, or Wednesday, May 5, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $119

Museum Mile: This is a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Participants will have free time to do their own exploring afterward.

Wednesday, May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $75

The tours are provided through Event Transportation Systems. All tours will depart from, and return to, the Javits Center and require a minimum of 30 people.

The deadline for advance registration has now passed, but APA members may still participate in the tours by purchasing tickets once they arrive at the annual meeting. Tickets will be on sale at the Tour Desk, located in the Javits Center lobby. Reserved tickets may also be picked up at the desk.

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