When:                                                              

The annual meeting and exhibit will be held on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 2008


Where:

Meeting will be held at the Maritime Industry Museum, on the campus of the New York State University Maritime College, Ft. Schuyler, Bronx, New York. http://www.maritimeindustrymuseum.org

Location:

The Museum and the College are located on Throggs Neck Peninsula, just off I-295, at the end of Pennyfield Avenue, and at the foot of the Throggs Neck Bridge on the Bronx side. A well secure, gated area. http://www.sunymaritime.edu

 

 

RE-REGISTRATION INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING FORM. PLEASE SEND ONLY ONE FORM PER PERSON. FILL IN THE INFORMATION AND SEND ALONG WITH A CHECK (US$) TO: JOHN OLSEN, 1250 NYC MEETING, 104 CHURCH ST., WINCHESTER, MA 01890, USA. FUNDS (MONEY) FOR COLLEGE ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 2, 2008. ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND TABLE FEES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 9, 2008.

REGISTRATION

  1. Family Name ___________________________________________________________________
  2. First Name _____________________________________________________________________
  3. Title (i.e. Mr. Ms. Dr. etc.)_________________________________________________________
  4. Company representing____________________________________________________________
  5. Address (option) ________________________________________________________________
  6. E-mail address __________________________________________________________________
  7. Telephone (0ption)_______________________________________________________________
  8. Vehicle license plate number and state _______________________________________________ 

*Dates of room usage:________________________________________________________________

COMMENTS: _________________________________________________________________________ 

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PROGRAM

 The meeting will consist of one day (Friday, May 16) of presentations and discussion groups, and one day (Saturday, May 17) of model exhibits and exchanges

Thursday MAY 15, 2008

2:00 PM Arrival

DORMITORY ROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS BEGINNING AT 2:00 PM. CHECK-IN DESK WILL BE LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE NEW RESIDENCE HALL.

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 Friday MAY 16, 2008

PRESENTATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS, MARITIME INDUSTRY MUSEUM CLASSROOM, FIRST FLOOR, FORT SCHUYLER

PROGRAM FOR PRESENTATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS

(Schedule is subject to adjustments)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductory Remarks

(coffee and pastries available in back of room)

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Presentations and Demonstrations

9:00 – 10:30 Presentations / Discussion (G. Elder/J. Olsen- TBA)

10:30 – 12:00 Don Preul, Model Curator, U.S. Naval Academy Museum

Metal casting for 1:1250 models

U.S.S. Arizona model at Pearl Harbor

12:00 – 12:30 Questions/Answers, Discussion

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM LUNCH

Visit the Museum exhibits

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Open Discussion: Formation of a 1/1200-1250 Collectors Association

Organizing and Planning Meeting Moderated by NYC/2008 Organizing Committee Members

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Exhibits will be open 9:00 AM– 12:00 noon & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Exhibits & demonstrations & sales & trades by model makers, collectors and vendors.

The exhibit and exchange area will be opened at 9:00 AM and closed about 4:00 PM, with one hour 12:00-1:00 PM closed for lunch.

Two connecting rooms in the Museum (B4 & B5) will be made available. They cover a total area of over 2,000 square feet.

 These rooms are used for Engineering Drafting classes. The drafting tables will be used to display the models. Each table is approximately 3.5 ft wide, 2.5 ft deep and 40 inches high (3.3ft). It is projected that the two rooms can be arranged to hold approximately 50 tables for the exhibit, providing over 250 square feet of display area. The table height will provide closer eye level viewing. Using these tables also means that we do not have to obtain outside tables.

The tables are heavy and steady. Because of the work involved, as experienced last year, Arrangements will be made to use the School custodians to position the tables. A fee of $8.00 for one table and $6.00 for each additional table will be charged to exhibitors to cover expenses in setting up the area.

Tables will be assigned on a first come first served basis after full payment is received for requested number of tables.

  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dinner

Tosca’s Restaurant, 4038 E.Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

General: The immediate area of the College is residential, and does not have satisfactory Motel/Hotel accommodations. Hotel rooms are available in Manhattan, and motels can be found near the airports, in Queens and on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. Motels are also located north in Westchester County.

 

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

DORM ROOMS: The date of the meeting was arranged to be after the Cadets depart on their Summer Cruise. This means that the dormitories will be empty. We have reached an agreement with the college to use the dormitory as a "Hostel". The rooms will be available in the new dorm at a cost of $60.00 per night per room. A three night package is available for May 15, 16 and 17 at $150.00 per room. This charge includes bed linen and towels. Each room can accommodate two persons. Rooms will be available from the nights of May 15 to May 18.

These rooms are available as per standard youth hostel arrangements. Each room has two beds, bureaus, closets, lights and desks, but does not provide toiletries. Separate male and female toilet facilities are modern and clean. Individuals using the rooms are responsible for keep their rooms clean.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT MUST BE MADE TO JOHN OLSEN, TREASURER OF THE 2008 MEETING COMMITTEE, IN ADVANCE, AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 2, 2006. (SEE REGISTRATION FORM FOR ADDRESS).

The college has a policy to be paid in one installment, billed by the college to the Organizing Committee’s Treasurer. This means that individual billings have to be collected and consolidated for a single payment to the college. If you intend to use the Dorm Room facilities, please forward your payment to John. He will provide a receipt and hold funds in an account, until billed directly from the college.

 

 

Lodgings available in the area with distance and travel time to the Fort.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY AREA.................................................

Ramada Plaza Hotel, One Ramada Plaza, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801, (914) 576-3700 10mi 19mins

Stouffer Westchester Hotel, 80 W Red Oak Ln., White Plains, N.Y. 10604, (914) 694-5400 19mi 29mins

Hilton Rye Town, 699 Westchester Ave, Rye Brook, N.Y. 10573 (914) 939-6300, 20.4 mi 30min

Courtyard By Marriott, 475 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591, (914) 631-1122, 23.3 mi 36mins

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, 670 White Plains Rd, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591, (914) 631-2200, 23.3 mi 36mins

Tarrytown Hilton, 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591, (914) 631-5700, 23.3 mi 36mins

 

JFK AIRPORT HOTELS........................................

JFK Airport Hilton, 13810 135th Ave, Jamaica, N.Y. 11436 (718) 322-8700, 17.2 mi 26mins

JFK Travelodge, Jamaica, N.Y. 11430, (718) 995-9000, 17.2 mi 26mins

Ramada Plaza Hotels, Jamaica, N.Y. 11430, (718) 17.1 mi 26mins

 

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT HOTELS...........................

Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, 10404 Ditmars Blvd, Flushing, N.Y. 11369, (718) 457-6300, 8.4 mi 19mins

LaGuardia Marriott, 10205 Ditmars Blvd, Flushing, N.Y. 11369 (718) 565-8900, 8.5 mi 19mins

Ramada Hotel at LaGuardia, 9010 Grand Central Pkwy, Flushing, NY 11369, (718) 446-4800, 8.8 mi 19mins

 

DIRECTIONS AND TRANSPORTATION:

Public Transportation:

The Maritime College/Museum may be reached by public transportation from Manhattan via Pelham Bay Local of the Lexington Avenue (East side) I.R.T. Subway. Change at Westchester Square station, and take bus -- marked Fort Schuyler -- directly to the gate of the College, which is the last stop on this bus route. (Note: Trip from mid-town Manhattan can take ninety minutes).

The New York Bus Service offers express bus service between Manhattan and Throgs Neck. Call 718-994-5500 for stop information. The stop for Fort Schuyler is at the intersection of Pennyfield and Harding Avenues, approximately 1/2 mile from the campus.

The Maritime College is easily accessible by car as follows:

By Car: It is a 15 to 20 minute drive from La Guardia Airport and a 25 to 30 minute drive from JFK Airport. It takes 20 to 25 minutes from the George Washington Bridge on the Cross Bronx "Expressway" (normally a misnomer) subject to traffic. On site parking is not a problem plenty of parking spaces are available. (See photo) In addition very good security consisting of guard gated entrance to the campus (See photo) along with roving security patrol. The State Police have a unit on the campus.

From La Guardia Airport: Take Grand Central Parkway east to Whitestone Expressway (I-678) and on to the Whitestone Bridge. Pay toll at extreme right booth, take immediate right exit to traffic light, turn right to next traffic light, turn right then left onto I-295. Keep to right and take EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) just before Throgs Neck Bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.  

From JFK Airport: Take Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) north. It connects with Whitestone Expressway (also I-678), and take Expressway to the Whitestone Bridge: Pay toll at extreme right booth, take immediate right exit to traffic light, turn right to next traffic light, turn right then left onto I-295. Keep to right and take EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) just before Throgs Neck Bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

 

From Manhattan (East Side): North on East River Drive (FDR Drive) to either:

(a) Willis Avenue Bridge (no toll) then keep right to Bruckner Blvd. to ramp leading to I-278 Bruckner Expressway, then follow Throgs Neck Bridge signs to EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) just before bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

 

(b) Triborough Bridge (toll) follow "New England" signs to Throgs Neck Bridge signs to EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) just before bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

 

From Manhattan (West Side): North on West Side Highway to 178 Street EXIT to I-95 North Cross Bronx Expressway. Follow Throgs Neck Bridge signs to EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) just before bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

 

From New Jersey and Newark liberty International Airport Via George Washington Bridge:  Garden State or N.J. Turnpike to New York and I-95 North, then follow signs to Throgs Neck Bridge to EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) before bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

 

From North:

1.     Palisades Parkway South to George Washington Bridge, I-95 South, then follow 295 South to Throgs Neck Bridge and take EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) just before bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

2.     Tappan Zee Bridge, south on I-87 to I-95 South. Follow 295 South to Throgs Neck Bridge and take EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) just before bridge. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

3.     From New England and New England Thruway I-95 South to the Bronx, then follow 295 South to Throgs Neck Bridge and take EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) on right just before bridge. Caution: You must cross three lanes in 300 yards. At EXIT 9 (Harding Ave/Fort Schuyler) take left fork, then make immediate right on to Harding Avenue. Proceed along Harding Avenue to stop sign. Turn left on Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

From Long Island and Long Island Expressway I-495 West on Long Island Expressway to either Cross Island Parkway or Clearview Expressway to I-295 North to Throgs Neck Bridge; take Pennyfield Avenue-Fort Schuyler exit immediately after far-right toll station. Proceed along service road to 2nd stop sign (2 blocks). Make left on to overpass to Pennyfield Avenue to Maritime College gatehouse.

 

Transportation (Car service or estimated taxi time & cost

 

From LaGuardia … (estimate) $45.00 + Toll

From JFK … (estimate) $$48-$55 + Toll

From Midtown … (estimate) $45-$50 + Toll

 

Please note that the above Taxi fares information is the best obtained, but can not be guaranteed

 

Limousine service information can be found at web site: http://www.citidex.com/538.htm