Tips to make your Chevra Kadisha Conference stay in New York
a little more fun and little easier

Manhattan streets are highly entertaining, relatively flat, relatively safe, and relatively easy to navigate. Walking is a great way to get around. The city is on a grid. Avenues run N/S and begin with 1st Ave on the East side. Streets run E/W with lower numbers south.  Central Park is roughly between 5th and 8th Avenues and extends from 59th St to 110th St. If you get lost, ask for directions. New Yorkers are friendly.

Two very large events frame our conference. Both focus on 5th Avenue. If you participate in either one, plan your route carefully. Both events will have a major impact on traffic

If you want to take in a show while you are in New York, be sure to check out the tkts discount ticket booths or is an on-line club you can join for free to receive e-mail offers of discounted theater tickets, which can then be purchased on-line, by phone or in person when you get here.

If you want to be more spontaneous, the tkts booths sell discounted tickets for same day performances (Times Square) and one day in advance (South St Seaport). NOTE: The tkts booths take cash or travelers checks only. They do not accept credit cards of any type. And you will have to wait on line for a while. There are more shows available through the midtown booth at Times Square, the center island off 47th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue, but the lines are much longer than the South Street Seaport branch (corner of Front and John St).

Enjoy New York!