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The Mothers Ball has teamed with global hospitality giant Hyatt Hotels to offer discounted overnight accommodations in NYC on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th, so our metro area moms can enjoy a true girls’ weekend away, while friends traveling to NYC from outside the region can luxuriate in a relaxing hotel experience and never miss a moment of the celebration at The Mothers Ball.

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Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street 
New York, NY 10001 
(212) 216-2000 

From the North (Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts)
95 South (via the Cross-Bronx Expressway) to the George Washington Bridge. At approach to bridge, bear right to lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.

Saw Mill River Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway/Route 9A: Follow 9A South to 42nd Street. Turn Left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.

New York State Thruway/Major Deegan Expressway/Route 87: Major Deegan Expressway to George Washington Bridge exit. Stay in right lane towards lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.

From the South (New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, etc.)
95 North to the New Jersey Turnpike. Exit at the Lincoln Tunnel. When exiting the tunnel, bear left. Follow signs for uptown or northbound to 42nd Street. Turn left onto 42nd Street until you reach 11th Avenue and turn left.

George Washington Bridge to Parkway South– 9A. At 42nd Street, turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.

From Queens and Long Island
Queens-Midtown Tunnel: Take Southbound or Downtown exit to 34th Street and turn right. Go west and turn right on 11th Avenue.

Queensboro/59th Street Bridge: Take 60/61st Street Exit. Go to 5th Avenue alongside Central Park to 59th Street. Turn right onto 59th Street to 7th Avenue and turn left. Go two blocks to 57th Street and turn right. Follow 57th Street to 11th Avenue and turn left. The Center is between 34th and 38th streets.

From Staten Island
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge eastbound to the Gowanus Expressway, to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Exit westbound to the West Side Highway/12th Avenue. At 34th Street, turn right. Go one block to 11th Avenue and take a left.

The New York metropolitan area is serviced by three major airports: JFK International, Newark International and LaGuardia Airport. Travel time by taxi from the airports to midtown Manhattan varies by airport. Travel time from LaGuardia to midtown can take anywhere from 25-40 minutes. JFK can take anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour and Newark 40 to 60 minutes. Javits’ official transportation partner, Supershuttle/Golden Touch Transportation Services, can arrange shuttle services to and from the airports as well as transportation by private or shared limousine. Located at the taxi-drop off on the Concourse level, 
Supershuttle/Golden Touch can also be reached by phone at 800.258.3826 or on-line: Golden Touch Transportation or Supershuttle 

For complete transportation information including how to get to Manhattan by public transportation from all three airports, including the JFK AirTrain, log onto the NY/NJ Port Authority at www.panynj.gov.

Metered Rate of Fare
$2.50 upon entry
$0.50 per 1/5 mile or per 60 seconds in slow traffic or when vehicle stopped
$0.50 night surcharge after 8:00 p.m. and prior to 6:00 a.m.
$1.00 Peak Hour Surcharge in effect 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
$0.50 MTA NY State Tax surcharge per ride
$0.30 Improvement Surcharge

Different variables such as heavy traffic and tolls should be taken into account in gauging the final cost of your trip.

A cab ride between Grand Central, Penn Station or Port Authority to the Javits Center can cost anywhere from $8-$15 depending on the traffic.

Trucks higher than 12 ft. 6 in. will not clear tunnels. They must use a bridge. Also remember that no trucks are allowed on parkways.

From North

95 South (via the Cross Bronx-Expressway): Exit at Amsterdam Avenue and cross the University Avenue Bridge to 181st Street. Turn left onto Broadway. (see Street Directions below)

87 South (via the Major Deegan Expressway): Exit at 155th Street/Macombs Dam Bridge. Continue west on 155th Street to Broadway where you turn left. (see Street Directions below)

Triborough Bridge: To Manhattan. Exit at 125th Street. Go west to Broadway and turn left. (see Street Directions below)

Street Directions: Continue on Broadway to the intersection of Broadway, West 65th Street and Columbus Avenue. Bear right onto Columbus. This becomes 9th Avenue at 59th Street. Stay on 9th Avenue to 34th Street. Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.

From East:

From Long Island–Route 495 (Long Island Expressway): To Queens Midtown Tunnel. Take southbound or downtown exit to 34th Street and turn right. Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.

Manhattan Bridge: Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.
Note: Some lane restrictions may be necessary. Electronic signage will direct truck and other traffic whenever detours are necessary.

From Staten Island and Brooklyn:

From the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge, take the Gowanus Expressway to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.

New Jersey Approach:

See directions from George Washington Bridge.

Citi Bike is New York’s popular new bike sharing system, which features thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations around the city. The bikes can be rented from and returned to any station in the system, and are available 24/7, 365 days a year. You may choose to purchase a 24-Hour Access Pass for $9.95 or a 7-Day Access Pass for $25. Access Passes may only be purchased at Citi Bike stations, using the touchscreen kiosk. A Citi Bike station is conveniently located on 34th Street at 11th Avenue.

Parking Around The Javits Center

There are a variety of lots open nearby the Javits Center, ranging from 24-hour, 7-days a week, to more limited service. This map will help you navigate through all the options, so you can find the right spot for you.

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